I must admit, I am writing this review a lot sooner then I thought I would so soon after writing my review for Space Marine. now this is not a knock against Dead Island, I really thought I would knock out a mission here and there, maybe one or two a day until I could devote some long hours this weekend to really tackle the game. I will admit, I did put the game down for a bit and only rejoined it late last week after finishing Space Marine. But we will get to that, I am getting ahead of myself.
Many of us, myself included, became aware of Dead Island earlier this year with the release of what I believe is one of the best trailers for a video game ever. The images in reverse of a young girl and her family try to fight off a group of zombies in their hotel brought tears to my eyes. And if it did not do the same to you then you must be a heartless bastard and I want you on my team when we have to storm the daycare center when the zombie apocalypse happened for real. And I love that when you start playing the game you see the aftermath of the trailer in one of the rooms you explore in some of the first minutes of the game. (more…)