Dead Island Xbox 360 Review - PAGE 1

- Monday, September 5th, 2011 Like (5) Share


What's Next?


Get updates when we publish new articles

Comments

Sort by date: ascending descending
0 thumbs!
^
Phatty Sep 5, 11
Awesome! glad to see the good score and that "the weapons make combat seriously enjoyable"
0 thumbs!
^
RabidChinaGirl Sep 6, 11
Phatty Yeah, it's definitely not like any zombie game I can remember playing. The combat is ridiculously satisfying.
0 thumbs!
^
Shadow of Death Sep 6, 11
I'm currently pre-loading the PC version.

Gonna try this game with 3D vision, I'll post here and in the Dead Island thread with impressions >_>
0 thumbs!
^
Aeirou Sep 6, 11
quote RabidChinaGirl
nothing like Left 4 Dead or Dead Rising
I could kiss you right now, but I think I should buy you dinner first.
0 thumbs!
^
DarshD Sep 6, 11
quote Aeirou
quote RabidChinaGirl
nothing like Left 4 Dead or Dead Rising
I could kiss you right now, but I think I should buy you dinner first.
LOL, true. L4D, DR & DI, each are unique. Oh and the game looks epic, so is the preview by Neoseeker.
0 thumbs!
^
DedValve Sep 6, 11
I'm heading out to buy my copy right now!
0 thumbs!
^
RabidChinaGirl Sep 6, 11
Aeirou Dinner would be nice.

I'd love to play with you all (on 360) but my Space Marine review awaits.
Life is hard like that.
0 thumbs!
^
Aeirou Sep 6, 11
The I comes before the R lol.

Third person today to mispell my alias.
0 thumbs!
^
RabidChinaGirl Sep 6, 11
Aeirou Good to know I'm not alone.

Also glad y'all liked the review. We take pride in that sort of thing around Neoseeker.
0 thumbs!
^
Shadow of Death Sep 6, 11
Well, I will say the 3D vision is "passable" in the game. Can't put it much beyond 50% before it starts looking too funky.

My pre-order DLC doesn't work (patch buggered up people's pre-order bonuses it seems). Fortunately I don't suffer from a stuttery framerate like some people.
0 thumbs!
^
Shadow of Death Sep 6, 11
@@RabidChinaGirl - Yeah, no kidding ~_~

My game isn't unplayable per-se, but the game freezing every 30 seconds (or more sometimes) for a second or so is too annoying for the game to be worth bothering with for the time being.
0 thumbs!
^
DedValve Sep 7, 11
quote Shadow of Death
My pre-order DLC doesn't work (patch buggered up people's pre-order bonuses it seems). Fortunately I don't suffer from a stuttery framerate like some people.
If you mean the ripper then that's something else, but apparently the bloodbath dlc cannot be redeemed now. It looks like they are still working on it and the codes won't be eligible until then.


Looks like the PC got a really horrible start, you can tell this was primarily for the xbox only, tbh I'm surprised I didn't hear anything from the PS3 (unless that version was co-developed alongside the 360, but wasn't this game exclusive at one point?) since games developed on 360 then ported to PS3 usually suffer.


Still I'm having a blast.
0 thumbs!
^
Aeirou Sep 7, 11
I had a weird freeze on my ps3 once in the first hour but played for about 4 more and had no other hiccups. To be honest, I'm just glad the headsets work besides the game being fun. The last two coop games I played had SEVERE headset issues.

No review could have prepared me for this game, honestly. It feels much more like an RPG than I was assuming and it plays great. I like that the characters movements have a little weight to them and I also like the weapon system... I do wish the weapons were at least a bit more durable though. After about 7 kills, my purple cleaver is broken.

One other issue I will warn people about in coop play is that if you join someone else's game and start questing, BE SURE YOU CAN COMMUNICATE WITH THEM. I was doing side quests and joined a room that was rushing the main quest.. so I missed the story scenes for 2 quests in my game. Also bare in mind that the difficulty ramps up fairly quickly. Zombie DO level with you, there is no land of the weak zombies in Dead Island.
^
Sponsored
Sort by date: ascending descending
Add your comment:
Name *:  Members, please LOGIN
Email:  We use this to display your Gravatar.

Sign in with
Comment *:
(0.1965/d/web6)