[ PC ] This game is quite awful

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#1 Posted by Beaudacious (927 posts) -

Reviewers keep saying this game is great looking, beautiful, visually great, what a load of horse dung. The AA in this game is god awful, textures, geometry are terrible, and the lighting is reminiscent of an undergrad's assignment. The FOV is a joke, everything looks gigantic (a.k.a xbox port), the menus were not designed with any pc utility in mind.

Game play got repetitive 1 hour in, by the fifth hour it was mind numbing. Chop his arm off, break his arm, hit him in the head, watch dps counters float off enemies (wtf?). Story is non-existent, saying anything to the contrary is reaching very very very...very far. All 4 characters are douches with zero authentic personality.

This whole game feels like a bad left4Dead 2 ripoff, with some rpg elements. The environments simply create an illusion of openness, while really being quit narrow in scope. The weapon system is designed by quantity over quality. Oh and half the time I spend looking at the floor picking up mats so I can hope to make a decently amusing weapon. The whole skill tree seems out-of-place, or useless.

This is not a 50$ game by any means, I'd say 30$ max. It feels like a variety ideas patched together by sub-standard implementation. The atrocious pc implementation is suprising since pc gaming is quite popular in poland.

I will say the gritty gore in enjoyable, but beyond that its hard to find positives. I really doubt i'm going to give this another shot even though i was so hyped about this game. Techland really needs to take a break, get some decent talent, and think hard before they speak. Also, someone needs to make the game they showed in the first trailer, with solid gunplay,melee , and an emotionally riveting story.

#2 Posted by Enigma777 (6069 posts) -

L4D2 is quite awful.

#3 Posted by Animasta (14667 posts) -

game is rad and I'm also playing on PC

sorry you don't like good games I guess

#4 Posted by Liber (648 posts) -

I agree with OP.

I am playing it with 2 other friends and the game is just boring. The limb chopping was cool at the beginning but now its boring, the quests are repetitive and mostly out of context.

There is no actual plot besides the "we need to get off this island" thing, I mean its a zombie game what else would a survivor do ?

Not to mention all the console -> PC port symptoms and lack of any graphical options.

#5 Edited by ryanwho (12082 posts) -

Boring first person game has RPG elements, is beloved. I guess this is the new paradigm. The field of view thing seems like an odd problem to have in 2011. I thought people figured that shit out around when Half Life 2 came out.

#6 Posted by gamb1t (965 posts) -

thats like playing callofduty on the wii.......

#7 Posted by SethPhotopoulos (5205 posts) -

@ryanwho said:

Boring first person game has RPG elements, is beloved. I guess this is the new paradigm.

No. Its more like "A game that sells well has a lot of different people with different backgrounds, different things going on in their lives, different views, etc get a game. The people that don't like it think that other people are wrong or dumb for liking it (or less often the opposite) then write snarky comments on the internet like this. 'Boring first person game has RPG elements, is beloved. I guess this is the new paradigm.' thus making them seem snobbish without really having any reason to be."

That's more of a mouth full though.

#8 Posted by Redbullet685 (6031 posts) -

I like Dead Island a lot.

#9 Posted by wolf_blitzer85 (5253 posts) -

@Redbullet685 said:

I like Dead Island a lot.

Me too!

#10 Posted by Brians (1460 posts) -

@Redbullet685 said:

I like Dead Island a lot.

#11 Posted by xaLieNxGrEyx (2605 posts) -

L4D is pretty brutal too
#12 Posted by canucks23 (1087 posts) -

Single player can get pretty boring, but the coop is a ton of fun to play with friends.

#13 Posted by spankingaddict (2660 posts) -

@Enigma777 said:

L4D2 is quite awful.

Fuck.... UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

: )

#14 Edited by Koshka (187 posts) -

I think that this game has everything to do with what makes or breaks games for people. It's far from perfect, and in many ways flawed. But for me? I love the hell out of it and played it through with my friend this weekend. We've been waiting for a game like this for a long time and we were quite pleased even with all the jank, the bad pacing, the shit story, the nonattachment to the characters...

I think that, in the end, this was a blast because we treated it like a B movie. The fighting itself, for us, was extremely addicting and satisfieing.

As for the people posting making it sound like anyone who likes this game is "wrong"

Yea...really?

as for L4D2, I enjoyed it for a short period of time, but got tired of it far too quickly, not my kinda game.

