posted by GameBulldog (CUPERTINO, CA) Apr 25, 2013
Member since Jan 2013
gamers (43%) found this review helpful
If you enjoyed the first Dead Island then you will this one. Only problem is that the game is no different then the first. Graphics are the same, buggy, same play style, settings the same, etc but I guess what is cool is that you can import your old character into this one. (People would rage if you couldn't. I considered this to be like a dlc, a very big one lol.
posted by GamerLMG (CONNELLSVILLE, PA) May 8, 2013
Member since May 2013
gamers (40%) found this review helpful
very good game loved it but some akward moments of no complete nonsenes (wich is fun) but heres the real problem: lighting issue,face textures,radio issue,sound bug,weather bug, and not a bug gut the champion zombies all look the same except the one with the mask (spoiler) who looks like jason whom is in the game and crazier than ever. Now the wish list dual wield: guns(nno borderlands 2 joke applied), swords,hammer,claws. Thank you for your consideration and time like and goodnight.
Riptide is EXACTLY the same game as the original. NOT A SINGLE ASPECT OF GAMEPLAY HAS CHANGED. Let's clear the air here. But that isn't necessarily a bad thing if you enjoyed the original sleeper hit game like I did. Consider Riptide as 4-5 expansion DLCs.
Literally the only additions to Riptide are a new character who focuses on hand-to-hand combat and a new ability to press X to jumpkick enemies if you are on higher elevation. Otherwise, it's as if Riptide was DLC instead of a new game altogether. Oh wait, that's exactly what it was and is... Riptide is also about half the length and size of Dead Island in terms of environments to scavenge and explore, and I found that to be a huge setback.
However, with NOTHING changing, comes the bad parts. Riptide is still infected with all types of bugs, lags, glitches, freezes, and losing character data plagues. It may even be buggier than before, and expect constant lag if you're playing with 3 other friends online. But the problem is that the game's best experience is yielded when you play online, so it's a big issue they will need to resolve somehow in future patches.
I once again became a video game couch zombie, addicted to looting every little object and leveling my character up to 70, after I imported my save from the last game at level 54. I was disappointed to see no new skill trees for any of the previous 4 characters or no change in weapon crafting or design. There may be a few new crazy blueprints for weapons, but I didn't notice. I felt like they were all electric in type, which really bugged me.
But once I got my inventory stuffed with Katanas, Wakazashis, and Machetes, the slicing of zombie limbs doesn't get much more satisfying than this. I would still totally recommend playing Riptide because it's still crazy fun even in all its glitchy glory. I was hoping for a more polished product though...