Not that guy. You really can't tell him to do anything. Once you say he can come along he just sort of does his own thing. You cannot interact with him like the other followers. Mine just ran away from me and attacked 2 giants. So that was the end of him. I'm debating if it is worth it to load a previous save and keep him alive.
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So far, coolest moment for me was when I was fighting a Giant. I had nearly killed him then suddenly found myself stuck against a wall of rock, out of stamina, out of magic. Then out of nowhere a sabertooth attacked the Giant and distracted it long enough for me to back away. I finished off the Giant and then decided to let the cat live for helping me... I ran like hell from it because it wasn't so friendly.
However, it was at that same time that my follower vanished and has been a problem since. She just vanished. Now I can't get a new follower because I haven't dismissed the first one. She isn't in my house or where I first found her. So I'm ranging back and forth in the area I lost her hoping she turns up but so far no luck.
I found her. She was standing in the middle of an open field as if I told her to wait there (which I didn't). Whatever, time to dismiss her.
@truckington: Damn, that just has me more confused. I can't make that jive with anything I'm thinking. I'm sure I'll slap myself when I figure it out.
Oh, nevermind. Got it. I was totally looking for the right thing but the wrong way. I was looking for some concept to describe doing something stupid with a franchise because they are out of ideas rather than the concept for what those games are.
I know I'm going to kick myself on forefathers. I feel like I'm on the right path (especially in light of the hint from Forcen about the history of the developer) but I'm just not finding it.
I'm sure everybody has the same two archaeologists. The third... you couldn't buy a hint off me for any number of rupees.
I'm struggling. I've got the characters and the weapons but I can't get the planets or the games. I have 1 planet (from another recently released game) and 1 game that uses rage (not even totally sure which it was but I think it was a different recently released game) but everything else (even if it flat out says it has a rage meter in the description) is popping the quest. So... with the site all but unusable right now I think I'll just back off for a bit.
By the time you finish the game (or at least for me) you have enough points that you have pretty much put points into everything you want and are just filling out the rest of the stuff. My highest level character is... somewhere between 37 and 42 (I sort of lost track) and I was putting points into things I didn't care about at all simple because everything important for my play style was maxed.
What I'm saying is you really shouldn't need a point reset, if you screwed up and put points somewhere you don't like try not to sweat it.
I thought the ending was a joke. Like there had to be another stage to the boss or something. I didn't even bother to use my good weapons, just a modded rifle that did fire damage. Unloaded on him until I was out of ammo, ran back to the ammo pile and then did it again. Rinse and repeat until dead. Didn't bother to even try anything else because this worked flawlessly. Kinda lame really, regular Infected were harder to deal with sometimes than the boss.
Though, I still had a great time with the game even encountering a few problems. I wasn't really playing for the story but for the atmosphere and the zombie killing. It did that part pretty well.
@shadystx: For about 10 minutes I was pissed. Like rip the game out of my 360 and throw it at the wall pissed. I've never been mad at a video game before. Never been a controller thrower or anything but this just got to me. Then I realized while it sucks I had two very simple options. Never play it again or continue to play it. There is a lot of enjoyment to be had, even with weird and occasionally horrible problems. I'm glad I didn't quit. I finished my first play through today and fully intend to go through at least once more with a different character.
The loot is certainly a motivator but for me it is about the exploration and environment/atmosphere. I have good equipment but I often try to run around with just my fists or a simple wooden plank. It heightens the tension and forces me to RUN AWAY! frequently rather than stand and fight. There have been times I've been chased by a horde and made it to someplace safe and I realize I've been holding my breath on the edge of my seat. For me that's a game that is doing something right.
While I agree releasing a game with so many obvious flaws is certainly a bad thing I also really like a lot of things Dead Island does. I feel I have more than gotten my moneys worth from it and will continue to play it even more. Seeing what they have managed to make beyond the bugs gives me hope they could create something just as good but more polished the next time around.
This all goes back to something that happened a bunch of years ago. A demo disc of some sort that included Viewtiful Joe (Playstation Magazine maybe, too lazy to go look up the details) had a flaw that erased peoples memory cards. There was something of an outrage about this, people were demanding blood. My card got wiped too. My reaction: Oh well, I'll just have to play those games again I guess. Seriously, what is the point of a clear game save that you never touch? Does it somehow make you feel good just knowing you have it. Like a trophy of sorts? Games are meant to be played so if a save gets lost but the game is still good then play it again, enjoy it again.
Yeah, it's not a perfect solution by any means but it helps. I lost all my weapons but that turned out okay, I found much better almost right away.
But the blueprints is a pain. I went back and did all the side missions I could and that gave me a bunch and I found some along the way. But some are only main quest rewards I think (I never paid too much attention to where I was getting them). Took me a long while before I got a mod to electrify blades again which is my primary tool.
What is a little weird is regardless of where you are when you last save it will load your location based on the chapter (I think that's what is happening). So I have been loading in the Jungle even though I saved in the Church. But if it loads I don't care.