I've decided to change Dying Light's name to...
February 06, 2015

Fetch Quests of the Dead. With the exception of the main story, I think about every side quest I've done has involved retrieving something or someone, be it herbs or a lost mother. Most of the other tasks are usually more important things that people want me to accomplish, and are therefore part of the main story.

But wait, doesn't like the first half of the game consist of you trying to fetch a drug called Antizin for ordinary citizens holed up in a tower?

And isn't the plot driven by a MacGuffin in the form of a file that you're supposed to snatch from a psychopath?

Well, crap. The whole game really is one big series of fetch quests.

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EmP EmP - February 06, 2015 (03:50 AM)
It's a little bit sad. I've been tracking Dying Light for ages now and figured it might be that title that helped remind me that AAA games do exist and I should get back to playing them now and then. But with each new trailer and preview -- and now review -- I've lost more and more interest until I'm at the point where maybe I'd grab it if it was on sale.

Not surprised it's fetch quest city. I couldn't stomach much of Dead Island either which made no attempt to mask the fact that it had little else to offer.
JoeTheDestroyer JoeTheDestroyer - February 06, 2015 (08:25 AM)
Yeah, I think waiting for a sale would be a wise move. I do like the game more than dislike it, but it's definitely not worth $60. I think the main problem is that any game featuring zombies ideally lasts only a few hours, but since this is an open world game, it needs to last much longer. Open world games need variety, and this game doesn't provide much of that, and neither did Dead Island. I think if Techland is going to continue down this route, that should be the one thing they keep in mind.
JoeTheDestroyer JoeTheDestroyer - February 06, 2015 (09:34 AM)
Ugh, this game really shouldn't try to be a first-person shooter.
Genj Genj - February 07, 2015 (08:55 AM)
Yeah I totally passed on this one as soon as I saw a playthrough of a demo build on Youtube. It sounds like Far Cry but with awful combat. Not only that but Techland doesn't have the best reputation and the late review codes (Monday afternoon before release) screamed mediocre game. Dead Island 2 will likely be better just because it's not by Techland.
JoeTheDestroyer JoeTheDestroyer - February 07, 2015 (10:11 AM)
I think I'm going to power my way through the rest of the game so I can be done with it and so I can finally get to the review. Honestly, even my light interest in this title has been diminishing.

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