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IGN Review of Dead Island

#1iPr0kkaFTWPosted 9/4/2011 9:43:17 AM(edited)
http://ps3.ign.com/articles/119/1192319p1.html
Video Review: http://www.ign.com/videos/2011/09/04/dead-island-video-review?objectid=100157

"Dead Island probably won't win any game of the year awards. It's got visual bugs, the controls take a bit to feel normal, and the presentation in general isn't up to snuff. But the game gets a lot right. There is a huge world to explore, thousands of zombies to kill, and tons of side quests to take. Here on the other side of a 25-hour playthrough -- where I skipped a lot of side quests after Act 1 -- I'm anxious to get back into Dead Island, and despite the game's flaws, that's not something I say often."

7.0 Presentation
The story is a bit flat. It's easy enough to upgrade your weapons and such, but there's no flair to the menus.

7.0 Graphics
Environments and zombies look good, but clipping and texture loading are issues. Cutscenes are stiff.

8.0 Sound
Every time I came to a new area, I'd listen for zombie action. I don't think I'll forget the cries of a zombie chasing me anytime soon. Sound cuts out every so often on PS3.

8.0 Gameplay
There are tons of quests to take, you build out your version of the character, and weapon mods keep combat interesting. The melee fighting is fun but takes getting used to.

8.5 Lasting Appeal
If you can get over the game's stumbles and appreciate what it does right, you have a long campaign with online options to try out.

8.0 Overall
#2BasementDewdPosted 9/4/2011 9:25:05 AM
cOLD for September isnt it ?



hmmmm
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#3iPr0kkaFTW(Topic Creator)Posted 9/4/2011 9:26:56 AM
BasementDewd posted...
cOLD for September isnt it ?



hmmmm


How exactly is this f***ing old when it was posted today and I don't see any topics on it?
#4Blood_of_SokarPosted 9/4/2011 9:27:21 AM
Dead Island Review
Behind the hype lies a rough but cool RPG.
September 4, 2011


Yeah, it's really old.

Jackass.
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#5Teepo64Posted 9/4/2011 9:29:00 AM
Yay, can't wait.


Holler at me, Xian.
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#6params7Posted 9/4/2011 9:31:13 AM
TOO MANY GAEMS.
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#7TheDarknessIIPosted 9/4/2011 9:41:25 AM
BasementDewd posted...
cOLD for September isnt it ?

did you forget to put your helmet on today?
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#8oasisbeyondPosted 9/4/2011 9:43:03 AM
8 from ign... so it's better not Castlevania? not...
Ign sucks hard, but this game won't get over 8 percentage wise when it's all said and done.
It's a dumb game you pick up for 20$ max.
#9Q_SenseiPosted 9/4/2011 9:46:34 AM
I'm surprised that no one mentioned that in the Video Review the reviewer says the technical problems are more pronounced in the PS3 version than in the 360 version.


In other words, the PS3 version < the 360 version.
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#10iPr0kkaFTW(Topic Creator)Posted 9/4/2011 9:47:41 AM
Q_Sensei posted...
I'm surprised that no one mentioned that in the Video Review the reviewer says the technical problems are more pronounced in the PS3 version than in the 360 version.


In other words, the PS3 version < the 360 version.


Yes I just finished watching the video review which was posted just recently by IGN. So it's confirmed that the PS3 version is indeed the inferior port.