With all the hype leading up to the release of Dead Island, One would assume that it would be a game changer in the genre. Unfortunately it is not; However….It is a REALLY fun attempt. Basically take the play control and Melee style combat from BIOSHOCK (As well as the beautifully rendered environments) mix in the RPG aspects of BORDERLANDS and the mission variety of Dead Rising and you get Dead Island. It seems that the creators took handfuls of great features from other successful franchises and crammed them into a chimera of awesomeness. Now don’t get me wrong, it’s not the greatest game ever created but it is the most fun you can have smashing in zombie’s heads since Dead Rising. Plus the Multi-Player function is INCREDIBLY well done so you can roam the island with 3 of your friends.
Similar to Borderlands you can choose between 4 survivors each with their own strengths and weaknesses. From here your character wakes up in the Island Hotel where all hell has broken loose. Zombies roam the island in Overall I give Dead Island 4 out of 5 stamps and recommend you go pick it up.various forms (they didn’t stray too far from the enemy formula here.): The Walker (slow-moving) The Infected (fast 28 days later zombie), the Suicider (blows up near you) the Floater (Fat dude who pukes on you) the Thug (big muscly dude), and the RAM (some big thing similar to the Nemesis that is for some reason in an S&M straight jacket). It’s now an open world for you to explore and wreak havoc in while simultaneously running errands for survivors and attempting to find a way off the island. (more…)