Zero Punctuation: Dead Island

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Aren't mummies essentially zombies?

Fuck yeah @ wolfman island.

So it's not Fallout: Dead Rising as I had initially thought, but rather Dead Rising: Borderlands? This will teach me not to judge prematurely.

Woo, Danger Mouse!

also I guess the game kind of sucked, whatever

Zing:
Aren't mummies essentially zombies?

Fuck yeah @ wolfman island.

Embalmed zombies, indeed! Now, werewolves would be an interesting change. What other monsters could be used?

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I may be a minority, but I'm enjoying the game. I came in with low expectations and was surprised with a lot of different parts of the game. Sure it's buggy and there are some questionable respawns, but it is very atmospheric. I think all the knee jerk reactions are a bit harsh, especially since the game set the bar way high with the incredible trailer.

I think I laughed a little to hard at "Bread Island"

Oh my, I nearly forgot about yahtzee this week, I was more concerned with Miracleofsound's new song.

OT:I have to agree with Mr. Croshaw on this one. This game was a waste of time and money. All it did was add to the ridiculous surplus of zombie gmaes.

Surprised he didn't mention the fucking stamina bar. Your are going to die when like 5 Infected zombies come at you. They're punch can knock you off.

I don't get all the hate for this game. I love it. Smashing heads is just great has an excellent feel

On a separate note L4D2 was better than one what with this silliness that thinks it isn't the same game with so improvements and additions cuz that's what it is

Anyway my biggest problem is the lack of split screen play whats up with this, its a minor easy thing to add and people seem to just be hatin on it c'mon, why do I need another xbox to play this game with my little bro.

WEEEE FIRST PERSON MELEE!

I could go for a mummy apocalypse. Long as it wasn't First Person.

The Random One:
So it's not Fallout: Dead Rising as I had initially thought, but rather Dead Rising: Borderlands? This will teach me not to judge prematurely.

The single player is more like Fallout than Borderlands. In fact, the game doesn't fell much like Bordelands at all. I think that every fps RPG with coop will be "like Bordelands". You know, every fps until 2004 is "like Doom" and every open world game is "like GTA".

Hipsy_Gypsy:

Zing:
Aren't mummies essentially zombies?

Fuck yeah @ wolfman island.

Embalmed zombies, indeed! Now, werewolves would be an interesting change. What other monsters could be used?

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... Succubus Island... yep, I'd buy it.

OT: It looked interesting, I think I'll look into a couple user reviews before wiping from my maybe-buy list.

Oh HELL yeah, Yahtzee! If they ever release a Wolfman apocalypse survival action game, I would play the SHIT out of it! At the very least, it'll be an interesting diversion from all of the fahking zombie bullshit!

Hey guys, if you're sick and tired of the zombie over-saturation, next time pick a Democrat for president. Why? I'm so glad you asked!

http://www.cracked.com/article_19402_6-mind-blowing-ways-zombies-vampires-explain-america.html

That way, you can look for more vampires that sparkles in the sun. Yaaaaay. -waves the world's smallest cheer flag un-enthusiastically-

Well, I guess there's no chance of Yahtzee reviewing an Insomniac game, now. Oh well. Resistance 3 just looks like a grittier, crappier (almost literally) version of Ratchet and Clank anyway.

One of these days I am going to calculate how many 50s and 10s Yahtzee has saved me.

The_Raging_Tree:
*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.

Funny you'd mention that, Dead Island got first shown at E3 2006, so it's been in development for ~at least~ five years, probably closer to six.

The trailer for the game didn't really impress me, and it looked like just another zombie game.

On the other hand, I am one of those no hangover bastards. As far as I know, I can't even get drunk. I drank an entire bottle of wine one night and all I got was buzzed.

daxterx2005:
I think I laughed a little to hard at "Bread Island"

Yeah, Bread Island....Hell, I'd like to see a game called Bread Island.
"I got a stick of butter, and I know how to use it, bitch!!"

...

Okay, that sounded wronger than hell. But if it's the Bread Apocalypse, well okay.

lost interest for this game before it came out. co-op and MP already turned me off. especially since the computer does not take control of the others like L4D did so nicely if you played SP only.
i sure give this game a miss.

*shrug* Eh, agree to disagree, I suppose.

LOW CONTENT? HA! NOT WITH MY MAGICAL BLOCKING SENTENCES!

92Sierra:
One of these days I am going to calculate how many 50s and 10s Yahtzee has saved me.

OH PLEASE! I'm not saying he is a bad reviewer but he tends to stretch the truth or make big things out of very small things, do yourself a favor and don't just go off his word, do a little research and rent it at least so you can make an opinion. You will be much better off.

Funny enough none of the escorts ever attacked anything on my end, they just kinda did what they suppose to do. I.E they just stayed back once the zombies attacked 0_o

All I have to say is LOL at the Daleks being portrayed as dustbins with plungers on them.

So..... I can just play my copy of Left 4 Dead 2 and don't have to play this, brilliant.

Nick Stackware:
*shrug* Eh, agree to disagree, I suppose.

LOW CONTENT? HA! NOT WITH MY MAGICAL BLOCKING SENTENCES!

