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Good game but feels like an overpriced dlc

britishlad | May 16, 2013 | See all britishlad's reviews »

I enjoyed the first game and I like this game aswell but sadly this doesn't feel like a sequel - It's more like an expansion or overpriced DLC because the problems with the first game such as bugs and glitches. Also also things such as the terrible voice acting, facial animation and dialogue are still terrible in Riptide. Here's a list of things I liked and disliked:

Things I like:

Defence missions are awesome - setting up defenses (gun emplacements, mesh fences, laying mines) is great fun for me but perhaps not for everyone

some cool new weapons such nail gun, harpoon, stun gun etc

guns do damage this time round where as the first game they were useless

The game has mini sidequests where you can upgrade your AI teammates by collecting certain items they need (e.g 7 batteries) to make them better in combat during the defense missions and it does work

Things I dislike:

Ranking up is way too easy compared to the first game

Not enough side missions - The first game had hundreds this one not so much...

items and money in travel bag respawn at ridiculously fast rates

driving a boat around and getting endless drowner zombies climbing into the boat is annoying and is hard without teamates

Overall I liked Riptide but I cannot recommend it at full price