IGN give Dead Island Game an 8/10
With less than 48 hours to go, one of the biggest gaming magazines (IGN) released their review of Dead Island giving it an 8 out of 10.
“Dead Island’s strength is in the world it creates”
But Dead Island doesn’t succeed because of its gore (though I liked the dismemberment). Dead Island’s strength is in the world it creates. I crept into and through each environment I came to, from beaches to sewers to jail cells. I listened for the screams of the infected or the roar of a damage sponge known as a “Thug.” From that perspective, I was on the island; not my character. In the beginning, I’d slaughter every zombie I saw, but by the time I got to the city and found tight alleyways overrun with monsters, I began to just run from objective to objective. No longer was I playing a game — I was focusing on survival as if I were the one running from Point A to Point B.
“Dead Island made me my character”
Dead Island made me my character. I chose the weapons, the enemies to attack, and the side quests to take. When I leveled up, I chose in which skill tree to invest my new point in — so even if you joined my game as the same knives expert I play as, we wouldn’t necessarily have the same abilities.
“Is Dead Island perfect? No. Far from it. “
Is Dead Island perfect? No. Far from it. As much as I lauded it, Dead Island is rough around the edges and that’s sure to turn a lot of people off. First-person melee combat doesn’t feel natural right away. Sometimes textures take their time loading in, I’d describe every cutscene as “stiff,” and the visual flaws like hands going through doors and weird mini-game meters made me laugh. Still, presentation doesn’t make a game, experiences do. And they are packed into Dead Island.
Overall, this is a great start for Dead Island
|out of 10|
The story is a bit flat. It’s easy enough to upgrade your weapons and such, but there’s no flair to the menus.
Environments and zombies look good, but clipping and texture loading are issues. Cutscenes are stiff.
Every time I came to a new area, I’d listen for zombie action. I don’t think I’ll forget the cries of a zombie chasing me anytime soon. Sound cuts out every so often on PS3.
There are tons of quests to take, you build out your version of the character, and weapon mods keep combat interesting. The melee fighting is fun but takes getting used to.
If you can get over the game’s stumbles and appreciate what it does right, you have a long campaign with online options to try out.
|8.0OVERALL||Great(out of 10)|