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Dead Island Riptide images

Dead Island Riptide images

Another island on Gamersyde with the return of Dead Island: Riptide, which chooses the European release of Zombi U to show off its colorful environments and co-op mayhem.

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Commented on 2012-11-29 20:12:35
Any articles that explain why this isn't an expansion?
Commented on 2012-11-29 20:36:53
They said themselves, that is is not a real sequel. In the same ballpark as BrotherHood and Revelation is to Assassin's Creed II.
Commented on 2012-11-29 20:59:01 In reply to Ian_Nottingham
Posted by Ian_Nottingham
Any articles that explain why this isn't an expansion?
http://electronictheatre.co.uk/xbox360/xbox360-new...

Aside from the engine modifications, their answer still isn't very convincing. Still I'm all for more of this game with solid improvements.
Commented on 2012-11-29 21:50:54
Thanks phaethon,and yeah i still don't understand their reasoning besides them wanting to not have people wait on a full blown sequel.
Commented on 2012-11-30 03:00:58 In reply to Ian_Nottingham
Posted by Ian_Nottingham
Thanks phaethon,and yeah i still don't understand their reasoning besides them wanting to not have people wait on a full blown sequel.
Agreed. As much as I loved the original, no way in hell am I shelling out 60 or even 50 dollars for all the same characters (plus a few new ones), in a slightly different setting. This isn't a game you buy for the story, so having the same characters, weapons, and basically location (with some minor changes and additions) is not enough to warrant a new game.

I still think it will be incredible, especially if they fix all the issues from the first, but I will wait for bargain bin or rental.
Commented on 2012-11-30 04:50:46
Dead Island Glitchfest Edition.
Commented on 2012-11-30 04:57:27 In reply to michaelob
Posted by michaelob
Agreed. As much as I loved the original, no way in hell am I shelling out 60 or even 50 dollars for all the same characters (plus a few new ones), in a slightly different setting. This isn't a game you buy for the story, so having the same characters, weapons, and basically location (with some minor changes and additions) is not enough to warrant a new game.

I still think it will be incredible, especially if they fix all the issues from the first, but I will wait for bargain bin or rental.
In the past media they've definitely shown new weapons and 4 new characters would only guarantee new skins.

I never expected a game series called "Dead Island" to feature vastly different locations, but they look interesting from what's been shown. I was already sold, but a developer walk through would definitely settle the score on what's new and what's re-used.
Commented on 2012-11-30 12:30:26
Ireland is an Island too ;)
Commented on 2012-11-30 12:45:51
Dead Ireland? That game would be called The Walking Red!

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