Platform: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC // Genre: Action Role-Playing
Platform Played: PlayStation 3
Developer: Techland // Publisher: Deep Silver
Dead Island: Riptide doesn’t feel like a fully fledged sequel to the original 2011 release; it feels more like an expansion on what the first game offered. With that being said, if you didn’t enjoy the original for whatever reason, chances are Riptide won’t sweeten you on the franchise. The original Dead Island had its problems, but above all, it offered a fun RPG experience, emphasising brutal melee combat and weapon customization. All of that is present Riptide, but the problem is that most of those original flaws are also here, alongside the fun that was originally provided. Techland has offered some new additions to the formula throughout, though nothing feels significant enough to separate Riptide from the original. What we have left, is something that feels very much the same as the franchises first outing. Techland missed their chance to really improve an enjoyable formula, instead choosing to ship Dead Island 1.5. Read the rest of this entry
Deep Silver have released a brand new in-game trailer for Dead Island Riptide, showing how our group of survivors end stranded on the secluded island of Palanai.
Sam B, Xian Mei, Logan Carter and Purna all make their return in Riptide, alongside newcomer John Morgan. The trailer gives us a good idea how the events of Riptide begin, while showcasing some familiar enemies with some new additions.
Dead Island Riptide will be released April 26 on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC. If you’re looking to pre-order Riptide, the pre-order bonuses were revealed earlier this month.
Deep Silver has today revealed details regarding the DLC packs available to those who pre-order Dead Island Riptide. The two DLC packs announced are called The Survivor Pack and Fashion Victim.
In the UK the Fashion Victim pack will be exclusive to GAME retailers, with The Survivor Pack being available to all who pre order the game depending on your specific region.
The details of each pack and what they include, are listed below. Read the rest of this entry
The post-apocalyptic and zombie genres are rife throughout the gaming industry; they are genres that many find intriguing. The world is at an end, the human race is lost and there are constant struggles every hour to survive. Why is this the case? Well, that is a whole different conversation for another day, but what makes a game within this genre stand out?
When I think post-apocalyptic, Fallout 3 springs to mind almost immediately. The open-world setting, the morality system and the ability to do as we please. Want to take on a mission and then once complete kill the person who gave you said mission? Be my guest! It was this choice that makes Fallout so re-playable, not to mention the amazing scope that the game was able to accomplish. When I think of zombie games though, nothing quite stands out as the upper-echelon, the gold standard of the genre.
Zombie games come in many forms, from the co-op first person shooter Left 4 Dead, to the tower defence game Plants vs. Zombies and then the latest game I have been playing, Dead Island. Now, in some ways every one of these titles has its positives and in all respects are great games, but do they set the bar within the genre? No, even though they all do something different, none take zombies to the next level.
As I said, my time recently has been dedicated to Dead Island and the entire time I was playing my mind-gears were cranking away thinking about the possibilities this game has to offer. Not only that, but the ideas it could offer the entire genre. Dead Island tries so hard to hit all the right marks but sadly technical issues, voice acting, and not defining the message the game wants to send holds the game back.
So what would make an amazing zombie game, a game that stands atop the mountain as the very best? It needs to take the genre, make some tough decisions and be willing to stick its neck out to really make the game memorable. So, I have compiled a few ideas that I think would improve on what Dead Island has tried to achieve, in turn making it something that is remembered for decades to come. Read the rest of this entry
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Deep Silver the developers of Dead Island Riptide, have unveiled the Rigor Mortis Edition of their upcoming game. The edition is said to be in “extremely limited” supply and will cost $79.99 (American), this limited edition will include the special edition of the game in addition to some interesting extra Dead Island merchandise.
- Game will be inside replica Dead Island suitcase package
- Bloody zombie arm bottle opener magnet
- Bungalow key with brand keychain
- Plus, a zombie hula girl bobble-head
Deep Silver allowed fans to vote on which content would be located in this special edition pack last year, so hopefully the voting is to your liking. Though the Rigor Mortis Edition has been confirmed for North America, Australia hasn’t been confirmed of this editions availability at this time.
Dead Island Riptide will release April 23 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.
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Dead Island Riptide now has an official release date, provided by the developer Deep Silver the game will hit store shelves April 23 2012 in North America and then April 26 for the rest of the world for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC. The game is surprisingly absent on the Wii U, releasing November 18 the console will have been on the market for 6 months when Riptide is released, yet the game seems to shy away from Nintendo’s latest.
When the game is first released there will be a limited amount of Special Editions, these Special Editions will include “tempting extras in your survival arsenal”, which include exclusive weapon mods, a digital strategy map and a unique character skin. These will be sold on a first come, first serve basis, but the actual amount of Special Editions available has not been released.
Being extremely generous, we also received the games official box art, which I might add looks extremely cool. Riptide itself has been said to include “additional gameplay mechanics, all-new gorgeous locales to explore, more types of zombies to provide constant threats, an additional character class and the best co-operative zombie action experience in gaming.” This statement came from Deep Silver themselves and is a big statement when they have games like the Left 4 Dead series to contend with.
Dead Island Riptide will be released at a discounted price and Deep Silver recently asked for fan feedback, regarding what special goodies they should include in a possible Collector’s Edition version of the release.
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Do you remember the emotional CGI trailer from the first Dead Island? Well, this one’s the same.
What do you think? As you may know, the first Dead Island was nowhere that emotional as its initial trailer but was still a solid game and this one seems to be the same. As always…
Stay calm and keep on gaming! Vlad94Pintea out!