History YMMV / DeadIsland

8th Sep '16 5:10:39 AM longWriter
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* StopHelpingMe: This trope is in play almost anytime you pick up an equippable item, and the game conveniently equips it for you right away. Not bad if it's a real upgrade, annoying if it's a weaker item, and really, really, really horrific if you grab alcohol, forget to unequip it, then when a zombie jumps you, you take a swig of booze instead of swinging your weapon at them. The fact that there's no function to turn this off makes it more annoying.

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* StopHelpingMe: ScrappyMechanic: This trope is in play almost anytime you pick up an equippable item, and the game conveniently equips it for you right away. Not bad if it's a real upgrade, annoying if it's a weaker item, and really, really, really horrific if you grab alcohol, forget to unequip it, then when a zombie jumps you, you take a swig of booze instead of swinging your weapon at them. The fact that there's no function to turn this off makes it more annoying.
26th Aug '16 7:27:44 AM Morgenthaler
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* TaintedByThePreview: The trailer for both ''DeadIsland'' and ''Riptide'' suggested a level of PlayerPunch and emotional depth that the games do not exactly live up to. They certainly portray a frightening ZombieApocalypse but if someone had played the game without seeing them then the previews look like they are for another game.

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* TaintedByThePreview: The trailer for both ''DeadIsland'' ''Dead Island'' and ''Riptide'' suggested a level of PlayerPunch and emotional depth that the games do not exactly live up to. They certainly portray a frightening ZombieApocalypse but if someone had played the game without seeing them then the previews look like they are for another game.
2nd Jul '16 2:33:13 AM ACW
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* CompleteMonster: [[BigBad Charon]], aka [[spoiler: Kevin]], is nothing but a heartless monster. An international [[PsychoForHire hacker-for-hire]], Charon is wanted for willingly working with every terrorist and criminal organization, from Al-Qaeda to the Yakuza. During the zombie outbreak on Banoi, Charon intends to take a sample of the zombie virus and get rich by selling it as a bio-weapon. He [[ManipulativeBastard manipulates the immune protagonists]] against [[AntiHero Colonel Ryder White]], which gets White killed, and convinces them to obtain a bio-eningeered super-potent strain of the virus. As it turns out, Charon also manipulated Ryder into betraying his country, using his infected wife as leverage, and after betraying Ryder, states that he should have killed him when he had the chance. When Dr. West insists on creating a cure for the virus, Charon kills him. Driven by {{greed}} and his indifference to human life, Charon cares not for the millions he puts in danger in the pursuit of money.

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* CompleteMonster: [[BigBad Charon]], aka [[spoiler: Kevin]], is nothing but a heartless monster. An an international [[PsychoForHire hacker-for-hire]], Charon hacker-for-hire]] who is wanted for willingly working with every terrorist many terrorists and criminal organization, organizations, from Al-Qaeda [[UsefulNotes/OsamaBinLaden al-Qaeda]] to the Yakuza.{{Yakuza}}. During the zombie outbreak on Banoi, Charon intends to take a sample of the zombie virus and get rich by selling it as a bio-weapon. He [[ManipulativeBastard manipulates the immune protagonists]] against [[AntiHero Colonel Ryder White]], which gets White killed, and convinces them to obtain a bio-eningeered bio-engineered super-potent strain of the virus. As it turns out, Charon also manipulated Ryder into betraying his country, using his infected wife as leverage, and after betraying Ryder, states that he should have killed him when he had the chance. When Dr. West insists on creating a cure for the virus, Charon kills him. Driven by {{greed}} and his indifference to human life, Charon cares not for the millions he puts in danger in the pursuit of money.
6th Jun '16 12:41:02 PM Langdo
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* TheWoobie: Yerema, Jin and [[spoiler: Ryder White]].

