With every new trailer, screen, and hands on preview of Dead Island that comes along, the game moves ever further away from the emotionally haunting teaser trailer that first thrust Dead Island into the limelight, and ever close to what is more or less just Left 4 Dead on a beach.
Today’s new trailer, meant to highlight the co-op aspect of the game, is just about the least interesting and most generic portrayal of the game I’ve seen yet. A minute and a half of bad writing, dull characters, and the same visuals and design touches that seem to permeate every zombie game as if via contractual obligation.
From the trailer alone, all Dead Island seems to be is a fairly linear slog through glistening next gen environments, fighting a few zombies along the way with a smattering of cut scenes to loosely tie the story together. From having actually played the game I can confirm this to be a fairly accurate assessment.
Of course if you’ve ever said to yourself, “I wish there was a game like Left 4 Dead, only set on a beach and packed with 13 year old console players,” then maybe Dead Island is the game for you, in which case click on the ole CR button and watch the trailer for yourself.