Dying Light Adds High Mobility to Survival Horror

Tom and Johnathan talk about how developer Techland are adding parkour gameplay to their zombie survival horror game.

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al-hasan-faroq2
al-hasan-faroq2

All we see is CG cut scene cinematics to show case "next gen" graphics and when you do finally see in game footage, its not all that impressive by any standard.

MadaraSoul
MadaraSoul

i dont get how "the last of us" add the guy starts off with ginger hair then turns black when he gets older?????

bloody_roar_fan
bloody_roar_fan

...See a developer interviewed by Tom.. oh my, poor developer

Adenosine
Adenosine

Dead Island Riptide has a great mod called the “George Romero Survival Horror Edition” mod which makes it feel more like a zombie game. Headshots only kill, your choice of zombies (slow or fast), a Dynamic Fighting System where effectivity of weapons are based on “real life” probability of causing harm to a zombie’s head, optional HUD styles, and even tons of optional features like turning Riptide into a real first person shooter like Call of Duty or Battlefield, complete with human enemies with guns!

Get the mod here -> http://www.moddb.com/games/dead-island-riptide/downloads/george-romero-survival-horror-edition-v9-add-on-3

CapinKirk
CapinKirk

I hate how the commercials always play great...for every video, but then when it's supposed to load the video I want it just sits blank. come on Game Spot, fix it. and until you do I'll just copy and past the game name in youtube and watch it there problem free and usually I can opt out of a commercial in 5 seconds

skipper847
skipper847

Dead Island makers?. I will pass. They should focus on making CGI movies they be gooood.

vadagar1
vadagar1

still putting my money on dayZ

vadagar1
vadagar1

lightning wrench... sigh

PASS

VandersonAssis
VandersonAssis

Why the developers love so much First Person Games? Is it easier to develop it? I really don't understand, if someone could help me out here, I'd really appreciate.

thegamegod
thegamegod

The dude just looks like cole from Infamous...even down to the electric weapon...

meedokicky
meedokicky

I red "parkour" and I clicked!

I am not so fond of zombie games but I'll keep and eye on this >_O

Ayzed
Ayzed

Reminds me of I am legend a bit, the whole day/night thing.

THE_DEADMAKER
THE_DEADMAKER

There is SO much that can be done with zombies. But someone has to take a risk on the writers. And that won't happen until the audience is willing to take a risk too.

Pierce_Sparrow
Pierce_Sparrow

Bored within the first three minutes. We keep getting the same zombie games over and over. I realize there isn't a whole lot you can do with the genre, but we could at least get a strong story. Why isn't anyone attempting to mimic the feel and emotion of The Walking Dead game? You CAN make an action/survival game and still have a strong story and cast of characters. Sigh. One of these days SOMEONE is gonna get it right.

vadagar1
vadagar1

meh seems lame, the idea is sound but they keep missing that sweet spot

g1rldraco7
g1rldraco7

That trailer for Dying Light makes me cry everytime I watch it.

Grenadeh
Grenadeh

Why do you have 40 year olds on video? If  you want to keep people around that's fine but put some youngins on the camera so the people under 30 aren't wondering why there are senior citizens.

Also, if they can not ruin the physics this time around, this will be wonderful. The completely janky fucked up ragdoll and bounding boxes in Dead Island will make this game a failure if not.

MERGATROYDER
MERGATROYDER

No Wii-U. Good news. That thing needs to die. The quicker, the better. 

GameYakuza
GameYakuza

wow, deadlight gets a prequel :p

johny300
johny300

Dead Island? that mediocre zombie game?

No hope for this.

CUDGEdave
CUDGEdave

Christ,I am sick of Zombies.

Dirty_Hairy
Dirty_Hairy

They throw the term "Survival Horror" on anything with any kind of horror element.

Kevin-V
Kevin-V moderator staff

@Grenadeh People in their 30s are senior citizens? (Neither Tom nor Jonathan are in their 40s. I am 41.)

In any case, we don't hire people based on whether random Internet dude thinks they are too old. We have people of all ages at GameSpot. If you want a website that hires young, pretty people that have spotty knowledge of games, you know where you can find it. 

depman1972
depman1972

@Grenadeh I'd rather a 40 year old that knows what they are talking about than some stupid jumped up schoolkid

anigmha
anigmha

@Grenadeh 

I think most GameSpot readers only want a person who knows what he is talking about and can convey it in an interesting way.

edpeterson
edpeterson

@MERGATROYDER Nah there were more awesome exclusive games announced for it than both Xbox One and PS4 combined...

almat96
almat96

@Gamerhomer You're an asshole. How would you feel if someone referred to you like that?

ChiefReaver
ChiefReaver

@CUDGEdave This is one thing I don't understand. I could just as easily say I'm sick of humans. There are way more games in which you kill humans than zombies.

jcdent504
jcdent504

@CUDGEdave iEnjoy zombies when it's done RIGHT! I personally feel the genre became annoying with CoD: Zombies... but RE6 didn't help either. But games like Left 4 Dead, Dead Rising and even Undead Nightmare done Zombies justice

dbiii1987
dbiii1987

@Dirty_Hairy Dead space is notorious for taking credit for "changing the face of survival horror" when its a damn ACTION GAME. They think by adding a couple of jump scares and blood its automatically survival horror. Survival horror has been dead for a long time(RIP) and will stay dead unless they remake fatal frame.... or just stop making games for the "general" public and take a chance. How cult classics are born. 

edpeterson
edpeterson

@Dirty_Hairy Yep, that is probably one of the reasons why there isn't really a true survival horror game anymore