Dead Island: Riptide News

Dead Island Riptide – 10 Minute Gameplay Footage Video Released

Dead Island Riptide News
Modern day society has long been fascinated with zombies, whether it’s because we all feel like mindless drones working 9-5 just so we can eat, or we enjoying blowing the head off humanoids without facing the death penalty, everyone loves a good zombie game. The latest zombie game to join the craze is a title following the hugely popular birth of the Dead Island franchise; Dead Island Riptide.

Earlier today Deep Silver made the most exciting announcement in the games short history, the release of a mouth watering 10 minute demo video. Grab a tissue, wipe that drool from your chin; it’s just a video.

Alright, so it’s only 9:19 long; sue me. One of the main focuses of the video is the new Hub Defense Missions, a form of Tower Defense game; familiar mechanics that exploded with the release of mobile gaming. Although I’m incredibly excited about the game, the first 3 minutes have already presented a few concerns. I don’t really like the concept of having to drag items from one place to another, throwing it away to take out zombie threats.

But on the other hand; the footage that follows is awesome. It shows players creating fortifications at a hub before turning on a zombie-attracting water pump. They construct fences, lay down minefields and throw around some explosive containers. It reminds me of survival mode in Left 4 Dead, just with a bit more depth and options. What do you think of the video? Dead Island made quite a splash but was mocked by many for its lack of variety, will we see the same in Dead Island Riptide?

Blaine Smith

Blaine Smith, or Smith as he prefers to be called as he doesn't have to repeat it four times before people get it, is one of the original founders of Gamers Heroes. Smith has been playing games for over 30 years, from Rex & 180 on ZX Spectrum to the latest releases on the ninth generation of consoles. RPG's are his go-to genre, with the likes of Final Fantasy, Legend of Legaia, and Elder Scrolls being among his favorites, but he'll play almost anything once (except Dark Souls). You can best reach him on Twitter

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