Quench that zombie killing spree with Dying Light

#1 Posted by Ballroompirate (23052 posts) -

Will Dying Light be the next big zombie game!? you decide

Looks like it comes out in Feb 2015 and looks leagues better than Dead Island, here's the new trailer

#2 Posted by Ballroompirate (23052 posts) -

We all know Dying Light is the game L4D tried to be and failed.

#3 Posted by freedomfreak (41033 posts) -

Techland can be brilliant or downright horrible, so I'll have to wait for this to actually release.

Dead Island 2 could be sweet, too.

#4 Posted by chikenfriedrice (10530 posts) -

Looks pretty damn awesome

#5 Posted by RoboCopISJesus (1408 posts) -

yay another zombie clone

#6 Posted by Ballroompirate (23052 posts) -

@freedomfreak said:

Techland can be brilliant or downright horrible, so I'll have to wait for this to actually release.

Dead Island 2 could be sweet, too.

If I was a betting man Dying Light will probably be better than DI2

#7 Posted by gameofthering (10322 posts) -

It looks like Dead Island which I thought wasn't very good.

#8 Posted by aroxx_ab (10127 posts) -

Both looks to be worth to buy and play through

#9 Posted by pelvist (4874 posts) -

Looks quite good. I just wish they wouldnt make these games so stupid with all the stuff like electricity sledgehammers and focused on being a little more realistic. I suppose there is DayZ for that though.

#10 Posted by parkurtommo (27255 posts) -

I've already seen enough gameplay to know this game will be amazing. They've already fleshed out enough to be an amazing game in it's own right, now they can build from there.

#11 Posted by parkurtommo (27255 posts) -

@RoboCopISJesus said:

yay another zombie clone

Except it's not a clone... Has a really cool emergent and dynamic gameplay style by the looks of it. The only thing that it depends on is the subject matter of zombies. But you could easily replace that with other enemies. The point is the gameplay though, not the subject matter. Zombies are like a go-to subject matter because they're easy to program and fun to kill.

#12 Posted by Doozie78 (348 posts) -

This really doesn't look all that great. Not sure why everyone is falling for the corporate BS all over again.

Expect to be disappointed.

#13 Edited by jg4xchamp (48403 posts) -

After State of Decay I don't know if I want something that looks as mind numbing as what Dead Island and Dying Light look like from a game play perspective. I can get over "more zombies", but the game play wasn't exactly all that engaging in Dead Island, and this still looks like it is working off that base. I'd need a demo for actual convincing, not footage of a game that might or might not play well.

Otherwise my zombie fix comes from State of Decay, Dead Rising, and Left 4 Dead. They are all mechanically more interesting than what these games show. Probably should get around to trying Killing Floor.

#14 Posted by parkurtommo (27255 posts) -

@jg4xchamp said:

After State of Decay I don't know if I want something that looks as mind numbing as what Dead Island and Dying Light look like from a game play perspective. I can get over "more zombies", but the game play wasn't exactly all that engaging in Dead Island, and this still looks like it is working off that base. I'd need a demo for actual convincing, not footage of a game that might or might not play well.

Otherwise my zombie fix comes from State of Decay, Dead Rising, and Left 4 Dead. They are all mechanically more interesting than what these games show. Probably should get around to trying Killing Floor.

Did you see the stage demo on GS's E3 coverage? They showed off some really, really impressive gameplay. Looked very free form and dynamic.

#15 Posted by lundy86_4 (43567 posts) -

Yeah, i'm really liking the look of it. Hopefully it's not a broken mess when released.

#16 Posted by blangenakker (2396 posts) -

Doesn't this come out next year though?

#17 Posted by WallofTruth (1753 posts) -

@pelvist said:

Looks quite good. I just wish they wouldnt make these games so stupid with all the stuff like electricity sledgehammers and focused on being a little more realistic. I suppose there is DayZ for that though.

DayZ is not realistic though, especially with all its bugs, it's gonna take a while for it to be actually realistic.

