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One can't say that the release of the PC version of Dead Island went unnoticed this week. For some odd reason, it seems a dev version was accidentally released and it took a few days for the game to be patched. It did not prevent players from complaining about the fact that it was merely just a console port, with no standard options like V-sync, anti-aliasing, etc. Using your Nvidia or ATI pannel can help fix such details, editing the game's video file but that's not particularly user friendly. Despite all this, the game is still a lot of fun and it is full of content. My biggest grudge is with the pop-up issues that feel completely outdated. Other than that, the game is clearly worth it to anyone who likes the survival horror genre. Here is a 1080p video in 60 fps (minus a few hiccups due to Fraps) to give you an idea of what to expect.

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Driftwood - Dictateur en chef
Driftwood
Commented on 2011-09-11 11:06:44
Well, even at max setting, I still find the antialiasing a bit annoying at times. As for V-sync, you're right (like I said in the news) but I still think it's not normal it can't be done directly in the game's menu. :)

I really like the game too and I also think it looks great.
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plmko
plmko
Commented on 2011-09-11 11:50:09
It's weird when you engage a 3rd party V-sync, the game seems to slow down a lot even though I'm getting 60 frames. Still to me it's better than the screen tearing if I don't have V-sync.
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nostradamus
nostradamus
Commented on 2011-09-11 12:14:09 In reply to plmko
Posted by plmko
It's weird when you engage a 3rd party V-sync, the game seems to slow down a lot even though I'm getting 60 frames. Still to me it's better than the screen tearing if I don't have V-sync.
nah, a steady frame-rate is crucial... i can live with some image rip now and then.
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Driftwood - Dictateur en chef
Driftwood
Commented on 2011-09-11 12:33:32
Posted by droezelke
I'll pay attention to the aliasing, because I never noticed it as annoying.
V-sync should have been in the game. I agree.
Well, maybe I'm exaggerating a bit then. :)
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Bakutheswede
Bakutheswede
Commented on 2011-09-11 14:30:30
This game has been a pleasant surprise for me, i got it because i wanted some braindead game that i could play in short bursts when feeling bored, but now im completely hooked by the co-op mode.
The perfect way to describe it is a mix between left 4 dead and borderland, once you get into it its deeper than it sounds.
It is a pretty rough game with some jarring technical issues, the plot is forgettable and the voice acting is cringeworthy, but all of these problems are more than compensated by the excellent gameplay and the fun quest structure.
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Isomac
Isomac
Commented on 2011-09-11 18:28:58
This game is amazing. So much fun. I really enjoy the analog combat mode. Makes the combat a bit more interesting. Seems like you just can't join to Co-op games with dudes that are further in the campaign mode? Kinda lame.

Oh and game runs really nicely.
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OldSchoolGamer
OldSchoolGamer
Commented on 2011-09-11 19:03:43
Driver forced AA isn't as efficient as one set up inside the game. The Game won't be GOTY candidate but is still a bit of fun.
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Isomac
Isomac
Commented on 2011-09-11 19:48:26
BTW I tried some co-op today and every time other player talked to quest dudes, game skipped the voice overs after couple words. Also I didn't have time to read texts :S Does this happen to others? It's annoying me. I know voice overs and stuff isn't that hot but I want to know whats happening :P
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Kostchtchie
Kostchtchie
Commented on 2011-09-11 19:58:23
been playing the game none stop since released, have to say it is one the best zombie games been made, have it maxed out on pc, havent come across any issue bar the fast running zombies some times swamping me, other than that the game runs flawless and looks great, have not touched co-op yet though, so cant wait try it
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digi_matrix
digi_matrix
Commented on 2011-09-11 20:10:43 In reply to Kostchtchie
Posted by Kostchtchie
been playing the game none stop since released, have to say it is one the best zombie games been made, have it maxed out on pc, havent come across any issue bar the fast running zombies some times swamping me, other than that the game runs flawless and looks great, have not touched co-op yet though, so cant wait try it
Glad to know it's as strong in singleplayer, unlike Borderlands which was really boring alone.
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aphex187
aphex187
Commented on 2011-09-11 21:22:50
Loving the game, felt i was getting a bit of frame slow down on various part's of the map until Fraps put paid to that showing i was running at a constant 60.

