After huge Witcher 2 failure I honestly thouht our game developers have lost their minds releasing that kind of crap.
What's going on here? Witcher 2 failure? I thought that game was great!
About DEAD ISLAND: I think it's very enjoyable, although it has its flaws. Initially I thought it would be a straight action adventure, but it actually works pretty well as "half-assed" action rpg. Skilltrees and perks are in every other game these days, you kind of get used to it.
There hasn't been a game that lets the player mess with zombies in an open world like that. DEAD RISING (2) tried, but was annoying because of stupid time limits and horrible controls.
Also I certainly hoped DEAD ISLAND was even more serious in tone. The damage you deal and XP appearing on screen gives an arcade vibe. There's more to critize like a lot of backtracking and a general repetitive feel. But to me it's one of those games that you play anyway. Especially when you join some friends in the onslaught! The coop-mode rocks.
Overall I'd say it's so far the game that manages to hit closest to what I would like to call "a true zombie atmosphere", one that relates to everybody's favorite genre movies. Recommended!