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Quick Look: Dead Island

Brad, Ryan, and Patrick hack through limbs and Dead Island's corpse-infested streets.

Sit back and enjoy as the Giant Bomb team takes an unedited look at the latest video games.

Sep. 6 2011

Cast: Ryan, Brad, Patrick

Posted by: Thomas

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Dead Island

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I hope this game isn't too disappointing

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Cool!

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Wow that's some thumbnail.

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Convince me to waste more money, Giantbomb!

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Brad made me want to buy this game during the live quick look earlier today. I was interested before, but it looks like exactly what I want.

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Sigh I wish this game was as good as it looks here

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I've been waiting all day for this QuickLook.

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Number 8

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Quite a crazy debacle today with Dead Island. I wonder who's responsible for the wrong upload?

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Can the zambies like break into your car while you are in it?That would be siiick.So picking this up this week.No more spoilers for me!

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@cuephat said:
I hope this game isn't too disappointing
Brad said that it's one of his favourite games of the year.
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Is there a new video guy at Whiskey? Cause who's ThomasD?

Edit: This game has a weird looks to it... Some parts look incredibly polished and great looking while other parts look just plain bad.

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I hope dead island 2 just has the Jurassic Park: Lost World story but with zambies.

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similar to Borderlands and Fallout 3?? Tell me more good sir!!

stats, weapon loots, TALENT TREES! FUUUUUUUUUUck yes

let me click on over to steam real quick like...

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THIS GAME IS AWESOME!!! I bought it on a limb and am really enjoying it.

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I'll wait for steam sale.

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Open World Zombie game you say? 
 

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Are you ready for some BLUNT TRAUMA? geddit? ...

@Jazzycola Yes, 2 new video interns started today.

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@superpow: Yeah alot more depth than one would think.The common complaint is it's glitchy but hopeful with a few patches it improve the experience.That aside it looks like tons of fun especially if you got buddies willing to play with you.
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Isla de la Muerte...wait a minute, is this just a video game adaptation of The Lost World?

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This game is kinda crazy. I don't know if it's just me, but I had not heard one thing about it until that trailer came out a few months ago. It seems like everyone got hyped up on it based off of a trailer that showed no gameplay and it actually turned out to be good. Never would have seen that coming.

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@BeefyGrandmole said:

I hope dead island 2 just has the Jurassic Park: Lost World story but with zambies.

A second island where Zombies were bred before they were taken to the original island?

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Hope Steam gives me my refund for this game. Really don't have that kind of money to waste on a bad choice in game purchasing.

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"I'm a sucker for really precise first-person melee." - Brad Shoemaker
 
Another game like that being...?

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@damswedon: Yes they can even learn to open doors.

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Love killing ZOmbies

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that body damage system is awesome.

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I hope the review is out soon.

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I Love when english speakers say "Isla del Muerte", they always miss the "La"  always just the La

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@gladspooky said:
"I'm a sucker for really precise first-person melee." - Brad Shoemaker  Another game like that being...?
Condemned? Kinda?
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So this game is actually alright? Color me shocked.

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@VinceNotVance said:
@gladspooky said:
"I'm a sucker for really precise first-person melee." - Brad Shoemaker  Another game like that being...?
Condemned? Kinda?
Condemned (IMO) has some of the best FPS melee ever, Condemned 2 as well, though not so much as most of the latter half of the game had so much shooting in it.
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It's annoying that the analog control scheme isn't available with mouse and keyboard especially since it's basically the same combat system as Mount and Blade and that works fine with mouse/keyboard.

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@Jazzycola said:

Is there a new video guy at Whiskey? Cause who's ThomasD?

Edit: This game has a weird looks to it... Some parts look incredibly polished and great looking while other parts look just plain bad.

Yea, they just hired a new video dude. Vinny talked about it briefly during that Daggerfall video.

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reminds me of FarCry 2 in a way

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@Hulsey90 said:

@VinceNotVance said:
@gladspookysaid:
"I'm a sucker for really precise first-person melee." - Brad Shoemaker Another game like that being...?
Condemned? Kinda?
Condemned (IMO) has some of the best FPS melee ever, Condemned 2 as well, though not so much as most of the latter half of the game had so much shooting in it.

Zeno Clash!

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Zombies are officially the new WW2 for me.

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@Hulsey90 said:

@VinceNotVance said:
@gladspookysaid:
"I'm a sucker for really precise first-person melee." - Brad Shoemaker Another game like that being...?
Condemned? Kinda?
Condemned (IMO) has some of the best FPS melee ever, Condemned 2 as well, though not so much as most of the latter half of the game had so much shooting in it.

Red steel 2? riddick? Zeno clash? fruit ninja?

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I'm severely freaked out by zombies so I don't even know if I'd be able to play this. In fact I'm getting freaked out typing this comment and listening to Brad Ryan and Patrick talk over the game. I ain't joking I'm freaked out right now.

Edit: Yeah I'm gonna have trouble sleeping. Thanks guys.

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@Tennmuerti: I think zombies are the new WW2 just in general for everyone.
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@BeefyGrandmole said:

@Hulsey90 said:

@VinceNotVance said:
@gladspookysaid:
"I'm a sucker for really precise first-person melee." - Brad Shoemaker Another game like that being...?
Condemned? Kinda?
Condemned (IMO) has some of the best FPS melee ever, Condemned 2 as well, though not so much as most of the latter half of the game had so much shooting in it.

Red steel 2? riddick? Zeno clash? fruit ninja?

Fruit Ninja is second-person. Think about it...
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@gladspooky said:

@BeefyGrandmole said:

@Hulsey90 said:

@VinceNotVance said:
@gladspookysaid:
"I'm a sucker for really precise first-person melee." - Brad Shoemaker Another game like that being...?
Condemned? Kinda?
Condemned (IMO) has some of the best FPS melee ever, Condemned 2 as well, though not so much as most of the latter half of the game had so much shooting in it.

Red steel 2? riddick? Zeno clash? fruit ninja?

Fruit Ninja is second-person. Think about it...

Zenoclash

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@GlenTennis said: 

Zenoclash

This is the best and only true example.
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Anyone else notice that some of the Infected look eerily like Scouts from TF2? 
 
Either way, gotta say, seeing this game extensively in action, looks better than I thought it'd be. I actually want to check it out now.

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@Fistfulofmetal said:

It's annoying that the analog control scheme isn't available with mouse and keyboard especially since it's basically the same combat system as Mount and Blade and that works fine with mouse/keyboard.

This is what I was thinking. They totally could have made it work with a mouse, and it would have been kinda like Daggerfall. Oh well, it's not a big deal though since this game is just fine with a controller.

@WiqidBritt said:

reminds me of FarCry 2 in a way

Both were clearly inspired by Stalker. This one is much better than Far Cry 2 though.

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Brad: "this guy wants gas to burn this bodies"

Patrick: "why can't he go get it himself?"

wtf Patrick, what would be fun about an RPG if everyone was actually productive and could do things themselves?.

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 oh Ma... first person melee done right? , what Fallout 3 didn´t deliver when I sooo wanted to play just using swords and hammers , it look like it delivers  I so want to play this game now.

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god those two nemesis bastatards jesus

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"This game is Borderlands"

Sold

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Still waiting on the full review, but this has really upturned by opinion of the game. Seriously considering it now.