So first off. Yeah this is a fantastic trailer. It tells an interesting story. It looks great. It has the unexpected. But if we have learned nothing else from Final Fantasy VIII it's that a great trailer does not a game make. This video also continues a trend i hate which is businesses that use facebook to host their website. I mean I get it you want a presence on Facebook but is it really that hard to create your own website? Some place I don't have to login and be bombarded with all my friendrequests and facebook message that I'm trying to ignore? Why link me to your facebook page when you have your own page?
For those not getting the irony here the deadisland.com page is nothing. I mean how hard is it to put up a splash page that says Coming Soon and then has links to facebook and twitter. It can be static and it would cost like $9 a year.
As for the game itself here's what we know
first-person melee combat
set on an open world tropical island
RPG elements for character development
hordes of gruesome zombies
which isn't bad. PS3/360/PC which isn't unexpected. Sounds like L4D with melee instead of guns.. so maybe L4D2 minus guns? I mean it looks nice but we really need to calm down the hype over nothing. Getting hype over CoD or Halo CG trailers you can justify because you know what they've done in the past but this is a new franchise and we know nothing about. Let's just keep our responses measured.
TMI: I'm kinda tired lately. I'm this close to letting my computer pick a randomly selected number and using it to decide what I wear, clean or not, in the day. That's how little I care.