Dead island 2, or Dead Island: Riptide (as the developers are refusing to use numbers to represent the progression in the series), has caused a lot of confusion recently – with developers saying it’s not a remake of the first, but also isn’t a complete new game – we’re all confused as to what exactly it is…A very expensive add-on of some sort? Or the same characters featured on a new island? Realistically, no one will know until further updates are released late this summer, so we’re all left in the dark for the time being.
What exactly do we know? The sequel will be released for $10 or £10 less than a regular release, as it’s going to be part of an “end of console-cycle”, so they claim – although this could also be due to how quickly the price of its successor dropped in order to increase sales, but from this we can guess that the game itself won’t hit gamestore shelves until next year at the least.
But will the game be a hit or flop? Well, similar to the last release – it’s going to be total marmite. You either loved it or you hated it, some claimed that the previous game held too many glitches, that the mini-map provided wasn’t massively useful to the gameplay and that the storyline was dry and held little interest, whereas others said that the gameplay was enjoyable and realistic and the enemies were new, interesting and provided a plight of suspense and fear they were supposed to. Fingers crossed, this “non-remake” will fix the issues fans found in the last game, so it’ll hold much more enjoyment to horror and zombie smasher fans everywhere.
This being said, the game is already ready to be pre-ordered on some American sites, so if you were a die-hard fan of the previous game, you can get in as early as possible, and pre-order it now for $49.99.
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