My first visit to Banoi.

Posted by Morrow (1829 posts) -

I wake up at my hotel room, still hungover from the night before. The only thing I remember is people acting crazy, and blood everywhere. I kinda hope it was a nightmare, but I know it was not.

I know I have to get out of here, find a way out and figure out what has happened. It's dark. Slowly and a little anxious, I'm making my way through the hotel corridors. I pick up what I can find. Money, which is maybe useful later and some alcohol to calm my nerves.

The place is empty. Luggage is laying around, and I see blood splatters here and there as I progress through the hotel. I get nervous as I have to turn on my flashlight, this might get me attention I don't want. But my wariness turns out to be unnecessary, I don't encounter anyone, and am left with my rising fear of what might come.

As I step out on a balcony, I almost expect something to attack me, but again, my mind is playing with me. Instead I see two people falling from higher above.

Something's going way wrong here...

I plan to escape through the elevator hatch, but, oh sweet coincidence, things never work out in these situations and I fall several floors down. I bang my head, see a blurry image of someone running towards me, and fall again. Someone talks to me through the speakers, telling me to trust them. What choice do I have?

I step out of the elevator. Unhuman noises and blood all over the place a foreshadowing a cruel fate.

Welcome to Banoi, says the island.

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I'm into RPGs and zombies. So I heard about Dead Island, which is banned here in Germany but I got around to import it from the UK.

After reading some reviews, it seems like not the greatest of games, with quite a list of flaws. But I usually like games most people don't like, and I must say, so far I'm really digging it :)

I like that you can find loot in many places, that makes me explore my surroundings very thoroughly, which I enjoy (I'm a nerd :D). Also all the RPG elements are big fun, I'm pretty desperate for new RPG experiences on the PS3 right now. Dragon's Dogma is still far away godammit!

So what can I say? I never played a zombie game before as I'm not into shooters or survival horror (I might get into that genre sometime soon though...), but having zombies + RPG is awesome to me. I'm a bit put off by the first-person view, but I'll get used to it.

This game in third-person view and I'd be the most happy girl :D

I'm not very far in the game yet, but I felt like expressing my feelings towards playing it ^^

PS: Sorry for bad English, I'm not a native speaker.

#1 Edited by Morrow (1829 posts) -

I wake up at my hotel room, still hungover from the night before. The only thing I remember is people acting crazy, and blood everywhere. I kinda hope it was a nightmare, but I know it was not.

I know I have to get out of here, find a way out and figure out what has happened. It's dark. Slowly and a little anxious, I'm making my way through the hotel corridors. I pick up what I can find. Money, which is maybe useful later and some alcohol to calm my nerves.

The place is empty. Luggage is laying around, and I see blood splatters here and there as I progress through the hotel. I get nervous as I have to turn on my flashlight, this might get me attention I don't want. But my wariness turns out to be unnecessary, I don't encounter anyone, and am left with my rising fear of what might come.

As I step out on a balcony, I almost expect something to attack me, but again, my mind is playing with me. Instead I see two people falling from higher above.

Something's going way wrong here...

I plan to escape through the elevator hatch, but, oh sweet coincidence, things never work out in these situations and I fall several floors down. I bang my head, see a blurry image of someone running towards me, and fall again. Someone talks to me through the speakers, telling me to trust them. What choice do I have?

I step out of the elevator. Unhuman noises and blood all over the place a foreshadowing a cruel fate.

Welcome to Banoi, says the island.

.

.

I'm into RPGs and zombies. So I heard about Dead Island, which is banned here in Germany but I got around to import it from the UK.

After reading some reviews, it seems like not the greatest of games, with quite a list of flaws. But I usually like games most people don't like, and I must say, so far I'm really digging it :)

I like that you can find loot in many places, that makes me explore my surroundings very thoroughly, which I enjoy (I'm a nerd :D). Also all the RPG elements are big fun, I'm pretty desperate for new RPG experiences on the PS3 right now. Dragon's Dogma is still far away godammit!

So what can I say? I never played a zombie game before as I'm not into shooters or survival horror (I might get into that genre sometime soon though...), but having zombies + RPG is awesome to me. I'm a bit put off by the first-person view, but I'll get used to it.

This game in third-person view and I'd be the most happy girl :D

I'm not very far in the game yet, but I felt like expressing my feelings towards playing it ^^

PS: Sorry for bad English, I'm not a native speaker.

#2 Posted by ninjakiller (3405 posts) -

Good game, pc version is cheaper though.

#3 Posted by Gizmo (5389 posts) -

The first Act is incredible, perhaps the best open world zombie experience there is to be had. Such a shame they couldn't keep it up the entire game. It all goes downhill once you leave the island, sadly. It kinda makes me think that the developers hit a purple patch of form they will never recapture.

#4 Posted by Morrow (1829 posts) -

@Gizmo: Oh, you leave the island already after the first act? That's kinda odd... I thought the whole game it set to play there ^^;

#5 Posted by eroticfishcake (7786 posts) -

Yeah the game starts out pretty strong but it kinda goes down from the second act onward. It's still a fun little game though and it plays better with friends too. Speaking of which, what style of combat are you using? The Analog style is much better in the sense that it's more fun to use (and accurate). It's a little awkward at first but it's worth trying.

#6 Posted by DeF (4927 posts) -

@Morrow said:

@Gizmo: Oh, you leave the island already after the first act? That's kinda odd... I thought the whole game it set to play there ^^;

I think what Gizmo meant was the beach, not the island itself. The beach resort area is what people seem to love most about the game and you move inward on the island to the city part.

#7 Posted by Morrow (1829 posts) -

@eroticfishcake said:

Yeah the game starts out pretty strong but it kinda goes down from the second act onward. It's still a fun little game though and it plays better with friends too. Speaking of which, what style of combat are you using? The Analog style is much better in the sense that it's more fun to use (and accurate). It's a little awkward at first but it's worth trying.

Digital is the default option. So I should switch to analog? What's the difference? ^^;

@DeF said:

@Morrow said:

@Gizmo: Oh, you leave the island already after the first act? That's kinda odd... I thought the whole game it set to play there ^^;

I think what Gizmo meant was the beach, not the island itself. The beach resort area is what people seem to love most about the game and you move inward on the island to the city part.

Oh I see. Sounds exciting though. I like the beach resort so far, I can't imagine the city being bad... I'll see ^^

#8 Posted by eroticfishcake (7786 posts) -

@Morrow: I can't remember how Digital combat works but from what I remember Analog combat involves readying the weapon first then using the analog stick to attack. So pressing and holding RT (or whatever button it is to ready the weapon) then swiping the analog stick left to right, up or down or vice versa swings the weapon that way. Yeah it's awkward but after some getting used to it's hard to go back to digital. It's your choice of course. Some people just never get used to it.

#9 Posted by Morrow (1829 posts) -

@eroticfishcake:

Oh, that sounds interesting :) I'll try it out!

#10 Posted by Morrow (1829 posts) -

As a little update, I just secured the lifeguard station and must say, combat is a little clunky for me...

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