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Posted by Mr48

Finally!

Edited by MildMolasses

Why did it take so long for them to release footage? There was so much good buzz about this after E3

Posted by hughesie27

Dem Graphics!

Edited by I_Stay_Puft

Wouldn't it be funny if this is just Dead Island Riptide!

Edited by NathanXplosion

Looks good but I hope that frame rate is legit.

Posted by yeliwofthecorn

Honestly, there seem to be so many different ideas in here that I wonder if they will all work. You've got free-running open world, fluid movement systems, melee combat, weapon customization, "super moves" (like the ground pound and X-ray kills), rescuing survivors, watching people transform into zombies, fighting humans, collecting supplies, etc. etc. and then another level of survival horror on top of that.

I'm not getting a clear feel for what this game is trying to be, and the mechanics shown here seem to be tonally all over the place. Maybe they can pull it off, but I am definitely going to be watching this game with some level of trepidation.

Edited by masterpaperlink

animations courtesy of mirrors edge

Edited by Oginam

Glad to see they're going more serious and open world with this one. Technical problems aside, my larger issue with the original Dead Island was how quest focused it was and a lot of the characters were too cartoonish for the situation.

Posted by Russcat

Had a lot of fun with the early areas of Dead Island. Will definitely be keeping an eye on this one.

Edited by Humanity

Player not working again.

Posted by lead_farmer

I wonder whether the day/night will cycle on its own or be dependent on progress on objectives.

Edited by TinyGrasshopper
@mildmolasses said:

Why did it take so long for them to release footage? There was so much good buzz about this after E3

maybe the build wasn't ready

Dem Graphics!

^ this

Edited by mintyice

Is it just more or is the video player not working for this?

Posted by ChernobylCow

That dude must do a lot of cardio.

Edited by 5Figh

i hated, hated, hated Dead Island but maybe the parkour could be the thing that hooks me this time around. mirrors edge is one of my favourite games and it looks like they literally just ripped it right out of that lol

also as an aside, I'd like to see a zombie game where the zombies are there cause they represent something like they did in the George Romero films and not just there cause they're a popular enemy. I'm sure there must be at least one game that's done that before, this doesn't look like its gonna be another one though.

Posted by mak_wikus

It's the Thomas Was Alone's and AssCreed's voice actor, right?

Posted by cooljammer00

@mildmolasses said:

Why did it take so long for them to release footage? There was so much good buzz about this after E3

maybe the build wasn't ready

This video is probably almost entirely scripted, as all of these sorts of videos are.

Posted by Clonedzero

Looks pretty cool. I just have issues with using melee weapons in first person view. It's always awkward.

Edited by Humanity

So do the zombies become vampires at night? Have we finally crossed that boundary where one is not enough anymore.

Edited by Pepeman

Well, this certainly didn't take the WIND out of my sails in terms of hype.....

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Edited by Sooty

It's made by Techland. I didn't know that.

Interest level: 0%

Those graphics aren't very good. The lighting is masking a lot of aliasing and poor textures, but hey, it's not out for a while.

Edited by Vuud

What the fucking foxtrot?! Age gate for site members?!

Well, I seem to remember Jeff describing this exact video at E3, with hearing a 'random' scream and going to look for a survivor. Dead Island was the year's biggest disappointment when it turned out to be a shitty Diablo-ARPG grinder and not survival horror.

Edited by LoktarOgar

Looking at this video, I don't see what all the hype was about. Sure, I guess it's kinda pretty, but gameplay wise? Those animations seem long enough to get annoying after 5 minutes. An electric knife that doesn't do anything, hokey animations, and, fucking zombies man.

Posted by LoktarOgar

Looking at this video, I don't see what all the hype was about. Sure, I guess it's kinda pretty, but gameplay wise? Those animations seem long enough to get annoying after 5 minutes. An electric knife that doesn't do anything, hokey animations, and, fucking zombies man.

Posted by geirr

Skeptic due to the whole Dead Island abomination, but the first level there was fun so there might be hope.

Posted by reelife

I'm a sucker for zombie games, so Im in :]

Posted by geirr

Skeptic due to the whole Dead Island abomination, but the first level there was fun so there might be hope.

Posted by Terranova

@sooty: It quite clearly said at the start Pre- Alpha build ie that build hadn't even gone into the alpha stage never mind Beta, so what do you expect, I thought it looked pretty good for the stage it was at many pre-alpha builds barely have textures.

Posted by wrecks

I dug most of the 1st Dead Island. If they've refined that game and created a better story it could be really cool.

Posted by MariachiMacabre

Looks so much more interesting that Dead Island was. And the nighttime stuff looks genuinely creepy and exciting.

Posted by Lysergica33

You guys complain too much. A more refined Dead Island (a great game with great ideas marred by poor execution) with free-running and hopefully some proper stealth mechanics? Sign me the eff up.

Posted by DeathbyYeti

this techdemo, techland, and the fact that is dead island but with more running are all flags to the status quo and ignore

Posted by theglobe88

Looks really ambitious, hope they can pull it off.

As for the graphics, hey man, if you want your game to have a longer shelf life, it's all about that 60 FPS. I don't care if the next generation of consoles doesn't look photorealistic. As long as its chugging at a smooth-as-silk 60 FPS, I'm sold.

Posted by Vod_Crack

I don't understand why this isn't a Dead Island game. Maybe WB and Techland made a deal a while back but it just seems strange.

Posted by spilledmilkfactory

It's weird how Techland now has two franchises that are essentially the same thing

Posted by The_Nubster

This looks really interesting. I hope that it plays this well, or anywhere near this well, during unscripted moments.

Edited by AngriGhandi

(Did every game company get together and decide they were going to make their game trailers narrated walkthroughs from now on? We've had... quite a few of those lately. It's weird.)

Hopefully these different systems work well together - I wonder if the ability to quickly free-run everywhere would be at odds with the "stop constantly to scavenge for supplies" survival elements. Or maybe it just doesn't have those elements? Hopefully they've thought about it.

Hitting zombies with bats still looks pretty boring though. But I can just drop kick them constantly instead! So that's good.

Edited by magicwalnuts

They're making a lot of promises that, after Dead Island, will no doubt fall through.

Edited by AngriGhandi

(Did every game company get together and decide they were going to make their game trailers narrated walkthroughs from now on? We've had... quite a few of those lately. It's weird.)

Hopefully these different systems work well together - I wonder if the ability to quickly free-run everywhere would be at odds with the "stop constantly to scavenge for supplies" survival elements. Or maybe it just doesn't have those elements? Hopefully they've thought about it.

Hitting zombies with bats still looks pretty boring though. Fortunately, I can just drop kick them constantly instead! So that's good.

Posted by BenderUnit22

I can't stand zombie games because every time I get hung up on how dumb the concept of zombies is. They ruin everything from Walking Dead to Last of Us for me. Nice graphics, but no cigar, get back to me when you have enemies that even remotely make sense.

Posted by LarryDavis

animations courtesy of mirros edge

please don't insult Mirror's Edge like this

Edited by cb1115

Dat foliage

Posted by TheManWithNoPlan

I'm "Dying" to see more of this when development's through.

Posted by Rorie

@humanity: I'm guessing you're using Chrome? For some reason the agegate is screwing things up for a small portion of users (myself included). I have a bug in for it.

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Edited by scaramoosh

FOOL ME ONCE

Posted by billyhoush

I'm using the latest Safari and the video player only works half the time.

Posted by 5Figh

It's the Thomas Was Alone's and AssCreed's voice actor, right?

lol no not even close

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