Reviews by m0ntag

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A Flawed Gem

m0ntag | July 8, 2013 | Review of Dead Island: Game of the Year

This game is quite a conundrum.

Pros: Amazingly fun melee combat Long game-length (solid 20-30 hours, at least) Varied Weapons and Stats Good character progression and RPG elements Nice ideas all around

Cons: It's a bit of a shoddy port. Quests can be repetitive. Glitches and bugs (while uncommon) still exist Multiplayer can be a bit of a hassle to set up The gunplay is horrid

It's a good title with good ideas but some poor execution. Given more TLC on the PC side, it could've been amazing. As it stands, it's just good. Worth picking up, especially on a sale, but nothing that screams 'GAME OF THE YEAR'.