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Posted by Yummylee

Err...

I actually think Dead Island 2 looks surprisingly cool, this... not so much.

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Posted by Spitznock

My. This does not look very good visually.

Posted by ThePantheon

The sequel is ALSO coming to PC.

Edited by ThePantheon

Oh also this looks like a PS2 game or something. Jesus!!!!!!

Posted by lowestformofwit

I think they are beginning to oversaturate the market with Dead Island games.

I still don't really understand the difference between Dead Island 2 and Dying Light and how Riptide seems to have not been Dead Island 2 after all. I certainly don't need a third to make things even more confusing.

It's beginning to feel like Guitar Hero all over again.

Still, Dying Light looks to be fun. Looking forward to that next year.

Posted by onarum

yuck! they made it look like borderlands...

Also if you make your dead island game NOT combat focused you already failed

Posted by Yummylee

@lowestformofwit: Tonally and visually Dying Light and Dead Island 2 actually look to be pretty distinctive from one another. Plus, Dead Island 2 will retain the analogue combat, whereas Dying Light won't. And of course Dying Light's focus seems to be more squarely on the parkour stuff and constantly being on the move, whereas Dead Island 2 looks to be more Dead Island, just much, much prettier and more stupid.

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Posted by MooseyMcMan

Zombie game where you play as a photographer? Never heard that one before.

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Posted by Glottery

Woops, thought this was a second trailer for Dead Island 2 at first. That would've been quite something...

Posted by paulunga

This game looks like Borderlands with zombies. Might be okay, if the writing isn't as abysmal and in your face as that games.

Posted by Odie_Esty

Wait what? There's another dead island game? That isn't dead island 2?

Posted by Thievius

This is the kind of game that comes out in the late stages of a console's life and sells at a discounted price. I'm gonna guess $39.99.

Posted by Fuwano

Needs more trucks!

Posted by Sparky_Buzzsaw

Huh. I kinda like that cartoonish art style. Not a big fan of stealth games.

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Posted by Deusoma

@odie_esty said:

Wait what? There's another dead island game? That isn't dead island 2?

Your comment has just made me realize that Dead Island 2 will actually be the fifth Dead Island game, which is a bit odd, even for the gaming industry.

Posted by snakedance

This looks like XIII meets Dead Island. I'm kind of there. It'll be hated, though.

Posted by Mr_Creeper

Huh. I kinda like that cartoonish art style.

Same here. Sometimes shaking up the look of a franchise can help revitalize it. Who knows?

I'll at least give this a go and decide for myself once it's out.

Posted by Knigge

Ah shit, someone's making a game for the PS2?

Posted by katsu044

How has there now been 5 dead Island games in development?! HUH

art style was okay though.

Edited by geirr

Let me enter snarky and presumptuous mode here so I can be a pro. "Wow, good job. Slapping filters on old assets and geometry. Well done. Such an interesting and nuanced character too I'm sure. I always wondered how a 30 year old white man with short hair and 5-o-clock shadow would tackle a zombie situation. Can't wait to see how this plays out."

Posted by Dark_Lord_Spam

For someone who's losing his damn mind, his hair gel technique is superb.

Posted by Luthorcrow

They gave the game the "teen sheen". What a train wreck. It's the bastard child of Borderlands and Dead Rising. Kill it now!

Posted by FulgoreSenpai

Still not sure if we should be calling them current consoles still, but with not much noteworthy crap on PS4/Xbone I could lean towards either. I might still play the borderlands pre-sequal but I will most likely pass on this.