Overall it's a great game from what i have played of it.
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infamouz956
infamouz956
Commented on 2011-09-11 22:08:15 In reply to Isomac
Posted by Isomac
BTW I tried some co-op today and every time other player talked to quest dudes, game skipped the voice overs after couple words. Also I didn't have time to read texts :S Does this happen to others? It's annoying me. I know voice overs and stuff isn't that hot but I want to know whats happening :P
thats because the other players were skipping them, thats why i play alone now
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Sephiriah
Sephiriah
Commented on 2011-09-11 22:37:18 In reply to infamouz956
Posted by infamouz956
thats because the other players were skipping them, thats why i play alone now
A co-op between mates the best option then? Was thinking of getting this for something to do between now and Rage but if its not got a strong co-op I don't know if I will.
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UrukHaiPT
UrukHaiPT
Commented on 2011-09-11 23:02:58 In reply to Isomac
Lol, i was skipping their voices, i read fast :P (need to slow down :D)

Having loads fun with the game. Loving it! Great fun in co-op.

Glad i decided to buy it :)
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Isomac
Isomac
Commented on 2011-09-11 23:08:46
I see. Damn Uruk you are always rushing around: http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/5597935352982598...
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UrukHaiPT
UrukHaiPT
Commented on 2011-09-11 23:10:39 In reply to Isomac
Uruk > Doors!
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Isomac
Isomac
Commented on 2011-09-11 23:12:19
Nah its the quest giver you slammed with the door. All your fault dude. No wonder the dude can't talk more than couple words!
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UrukHaiPT
UrukHaiPT
Commented on 2011-09-11 23:14:06 In reply to Isomac
Posted by Isomac
Nah its the quest giver you slammed with the door. All your fault dude. No wonder the dude can't talk more than couple words!
Haha!

Here's a funny Dead Island video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hoLadZotBuE&feature...
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cutthroatslim
cutthroatslim
Commented on 2011-09-12 00:19:52
wow this game loox fn amazing!! how will my hd 2600 xt fare guys?!
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kaspyn
kaspyn
Commented on 2011-09-12 02:38:05
I caved in and picked this up. Amazon had it for $10 dollars off. I've put a few hours into it and I'm having a great time in this would-be paradise. It, so far, gives a decent illusion of being open. I love kicking the zombies off high ledges or across tables or into swimming pools. I'm playing as the Asian chick, she has a mean jump kick. The game has some major pop-in issues I hope they patch.
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infamouz956
infamouz956
Commented on 2011-09-12 06:08:59 In reply to Sephiriah
Posted by Sephiriah
A co-op between mates the best option then? Was thinking of getting this for something to do between now and Rage but if its not got a strong co-op I don't know if I will.
IMO play with people you know that wont be assholes and skip the scenes, so you dont lose out on the story.
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mustacio
mustacio
Commented on 2011-09-12 08:16:32 In reply to infamouz956
Posted by infamouz956
IMO play with people you know that wont be assholes and skip the scenes, so you dont lose out on the story.
exactly, i really had a much more enjoyable time with people I knew instead of strangers who would get to every quest/side quest NPC before me (since they all rushed) and skip through the dialog. strangers give you no time to explore the game, as there seems to be some unspoken agreement that both players are suppose to keep up with each other. thats not what this game is about, and if you decide to play with strangers you're going to miss out on a lot of the best parts of this game.
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TheVice
TheVice
Commented on 2011-09-12 11:29:46
Just started playing it yesterday, amazing game so far, highly entertaining and realistic, with great graphics. Recommend to every fan of open world (well, somewhat, it's pretty big) zombie games.
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