Dead Island Riptide
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"It's going to be blunt, messy fun - but there's really nothing much wrong with that." -Eurogamer.net
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Dead Island Riptide takes players to the island of Palanai on the Banoi archipelago, infested with bloodthirsty Zombies and only a few remaining Survivors still fighting for their lives. Introducing new terrifying enemies, deadly weapons, a new playable character and much more, Dead Island Riptide will draw players back into a world that has grown corrupt - with the last rays of hope vanishing in rising tides.
Successful combination of First-Person Action, Open World and Coop Multiplayer set against a tropical island backdrop
New playable character
New vehicles: boats
New multiplayer communication feature
New Zombies to kill & Locations to explore
New skills to develop
Same Dead Island - Different StrategiesJangle | May 23, 2013 | See all Jangle's reviews »
So in Dead Island, most of the combat is melee, and when you finally get guns, they weren't that good against zombies. You also didn't get headshots almost ever.
Riptide gives you guns very early on in the game, and now there are headshots on almost every shot. This game seems to be more of the typical guns and zombies game with some rpg elements. The story is ok at best. The graphics are almost exactly the same as the first.
I enjoyed the first DI better because it made you feel like you were scrounging for bullets and weapons. It gave it a more survival feeling to it. Riptide almost eliminates that fear of survival by giving you many more guns early that are able to one-shot almost all zombies.
Riptide was still pretty good if you liked the first DI, but melee is much much less used and guns are very deadly and prevalent early.
Just some elaborate overpriced DLCDamhuis | May 13, 2013 | See all Damhuis's reviews »
This game is nothing more than a few extra missions locations and the addition of 2 new types of zombies.
Therefor it shouldn't have costed full price but rather $15 (like far cry blood dragon). You really don't get a lot of extra bang for your buck
The gamplay is okay just as it was with the original dead island, because they haven't changed a thing. Just like the last game you either love it or hate it and because they tried to make some easy money with this so called "sequel" i hate it.
I recommend you don't play this game and just play the original dead island instead, because why would you pay twice for the same game
More of the same is always a good thing for a sequel?MauroR | May 11, 2013 | See all MauroR's reviews »
When the original Dead Island had been released was a good addition to the FPS genre (the game in truth is labeled like an Action Role Playing Survival Horror all in First Person view), fighting zombies with mostly melee weapon with a good implemented leveling system, giving you the sensation to progress acquiring more expertise and combat options. In fact the game received good reviews from users and critics, and it was well deserved because of the atmosphere and the feel of the game despite several bugs affecting the console versions. Anyways let's talk about this new game. The main problem I found with it's that feels more like an expansion pack more than a new sequel since the bugs affecting the first title are still here and the game it's basically the same with a new settings and a new name. So more of the same is always a good thing for a sequel? In this case it's not, when developing a sequel you have to keep the things that made the first title successful and well received trying to improve and add, if necessary, choices to make the game feel fresh and new, making a sequel offering the same it's not the way to go, and this is valid for every game, not only this one.
Dead Island 1.5IamAWESOME17 | May 9, 2013 | See all IamAWESOME17's reviews »
I got this game looking for a button-mashing, mindless fun, weekend of zombie killing and that is what i got and i have barley touched it since. It suffers from several graphical glitches and a lack-luster story. Towards the end of the game it starts to feel tedious as you are required to run from point A to point B and then back again. In summary if you spare cash and time to kill i would recommend it especially if you have friends who want to play the co-op with you, but don't expect this to win Game of the Year.
pretty decent, but has it's share of bugshugdealer | May 8, 2013 | See all hugdealer's reviews »
been playing dead island 2, and have played the first game as well. so i pretty much knew what to expect. the game is about the same as the original. to me it feels like a new game, i guess the engine is the same but with consoles these days everything is being held behind the times so whatever. if you enjoyed the first game and want more of the same with a little bit of new spice here and there you will find the game enjoyable.
i had some problems with multiplayer co op at first, but they patched it. overall this is something i'll just load up and have a beer with. just a fun time killer, nothing super complex. worth it on a sale for sure imho. ran great on my i5 2500k + 6950 + win 7 64 bit