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#31 Zaku77   \m/ CAGiversary!   3856 Posts   Joined 5.3 Years Ago   Has been playing Freedom Wars
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Posted 20 August 2012 - 06:25 AM

It's Borderlands with Zombies and melee weapons. The game is setup basically the exact same way. It's just not as good.

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#32 UnrealZero   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   343 Posts   Joined 6.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 07:26 AM

It was filled with glitches and frame rate issues. Act 1 was the highlight of the game. Act 2 was okay. Act 3 was awful. Act 4 was ok but short. The end boss and ending was god awful. Wasted their money on the teaser cinematic.

#33 Jodou   Infamous CAGiversary!   11500 Posts   Joined 6.4 Years Ago   Has been playing Final Fantasy XIV Online: A Realm Reborn
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Posted 21 August 2012 - 12:00 AM

Dead Island should've stayed dead. Fucking awful game.

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 12:13 AM

Me, my fiancee, and two of my friends played Dead Island, issues? Yes, fun? INFINITE! Every game will gain various opinions from different people. Even if a game gets all 10's across the board that doesnt mean every one is going to enjoy it, different strokes for different folks.

Its been one of my favorite MP games of this generation. Its just pure mindless fun, and the patches did to a great extent get rid of a lot of the annoyances. Cant stand when people feel their opinion is the only one that matters.

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 12:32 AM

The game becomes fun in co-op. It has a lot of issues, but there is PLENTY of fun to be had, and lots of cool ideas. I have high hopes for Riptide. This is a situation where they could easily fix the flaws and make a killer Borderlands clone!

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 12:51 AM

The game becomes fun in co-op. It has a lot of issues, but there is PLENTY of fun to be had, and lots of cool ideas. I have high hopes for Riptide. This is a situation where they could easily fix the flaws and make a killer Borderlands clone!

That's the major gripe I have with gaming this gen, in that it seems like most games are copies of copies of clones of clones of popular titles. There are very few standout titles that are must plays this gen.

Me, my fiancee, and two of my friends played Dead Island, issues? Yes, fun? INFINITE! Every game will gain various opinions from different people. Even if a game gets all 10's across the board that doesnt mean every one is going to enjoy it, different strokes for different folks.

If by infinite fun you mean hack/slash/bludgeon/shoot enemies or use the explosive barrels/items around to blow em up and rinse/repeat till you finish the game, then yep.....infinitely
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. But people are entitled to their own opinions. I, for one, couldn't wait to be done with the game after having my PS3 lock up as much as it did with this title.

Its been one of my favorite MP games of this generation. Its just pure mindless fun, and the patches did to a great extent get rid of a lot of the annoyances. Cant stand when people feel their opinion is the only one that matters.

I'm not expecting everyone to agree with my opinion, but it would seem that some folks definitely agree with my sentiments on the game. Had they actually fixed the freezing/framerate dropping issues on PS3 then I would likely STILL be playing the game.

But after having at least 10 hard freezes on my PS3 while playing it via co-op and seeing the games' developer had seemingly given up on fixing those issues I mentioned I just could not justify keeping it.

Now single player, on the other hand, was fairly stable and pretty fun. I started out playing the game in that mode, but I figured the game would be far better with another player, as then we could at least watch each others' backs. Boy was I wrong.

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 01:21 AM

Whenever something goes from a cool and unique game into a genre there will be 'clones'. Borderlands was a unique combination of elements into a new package. If that's going to take off as a genre at all, there will need to be 'clones' for that to happen. I don't want it over saturated, but a few more games of that ilk would be fine with me.

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#38 redreflect   I am the Wolf CAGiversary!   988 Posts   Joined 3.3 Years Ago  

Posted 21 August 2012 - 12:52 PM

I enjoyed Dead Island, I really did. But the one thing that drove me absolutely bonkers was that leveling was actually like a punishment, since the enemies leveled too. Even though I could level my abilities it didn't seem to help much.

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#39 shrike4242   Not My Job Anymore, Go Bother Someone Else. CAGiversary!   42363 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

Posted 21 August 2012 - 03:44 PM

Enjoy the rolling authorization on your card, since it's Best Buy. They'll auth your card when you order it and keep authorizing it periodically to make sure the money's still in there.

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 05:32 PM

Enjoy the rolling authorization on your card, since it's Best Buy. They'll auth your card when you order it and keep authorizing it periodically to make sure the money's still in there.

I know its annoying but if someone cant handle a $5 charge on their card, they need to prioritize and have more pressing needs.

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#41 shrike4242   Not My Job Anymore, Go Bother Someone Else. CAGiversary!   42363 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

Posted 21 August 2012 - 08:10 PM

I know its annoying but if someone cant handle a $5 charge on their card, they need to prioritize and have more pressing needs.

It has nothing to do with the amount, it's just informing people that they'll keep seeing this authorization keep hitting their card until it's released and shipped.

Though, I do agree, no one should have an issue with a rolling $5 auth on their card.

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 08:17 PM

Game did more right than wrong. I'm on deck to check this one out.

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 08:21 PM

Had a ton of fun with Dead Island. Buddy and I spent two weekends in co-op with it. Definitely excited for this one.

#44 JKSonic   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2363 Posts   Joined 6.8 Years Ago  

Posted 21 August 2012 - 08:38 PM

Dead Island was awesome! But, as already mentioned, it had it's flaws too and quite a bit of them. Good thing is it's getting a sequel, bad thing is I'm not sure if it's long enough away from the original to have actually pretty much rebuilt the game like they needed to.

