Dead Island: Riptide is on store shelves, and it's definitely more the same gameplay we saw in Dead Island. This can be a good thing, or a bad thing, depending on how you feel about the original game. Personally, I loved the first title, despite its flaws. What can I say? I really like chopping up zombies.
Reviewing a sequel can be hard sometimes because you aren't exactly sure which audience you should be talking to. Usually you have to divide the audience into two groups - those that played the original and those that haven't touched the series before. Like any good writer your job is to address both audiences without boring either - you want just enough information to satisfy both while getting your point across. We started our original review of Dead Island with the conclusion - "go buy it." B
Dead Island: Riptide might not feel like a full sequel, but it's not quite DLC level either. The game sits inbetween in terms of quality and content, and that's not necessarily a bad thing. So what can you expect in terms of the game's co-op capabilities? Thankfully it's largely the same as the original game with a few minor enhancements like the ability to import your character.
A new Dead Island Riptide trailer, “Hope Is Drowning” emerged for everyone to sink their teeth into before the game’s April release. Personally, we can’t wait to dive into this new chapter of Deep Silver’s trilling zombie series, and this makes us even more impatient to play it.
Getting anything free is never a bad thing, especially when the zombie apocalypse is in full effect. In the off chance anyone chooses to go and preorder Dead Island Riptide, some bonus DLC packs will be included along with the purchase.
Last fall, at PAX Prime, we got a chance to see some new footage from Dead Island Riptide. This is the sequel to the totally swell co-op zombie grinder, Dead Island. We were presented with a new gameplay feature, the hub defense mission. These missions will focus on co-op teams defending an area from waves of zombies until some sort of timed objective is met.
Dead Island Riptide is still a little ways away from release, but you can get a head start on the game by preordering the “Rigor Mortis Edition” bundle from developer, Deep Silver, today. Fun Fact: The contents of this edition were actually chosen by you, the fans!
Dead Island: Riptide screenshots aren't exactly in short supply, as we saw a batch themed around the new chef character near the beginning of the month. But series fans demand more pictures of survivors slaughtering the undead, so it would be irresponsible of developer Techland not to dish new pics out. The highlight of this latest array of images is undoubtedly the one pictured above, in which a man with a bad haircut fends off an undead attacker with a boat oar. When the zombies come a-calling, who has time to get a proper haircut?
Steven Seagal is perhaps the greatest action hero of the 80s and 90s when it comes to using the assets given to him. He does not have the muscular stature of Arnie, the wit of Bruce, or even a decent haircut. However, in Under Siege he was a slightly portly chef that kicked butt. Now you can play a similar chef in&nb...
Dead Island Riptide is coming to Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC on April 23rd, 2013. The co-op zombie Action/RPG is said to bring new gameplay mechanics, new locales, more zombie types, and of course, a better co-op experience. The original game was a definite favorite around the Co-Optimus HQ, scoring an Editor's Choice Award in our review. But can the new one live up to its predecessor? We went eyes on with the game at PAX 2012 and saw some of the goodness.
Deep Silver is at it again. The publishers of Dead Island have released a new trailer for the latest installment of the survival horror franchise, Dead Island Riptide. The original Dead Island announcement trailer was one of the best game trailers ever made. It was so good that many gamers were left disappointed with the actual game, which is a shame. It's a great co-op title.
Dead Island Riptide wasn't playable on the showroom floor at PAX 2012, not that it needed to be. At a glance the sequel to one of 2011's best cooperative titles appears largely unchanged. The same characters are present, it's still set on a tropical island, and the zombies are still extremely kill-able. Despite the familiarity, after viewing the presentation I could see that DI Riptide was not going to simply be more of the same.
We have a good chunk of information about two upcoming titles we can’t wait to sink our teeth into: Sacred 3 and Dead Island Riptide. Our friends over at Deep Silver have given us a lot to talk about in this relatively slow news week we’ve been having.
People must really love Dead Island, because they’ve already been playing it for over 6,500 years, cumulatively of course. We have cooperative gameplay to thank for that.
I've been hearing rumblings for some time, but could we be seeing a return to the $50 game? At least one AAA title coming soon will be bucking the trend with Deep Silver's Dead Island: Riptide coming in at $49.99 on all platforms, including the console versions. The new game's price reflects where it fits in the current life cycle of consoles, at least, according to Aubrey Norris - head of PR for Deepsilver.
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