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Edited by jonnyboy

The first Dead Island was a broken mess. Funny at first, but when I am told to follow a guy who falls down the steps of his own house, ragdolls face-first into his own campfire and dies with a 'follow' icon remaining over his dead corpse, it becomes far less funny.

Edited by Marokai

@jonnyboy said:

The first Dead Island was a broken mess. Funny at first, but when I am told to follow a guy who falls down the steps of his own house, ragdolls face-first into his own campfire and dies with a 'follow' icon remaining over his dead corpse, it becomes far less funny.

I dunno, that sounds pretty hilarious.

Edited by arimajinn

too bad... was hoping for a big improvement over dead island...

Edited by peritus

Yeah this is a bummer :(

I do like "nextspansion"

Edited by hellforce

@ouren said:

OH BOY HERE WE GO :L

What does this emoticon mean?

It means he's had a stroke.

Posted by The_Grindilow

Are they even using the exact same music scores? I did enjoy Dead Island, but I have no interest to play another one at the moment.

Posted by dropabombonit

Vinny referencing a Glasgow kiss was the best part of this QL because man this game looks rough

Edited by NannyBuckles

Whole lotta comments for such a crappy game.

Posted by AssInAss

If you want to hear some Brits (Videogamer TV) shit all over the game in a funny manner, here you go:

Posted by Rafaelfc

Dead Island should never have had a sequel (or spinoff, or whatever), that game got REALLY boring in it's back-end

Posted by VargasPrime

It's probably been pointed out, but the scream that Vinny was talking about is the "Howie scream", and it was, indeed, the callout sound effect used for the Terran Academy in Starcraft.

It got it's nickname from Howie Long's death scene in "Broken Arrow", even though that wasn't where the scream originated.

Posted by VoidProd

extension pack?

Posted by Arrested_Developer

This quick look has retroactively unsold me on the first game.

Posted by namesonkel

This is the Crysis: Warhead of Dead Island?

Posted by dvdwalker8

Nexpansion is a pretty good one, Vinny.

Edited by Edmundus

@jonnyboy said:

The first Dead Island was a broken mess. Funny at first, but when I am told to follow a guy who falls down the steps of his own house, ragdolls face-first into his own campfire and dies with a 'follow' icon remaining over his dead corpse, it becomes far less funny.

I can't stop laughing at that image, brilliant stuff.

Edited by facepoppies

@captcommando4: Honestly, I think the leap between saints row 2 and 3 made the series a lot crappier.

Edited by Shimmy

Recyquel.

Descriptive, if a bit clumsy.

Edited by Bell_End

@captcommando4: Honestly, I think the leap between saints row 2 and 3 made the series a lot crappier.

i thought the exact opposite.

guess dev's can't please everyone

Edited by DeadDorf

It's a standalone expansion pack, @brad. What do you object to about that classification? It's not called Dead Island 2, and there have been plenty of other standalone expansion packs.

Edited by JamieOD

So it's more Dead Island. Not new Dead Island, improved Dead Island or modified Dead Island. Just more Dead Island.

Edited by Diplomacy

Equel?

Posted by jonnyboy
Edited by MeatSim

Who ever approved of removing the trucks should be fired and should be blacklisted from the games industry.

Posted by RVonE
Edited by Rolyatkcinmai

Brad hating this means it's probably exactly what I want; more coop Dead Island.

Posted by ThreeRoneC

I rather play like the first hour or two in Dead Island, then play this right now. I agree with Brad and think the first game when you're at the resort area is the best part. I haven't played the DLC for the first one. Maybe I'll just buy that.

Posted by radioactivez0r

So basically, and I can't believe I'm saying this, Deep Silver should have followed Capcom's lead? i.e. Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen released the same day, is a stand alone expansion, but contains the original game and a bunch of improvements and new content. I had lots of fun with Dead Island so I can pick this up on sale.

And Brad, oh man, why are you waiting until the walkers are in an attack animation before swinging at them? Kick and crush, duder.

Posted by Will_M

Fuck the ombudsman. This shit is an expansion pack dressed as a sequel.

Posted by Tikicobra

That reload animation on that gun, good god.

Posted by Sweetz

@jaxley said:

Standalone expansion = Expandalone.

@shojiro said:

Recyc-quel.

Both of these are good, though I personally would style the latter as "recyquel"

Posted by secretrob

Nighquel. Pronounced like the night time cough syrup. Nigh as in near or almost.

