If it's crap ... We'll tell you
So... I heard you guys liked that Dead Island Trailer. It was emotionally resonant and slickly produced, but what about the game it was advertising? Well, there have been a few other gameplay trailers, but this morning we were treated to a whopping eleven minutes with developer commentary. But you can put away your tissues, there's nothing here but pure, unadulterated zombie killin'.
So many zombies in bikinis. Rowr?
I think Techland has got our backs on this one ladies and germs. It seems as though this is a team that can crib from other games without the end result coming across like a cheap ripoff. That, combined with the attention to detail and opportunities to be a horrible jerk to people could very well make this the last big budget zombie game that I play for a while.
Why? Well because, quite frankly, I'm tired of zombies. Don't get me wrong, I love killin' me some a them there undeads, but it seems like nowadays every other game I play feels the need to shove a zombie mode, a zombie level, an unlockable zombie minigame, etc in my face. I like cake and all, but if you strapped me to a chair and shoved Black Forest into me for a week, I'm pretty sure my feelings would change.
At the end of the day, Dead Island looks like a good game and I can't wait to play it. But if you were to take out the zombies and replace them with space aliens, werewolves, or time traveling nazis, I think the cumulative effect would be about the same. What about you guys? Do the undead still turn turn your crank? Or are we all ready to put down the brains and move on?