Random Encounter - Dead Island

Johnny takes a holiday with Deep Silver's tropical zombie slaughterer, Dead Island. Warning: contains a lot of kicking.

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92 comments
LeoLex_
LeoLex_

apart from a few combat glitches i too really enjoyed this title, defo go pick up the GOTY edition now for £10

jtrory
jtrory

He wasn't playing the game using the Analog control method and a gamepad, it's the only way to do it. Otherwise it's a boring clickathon as he proved. Played in Analog this game is amazing - 360 degree control of your melee weapon? Yes please.

Rickta
Rickta

I really thought Dead Island was an excellent game. A shame this video made no attempt to really show you the game.

Patchezs
Patchezs

So, uh, no more Random Encounter?

I suppose "a game a day" was maybe a little over-ambitious. 

edhc44
edhc44

Guys? Hello? I thought I had a little catching up to do since I was, you know, actually playing in the past couple of days but it is a bit of let down to come back and see day 3 with no new Random Encounters... =/

PolishBenny
PolishBenny

Where's Random Encounter? There better be one today!!

KingofCabal
KingofCabal

Johnny and Danny are what makes GS worth it! The rest is just pretty much meh...(especially the american team)

fourclawrider
fourclawrider

interesting game: it did with the zombie genre what TES did for RPG's and borderlands for shooters. 

Had some big flaws though, my major gripe being that every single enemy had the exact same level as you. This nullifies progress and keeps combat always on the exact same difficulty for the entire game. Instead of slowly becoming a badass and giving you a feeling of improvement like you're suposed  to have in an RPG.

uklegendkiller
uklegendkiller

It has it's flaws, but this is one of the most entertaining games I have played this generation - easily!

tempertress
tempertress moderator staff

I'm sorry... was that supposed to be an Australian accent from that chick? Not cool.

ello432
ello432

dead island is the wost game i keep playing its addictive but its not well made the menus suck the pick up command is selective and there is a lot of lag when you preform an action they could have patched those problems but they didn't. the opening theme is one of the stupidest song ever, even the game makes fun of it    

MindlessTeef
MindlessTeef

I love this game! I don't know why... it has been ages since a game got me so addicted to it! Played Dead Island for close on 200 hours.

Master_Vexov
Master_Vexov

"Kick him down the stairs" ...     "Rubbish"  

"Rubbish" should be the games title! 

manicwagon
manicwagon

I know this has been mentioned before, but Johnny's mouse work has something left to be desired from the audience, it's a bit jarring.

aetius_
aetius_

relax guys, it's just humor : ) and johnny did it awesome again :)

CaptWaffle
CaptWaffle

If anyone has decided this game is bad because of this awful montage, PLEASE give it a try.  The resort part gets fun once you start picking up some weapons that arn't rusty pipes and paddles.... and by the time you get to the big city...... this game gets UNREAL.  At least play until you get to the city of Moresby until you make a decision.... although I found it fun right off the bat.  It's the first game that makes melee combat more than "Hit, sprint backwards, hit, sprint backwards, repeat."  hopefully the melee combat system they used here makes it into other games.... they REALLY got it right.  (the game is HUUUUGE, too.  something like 4 or 5 maps and each one is REALLY REALLY big.  (and you can travel back and forth between them at will)

CaptWaffle
CaptWaffle

Wow, this guy is really annoying.  I absolutely love "Dead Island" but by God this guy I'm pretty sure could make anything boring.  I'm all about dry humor and British Understatedness but this guy, dear God.  I'll never be coming back to whatever this thing is.

macaque12
macaque12

"tea bagging corpses" hahahha

Gabe_Logan_666
Gabe_Logan_666

Dead Island is overall a pretty underated game. No offense to Johnny but his play through of the game made it look incredibly stupid just flailing punches and kicks at the zombies. Once you get some decent weapons and you get the combat timing down, this game becomes a very satisfying zombie survival game. It especially gets intense when you get to the city Moresby and there is literally zombies everywhere. I don't know why people bash this game so much. Yeah, the characters are for the most part bland, the cutscenes aren't incredibly interesting but the combat is intense, brutal and just fun. It did release with glitches when it came out (although I never encountered any) but they have all been fixed. It is IMO the king of zombie games right now right next to Left4Dead. I have been very excited for Dead Island: Riptide and considering what Resident Evil has become, I can only see Dead Island becoming the top zombie game series.


hella_epic
hella_epic

I liked Dead Island but it got really boring after a few hours of playing.....plus the characters in the game are pretty bad :p

PsiZombie
PsiZombie

Ehm, you can't play Tomb Raider, you die in the earliest stage in Dead Island.. what game ARE you good at? consider it a next Random Encounter :D

focuspuller
focuspuller

Your playing it was more fun then the game itself. What rubbish!

aidsta
aidsta

That was less than I was expecting..

feleas
feleas

also when he said his character's gonna get diabetes from drinking all the energy drinks, I honestly got heartburn just watching the amount of energy drinks you drink in the game. I just imagined the taste of redbull every time my character drank lol.

feleas
feleas

kicks are too overpowered in my opinion when playing this game. should only deal stamina damage to zombies. Oh well, still fun running around like a kick boxer of 1 move lol.

HSV002
HSV002

yes i enjoyed it, in short Johnny take over from Danny on random encounter and make the replay higlights longer

Toysoldier34
Toysoldier34

I really enjoyed Dead Island. Unfortunate that the rocky launch left a bad taste in peoples mouths.

qewretrytuyiuoi
qewretrytuyiuoi

why not just cut to the chase and let Johnny do a marathon Chivalry play-through?  then he wouldnt have to play it on every video he does.......(it was funny on the TR series but starting to get old now)

justcool2
justcool2

Considering kicking plays a big part in this game, wouldn't it have been sensible do add in studded sports shoes as a wearable weapon?  Maybe in Riptide....? :)

justcool2
justcool2

at 00:19

"Rounder Encounter"?

Skrillbak
Skrillbak

@nirvanaps3 He left to do an interview & caught a stomach bug so he was out all last week. He may be back tomorrow, finger's crossed.

MaP_Hagmen
MaP_Hagmen

@CaptWaffle have to say I totally agree with you, I really enjoy this game and know many people who enjoy it to, the game does require some more thinking and running is sometimes the best option the only issue is the voice acting which is not the best, but you will get a hours if you do all the side mission and explore, not for gamer who need it simple....

Johnny just make this look stupid for no reason, he not even funny

aedward031193
aedward031193

@CaptWaffle "I'm all about dry humor and British Understatedness but this guy, dear God.  " I highly doubt this comment.... 

PsiZombie
PsiZombie

@hella_epic It's more the talking - the conversations are shit. but the action is damn nice.

PsiZombie
PsiZombie

@feleas God I'd love Red Bull to justify any rubbish to put on my life :D

Skrillbak
Skrillbak

@HSV002 Johnny is getting his own show in a bit I believe called "Combo Breaker." So if you like more Johnny there will be a show for you.

justcool2
justcool2

@robbiejones @justcool2 I'm English, so originally I put "football/rugby shoes", but changed it so it would be more universal.  YOUR WELCOME!

robbiejones
robbiejones

@justcool2 @robbiejones  gotta apologise, i didnt even see everything you wrote on your first comment, kinda read the first sentence and commented. I do apologise