#15 Posted by TheHumanDove (2523 posts) -

I think dead island is great. I only play it co-op with my friends though, so that might influence my opinion. One of the more fun games I've played all year

#16 Edited by ryanwho (12082 posts) -

@SethPhotopoulos said:

@ryanwho said:

Boring first person game has RPG elements, is beloved. I guess this is the new paradigm.

No. Its more like "A game that sells well has a lot of different people with different backgrounds, different things going on in their lives, different views, etc get a game. The people that don't like it think that other people are wrong or dumb for liking it (or less often the opposite) then write snarky comments on the internet like this. 'Boring first person game has RPG elements, is beloved. I guess this is the new paradigm.' thus making them seem snobbish without really having any reason to be."

That's more of a mouth full though.

You've really got all your mileage out of that community college psych course, huh. You don't have to like what I said, but you basically called me presumptuous and then said some far more presumptuous things so you look like an ass, little bit. Little bit. But that's cool, don't flip out.

#17 Posted by SethPhotopoulos (5205 posts) -

@ryanwho said:

@SethPhotopoulos said:

@ryanwho said:

Boring first person game has RPG elements, is beloved. I guess this is the new paradigm.

No. Its more like "A game that sells well has a lot of different people with different backgrounds, different things going on in their lives, different views, etc get a game. The people that don't like it think that other people are wrong or dumb for liking it (or less often the opposite) then write snarky comments on the internet like this. 'Boring first person game has RPG elements, is beloved. I guess this is the new paradigm.' thus making them seem snobbish without really having any reason to be."

That's more of a mouth full though.

You've really got all your mileage out of that community college psych course, huh. You don't have to like what I said, but you basically called me presumptuous and then said some far more presumptuous things so you look like an ass, little bit. Little bit. But that's cool, don't flip out.

I didn't say I wasn't an ass too.

#18 Posted by ryanwho (12082 posts) -

@SethPhotopoulos said:

@ryanwho said:

@SethPhotopoulos said:

@ryanwho said:

Boring first person game has RPG elements, is beloved. I guess this is the new paradigm.

No. Its more like "A game that sells well has a lot of different people with different backgrounds, different things going on in their lives, different views, etc get a game. The people that don't like it think that other people are wrong or dumb for liking it (or less often the opposite) then write snarky comments on the internet like this. 'Boring first person game has RPG elements, is beloved. I guess this is the new paradigm.' thus making them seem snobbish without really having any reason to be."

That's more of a mouth full though.

You've really got all your mileage out of that community college psych course, huh. You don't have to like what I said, but you basically called me presumptuous and then said some far more presumptuous things so you look like an ass, little bit. Little bit. But that's cool, don't flip out.

I didn't say I wasn't an ass too.

We're ass to ass right now.

#19 Posted by SethPhotopoulos (5205 posts) -

@ryanwho said:

We're ass to ass right now.

The best way to tumble.

#20 Posted by Subjugation (4719 posts) -

@Redbullet685 said:

I like Dead Island a lot.

#21 Posted by Capum15 (4852 posts) -

Opinions, how do they work?

#22 Posted by Vodun (2370 posts) -

Yeah, well... That's like, just your opinion man.

#23 Posted by mazik765 (2315 posts) -

Well I like this game.

#24 Posted by Red (5994 posts) -

I haven't played the game--I'll probably pick it up once it goes on sale--but your complaint about gameplay

"Chop his arm off, break his arm, hit him in the head, watch dps counters float off enemies"

Can be said about every game.

Halo: Shoot him with a machine gun, shoot him with a shotgun. Melee that guy.

SotC: Jump on that guy from a building, jump on that guy from your house. Stab them.

Mario: Jump on this, jump on that, jump on him, jump on her.

I just hate it when people put a simplify what you do in a game and call it a criticism.

#25 Posted by sirdesmond (1234 posts) -

Chess is boring too. It's all like... take this piece with that piece, then take this piece with that piece... I got bored after about one match. Three matches... ugh... it was unbearable.

#26 Posted by onarum (2063 posts) -

@Vodun said:

Yeah, well... That's like, just your opinion man.

I am the walrus.

#27 Posted by neoepoch (1293 posts) -

@Red said:

I just hate it when people put a simplify what you do in a game and call it a criticism.

