At one point during my treks on the internet I came upon a trailer. A trailer for a game named Dead Island. I had heard of Dead Island before, and I thought to myself “Great, another zombie game”, but then I saw the trailer. And I was taken aback. The trailer was amazing. It made me think that the zombie theme was not a dead horse beaten to a pulp. It was so well made, almost genius. If you’ve seen it you know what I mean, if not:
See what I mean? After a trailer that was made by someone who clearly has a sense of pacing, emotional manipulation and an idea of how a zombie apocalypse would affect people beyond the fantasies of sociopathic loners, I was expecting a mind blowing game. And so were a lot of other people. But the trailer was not made by cheap jerseys Techland, the developer of Dead Island, it was made by an independent animation studio called Axis.
So how much did the game disappoint? A lot. Dead Island is not only your standard take on the zombie apocalypse, it takes a lot from Left 4 Dead. That’s exactly what I was expecting. And besides plagiarizing Left 4 Dead, it is reminiscent of Borderlands. It clearly borrows some ideas from there too. The game was also very buggy on release. It goes from bad to worse. And in some ways the trailer worked against it. It set the bar too high. And the illusion that the developer Your made it is insulting. If they had made it, than at least they had that to their credit, but they didn’t, and they we’re very quiet about this small fact.
But Michaela I’m being too harsh here. I guess I feel betrayed. Dead Island is a decent title. It’s fun to play with friends. You cheap jerseys go cheap nfl jerseys on this beautiful island, you loot and you fight zombies. You can wholesale mlb jerseys drive around, but the controls are pretty bad on the car. That’s pretty much it. Oh, I almost forgot. There’s this unnecessarily long and boring sewer sequence. And after you are done with it, you have to do it again. More of a con if you ask me, but hey it’s in there.
So what is Dead Island? Dead Island is lesson HaCk3D on hype and trailers. It is a lesson for the gamer and for the developer. Although I’m sure that they got a lot of sales Karelasyon of that trailer. As a game it’s mediocre at best. What it isn’t though is Game of the Year. Under no circumstances. Trailer of the Year? Absolutely.