So I've picked up Dead Island for the Playstation 3 and have been playing it since the day it was released. And I have to say its great, it has the feel of every zombie movie I've seen with the scenarios. The combat is great I love running around with brass knuckles duking it out with anything in my path. The driving is also surprising to me in this game, its very fluid and maneuvering around vehicles strewn from about the road is tedious, even more so with zombies at the car door trying to eat you, but the thud made when running over said zombies is very satisfying. I do have some qualms like looking down at my feet and rotating in place makes it look like I'm hovering since there's no animation. And the facial animation for npcs is well... wrinkly, but that may be the middle aged tourists fault for the leather faces. I also noticed that no matter how different the zombie is once you chop their head off they all snap to a basic model of bald mouth open ball even though it had hair like carrot top a second ago. Also the voices are great but I wish they would fit in context with the actual conversation instead of coming off as prescript-ed separate lines like an automated voice on the phone, however it doesn't do this all the time. It seems like I'm making the game sound horrible but I digress its is awesome the visuals are stunning and the beach is simply beautiful. Compared with the claustrophobic city with tight corners, or dark smokey sewers tighter than the city I dread but it changes the way you play drastically as your tactics change to deal with where your zombie is, what type it is, and if its going to charge like a bat out off... well you get the idea. Another great aspect is the weapons selection and modification a bat is great but why not spike it with nails or wrap it up with a cloth and set it on fire. Guns I'm just getting into and I only use those if I'm being shot at myself, bullets are priceless in the zombie apocalypse people! Another good bad thing for me is when loading a new area everything is reverted to a basic look with no definition or textures, but honestly it doesn't detract from the game to me, I get to see what this game would look like if it came out a long time ago and humbles me to the fact that we are so advanced in such little time since video games were first realized. Anyway I'm going back to playing as i left it paused and the music is creeping me out. Oh did I forget the music? It fully translates the feeling of the game from serene piano like the first trailer to something more dangerous and fast paced. I would rather have the piano though it lulls me into a false security but it doesn't make me think somethings going to pull me under like other times. Let me know what you think about the game so far, I know I haven't covered everything!
By the way here's the true dead island experience for anyone who has already played it.