It is one of the laziest forms of criticisms, aside from saying it has flaws and not expanding on that.

#28 Posted by Nettacki (1317 posts) -

@onarum said:

@Vodun said:

Yeah, well... That's like, just your opinion man.

I am the walrus.

I BURIED PAUL

#29 Posted by Sackmanjones (4682 posts) -

Yo I like dis game!

#30 Posted by SeriouslyNow (8534 posts) -

@Beaudacious:I think you're in need of the advanced settings. With them the game looks like this:-

#31 Posted by ryanwho (12082 posts) -

@Red said:

I haven't played the game--I'll probably pick it up once it goes on sale--but your complaint about gameplay

"Chop his arm off, break his arm, hit him in the head, watch dps counters float off enemies"

Can be said about every game.

Halo: Shoot him with a machine gun, shoot him with a shotgun. Melee that guy.

SotC: Jump on that guy from a building, jump on that guy from your house. Stab them.

Mario: Jump on this, jump on that, jump on him, jump on her.

I just hate it when people put a simplify what you do in a game and call it a criticism.

Not really. Your examples are general strategies that tend to work. His statement is a very specific strategy that appears to work every time on every creature. Your SOTC example is especially asinine. He's not simplifying the gameplay, he gave you every step he uses to beat every enemy in the game.

#32 Posted by GunslingerPanda (4689 posts) -

Ha, why did anyone reply to this thread? You guys are dumb.

#33 Posted by Levio (1784 posts) -

Similarly, I still don't get why people fawned over Borderlands. It's quests were MMO-level repetitive, and the guns hardly changed as you upgraded them unless you got a really special epic/legendary item.

But everyone likes different games so who cares. I bet very few people enjoy turn-based MMO's as much as I do (Spiral Knights, Kingdom of Loathing).

#34 Posted by SeriouslyNow (8534 posts) -

@ryanwho said:

@Red said:

I haven't played the game--I'll probably pick it up once it goes on sale--but your complaint about gameplay

"Chop his arm off, break his arm, hit him in the head, watch dps counters float off enemies"

Can be said about every game.

Halo: Shoot him with a machine gun, shoot him with a shotgun. Melee that guy.

SotC: Jump on that guy from a building, jump on that guy from your house. Stab them.

Mario: Jump on this, jump on that, jump on him, jump on her.

I just hate it when people put a simplify what you do in a game and call it a criticism.

Not really. Your examples are general strategies that tend to work. His statement is a very specific strategy that appears to work every time on every creature. Your SOTC example is especially asinine. He's not simplifying the gameplay, he gave you every step he uses to beat every enemy in the game.

I'd love to see an example of that process in action with multiple enemies on you including some of the larger ones at the same time. There isn't an example because it's a fucking statement, not a rule of thumb. You have a habit of talking from your bum and thinking you're being informative.

#35 Posted by Valames (726 posts) -

I just completed this game after not wanting it at all until I saw the quick look. It was one of the most entertaining games I have played all year. It did a great job of making me feel like I was part of a group of people trying to do things to survive. The mundane tasks were made more exciting by the constant threat of danger the world presents. I love always feeling like I have to keep moving, otherwise an infected zombie would have me dead in seconds. I loved this game, and I hope it gets a sequel. Maybe not game of the year, but a damn enjoyable game. I played the

PC version as well. The only real bugs I ran into were instant dying while kicking a beach ball and some quests not showing up after I picked them up.

I hate how binary user reviews of this game are. It is either love or hate. It's a great game. Not the best game, but a great game. Definitely not an awful game.

#36 Posted by JoeyRavn (4961 posts) -

I absolutely love the game, but I admit it's a technical disaster. The PC port is especially guilty of this. No option to enable VSync? Bullshit, mate.

#37 Posted by SeriouslyNow (8534 posts) -

@JoeyRavn said:

I absolutely love the game, but I admit it's a technical disaster. The PC port is especially guilty of this. No option to enable VSync? Bullshit, mate.

Can't force Vsync in your GPU drivers?

#38 Posted by Valames (726 posts) -

@JoeyRavn: You can force vsync using notepad by adjusting the settings doc.

#39 Posted by razorzxz (180 posts) -

@Redbullet685 said:

I like Dead Island a lot.

#40 Posted by Cowmeat (142 posts) -

@Redbullet685 said:

I like Dead Island a lot.

