Reviews of computer games
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A Brief on Pirates of the Burning Sea
The Best of Gaming Horror Part IV. – “Dino Crisis”
The Best of Gaming Horror Part V. – “Manhunt”
The Best of Gaming Horror: The Future of Gaming Horror
Tabletop gaming technology is great, don't forget the physical books
“Blackwater”: A waste of PR money!
Why shooters should stop imitating Modern Warfare
Criterion Collection should take an interest in video games
Crystal Castles a perfect classic
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Playing it Old School – Jack Bauer’s First Day of Gaming
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'Operation Raccoon City' DLC adds more insult to injury
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'Dead Island: Riptide' is just the same game
In theory; Dead Island: Riptide should be a great horror game with an open world environment and RPG elements. Instead Techland found a way to make such a game incredibly boring, again!

To be fair, using the word "again" implies that Techland actually made the effort to make a new game or improve on the original. Instead gamers are given the same game only with a new title and maybe a few unnoticeable changes.

Dead Island: Riptide has an impressive game-play system that every gamer had hoped for. The game is played form a first-person perspective with the game-play focused around intense combat and a need for survival. All of this is set in an open world environment that is divided between large sections.

One might be scratching their head wondering how could such an awesome sounding game be bad? Well just because you combine horror survival with RPG and set it in open world doesn't mean its going to be a great game. When compared to games like Far Cry 3, Fallout: New Vegas, Skyrim and BioShock: Infinite; Dead Island: Riptide dose feel like a game that was developed out of laziness.

The combat seems to be a watered down version of Dead Rising's only it is very repetitive and dose get boring very quick. For most the game you will be just be bashing zombies with blunt objects multiple times and dying. You will find a few guns but they are useless and ammo is very limited.

Adding to the frustration is how little the RPG elements adds to the game-play. The special traits and skills don't really impact your gaming experience while trying to level up takes a ridiculous amount of time.

Sadly these are all the same content along with problems that plagued the first game. Hence this would have to make Dead Island: Riptide a crowning achievement for laziness. Sure they did add a new character, changed the island and fixed a few bugs. But at its core it's still the same game that most of us thought would be awesome back until we started Act 2.

Dead Island: Riptide may be a creative and original work of horror survival so long as a gamer never played Dead Island back in 2011. With an obvious lack of change would make this a game no one should bother with unless you never played Dead Island.
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