Julkaistu 22. helmikuu.
This game was a lot of fun! It took all the aspects that I felt made the first game weak, and fixed them. Where to start? Let's start with the regular positives. Like the first game, it is gorgeous! There are more shinies to find and many many mods to make your weapons even more fun to take care of those peskering zombies. You also get to transfer your character from the first game, with all their stats. YAY!
Now the stuff they changed, and they changed and added A LOT! While you still do lots of fetch quests, its not boring. For a change you actually feel you are part of a group. As you fetch items for your fellow immune protagonists and the survivors, it ups your offensive and defensive stats, making you a stronger force when the horde tries to storm your safehouse. This happens various times in key transition points in the game, but you actually see Logan, Sam B, and Purna fighting along side you, along with the other survivors that you help along the way. This makes single player mode feel that you are not alone. I dare say though that this game would still make for a fun multiplayer (I have not played multiplayer). Another positive is the variety of zombies you get to fight. Though you do kill mostly walkers, there are now mutated zombies that prove to be quite the challenge.
Now for the singular negative: the ending. The story wasn't strong to begin with, but it had some interesting twists as it went along. So, the story itself was passable. The ending is open to interpretation as evidenced by many online forums. Everyone has their own view of what happened. My view is that the ending is extremely pessimistic. Hopefully all questions about what happens at the end of the game will be answered in Dead Island 2.
This was a great game, despite the cliffhanger of an ending. It was a fun single player experience and I know that someday I will go back and play as the other protagonists just so I can play this again.