Dead Island Riptide

Dead Island Riptide

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OksmanTV Jun 6, 2014 @ 8:26pm
Reason for Overpowered Addition?
Why is the new character made so overpowered? John basically spams his punches, has no real weakness and have amazingly overpowered traits, getting fury boost in EXP up to 4 whilst other characters barely make it up to 2.

Can anyone explain why they made the game so inbalanced? I can't play with my mate since he levels off way to far because of this fury ♥♥♥♥. So any thought on why they made that in the first place except sell the game?

Damnit, liked Dead Island vanilla, balanced characters. But now, riptide? Everything else is a lot better than it's predecessor but the character balance is off the damned charts.

I'm here to express my hate towards people who never think of balance when they make games.

Crap sadly
Last edited by OksmanTV; Jun 6, 2014 @ 8:26pm
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Peaceful Panda Jun 7, 2014 @ 2:34pm 
Yes the whole game feels like it was made for the new character. Honestly Riptide was disappointing for me. There is enough added that I feel the lack when I play the first game. But the level design and general gameplay are so bad I don't want to play Riptide either.
kaffekoppen Jun 7, 2014 @ 5:30pm 
Wait, you think the original had balanced characters? Xian is still the most powerful character IMO, if you are good at avoiding damage anyway.

That said, I do agree that balance must not have been a priority when they made these games.
OksmanTV Jun 7, 2014 @ 5:32pm 
Yeah I'm sorry, but basically I don't like the new character they added. Early game with me and my mate, he basically rushes 2-3 levels ahead because he can spam fury every 30 seconds. I'm playing as Purna, so I've not even got my firearms yet, and I obviously can't get fury that well.

He stacks up to x4 whilst I have ♥♥♥♥♥ loads of enemies infront of me and I can barely reach x2 during fury. That's just makes me ♥♥♥♥♥♥
kaffekoppen Jun 7, 2014 @ 5:54pm 
Yeah that's bad design. I was just pointing out that Xian can build fury the fastest (that, and she deals crazy damage), so this imbalance has really always been in the game.

What bothers me the most is that they made John very powerful but still didn't really do anything for the mediocre Logan or Sam B.
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OksmanTV Jun 7, 2014 @ 6:01pm 
Exactly, it makes me sad! But it is in essence a coop game, and I like playing it with friends, every now and then you get a scare, but since it happens so much it just becomes normal and all you do is run around doing delivery ♥♥♥♥ and killing waves of zombies.

I wish they made it so hard that, fighting a blob of Zombies isn't just "have at it", i'd rather play the running game and escape the pack rather than slice and dice the whole pack.

Running away from a fight only hearing the screams and footsteps of zombies makes me more scared than going in head-on and kill everything in my path, like I'm superman or something heh :P
OksmanTV Jun 7, 2014 @ 10:32pm 
Looked into playing a bit more. Figured the game is further crap than I thought. Not only is my friends character still overpowered, I figured my Fury doesns't even scale up to 2 with a field of zombies.

I've also seen the utter crap of a game this is, direct port from Console. I'm so happy I bought this off HumbleBundle as I'd never pay the full price for this bad joke of a game.

Auto-aim for weapons? Comon we're playing on the PC, not a damn console. And obviously it's broke as hell, throws your aim off and just sucks completely. A game like this got so much potential but the execution is.. dreadful, will not buy anything off these developers.
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Date Posted: Jun 6, 2014 @ 8:26pm
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