Dead island riptide Destructoid Review leaked 5/10

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#1 Edited by jimmyfenix (3941 posts) -
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#2 Posted by Clonedzero (4206 posts) -

I should not have to read the link to figure out what you're talking about.

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#3 Posted by FLStyle (6144 posts) -

You forgot to put the game you're referring to in the thread title.

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#4 Posted by Live2bRighteous (338 posts) -

It's for Dead Island: Riptide everyone.

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#5 Edited by The_Laughing_Man (13807 posts) -

It was in the riptide forums. There is a bug that moves your stuf to general when you edit. Stop giving him flak.

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#6 Edited by OllyOxenFree (5012 posts) -

It was in the riptide forums. There is a bug that moves your stuf to general when you edit. Stop giving him flak.

Dave, site is broken. fixitfixitfixitfixit

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#7 Posted by jimmyfenix (3941 posts) -

@the_laughing_man said:

It was in the riptide forums. There is a bug that moves your stuf to general when you edit. Stop giving him flak.

Dave, site is broken. fixitfixitfixitfixit

its fixed you guys. yeah its strange it moves the topic to general

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#8 Posted by Dalai (7857 posts) -

So back to the topic, I really liked Dead Island despite its quirks and rough edges and this looks like much of the same. It's a buy for me, but I'm waiting until it goes down to $20 or less.

As for the review, it's Jim Sterling. He can go off the reservation at times. I'll wait for some other reviews to surface before I pass judgment.

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#9 Posted by jimmyfenix (3941 posts) -

@dalai: the only thing that bums me out from the review is that most of the frame rate issues and bugs still remain. i will play it but probably wait till it goes down in price

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#10 Posted by Hunkulese (3392 posts) -

My main problem with the first game was that the resort setting was the only interesting part of the game. I probably won't pick up riptide.

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#11 Edited by Live2bRighteous (338 posts) -

This'll go on sale on steam for $5 someday... that'll be when I pick it up.

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#12 Edited by Demoskinos (17253 posts) -

Not even bloody lady torsos could save this game apparently.

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#13 Edited by Humanity (14645 posts) -

My main problem is if a game was well received and gets a sequel that doesn't iterate a whole lot, well it's still a great game, but when a game is mediocre and gets a sequel that doesn't change up the formula it's suddenly a huge detriment. I'm not saying Dead Island was some masterpiece but Sterlings initial quips about needing to have loved the original in order to get any enjoyment out of this one because it doesn't do a whole lot of new things could be levied against any number of popular sequels.

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#14 Posted by ShaggE (7966 posts) -

Sounds like exactly what I wanted out of this: more Dead Island. I expect more out of a Dead Island 2, but to me, Riptide is just an expansion with an unfortunate initial price.

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#15 Posted by GoofyGoober (941 posts) -

Wow that sucks. I really couldn't get into the original tbh.

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#16 Posted by Cameron (787 posts) -

@humanity said:

My main problem is if a game was well received and gets a sequel that doesn't iterate a whole lot, well it's still a great game, but when a game is mediocre and gets a sequel that doesn't change up the formula it's suddenly a huge detriment. I'm not saying Dead Island was some masterpiece but Sterlings initial quips about needing to have loved the original in order to get any enjoyment out of this one because it doesn't do a whole lot of new things could be levied against any number of popular sequels.

I think his point is that this game still has real problems that weren't fixed from the last game. Even though Call of Duty might not change things up much from year to year, they are still making a well designed first-person shooter each time. It might not have the novelty of Call of Duty 4, but Modern Warfare 3 is still a pretty good shooter (presumably, I've never played it). There were some real problems with Dead Island and if they haven't fixed them, then that's a big problem. You can be forgiving up to a point the first time these things come up, but if a company refuses to fix real problems with the game then they should be criticized for it.

Also, unrelated to that, how the hell is this a $50 product? They are actively denying that it is a sequel, so if it's an expansion shouldn't it be like $20-$30?

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#17 Posted by jsnyder82 (837 posts) -

@humanity said:

My main problem is if a game was well received and gets a sequel that doesn't iterate a whole lot, well it's still a great game, but when a game is mediocre and gets a sequel that doesn't change up the formula it's suddenly a huge detriment. I'm not saying Dead Island was some masterpiece but Sterlings initial quips about needing to have loved the original in order to get any enjoyment out of this one because it doesn't do a whole lot of new things could be levied against any number of popular sequels.

He's talking more about the fact that there are a plethora of bugs, many of them game-breaking, that should have been fixed in this, no excuses.

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#18 Posted by sins_of_mosin (1713 posts) -

I played the first game after a few patches came out so I'll do the same with this one.

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#19 Posted by Krakn3Dfx (2722 posts) -

I loved the original game, but it kind of required you to have 2-3 buddies with you later on to not get overly frustrated by the hordes they threw at you IMO.

I picked this up for $26 as a pre-order on GMG, and I'm still excited to play it, Kotaku's review is pretty down on the game, too, but the reviewer gets a lot wrong from the first game, which makes me think she didn't play it much or at least didn't finish it.

I tend to enjoy games like this in spite of the rest of the world (aka mainstream media), so I'm still going to give it a chance.

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#20 Edited by MocBucket62 (1700 posts) -

If anyone wants an honest review, go see Tara Long's review of the game at Rev3Games. She said that the cooperative play is very fun and enjoyed the tower defense mode in it, but was overall disappointed that Tech Land did not make the necessary improvements to separate itself from the first game.

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#21 Edited by Krakn3Dfx (2722 posts) -

Ripped from a post on neogaf RE: the Game Informer review:

''Riptide’s flaws are many, but they couldn’t hold me back from having a blast. Few games nail the visceral feel of melee combat and co-op fun like Dead Island.''

''Importing your survivor:

Players can import characters from the first Dead Island – whether you beat the game with them or not -– as long it’s on the same profile. These characters transfer over with nothing but their previous skills and level. This is great for dedicated players who maxed out their Dead Island characters, and there are even a few new skills to learn. If you’re starting fresh in Riptide or your previous character is fairly low-level, you can start a new character with 15 skill points free to allocate how you see fit.''

I had no idea you could do a character import, that's actually pretty cool.

Game Informer review

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#22 Edited by leebmx (2342 posts) -

I enjoyed the first game quite a bit. I just really don't see why they didn't give it a little bit longer and make a proper sequel. I guess they were worried about the turn of the console cycle or its just a filthy cash grab.

Its a real shame because that game could have been turned into something really special rather than just more of the same, dumb fun

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