Dr. Vegas's Otaku Review
once in a while a game comes out that is flawed but has the potential to be an instant classic. Dead Island is one of these games. Watching the "little girl" trailer made me sad before I apparently lost my ability to feel sad thanks to Elfen Leid however now I am getting off topic. From the starting moments of dead island it is instantly apparent that the game is more than your standard zombie game such as Resident Evil or Left 4 Dead, this game is actually able to conjure up something in me that no other zombie game save one was able to make me feel, that other game was Last Stand Union City. That feeling, was in fact: dread, and possibly even fear.
That being said this isn't a game without it's share of flaws and since I have sung nothing but praise until now, I won't hold back. Upon starting the game I noticed several things. Maybe it was just me but I think the controls are a bit slippery and thanks to that level of slip I died more than once. The vehicle controls are also a bit slippery and it is awkward enough controlling a vehicle from the first person (which I actually think is a pleasant change from most games) let alone controlling a vehicle from the right side instead of the left (being an American I am used to driving on the left) and upon playing the game for lengthy periods of time I noticed some textures failed to load at first but that is excusable since they load eventually and this isn't a game about graphics (although the game is very beautiful) the other thing that isn't as excusable is invisible walls at the weirdest location.
For example, once in the game i found an opening in a fence that you could supposedly go through to access a chest but the opening being in fact solid (you could access the chest through the fence anyway but I didn't have high enough lockpick, go figure. (whoah, Deja Vu) The last thing I will touch upon is actually very amusing zombie spawning, like say in the middle of an electrical field or a fire pit. Not a glitch (maybe) but funny as hell sometimes.
Verdict: Flawed, but a must have for any zombie game collection.
this had been Dr. Vegas, tune in next time when i will review Deus Ex: Human revolution
(yes i know my grammar are terrible)