#18 Edited by Ballroompirate (23052 posts) -

@walloftruth said:

@pelvist said:

Looks quite good. I just wish they wouldnt make these games so stupid with all the stuff like electricity sledgehammers and focused on being a little more realistic. I suppose there is DayZ for that though.

DayZ is not realistic though, especially with all its bugs, it's gonna take a while for it to be actually realistic.

Got to love that godly sprint function in DayZ and the "hey i'll eat 10 cans of food in the span of a day" and somehow my character still needs food.

DayZ is as realistic as Resident Evil.

#19 Edited by jg4xchamp (48403 posts) -

@parkurtommo said:

@jg4xchamp said:

After State of Decay I don't know if I want something that looks as mind numbing as what Dead Island and Dying Light look like from a game play perspective. I can get over "more zombies", but the game play wasn't exactly all that engaging in Dead Island, and this still looks like it is working off that base. I'd need a demo for actual convincing, not footage of a game that might or might not play well.

Otherwise my zombie fix comes from State of Decay, Dead Rising, and Left 4 Dead. They are all mechanically more interesting than what these games show. Probably should get around to trying Killing Floor.

Did you see the stage demo on GS's E3 coverage? They showed off some really, really impressive gameplay. Looked very free form and dynamic.

Link me.

#20 Posted by lundy86_4 (43567 posts) -

@jg4xchamp said:

Link me.

Link, yo!

#21 Posted by Ballroompirate (23052 posts) -

@lundy86_4: Totally forgot about their E3 showing lol, seriously Dying Light looks leagues better than Dead Island.

#22 Posted by LostProphetFLCL (17517 posts) -

Game looks absolutely amazing. Eagerly awaiting its release!

I was one who actually really loved Dead Island despite it's bugginess. Game was loads of fun especially when you had friends to play with. This game just looks to be taking the gameplay to a new level which is awwwweessssoooommmeee!

#23 Posted by Salt_The_Fries (9051 posts) -

But Dead Island 2 might turn out really good since Spec Ops: The Line devs are doing it.

#24 Edited by lamprey263 (24236 posts) -

Well, I loved Dead Island and Dead Island: Riptide despite the widely negative reviews and consumer reaction to it. Sure, it was very flawed in countless ways... but still, I found it pretty damn fun. Considering Dying Light is made by the same people that brought us Dead Island, I'm looking forward to it, more so than Dead Island 2 which is being made by a different developer. WBIE is publishing Dying Light which is being developed by the Dead Island developers. The Dead Island publisher Deep Silver is bringing a different team to work on Dead Island 2, I hope that too can deliver the same level of satisfaction as previous Dead Island games. I hope both turn out good, I'm not a freak for zombie games or anything but it couldn't hurt to have two similar and decent games in the same territory.

#25 Edited by Ballroompirate (23052 posts) -

@Salt_The_Fries said:

But Dead Island 2 might turn out really good since Spec Ops: The Line devs are doing it.

They need to actually show us some DI 2 stuff, didn't care for that CGI trailer they showed off

#26 Posted by parkurtommo (27255 posts) -

@Ballroompirate said:

@Salt_The_Fries said:

But Dead Island 2 might turn out really good since Spec Ops: The Line devs are doing it.

They need to actually show us some DI 2 stuff, didn't care for that CGI trailer they showed off

It was pretty fucking "interesting" imo :P

#27 Posted by Ballroompirate (23052 posts) -

@parkurtommo said:

@Ballroompirate said:

@Salt_The_Fries said:

But Dead Island 2 might turn out really good since Spec Ops: The Line devs are doing it.

They need to actually show us some DI 2 stuff, didn't care for that CGI trailer they showed off

It was pretty fucking "interesting" imo :P

CGI just doesn't do it for me anymore unless it's jaw dropping like

#28 Posted by parkurtommo (27255 posts) -

@Ballroompirate said:

@parkurtommo said:

@Ballroompirate said:

@Salt_The_Fries said:

But Dead Island 2 might turn out really good since Spec Ops: The Line devs are doing it.

