Dead Island 2
What the heck is taking Dead Island 2 so long? Well, your guess is as good as mine, but hopefully, this will be the year that Dead Island 2 finally makes its full showing. As I write this there is actually a lot of buzz that the game will be one of the big showcases at E3 2019.
Deep Silver and Sumo Digital are the people behind this game and so far in terms of the story, they have been very quiet. Dead Island Riptide was a great follow up to that first game, but Dead Island 2 looks like it is going in a different direction. What we do know is that the game is going to be set on the West Coast in the state of California. Los Angeles and San Francisco are going to play a major part in the game as well as one other area in California. The story that we know so far is that a zombie outbreak has taken place and the whole state is quarantined.
We have only had a few teasers for Dead Island 2, but from what we can tell that the game is going to have some serious polish to it. Using actual real cities is going to be very interesting and it is going to be good to see how much detail they are going for. Many games these days like to go for a very realistic approach to the way they do a city and Dead Island 2 looks to be following suit. The other Dead Island games at this point in time really do show their age from a presentation point of view so it is going to be great to see what the series is like on more powerful hardware.
Of course, not a lot is known at this point in time in regards to what the gameplay of Dead Island 2 will be like. You would have to assume that it is still going to focus on the RPG mechanics that the first two games had. However, a bit pacier combat is something that I am sure many people would welcome.
The term open world has been thrown around a great deal in development for Dead Island 2 and that sounds like a great idea. The first two games had more confined areas, but they each had their own style. So, having a large California that you can explore and do missions as you please would be a real game-changer for the series.
The combat is apparently getting an overhaul and as I said I would really like some more fast-paced combat in Dead Island 2. Maybe they could borrow some of the parkour mechanics that Dying Light has? I feel that would work very well in the world of Dead Island.
Final Thoughts On Dead Island 2
The fact that this game is taking so long to come out is driving me and most other fans nuts. So much work has been done on this game that it would be a real shock if it was not released at some point in 2019. It will be interesting to see if the changes they make alienate fans of the first two games.
- The game looks like it could be out sooner than later
- Smoother controls this time around
- Three distinctive parts of California to play in
- Looks to be keeping most of what made first two games great
- Controls should be less clunky
- What is taking so long?
- The dev team is really quiet about this