Edited by Cybexx

I think Relic already coined this type of follow-up, which is stand-alone expansion.

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Edited by Turhaya

"He never liked it". Perfect ending.

Thanks Brad and Vinny! What a shame.

Edited by BPRJCTX

The worst Porn sites out there, have a better video player...

It's just horrible..

Edited by FreedomTown

Not sure what the confusion is over calling this an expansion. It is an expansion. A ridiculously expensive expansion, but an expansion none-the-less.

Reviewers always act like this isn't a very "good" game. Yet they all seem to play it and had a blast playing it. Brad even admits, reluctantly, that he spent " way too much time" playing the first Dead Island. In my book, if you play a game "way too much", and have a lot of fun playing it, then the game is a pretty damn good game.

Posted by Ubrasaur

That scream mentioned (the ghost academy one) is the second most famous scream. It is the Howie scream.

Edited by darkest4

Don't you want people to watch videos on your site? Cause this video player is still god awful. It kept randomly going over to something that looked like less that 240p, unwatchable. Freezes, can't seek, ugh. Off to youtube again.

Posted by ProfessorEss

Kinda makin me want to pop Dead Island back in.

Edited by Zevvion

Not sure what the confusion is over calling this an expansion. It is an expansion. A ridiculously expensive expansion, but an expansion none-the-less.

Reviewers always act like this isn't a very "good" game. Yet they all seem to play it and had a blast playing it. Brad even admits, reluctantly, that he spent " way too much time" playing the first Dead Island. In my book, if you play a game "way too much", and have a lot of fun playing it, then the game is a pretty damn good game.

Can't speak globally, but it's in the full priced range where I live. You do not require the original game to play this. That all doesn't seem like an expansion. It is true that expansion... well.... expand upon the game that's already in place, so in that sense this would qualify as an expansion I guess?

Either way, whether it is an expansion or not will not matter for the rating of the game. If it were an expansion, it is far too high priced for just an expansion and should have featured full fledged sequel-like content. If it's not an expansion, than it's priced far too high and needs to drastically lower its price.

I think the ombudsman said it well in one sentence in the podcast: the asking price is far too high for what it is.

Posted by TinyGrasshopper

Vinny figured it out at the end. nextspansion. A standalone game that is too expensive to be considered an expansion pack, has a full game time's worth of content, but shamelessly rehashes the original game like an expansion pack or DLC would.

Not sure what the confusion is over calling this an expansion. It is an expansion. A ridiculously expensive expansion, but an expansion none-the-less.

Reviewers always act like this isn't a very "good" game. Yet they all seem to play it and had a blast playing it. Brad even admits, reluctantly, that he spent " way too much time" playing the first Dead Island. In my book, if you play a game "way too much", and have a lot of fun playing it, then the game is a pretty damn good game.

I wouldn't say that. There are lots of times where you can spend a lot of time playing a game, but not enjoy it, where it feels like drudgery. AC3 Revelations: Good enough to make me keep playing, boring enough to make me wish I was doing something else with my time.

Edited by Thrustache

@marokai said:

@jonnyboy said:

The first Dead Island was a broken mess. Funny at first, but when I am told to follow a guy who falls down the steps of his own house, ragdolls face-first into his own campfire and dies with a 'follow' icon remaining over his dead corpse, it becomes far less funny.

I dunno, that sounds pretty hilarious.

I am starting to think that Techland is a group of brilliant trolls making money off what makes them laugh.

Edited by apoloimagod

I don't understand why this game even exists...

Posted by fluxbit
Posted by StageLXdk

It just came out and it's already 1.4?!

Edited by Brackynews

Seeing "Henry Boyle" just makes me want to rename all the NPCs to dead characters on LOST. (Henry Gale)

@sweetz said:

Both of these are good, though I personally would style the latter as "recyquel"

Nighquel. Pronounced like the night time cough syrup. Nigh as in near or almost.

Re-cyyyy-quel will sell your D-L-Cs.

Posted by jasondesante

just wanted to say that not letting me click "youtube" and it saying I need to be a paid member of this site to simply watch the youtube on this site (the youtube vid works a lot better than GB's hosted videos)......all that did was make me go to youtube to watch this video.

Good job keeping the traffic on giantbomb.com what a fail by hiding a free service (youtube) behind a paywall you just made sure I check your youtube channel for videos and only come on here for forums since the news has dwindled in the past years.

Sorry guys, don't wanna be negative I love giantbomb, but god dammit why did you hide a free service behind a paywall you cant all be that stupid.

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