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I Should Have Bought Left For Dead 2
on 2 December 2014
I could write a list about what is wrong with this game.
No in actual fact I could write a very long list.
The graphics are a cheat which you only notice after several days of playing.
Zombies come back to...err being animated within a few minutes of leaving an area, probably to do with it designed for CO-OP play but Borderlands was not this bad or annoying!
It is very tough unless you are aware of a few things when you start, like you can throw weapons and this works well. In fact I think someone developed this first and then thought 'hey? Zombies are popular?! Why don't we just throw in a few thousand Zombies?!'
Also do not do what I did and run around looking for guns as there are none. You will come across them much later on though and I remember my first co-op play, though I could harldly call anything I have been invlolved with co-operative, someone pulled out a Berrette 9mm that fired like an Uzi sub machine gun?! Someone else pulled out a sniper rifle?!
No, don't! I told you...much later on!
Draw distances terrible.
I lost count of the number of times I was in a massive haorde with a couple of boss like zombies and died and then re-spawned in the exact same spot?! In fact this happened three times on one ocassion meaning I lost a great deal of my money, as what you do when you die. Stupid and incompetent coding I am afraid.
Getting stuck in stupid objects.
Cannot jump over simple low railings?!
Hmm oh yes and a large group of difficult zombies spawning right before your very bloody eyes, as if all the zombies you have already blow the heads of coming back to life was not bad enough! I suggest you 0put the coder of publishers in a locked room with a copy of Skyrim and Borderlands and do not let them out for a whole month!
Oh yeah and you can't swim!! Your on a bloody island which most of it ios covered in flood water and you cannot swim?! Found this one out when I found a boat and then kept getting killed by zombies and crashed into some far rocks, everytime I went back for it I died!
Part 2 of swimming, the above was funny as my first co-op game which was quite unexpected had me follow two other players who ventured all the way to a jetty in a marina and then just stood there motionless for several seconds before I reliased they were wondwering where the ....heck the boat was?! LOL!
Oooh and the boats....just dont! They make it look a big thing in the game that you have to get in a boat to reach another section of the map....err no just bloody well ignore that! In fact ignore the damn boats altogether!! If your on your own your goinmg to die.... A LOT!!
Oh and the cars...well you could not really put any bigger a car in this game without calling it a truck....and yet there is just one road...on the first map in the jungle?! It does not go anywhere nor does it intersect with any other roads?! You cannot even go down to the beach in one?! WTF?!
There are many, MANY other things but I can sum it up when I was talking to the son of a local friend who likes to chat to me when I see him. "Oh Riptide?! Oh year that's crap!" and when I asked him how he knew it was crap he said because all his friends have told him so. He plays on an XBox 360...for now!
However I will say that after leaving the game alone for about 4 m,onths and nearly uininstalled it several times I have played it a lot lately. Knowing you can throw things is just ... well good. You also get some rather beautiflu crafted things in it, like a Japanese Katanas for one, but then are encouraged to render it ulgy my modding the crap out of it.
So now a few weeks into playing it again, from the beginning too, I am actually at level 60....60... err something, 69 I think, and have over 300,000 dollars...oh yeah?! Whats with the pricing of weapons?! Its blloy stupid!! I mean REALLY STUPID!!! You can have a flimsy, oh yeah and the stupid names, version of a weapon at a hiugher level and worth more that a much stronger version of the same weapon?! Nnng....hmmmnnnn.....ynnnnngggg.....WHAT?!?!
Also why does it cost several times as much to repair your weapon as it is worth when new?!
Ooh sorry, yeah the list goes on and on.
I was initially not interested in a Dead Island 2 by any means a couple months back but was in FarCry 4. However its turned around but still unsure about both these titles.