234 Comments
Posted by Variable_

cool

Posted by grbear

Neat trailer

Posted by DBoy

Absolutely brilliant trailer. Let's hope the game lives up to it.

Posted by Yummylee

Such an awesome trailer. Been butchered from every angle already, with so many different songs, edits and remixes.

Posted by Slaker117

Kind of ballsy of them to beat up a little girl in such an explicit way. Cheap, but rare enough to still be a little shocking.

Posted by emem

One of the best gametrailers I know.

Edited by OREOphosphate

  This provokes more feeling than the entire 1st series of The Walking Dead.

Posted by smitty86

So is there any chance the the game will live up to the potential that this trailer gives it?
 
I mean that honestly as I have heard zero about this game until now.

Posted by Evilsbane

Wow..that was..a little moving, been some really good trailers lately.

Posted by Guyzea
@Abyssfull said:
" Such an awesome trailer. Been butchered from every angle already, with so many different songs, edits and remixes. "
Well we haven't seen a This is Sparta remix yet so it hasn't been entirely butchered.
Posted by Zaccheus
@Slaker117: I thought it was great. It brought some "realism" to the zombie outbreak. It's harsh and totally fucked up. That's what makes World War Z amazing too. 
Posted by Getz

now THIS is a good trailer.

Posted by cwdawg1224

Anyone know the title of the music in this trailer?

Posted by tgammet

Does nothing for me. Have they shown gameplay vids yet?

Edited by Sharpshooter
@tgammet: Yeah they showed gameplay trailers back in 2007, with the release date set for 2008.
Posted by Vaile
@smitty86 said:
" So is there any chance the the game will live up to the potential that this trailer gives it?  I mean that honestly as I have heard zero about this game until now. "
From what I hear, first impressions of the game are excellent, but the studio has actually pointed out that this is just one scenario of what could happen to people on the island. 
 
I think Wired has the best reaction to the trailer: "Cautious optimism"  http://www.wired.com/gamelife/2011/02/dead-island-trailer/ 
 
This is what Destructoid had to say:  http://www.destructoid.com/impressions-your-first-look-at-dead-island-194120.phtml 
 
Hope that helped.
Posted by MisterMouse

good trailer... cant wait to see some actual gameplay though.

Posted by ZeroCast

Good CG. Nice marketing.

Posted by Pinworm45

Still absolutely do not see the appeal of the trailer. What am I missing here? It's slowmo zombies backwards and a little girl is involved with 2006 era CG. Completely unoriginal. I'm just not getting why this is praised as a masterpiece genius of a trailer.

Posted by Ghost407

Kind of surprising the emotional response this trailer has produced!

Posted by MrRojan

Oh shit! 

Posted by BigLemon

can't say anything about the game, but that trailer was spectacular. Wow...

Edited by RoadCrewWorkerer

The thing's going viral ( over 900 000 views on IGN's youtube in less than 2 days), congrats to whichever CGI studio made it.


It also reminded me to watch Memento again, so even better!


(Also pinworm is either a predictable awful low effort troll or has to really link whatever game trailer he thinks is 'original' compared to this one right now)

Posted by UberExplodey

post Vinny's Mad World trailer! 

Posted by TerraDelu

Please. Don't. Make. This. Game. Shitty. 

Posted by ryanwho

totally lines up with dark side of the moon uguys

Posted by Deusoma

Too bad it didn't actually come out in 2008, I wasn't so completely burned out on zombies then as I am now. I'm probably gonna pass on this one no matter how good it is just because it's more zombies.

Posted by AndrewB

I'm trying not to get my hopes up too high with as little as I've seen of this game, but that little I have seen is making it hard not to fall in love.

Posted by RecSpec

It's kinda sad that people go "Zombies, pass" 
Understandable, but still a bummer.

Posted by BoringK
@Pinworm45:  I'm with you. Zombies are tired. This trailer is hacky and pretentious. And most CGI from 2006 is better than this.
Posted by mrsmiley

man that was intense. phenomenal trailer.

Posted by Pinworm45
@RoadCrewWorkerer said:
"

(Also pinworm is either a predictable awful low effort troll or has to really link whatever game trailer he thinks is 'original' compared to this one right now)

"
Or I just didn't like the trailer.. I also asked what people think is so good about it. Feel free to give me an answer, cause I'm stumped. 
 
Also, how would I be a predictable troll when you can't even tell? That doesn't even make sense.
Posted by PatPandaHat

Hm, from a first viewing, I kind of like where this is going. From what's on the game's page, I'm kind of getting the possibility of a melee-heavy L4D mated to Dead Rising in the works. Which considering how much I used melee in L4D2, I'm okay with.

Posted by Lukeweizer

Whoa.

Posted by Matiaz_Tapia
@Pinworm45:  
 
 I don't know " the answer", but I can give you mine. Yes you're correct, zombies plus old CG. At the same time when I clicked to see a video of "dead island" I expected something different, not a little girl dying or any effort to make it look like she was a real person ( bad cg makes it uncanny valley and all, but still, unexpected . Specially the last part.) 
  
 So it's reaction based on expectation. Also any other angle would be " oh...zombies again" at this point.
Posted by hawkinson76

I'm not going to watch, my daughter is around that age.

Posted by pepper

If only this wasn't for a zombie game, then I would be pumped for this game. The trailer is still amazing though.

Posted by Chuck_

Phenomenal CG trailer.  It successfully evokes emotion that very few trailers (movies, games or otherwise) have done. One of the best I've ever seen. 

Posted by Olivaw

This is probably the best trailer for any video game I've ever seen and one of the best short films I've ever seen, regardless of origin.
 
What it says about the actual game is minimal, but still. Fuckin' awesome shit.

Posted by Chuck_
@Pinworm45: You have no soul. That is why. 
Posted by GetEveryone

That was devastatingly beautiful. I really enjoyed that; hope the final product is as good as this trailer is.

Posted by Evil_Alaska

So sick of zombies. And also with all the hype this trailer was getting I expected it to be way better. 

Posted by shinluis
@Pinworm45 said:
" Still absolutely do not see the appeal of the trailer. What am I missing here? It's slowmo zombies backwards and a little girl is involved with 2006 era CG. Completely unoriginal. I'm just not getting why this is praised as a masterpiece genius of a trailer. "
I don't get how can you not get this trailer mate. It's quite sad, the music is a incredible piece and zombies have never before been so moving.
Posted by dezvous

Damn. On the whole the animation didn't look so great in spots, but it's tough to tell if that's just because it's being played backwards. The people had their moments but in particular i think 1:50 everything comes together perfectly for a brief instance. 
 
There's no doubt it's incredibly tough to animate and render humans so realistically, but we're getting there. I'm going to download this and play it backwards (forwards).

Posted by Phoenix87

One of the most compelling trailers I've seen in quite some time. Now I'm interested.

Posted by Meteora

One of the most original trailers I've seen to date. It provoked a mix of emotional response from me. :3

Posted by BinaryDragon

This is beautiful, sad yes. But utterly beautiful.

Posted by DBagalot
@pepper said:
" If only this wasn't for a zombie game, then I would be pumped for this game. The trailer is still amazing though. "
Posted by ZombieHunterOG

wow i thought this was cancelled because i didnt hear about it for a while 

Posted by Swick

In a word, wow.