Posted: January 30
Early Access Review
This is my second, hopefully last review for this game. Includes some sarcasm and a lot of love at the end, please, take a seat, eat your cake and enjoy.
At the moment there are only two gamemodes which are still in work. Back then we had a mode called „Horde“, but they took it from us and gave us „Crossroads“ instead. Horde was only about surviving waves of zombies with 3 of your mates, while Crossroads is fighting zombies and gathering supplies. You can of course say that it is boring, only to fight the same zombies over and over when nothing is changing. But in Crossroads, the map changes every time you play. You see different places to explore and a lot of zombies which don't really look the same. Back then in Horde, everything was equal. We had 3 maps to play, and mostly we got the same over and over again. So that mode got boring as hell when it became too easy. Crossroads can avoid being boring for new players since they brought in different difficulties for this mode. You can now play modes like „deadly“ and „endemic“ to get known to the mechanics.Scavenger
Moving over to the exciting part. The one who made me addicted to this game. Finally a mode in this game, where you can slaughter people and steal their supplies. „Scavenger“ is the real deal. If you are new to this game and play your first round in Scavenger, there will probably always be one person telling you that you are a noob, because you run around and don't know what to do, even though he has played 1 game only by himself. This is exactly how you start, and that is not even rough. You will get used to the characters that can beat you within seconds, to the people who chase you over the whole map just to get you killed and the ones who steal your supplies with hooks to troll around. In this mode everything can happen. And it's a lot of fun, when you have some experience. The best thing you can do here, is getting some friends together and learn some tactics to win every single game you play.
We have over 20 characters to play, and most of them are a lot of fun. We got everything we need to build either a serious, or a troll team. Depending on the tactics of course. To give you some examples, we have a hot chick named „Charlie“ who can make the enemies bleed with the crabs she carries around in a cage. She is one of the annoying ones, so if you ever start playing her, prepare for a lot of flame (because you are better than the others of course). Then, there is a guy with the name „Fuse“. All I can say about him, is, you will never be as good as Katoenplukker. Not even if you use his rocket launchers like a professional. Katoenplukker will always remain as the legendary Fuse, whether you like it or not. The next character on my list is Amber. Actually, I am talking about the mutated version of her. She is a beast. With her ability to go invisible, she can easily play as a ninja to shut every enemy down. She also has a double jump to chase someone until he is dead. And if you play her over 600 hours like I did, you'll probably be unkillable and a really dangerous enemy in the real fights. But if that close fighting is not your thing, you can of course be a healer and go as Armored Amber. But don't play her for her naughty, sassy look. She is worth more. I say that, because she is one of my main characters. And I can tell you: playing the healer was never funny for me. But now, after a lot of hours I spent with her, I realized how important you are to the team, and how thankful they actually are to have you.
In this game you have a lot of weapons to craft and bring in to a fight. We have tiers starting from 1, getting up to 16 now, what means we actually have only 16 level at the moment. You reach it easily now, since the system of leveling changed a lot. For using higher tier weapons, you have to reach a special account level. Actually, that's not really hard. You get so much experience, that it's easy to craft higher tier weapons. Of course, the weapons on higher levels look more fancy than the ones on low levels, but that should motivate you to farm a bit. You don't need to pay or something else, you just keep on playing. And to give you some „secret“ informations: we don't just have weapons with acid and electricity on higher tier. We also got some with ice and fire, and you would be surprised about the results of some fights depending on the used weapons.
The Graphics and SoundsGraphics
I never cared about graphics and such, but this game is just beautiful. Especially when you can play it on the highest quality without any problems. On the different maps are a lot of places where you can perfectly see with how much love they were made, and at some point you will just stop moving and look at it. Maybe take a screenshot and then continue playing. I had to do that several times, and I don't regret it. But not just the maps are looking good. Also the characters have looks, from sassy to cute up to dangerous and „hell no!“. You will see a lot of things here which will feel satisfying, so just take a close look at it. Sounds
The game itself has some really cool sounds, especially the backround music gives a flow if you are really into the game. I prefer of course some real music while playing, but nothing is wrong with just listening to the music the game offers. The sounds of the zombies are different, the weapon types have their own sounds as well and even the characters are not completely silent. With the last update we got, they brought in some sounds for the characters, even if some of them now moan the whole time (nothing is wrong about moaning), they mostly sound cool and are different to each other..•°*”˜˙·٠•●♥ Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ ♥●•٠·˙·٠•●♥ Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ ♥●•٠·˙˜”*°•.
I had the chance to meet alot of nice people in this game, and that not just because I got a professional at playing it. Even back then when I was a noob, I could easily talk to people and build a team with them, what caused that we even became friends due to the time we had to talk to each other. I am thankful for every single person I met, but even more thankful am I for being part of such a great community (we have two sides of the community and at the moment I am just on the beautiful one). This game gave me the best person I could've ever met, and I don't say that because I am stupid af or something. It gave me a guy who is just exactly like me, thinks like I do and is not like the others here just a friend for me. Dead Island gave me my soul mate, who is still carrying me in this game, trying to make me even better than I am now so that I will be a perfect player one day. And to mention another thing: we are like a big family here, talking to each other every day even when we're not playing together. And you can't imgaine how awesome that is for me. Being surrounded by people who like you, who give you comfort and help you through the game. That friend-thing really made me keep playing this game, so it's a huge thing for me, like a key to happiness. It actually is. Without others, you won't be really happy in this game. .•°*”˜˙·٠•●♥ Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ ♥●•٠·˙·٠•●♥ Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ ♥●•٠·˙˜”*°•.