Zero Punctuation: Dead Island

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Dead Island

This week, Zero Punctuation returns to the zombie apocalypse, again, for Dead Island.

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Yeah... i think i'll be holding out for Saint's Row: The Third. I wasn't that interested in Dead Island but as soon as i heard "Co-Op" and "Gun Mechanics" i decided i had already purchased better games by owning Condemned and Dead Rising.

I never really got into Zombie games. I found L4D2 very unimpressive and I never tried another zombie game after that.

I thought combat in Zeno Clash was pretty good

I'm surprised he didn't mention the shitload of bugs. But whatever, great review and I actually liked the game a lot.

Here is a game i think that yahtzee would like
Hecktor point and click .It will be a funny review and will help so people will know this awesome low bugget title .
Also are you going to Review Silent hill Downpour ?

Glad to see Yahtzee agrees with me on the setting for act 2. Once again, this gritty, depressing, drab, ghetto atmosphere every game is set in any more needs to STOP!

Those sewer levels really did send the game down the drain for you, don't they Yahtzee?
I felt let down by this game as soon as heard there wouldn't actually BE any children zombies in it. An outright betrayal of artistic integrity in my opinion.

Yea my housemate got dead island on release, this game is terrible to watch and looks boring as hell to play. Spoon a lathe indeed

Everything about Dead Island sucks. I'm surprised he didn't mention how awkward the movement is in this game, because if you played it you know how much it can piss you off.

Wait... did he like it or not?

Even though it was zombies again, I really enjoyed Dead Island. And all the things Yahtzee seems to find frustrating about the game didn't bother me. I just got straight to the zombie killing. This is why I play zombie games. To kill zombies.

PS. Ok the escort missions were a buggerance but apart from that I love this game.

Oh ,its good to know that i can trust Yahtzee to rip pieces of shit like this a new one.
Why did the general public overlook so much flaws is beyond me.

No yatzee please dont give them ideas, we'll see a wolfman island now!

But he pretty much picked up on everything I thought of that game too, particularily the sidequests and while it was ammusing for a while with 2 of my friends who also had the game I havent touched it since, maybe I will someday but its just really not that compelling, shame too but that'll teach me for falling for the hype train

i thought he was going to metion the ram zombies sidestep thier charge so they run into a wall.

Ser Imp:
Sewar levels really do send a game down the drain for you, don't they Yahtzee?

That's as bad as saying "despite all his rage, he was still just a Trav in a Cage" for the movie Face/Off.

I don't care for zombie games and even I could tell this one was going to blow. Also I've heard it had several glitches that made it unplayable and for some people you couldn't save your progress which kind of defeats the whole purpose of playing, since you can't progress.

So I'm not missing anything good? Great.

I hated Borderlands and Dead Rising, so I doubt I'll even rent this.

Yeah, thins game was a HUGE disappointment.

Glad i gave this a miss, from what i saw from the proper review and from this it just seems like another boring as hell zombie basher.

*claps* every single word he said in this was exactly how I felt about this piss stain of a game.

I was really hyped for this but it was just awful, awful combat, awful voice acting, awful visuals (characters just don't look right), awful attempt to get me to care for the characters and....just...just SO GOD DAMN AWFUL.

I really hate this bloody game, Dead Rising 1 is a better open world zombie game and that game is 5 years old for goodness sake.

Dead Island for now is my personal worst game of 2011.

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Wait... did he like it or not?

Even though it was zombies again, I really enjoyed Dead Island. And all the things Yahtzee seems to find frustrating about the game didn't bother me. I just got straight to the zombie killing. This is why I play zombie games. To kill zombies.

PS. Ok the escort missions were a buggerance but apart from that I love this game.

"Dead Island can go spoon a fucking lathe."

No, I'm pretty sure he didn't.

Hmm, this looks bad. I was planning on buying Dead Island as soon as I had my 360 back, but maybe now I'll just rent it or borrow from a friend, at least til I can figure out if it really is as terrible as Yahtzee says.

I have had a lot of fun with Dead Island. It's got it's issues, but the atmosphere and setting are well done. And I love the Analog fighting controls. They seriously should do a better job advertising those because they make the game significantly better.

I wonder if Yahtzee used Analog fighting or the default combat options?

Yes, zombie media needs to jump off the nearest cliff and never come back already! As I've said previously, everyone in the world could tell me that this game was the best game ever created and I still wouldn't touch it with a 10 foot pole (with a boot on the end).

And spooning a lathe? That just.. ow...

Hah, hilarious review. I get the feeling you suck a bit at FPS games ZP? I really had no problem with this game, I thought the battles were pretty awesome! Torturing zombies can be a load of fun and you didn't even bother to mention how fun it is to beat the shit out of zombies with some backup in co-op. What gives? Negative nancy?

Spot on, as usual. Although I think the opening part was from a random drunk person's viewpoint, as opposed to whoever you're supposed to be.

I had no interest in this when it came out and have even less now.

I wasn't a big fan of Dead Rising, so I doubt I would like this.

So I'm one of the few people to actually like the game? I like how violent and brutal it is and I play it singleplayer only. Yes it's got bugs but no more then Fallout 3 (thankfully because that game was a crashing piece of crap) and people loved it. I've done almost every side quest and am in the jungle now having visited a laboratory that was into testing cosmetics on animals(apparently you can only apply lipstick to so many rabbits because you lose your mind).

Random berk:

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Wait... did he like it or not?.

"Dead Island can go spoon a fucking lathe."

No, I'm pretty sure he didn't.

Hmm, this looks bad. I was planning on buying Dead Island as soon as I had my 360 back, but maybe now I'll just rent it or borrow from a friend, at least til I can figure out if it really is as terrible as Yahtzee says.

Damn you, I was going to make him feel stupid for that!

OT: The only good thing about Dead Island is the Yogscast playthrough.

Giest4life:
I found L4D2 very unimpressive and I never tried another zombie game after that.

Left 4 Dead 2 is a prime example of "If it isn't broken, don't fix it". Valve made a poor set of choices with L4D2. L4D is much better.

It certainly is funny when out of all the weapons your best one is your own two feet because its mainly this:

grr! kick! grr! kick! GRRR! Temper tantrum stomp!!

I'm really enjoying Dead Island at the moment. The graphics are iffy and there have been a few glitches here and there, but nothing that ruins the game. I enjoy the combat a great deal, nice and visceral and with some tactics for those who can be bothered - targeting the arms of the thugs so you can break them and make their attacks next to useless, breaking the legs of normal zombies to stop them getting up etc.
It's a pity a headshot with pistols won't drop them in one shot like you're trained to think it would by the movies, but you could simply get to a spot where they can't reach you and pick them off, making the game trivially easy. It's a pity that all zombies level up along with you, would have been nice for a few weaker ones to slip into the crowd but as it stands, I'm having a lot of fun with a style of game I don't normally go for.

Oh, and the no kids thing, you think that games have a good enough reputation to get away with featuring the player character bludgeoning little zombie kids around the skull? Really? What's so hard to grasp about what a massive PR nightmare that would be for gaming as a whole? Zombies or no, they're still child shaped, and being able to stove their heads in as you please simply wouldn't fly.

I don't think it was bad. But like Borderlands, you do want at least another friend playing with you.

Fenra:
No yatzee please dont give them ideas, we'll see a wolfman island now!

Come to think of it, I'm surprised that no-one has thought to use mummies in a L4D-esque game yet, as mummies are pretty much just zombies covered in loo roll.

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