Did Dead island ever develop a following?

#1 Edited by TekZero (2691 posts) -

After watching the Dead Island TNT for the first time last night (fuck red truck), I kinda want to get this game now. And, this is a game I completely ignored when it was released. If I get it, are people still playing it online?

I know that some people play most every game online these days, hell you can still find a match in TC: Endwar. But is there enough of a community where multiplayer could be a fun experience? On the PC?

#2 Posted by kaos_cracker (714 posts) -

I missed out on the launch time for Dead Island but I still go back every now and then but on PS3

#3 Posted by Pie (7112 posts) -

I can't answer your question but can say that I played through it by myself and had a really good time anyway.

#4 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

I liked it, at least up to the third act.

#5 Posted by Fredchuckdave (6158 posts) -

There's still people playing it online.

#6 Posted by jakob187 (21762 posts) -

It has quite a bit of a following actually. I know that here in my hometown, it's STILL difficult to find a copy of the game - new or used. It took us a solid five months before we could get a copy here at work (we don't typically order stuff online).

Personally, I've played it on 360 and PC, and I still prefer the PC version. It can be rather buggy until you've messed around with it a significant amount to fix it. Even then, KB/M controls are still relatively messy without having to set up FilterKeys for it (apparently, the game doesn't like repeated keystrokes). I'm not sure if there are any mods to fix that stuff as I haven't really looked. You can play it with a controller, though.

Nonetheless, yeah, there's a following behind it. I can't wait for Riptide to come out.

#7 Posted by bobafettjm (1475 posts) -

I know that I played this game a ton. I played through it the first time by myself and then proceeded to play through it two more full times in co-op.

#8 Posted by BisonHero (7055 posts) -

Most online communities are pretty much ghost towns after the first year barrong stuff the size of Halo, Starcraft, etc., but sure, I bet a few hundred people are playing Dead Island each evening, so you could probably find a game.

#9 Posted by TekZero (2691 posts) -

Great to hear.

I;m actually not sure whether to get the Xbox or the PC version at the moment.

#10 Posted by JasonR86 (9728 posts) -

They are making a sequel so I would say yes.

#11 Posted by SinKing (30 posts) -

It's a better game online and I hope and believe there will be more focus on that in the sequel. Looking forward to it and hope they update everything that felt clumsy and manage to make the game even a bit more open. All zombie games should be played online and with other "survivors"

If you get it now, you get it cheap. And I found it fun, though too weak on the storyline, most side quests and character "development".

#12 Posted by Serpentenema (219 posts) -

I borrowed it from a friend on the ps3 and I beat it by myself. So I probably didn't get the full experience of the game, because when I joined online games they weren't fun. Like I imagine playing with friends you know would make the game amazing, but I was just so soured by that game's combat. I was playing the analog way as Brad urged people to do, and it was fun. But midway through the game it becomes useless as it throws running dudes at you, and the final boss was the nail in the coffin for that game for me.

Sam B talks about katrina.

#13 Posted by Ben_H (3439 posts) -

I hope it is. I only played it single player but I adored it. But you gotta use a controller so you can use analog combat. It is so much more fun that way.

#14 Posted by ripelivejam (4874 posts) -

got this a few months back, felt like i kinda wasted my monies on it but maybe i'll reinstall it and give it another go.

spoiler: i didn't play any multiplayer, lawl

#15 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7099 posts) -

I really like the first area of the game but the constant barrage of Infected in the city ruined it for me, sadly.

#16 Edited by Bucketdeth (8048 posts) -

Thought is was great, it was pretty jankie and at times down right broken, but overall it was a lot of fun.

#17 Posted by Demoskinos (15156 posts) -

I think it had a bit of a cult following attached to it.

#18 Posted by Kaowas (124 posts) -

I still really want to play this game. It looked pretty cool.

#19 Posted by IzunaDrop (154 posts) -

I can certainly attest that this has a cult following. My regular Live Party-mates and I still beat some zombie heads and replicate the most god-awful Australian accents (say it with me, "Sinamoyyyyyyyyyyyyyy") on a regular basis.

To me it's more replayable than something like the original Borderlands. I much prefer to headstomp than shoot for my loot.

The key factor to its success amongst our group has been the system which allows your character to always fight enemies of their approximate level, and receive appropriate XP. This was patched in something like 6 months after release, and is one of my favourite examples of post-release support. Techland did a great job with the 360 version. I hear PC was really broken though, so be warned.

#20 Posted by Bobby_The_Great (1015 posts) -

Yes. As I recall, it sold rather well.

#21 Posted by onarum (2301 posts) -

I played the shit out of it, the combat is the best melee action I ever experienced in a game, so satisfying.
 
Never touched the multiplayer though.

#22 Posted by insane_shadowblade85 (1530 posts) -

I have it on the PC but I barely played it. I should get back to it one day (and drag people in my friend's list with me).

#23 Edited by _Chad (960 posts) -

I played it back in June or July and there were still people online. I really enjoyed it too.

#24 Posted by MiniPato (2752 posts) -

I loved Dead Island. But then I played it again with a friend who hadn't played it and realized they patched some things in an attempt to balance the game, but instead just made it unfun and more frustrating. Like making kicks drain stamina.

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