They need to actually show us some DI 2 stuff, didn't care for that CGI trailer they showed off

It was pretty fucking "interesting" imo :P

CGI just doesn't do it for me anymore unless it's jaw dropping like

Yeah but it indicates the mood for the game in question. Unless it is like the original Dead Island Teaser that became so infamous. That was a mistake on their part. Don't mismarket your game. I think their DI2 CGI trailer was fantastic because it was both really awesome and unique but also indicative of a game that doesn't take itself too seriously (in Dead Island's case that is a big +).

#29 Posted by airshocker (29930 posts) -

@pelvist said:

Looks quite good. I just wish they wouldnt make these games so stupid with all the stuff like electricity sledgehammers and focused on being a little more realistic. I suppose there is DayZ for that though.

I don't think it's too much to ask for a little more realism. Not on the scale of DayZ, but just a smidge.

#30 Posted by jg4xchamp (48403 posts) -
@lundy86_4 said:

@jg4xchamp said:

Link me.

Link, yo!

Thanks

@parkurtommo: Okay it looks better visually, animations look nicer, and the grapple hook looks cool.

Otherwise I don't see how the core action became this substantially different thing just because they made the game world bigger and added parkour? If it's still just going to areas to kill zombies and do rudimentary open world missions in a repetitive fashion you haven't exactly improved the game. Instead you added a few bells n whistles. Could it be more dynamic with that opening and the few mechanics shown in that video? Yes. Is it dynamic or all that emergent from what's shown in that video? No.

Hence I'd like a demo.

#31 Posted by Hobiron (47 posts) -

This looks really good! Cant say anything about Dead Island 2 because there's no gameplay yet.. but this looks really great. And L4D Series is great too, i spent thousands of hours on it

#32 Posted by TheGuardian03 (21808 posts) -

Grapple hook like tenchu, used to climb and on enemies.

Assassins creed and mirrors edge first person platforming.

Nice looking combat and all combined makes this look great. Very excited

#33 Posted by sukraj (23060 posts) -

I hope it doesn't suck like dead rising 3.

#34 Posted by pelvist (4874 posts) -

@Ballroompirate said:

@walloftruth said:

@pelvist said:

Looks quite good. I just wish they wouldnt make these games so stupid with all the stuff like electricity sledgehammers and focused on being a little more realistic. I suppose there is DayZ for that though.

DayZ is not realistic though, especially with all its bugs, it's gonna take a while for it to be actually realistic.

Got to love that godly sprint function in DayZ and the "hey i'll eat 10 cans of food in the span of a day" and somehow my character still needs food.

DayZ is as realistic as Resident Evil.

Its not like real life no, but it is more realistic. -More serious would probably have been a better way of putting it but then I expect replies like "Serious? lol its a zombie game". All because saying "a little more serious" or "a little more realistic" reads like "nothing but totally serious" and "ultra mega realistic" to certain people.

#35 Posted by GamersJustGame (322 posts) -

Is it me or does the melee weapons never actually make contact with the zombies?

#36 Posted by foxhound_fox (88791 posts) -

The parkour alone has me sold.

And then there is that Just Cause 2-like grappling hook.

@pelvist said:

Looks quite good. I just wish they wouldnt make these games so stupid with all the stuff like electricity sledgehammers and focused on being a little more realistic. I suppose there is DayZ for that though.

Realism is boring. Zany action is what makes zombies interesting.

And what about zombies is realistic? They aren't real (outside of the Hoodoo kind, which really aren't zombies in the science fiction sense).

#37 Edited by Heil68 (45245 posts) -

I think I'll gamefly the game, doesn't look like a purchase to me.

#38 Posted by pelvist (4874 posts) -

@foxhound_fox said:

The parkour alone has me sold.

And then there is that Just Cause 2-like grappling hook.

@pelvist said:

Looks quite good. I just wish they wouldnt make these games so stupid with all the stuff like electricity sledgehammers and focused on being a little more realistic. I suppose there is DayZ for that though.

Realism is boring. Zany action is what makes zombies interesting.

And what about zombies is realistic? They aren't real (outside of the Hoodoo kind, which really aren't zombies in the science fiction sense).

"a little more realistic" is not the same as ultra realistic to the point its almost real. I never said anything specifically about wanting zombies to be realistic either...