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#45 IAmTheCheapestGamer   Banned Banned   28796 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 09:00 PM

I enjoyed Dead Island, I really did. But the one thing that drove me absolutely bonkers was that leveling was actually like a punishment, since the enemies leveled too. Even though I could level my abilities it didn't seem to help much.

Yeah. Besides the framerate and freezing issues, I hated that the enemies leveled up to my level at the same time. Albeit once you learned how to aim your strikes then you should've had less of a problem annihilating them in short order. But aiming strikes just wasn't possible when you had 5-10 enemies following you, including at least one tank enemy.

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#46 DanteWarrior   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1363 Posts   Joined 4.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 11:25 PM

I was able to get these in store today for $5 each


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#47 Cheaplikeafox OS X   Better Than You CAGiversary!   13638 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 11:30 PM

That looks really cool. If mine doesn't ship soon, I'll drop in to see if I can get one (if I am near a BB). Thanks for posting the pic.

#48 Captain Urahara   Praise The Sun CAGiversary!   2749 Posts   Joined 4.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 11:31 PM

If they're available in-store then I'll stop by on Monday and pre-order/cancel for the steelbook. I don't give a crap about the game.

Edited by Captain Urahara, 01 September 2012 - 12:55 AM.


#49 YBX87   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   12012 Posts   Joined 3.4 Years Ago  

Posted 31 August 2012 - 11:33 PM

I was able to get these in store today for $5 each


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did you need to preorder the actual game to get it?

#50 DanteWarrior   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1363 Posts   Joined 4.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 11:35 PM

did you need to preorder the actual game to get it?


Yes

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 11:38 PM

Yes


thanks for your quick reply, that is what i thought too. you saved me a trip to bestbuy

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 12:28 AM

So it looks like it will essentially be an expansion pack for $50.

"You can think of it as an expansion pack if you like -- it's the same loudmouth characters, your saved game skills carry over wholesale, and it picks up the moment after Dead Island's ending. This is definitely a game for Dead Island fans, and the new setting, as well as the interactions you have with the world because of it, is the real draw."

http://www.ign.com/a...om-call-of-duty

#53 Cheaplikeafox OS X   Better Than You CAGiversary!   13638 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 12:29 AM

thanks for your quick reply, that is what i thought too. you saved me a trip to bestbuy


I'm pretty sure you can just pre-order it for $5 bucks, get the book, and then never pick up the pre-order.

#54 Royal High Knight   Call me SeƱor Pink CAGiversary!   4758 Posts   Joined 4.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 12:53 AM

So it looks like it will essentially be an expansion pack for $50.

"You can think of it as an expansion pack if you like -- it's the same loudmouth characters, your saved game skills carry over wholesale, and it picks up the moment after Dead Island's ending. This is definitely a game for Dead Island fans, and the new setting, as well as the interactions you have with the world because of it, is the real draw."

http://www.ign.com/a...om-call-of-duty


I was actually gonna post this article. Im kinda having second thoughts on this now once Ive read this. Ill check out reviews first and if its not at my standard then ill await a sub $25 price tag.

#55 nnthomas   meeble meeble CAGiversary!   3132 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

Posted 01 September 2012 - 02:19 AM

That article did the opposite, I'm hype even more. I get to use my same character and it takes place after the game so it's canon with the series. And assuming the game scales to my level, enemies will be just as strong.

#56 redreflect   I am the Wolf CAGiversary!   988 Posts   Joined 3.3 Years Ago  

Posted 01 September 2012 - 01:05 PM

I'm pretty sure you can just pre-order it for $5 bucks, get the book, and then never pick up the pre-order.


You can do thay. That's what I did for AC3. And since my backlog is so big, I just wait until I can get a "disc only" auction from eBay or win it from Amazon for cheap :D

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#57 NocturneManiac   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   82 Posts   Joined 6.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 05:07 PM

Not sure if it's already been mentioned, but Amazon seems to have this steelbook included with their pre-orders as well:

Dead Island Riptide Amazon

Free Steelbook Pre-order Bonus
Pre-order Dead Island Riptide and get a free Limited Edition Steelbook. The Steelbook will be available in the product packaging. Offer valid when shipped and sold by Amazon.com, while supplies last. This offer will be extended to all existing pre-orders. Limited to one per customer.



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#58 EdgeCrusher36   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   878 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 05:20 PM

Not sure if it's already been mentioned, but Amazon seems to have this steelbook included with their pre-orders as well:

Dead Island Riptide Amazon

Free Steelbook Pre-order Bonus
Pre-order Dead Island Riptide and get a free Limited Edition Steelbook. The Steelbook will be available in the product packaging. Offer valid when shipped and sold by Amazon.com, while supplies last. This offer will be extended to all existing pre-orders. Limited to one per customer.


Awesome, that saves me from having to drive to best buy and put up with them. Thanks!

#59 ElektroDragon   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   788 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 06:49 PM

Amazon has same steelbook offer guys!

#60 coopscohen   All Skill, No Luck CAGiversary!   2752 Posts   Joined 3.4 Years Ago  

Posted 02 September 2012 - 04:20 AM

Picked one of these up in store today. Wish it was G2 size but it's still pretty cool.