Dead Island & Riptide are not really a horror game. Its more similar to that Survivor show, where everyone is on an island, and playing games for stuff, on tv the whole time. Even when youre about to die, or your weapon is about to break, there is hardly a sense of fear. Some enemies lay on the ground like they are dead, but arent. but dont worry... you can walk right over there anyway, without taking any damage, or them even reacting.
this game is much like its original, even allowing you to transfer your character, and their level, to your new game. what isnt transferred, is your mountains of weapons (even the ones in your storage), or your blue prints. Skills is the only thing that is really transfered, and thats not bad at all... id prefer it just start off with entirely new characters, considering the first story was hardly a story to begin with.
There are guns in this game... (what zombie game doesnt), but you have to question what the developers were thinking, when they decided NOT to add a "reload button". so far, the only way to really reload, is to throw your weapon on the ground, and go over and pick it up. BUT, make your not with some random player, cause as we all know, people are jerkish and will steal it... then leave you weaponless.
If you're into story lines, save your money and time, cause much like the other game, this game basically has NO real story. For some reason, they want to recap on what happened in the last game, but if you actually PLAYED the last game, you know the "story" was not so smoothly told like that, if at all.
if you just like going around slicing off body parts, then this is your game, cause there isnt anything else really enjoyable.
If you want a game for a deep enriched storyline, and/or will scare your pants off, i recommend FEAR, Resident Evil, Dead Space, heck, even Dead Rising had a better story...