I'm having a lot of fun doing stupid stuff with my friends.

#41 Posted by SlasherMan (1725 posts) -

@JoeyRavn said:

I absolutely love the game, but I admit it's a technical disaster. The PC port is especially guilty of this. No option to enable VSync? Bullshit, mate.

D3DOverrider (Bundled with Rivatuner) is your friend. I don't even use the default VSync setting in games anymore because they don't allow for Triple Buffering.

Also, I like this game a lot too. Playing with a bunch of friends on PC, and it's a lot of addictive fun. Looks pretty good to me and runs very well on my old machine.

#42 Posted by valrog (3671 posts) -

A lot of people with disagree with you. I haven't played it yet myself, but I heard mostly praise from people I know that are playing it.

#43 Posted by hoossy (933 posts) -

@ryanwho said:

@SethPhotopoulos said:

@ryanwho said:

@SethPhotopoulos said:

@ryanwho said:

Boring first person game has RPG elements, is beloved. I guess this is the new paradigm.

No. Its more like "A game that sells well has a lot of different people with different backgrounds, different things going on in their lives, different views, etc get a game. The people that don't like it think that other people are wrong or dumb for liking it (or less often the opposite) then write snarky comments on the internet like this. 'Boring first person game has RPG elements, is beloved. I guess this is the new paradigm.' thus making them seem snobbish without really having any reason to be."

That's more of a mouth full though.

You've really got all your mileage out of that community college psych course, huh. You don't have to like what I said, but you basically called me presumptuous and then said some far more presumptuous things so you look like an ass, little bit. Little bit. But that's cool, don't flip out.

I didn't say I wasn't an ass too.

We're ass to ass right now.

this is the hottest thing I've ever read...

#44 Posted by McShank (1629 posts) -

36 hours of SINGLE PLAYER action beating it while trying to get every achiev / quest done and I just started it again with the same character to get lvl 50 and start on some co-op. Game looks great for having mutiplayer options and is not ever game repetitive? Tell me what game is not repetitive while playing. Is COD just shooting people? Is Assassins creed just killing people and getting from 1 point to another? Is mario not about saving the princess? The pc version controls are easy and the menu's are simple to navigate which i am not understanding your bitching. You bash the team who made the game yet have you even made something that can beat pong? Did they have a gun to your head saying you were forced to buy it? Until you come up with some actual reasons then STFU. This is like the 20th post about people getting butt hurt about this game that so far has been getting great scores and is actually a fun game. Maybe if you spent less time bitching and moaning you could find the good.

#45 Posted by Valames (726 posts) -

@McShank: I'll have your children. Couldn't have said it better myself.

#46 Posted by Sooty (8082 posts) -

I think the quests are pretty ass in the game but I can understand why people may like it. I just didn't enjoy it in the end.

My save getting corrupted didn't help.

#47 Posted by McShank (1629 posts) -

@Sooty said:

I think the quests are pretty ass in the game but I can understand why people may like it. I just didn't enjoy it in the end.

My save getting corrupted didn't help.

My save only got corrupted after day 1 patch but that was seen coming a mile away. Also the ps3 has to be patched soon since that is the version right now with glitches that are still game breaking. And yes the quests do get pretty mundane at times but i think the idea of killing more zombies just made me want to do them even more. Also i hate skipping things in games since i paid money to play it, i might as well get everything it has to offer. The ending did seem kind of stale but when i pressed continue after beating it and it said I keep items and stats / level, I became happy again as getting to lvl 37 was hard enough as it was so getting level 50 is gonna take just as long.

#48 Posted by Beaudacious (927 posts) -

I never said i was stating anything other than my opinion, and made no judgement on anyone else. Talk about fanboys (now i am judging others).

Anyways i talked to steam customer support and got a refund cause of the buggieness, hooray for nice customer support.

#49 Posted by Elusionar (309 posts) -

I like watching people play dead Island, but I cant stand playing it.

#50 Posted by Agent47 (1894 posts) -

@Beaudacious:Well the PC version did get the worse treatment it is the most buggiest version.Plus it misses the awesome analog option that consoles get that really make the game more unique and satisfying.As for L4D ripoff I say jajaja Dead Island has way more depth and more going on to compare it to L4D.Besides L4D in it's own right isn't even that great.Just another FPS made off the source engine.But hey say whatever you want their is always that one guy.

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