Monday, May 16, 2011

Preview: Dead Island

 Wow this would be my first actual post in almost a week, please forgive me.

When you think of games involving Zombies the tell tale sign is the word "dead" in the name of the game. For example Left 4 Dead, Dead Space and Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare.

As with most of the games mentioned above the game mainly focuses on killing the zombies with guns, however Dead Island focuses more on melee related gameplay, ie. beating a zombie to death with a baseball bat, how fun is that (in a video game of course) additionally Dead Island boasts fully-modelled layers of meat and muscle rendered onto their bodies, this means that where ever you hit them with your axe it will be sure to slow them down, this allows for a multi-layered damage system which inturn allows for realtime injuries.

Dead Island takes place on a resort island in a fictional area which is located in Papua New Guinea. The game features 4 characters, Xian Mei (a staff member at the hotel), Logan (a surfer), Sam B (a former rapper) and Purna. After a long night of partying the character wakes up to find that there has been a zombie outbreak and from there the game starts. Dead Island will feature open world gameplay, played from a first person perspective, with up to four-player co-operative play (local and online) in a sandbox environment, including a heavily interactive environment.
One of the characters, Xian Mei, wielding an axe.
I am sure looking forward to this are you?

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