Does this game seem like it's going to fall short of the hype?

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#1 Posted by MrCandleguy (914 posts) -

By the title I mean, do you think its going to live up to the exceptions of mostly everyone? Don't get me wrong, i'm still kinda keen for this game, but the more and more gameplay I see, the more and more flaws it seems like it has. The kicking of the Asian lady looks weak, as in no force behind it. Just one of the little problems that seem to bug the hell outta me. I probably won't play as her, so hopefully the other characters feel better. I will at least wait for the review, but I've got a feeling of like a 7-7.5 from IGN and 3 stars from Giantbomb. Its just a guess, but I really hope I'm wrong and it gets higher.

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#2 Posted by SoldierG654342 (1899 posts) -

This game was doomed to be disappointing as soon as they released that first trailer. 

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#3 Posted by FireBurger (1560 posts) -

It's always looked to me like the sort of game that will definitely have flaws, but just based on its premise will gather a cult following.
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#4 Posted by fuddles (88 posts) -

The review's probably state something along the lines of, "zombies are overplayed right now", or something of that nature. Personally I couldn't be more excited for it, I've been waiting for a true first-person zombie sandbox game for...well, about as long as I've played games. It's about time we finally got one.

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#5 Posted by DillonWerner (1608 posts) -

Yes, it's going to be terrible. 

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#6 Posted by Skytylz (4126 posts) -

I didn't know people were actually excited for it.

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#7 Posted by DonChipotle (3359 posts) -

Techland has this thing where they make entirely mediocre games that get a cult following. So I expect this game to be mediocre since it will be hard for it to be worse than their most recent release.

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#8 Posted by Soapy86 (2732 posts) -

What hype?

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#9 Posted by TooWalrus (13384 posts) -

I'm not really hyped, so probably not.

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#10 Posted by RsistncE (4499 posts) -

It'll just be Call of Juarez: The Cartel...except with zombies.

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#11 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13807 posts) -
@AmonHouston said:

By the title I mean, do you think its going to live up to the exceptions of mostly everyone? Don't get me wrong, i'm still kinda keen for this game, but the more and more gameplay I see, the more and more flaws it seems like it has. The kicking of the Asian lady looks weak, as in no force behind it. Just one of the little problems that seem to bug the hell outta me. I probably won't play as her, so hopefully the other characters feel better. I will at least wait for the review, but I've got a feeling of like a 7-7.5 from IGN and 3 stars from Giantbomb. Its just a guess, but I really hope I'm wrong and it gets higher.

Please provide sources of hype. 
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#12 Posted by ajamafalous (13196 posts) -

This game had hype?

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#13 Posted by bacongames (3977 posts) -

@ajamafalous said:

This game had hype?

That first Dead Island trailer release where it was all emotional and went backwards and shit got people damn pumped for this game.

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#14 Posted by kingzetta (4497 posts) -

Cooke Monster said zombies were very 2007. Are you going to disagree with Cookie Monster?

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#15 Posted by EpicSteve (6908 posts) -

I feel like this game is two years too late.

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#16 Posted by wickedsc3 (1043 posts) -

@SoldierG654342 said:

This game was doomed to be disappointing as soon as they released that first trailer.

Agreed. But also, for me I will buy this game no matter what because of that trailer.

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#17 Posted by RavioliSumo (2186 posts) -

Yes. Because the trailer is nothing like the game in terms of emotional experience.

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#18 Posted by MrCandleguy (914 posts) -

@The_Laughing_Man: Just go look a Youtube comments on gameplay videos. There is that hype sir.

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#19 Posted by Gerhabio (1996 posts) -

If they refine the things they've shown until now it will get 4 stars, if not 3 stars unless I'm missing some crazy flaw in it and it gets 2...

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#20 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13807 posts) -
@AmonHouston said:

@The_Laughing_Man: Just go look a Youtube comments on gameplay videos. There is that hype sir.

Youtube..AHAHAHA...Youtube comments WAHAHAHAHA! 
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#21 Edited by Beaudacious (1189 posts) -

This game is going to be a survival zombie oblivion, its gonna have similar jank, similar bethesda bugs, and it will be dam fine game.

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#22 Posted by Three0neFive (2366 posts) -
@Tuffgong said:

@ajamafalous said:

This game had hype?

That first Dead Island trailer release where it was all emotional and went backwards and shit got people damn pumped for this game.

Thsoe people are retarded as shit. There was nothing in that trailer to imply the game would be all deep and emotional - CG trailers are for announcement, nothing more.
 
That said, I'm excited for this game, but I have reasonable expectations. Not expecting anything more than a melee-focused Borderlands with zombies and fun co-op. If Dead Island can provide that then fuck yeah, count me in.
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#23 Posted by ajamafalous (13196 posts) -
@Three0neFive said:
@Tuffgong said:

@ajamafalous said:

This game had hype?

That first Dead Island trailer release where it was all emotional and went backwards and shit got people damn pumped for this game.

Thsoe people are retarded as shit. There was nothing in that trailer to imply the game would be all deep and emotional - CG trailers are for announcement, nothing more.
Definitely this. That's like the people that got super stoked about TOR from those E3 CG trailers.
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#24 Posted by zeppelinracer (66 posts) -

I feel like everyone's already on a Left 4 Dead/Zombie overdose, I mean I know I am, and just because of that I think this game is not going to do as well as it should. I've heard a lot of "Another zombie game?" when bringing this up to friends, and because of so much zombie games right now, people will probably own one and not need another. I have seen Dead Island footage, and I think the game looks great, but it's because of past games I've played that are so much like it that will probably keep me from buying it.

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#25 Posted by Redbullet685 (6418 posts) -

I'm excited for it. I like Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood, so I have hope.