Its like Borderlands, it adds to much of one thing *quests* then drops the uniquness of the area on its head while laughing at it and calling it a bloody tosser. While then heading downstairs to go troll of 4Chan. Lack of content is presciently shown when you have a sewer level.... Multiple times.
I blame their first trailer, it cost them ALL of their money.

Again, its just like Borderlands problems, it has way to much of one thing, and not enough of another to actually come out on top.

Escort missions...

Really : does anyone actually enjoy this concept ?

Jacob Iott:
Well, I guess there's no chance of Yahtzee reviewing an Insomniac game, now. Oh well. Resistance 3 just looks like a grittier, crappier (almost literally) version of Ratchet and Clank anyway.

I don't know, I think Yahtzee would like it. No regen health, carry all weapons, designed with Half Life 2 in mind. Personally, I loved it.

LobsterFeng:

Hey I like L4D2. I bought it on Steam for $5, plus it came with most of the levels from L4D with the added Special Infected and melee weapons. I don't see why everyone is always hating on that game.

The new special infected weren't fun, they were stupid and irritating. The new weapons added too much confusion and weren't really necessary. The levels lost a lot of L4D's atmosphere and instead were all a bit long winded and annoying. The survivors, bar Ellis, were annoying, a pain in the arse and about as charismatic as a heavily soiled dishcloth. As for melée weapons? Think about it - You've got a great big horde of rather violent zombies who would quite like to kill you and eat your brains. What should you do? Stay at a distance and pick them off, or should you run into the middle of them with a guitar and bash them over the head? Do you see where I'm going with that?

Basically, aside from Ellis, there was nothing better about L4D2. L4D was much better.

I was telling everyone this before the game even game out - He's right about the trailer - unless it shows off ACTUAL gameplay you know 'oh boy here it comes'. I hadn't even bought the game but I saw enough gameplay to realize that some idiot thought it'd be a good idea to put borderlands in a zombie game.

Well at least this confirms everything I say, because as soon as Yahtzee says it's official of course.

sravankb:
Escort missions - how much of the game do they make up?

Because if they comprise even a quarter (hell, even 10% will be enough) of the campaign's missions, I'm not gonna buy this game. I cannot stand escort quests, no exception. They have almost never been done well, and if you lose all your used items and ammo for their stupidity, screw that. I've got no patience for that.

That isn't difficulty. That's just terrible game design.

TheDooD:

sravankb:
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Same here they always seem to make the escort AI annoyingly bad in games like why WHY do they have the ability to run faster then you and have the knack to run right into trouble. If they don't do that the stand WAY back and wait until you go back to them after you killed the zombies to do anything. Please, oh please don't use anything with fire knowing these dumbasses they'll set themselves on fire and of course their HP count is so low they can't strug it off like you can. that's bad design and when they die from them being stupid you get punished I guess the only reason why I can see its justified is why in the hell you took this mission in the first place.

There aren't many escort mission and there not that bad (other than the failure to recognise vehicles), on some of them they'll just run straight past the zombies and you can too, off the top of my head i would say there's about 5, maybe 10 at maximum from the mission's i did, i did the majority of side missions.

Killing zombies should not be the point of a zombie game. It hurts me a little inside every time a title like this is released.

Glad to see a negative review of this piece of shit of a game, so sick of everyone praising it.

GLo Jones:
Killing zombies should not be the point of a zombie game. It hurts me a little inside every time a title like this is released.

I agree completely with this statement.

I would love a good zombie survival game in the form of an evil genius type layout. Have a group of survivors that have to try to live through everything.

But then again FPS games are apparently the only thing people want to make anymore because they are whats popular.

Hell there hasnt been a AAA zombie game that has really captured what makes the Zombie genre awesome. I would love to see someone make a proper zombie based game before they move on with the genre.

DragonManRen:
I just "love" it how Tourette's Syndrome is referenced for comedy. As if anybody who does that actually knows what it is. Who else has their neurological disorders laughed at?

I have tourettes and I don't really care...

This game has a lot of flaws, but I still have fun playing it.

Aprilgold:
So..... I can just play my copy of Left 4 Dead 2 and don't have to play this, brilliant.

Nick Stackware:
*shrug* Eh, agree to disagree, I suppose.

LOW CONTENT? HA! NOT WITH MY MAGICAL BLOCKING SENTENCES!

Its like Borderlands, it adds to much of one thing *quests* then drops the uniquness of the area on its head while laughing at it and calling it a bloody tosser. While then heading downstairs to go troll of 4Chan. Lack of content is presciently shown when you have a sewer level.... Multiple times.
I blame their first trailer, it cost them ALL of their money.

Again, its just like Borderlands problems, it has way to much of one thing, and not enough of another to actually come out on top.

I'd say that there is a damn-lot of content, especially compared to other games. I kept being surprised at the HUGE size of each area, then floored once more when I got to the next one. The sewers aren't exactly empty, either, even if they are a little, uh, maze-y. The only two places that I thought were lacking were the jungle and the prison, but only because the jungle was quite devoid of zombies AND humans for much of the time.

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