Dead Island demo video is lively

by on Jun.14, 2011, under Gaming, Trailers, Video Games, Videos, Visual Media

Awhile back Deep Silver released a stunning trailer for a video game called Dead Island. I wrote a post about it and speculated on the style of game it might be. I mentioned that “This might be the game I’ve been waiting for since I first saw Dead Rising.”

Well today I now know that is true.

Heafty Dead Island Walkthrough Finally Shows Off Gameplay [The Escapist]

If you watch the video, I highly suggest it in HD.

The game looks excessively gory but that doesn’t bother me. It is also taking what is growing to be some of the more standard zombie game tropes, such as specialized zombies that explode and such, which is also fine. It is not survival horror, as the core gameplay appears to be focused on combat and not survival and/or exploration, but the combat has survival elements, such as depleting weapon endurance and a stamina system.

4-player drop in/out co-op sounds very intriguing and some of the integrated story/gameplay elements, such as the character dialog and weather/location changing. Definitely a hint that time was taken to figure out the story, rather than just planting quest givers and create the next type of zombie for you to fight. Interface looks a little busy and the context buttons for everything will be distracting. Hopefully that will get cleaned up.

Overall I am heartened. This looks like it will be an awesome game. Perhaps not as perfect as I’d hoped it be but still has plenty of elements to make it utterly awesome.


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