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#26 Posted by TotalEklypse (982 posts) -
@The_Laughing_Man said:
@AmonHouston said:

@The_Laughing_Man: Just go look a Youtube comments on gameplay videos. There is that hype sir.

Youtube..AHAHAHA...Youtube comments WAHAHAHAHA! 
Lol youtube comments. 
 
This game was doomed when Techland was hired to make it.
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#27 Posted by MEATBALL (4229 posts) -

I honestly think anyone who has bought into "the hype" is foolish anyway, considering the hype was basically one CG trailer that had little to do with the actual game. But if we're to say Dead Island has a whole bunch of hype (I'm not really seeing it), then no, I don't think it's going to live up to the hype. All of the footage of that game that I've seen has looked like a game that is a year or more away from release rather than a month.

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#28 Posted by MrCandleguy (914 posts) -

@The_Laughing_Man said:

@AmonHouston said:

@The_Laughing_Man: Just go look a Youtube comments on gameplay videos. There is that hype sir.

Youtube..AHAHAHA...Youtube comments WAHAHAHAHA!

I understand completely lol

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#29 Posted by benjaebe (2871 posts) -

I'm really looking forward to it. Just the simple prospect of an open-world cooperative zombie game is enough to get me excited. It seems to have a fair bit of jank, but I'm really digging the graphics and the gameplay looks like it could be fun - especially with friends.

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#30 Posted by familyphotoshoot (705 posts) -

@Beaudacious:

Totally agree with the "Oblivion, only zombies" vibe, but I have doubts if it's going to be any good.

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#31 Posted by redbliss (669 posts) -

Yes. The shooting is not going to feel as good as other FPSs, and the zombie survival stuff is going to end up being too shallow of an experience for people to play and enjoy for very long. It might hold peoples' interests for a while, but that game is not going to be very memorable.  Add to that the ridiculous amount of hype for this game and you have yourself a disappointment.

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#32 Posted by amomjc (978 posts) -

Games will always fall short of the hype for people, and will meet and sometimes exceed it for others. I was on the RIFT hype, and when it finally released I was enthralled. However, a friend of mine on the same wagon didn't like what he played even though it was a well made and polished game. 
 
It's all about whether or not your hyping something that exists in a game. Hyping a game into scenarios you create that you think will unfold is one sure-fire way to find it lacking. When you move into the area of understanding that a great game is one that is enjoyable and well made, then you will find that it happens more frequently that the hype was well worth it. 
 
This is one reason BF3 will fall from its hype, too many people are expecting things DICE has not confirmed, creating a false sense of hype that will not be lived up to and will make people sad, even though it was never intentional.

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#33 Posted by OllyOxenFree (5015 posts) -

It'll be a 2/5 5/10 game.

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#34 Posted by NickL (2266 posts) -

@SoldierG654342 said:

This game was doomed to be disappointing as soon as they released that first trailer.
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#35 Posted by TheVeteran13 (1381 posts) -

I don't judge games before I play them

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#36 Posted by Claude (16648 posts) -

I would give it a four out of five with about four versions of that trailer in the credits. And I'm done.

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#37 Posted by Kraznor (1616 posts) -

@DillonWerner said:

Yes, it's going to be terrible.

Something along these lines, yeah. I was baffled by the response to the first trailer so I was never on board with this game but I have doubts it will amount to anything remarkable whatsoever.

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#38 Posted by XtremePudim (121 posts) -

Having seen nothing about this game other then the trailer, that while pretty good is as representative of gameplay as the trailers for The Old Republic, I have no way of predicting if it will be good, however in my dream of dreams it’s what I actually want out of a zombie game, you gather survivors, make a base, brings back supplies to keep everyone alive and armed and then murder all the zombies. Basically I want Lord of the Flies, but with tourists and zombies instead of kids

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#39 Posted by inevpatoria (6965 posts) -

The only gameplay trailer I saw looked overwhelming in every sense of the word.

So, yes. But I'm sure it won't actually be as bad as we fear it will be.

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#40 Posted by niamahai (1409 posts) -

Dead Rising Off the Record will outsell it

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#41 Posted by ArcLyte (922 posts) -

this game was doomed ever since it was developed by techland.

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#42 Posted by MrCandleguy (914 posts) -

@niamahai said:

Dead Rising Off the Record will outsell it

I hope your not right. I hope dead island sells well enough to warrant a sequel so we could see improvements!

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#43 Posted by Alex_S (32 posts) -

Yeah, what hype? I had not heard of it until this month, when I saw it on steam. Even then, I sort of dismissed it..

But now that I am reading more about it, I must say, I am interested in it. An open world game (a-la GTA or Just Cause) set on a tropical vacation island, hit by zombies, but with 4 player co-op and RPG elements !

It almost sounds like a combination of Just Cause, Borderlands, but with zombies.

I'll wait for the reviews, but I'm at least intrigued!

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#44 Posted by Krisgebis (239 posts) -

Yes it does. WAAAY short from the first trailer, pretty short from the second trailer, short from the first island/gameplay trailer.

Looks to turn up a bit average, but to be honest I'm really routing for it. Hope it turns out as great as its potential allows (which is pretty great)

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#45 Posted by Yanngc33 (4551 posts) -

It looks like a jankier version of Far Cry 2. I'm not expecting anything, surprise me techland, or don't, i don't give a crap the game looks boring

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#46 Posted by AhmadMetallic (19302 posts) -
@RsistncE said:
It'll just be Call of Juarez: The Cartel...except with zombies.
+1
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#47 Posted by Rolyatkcinmai (2763 posts) -

This game has no hype at all. So no.

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#48 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13807 posts) -

Again I ask...WHAT HYPE?! 

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