Posted: May 27
Riptide is very similar to the original Dead Island, and pretty much just a continuation of the story. In fact you can just import your character from the first game into Riptide and level it to 70 now. There are some very minor changes to gameplay but nothing really notable.
There isn't as much content as in the first game in regards to quests and areas. I played both games in entirety with only a single character. In the first game I was able to waste about 100 hours doing everything; in Riptide it only took me 60 hours.
I do suggest you play Riptide if you are interested at all in the simple story, as it is a true continuation picking up right where the first game leaves off. If you played the original game just for zombie killing and the story means nothing to you then you will likely get nothing extra from this game.
Highly enjoyable game, I recommend anyone who hasn't played Dead Island and Riptide pick them up and give them a try. Dead Island 2 is right around the corner, and I can't wait for that too!