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* TheWoobie: Yerema, Jin Yerema and [[spoiler: Ryder White]].
2nd Jun '16 11:32:34 PM TinMan
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** Regular zombies carrying weapons. They deal significantly more damage ''and'' can throw their weapons at the player from a fairly respectable distance with insane accuracy. Two hits from a thrown weapon is enough to down a player and these guys tend to come in groups.
2nd Jan '16 9:08:29 AM anybodyever
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** Basically everything the side quest escort characters say. They constantly admonish the player to hurry up or stay near them, all while sprinting ahead like idiots and aggroing every zombie in their path, forcing the player to stop and kill things so the fool doesn't die, thus causing them to whine even more.
18th Jul '15 2:09:26 AM tsstevens
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* UnfortunateImplications: [[WhatCouldHaveBeen Apparently]], one of the programmers had [[http://kotaku.com/5838387/dead-island-maker-gives-leading-lady-a-feminist-whore-skill weird opinions.]] Purna has a mid-range Combat talent in her tree called "Gender Wars" that gives her a flat damage bonus to enemies of the opposite sex, which happens to include [[GameBreaker most of the enemies on the island]]. If you dig down into the game's code, this talent is referred to as "Feminist Whore." Someone found this and promptly posted about it on the Steam forums, prompting a speedy reaction from Deep Silver; they denied any intentional maliciousness on the part of the company and publisher and noted that it was the work of a lone rogue programmer.
7th Jul '15 4:14:51 PM nombretomado
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** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eflgxjK_tXc&feature=player_embedded Here]]'s one(spoiler advisory) for the beginning and ending of ''{{LOST}}''.

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** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eflgxjK_tXc&feature=player_embedded Here]]'s one(spoiler advisory) for the beginning and ending of ''{{LOST}}''.''Series/{{LOST}}''.
22nd May '15 10:22:01 AM Psychopompos007
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* GameBreaker: Believe it or not simply the ability to jump up on a car. Best seen in the Quarantine Zone, doing so as soon as you hear the Infected causes them to not know what to do, then they get mad and rush the car in waves of thirty or more. Since for the most part they cannot reach you they can be easily dealt with via molotov, firearm, or any weapon with decent range.

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* GameBreaker: GameBreaker:
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Believe it or not simply the ability to jump up on a car. Best seen in the Quarantine Zone, doing so as soon as you hear the Infected causes them to not know what to do, then they get mad and rush the car in waves of thirty or more. Since for the most part they cannot reach you they can be easily dealt with via molotov, firearm, or any weapon with decent range.
** Weapons with lightning mods. Not only they hit with increased damages, but their critical hits cause the target to be stunned while suffering continuous damages. If the target dies before the end of the electrocution effect, stepping on it hurts the other enemies. Those weapons are especially effective on guns, allowing to slow down a zombie horde from
range.
4th May '15 10:09:07 AM Customer
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* ComplacentGamingSyndrome: Sam B is a very popular choice to play as. In singleplayer, it's all but mandatory to play as him, as his large health pool and damage reduction abilities give him the best survivability on his own. In multiplayer, he also has an aggro ability that lets him function as a tank and take the heat off your teammates.
** If everyone is up to it, you can go through the campaign as [[GameBreaker a four-man team of Sam B's]].
** EarWorm: "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vo3NXDWBML8 Who Do You Voodoo, Bitch?]]"

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* ComplacentGamingSyndrome: Sam B is a very popular choice to play as. In singleplayer, it's all but mandatory to play as him, as his large health pool and damage reduction abilities give him the best survivability on his own. In multiplayer, he also has an aggro ability that lets him function as a tank and take the heat off your teammates.
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teammates. If everyone is up to it, you can go through the campaign as [[GameBreaker a four-man team of Sam B's]].
** EarWorm: "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vo3NXDWBML8 Who Do You Voodoo, Bitch?]]"
B's]].


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* EarWorm: "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vo3NXDWBML8 Who Do You Voodoo, Bitch?]]", both InUniverse and out.
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