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E3 2012: Deep Silver announces Dead Island: Riptide, not much else
Posted: 05.06.2012 22:58 by Comments: 11
Publisher Deep Silver has announced Dead Island: Riptide, calling it "a new entry to the Dead Island franchise".

The game is being developed by Techland for "consoles and PCs". Nothing else is known about the game save that an extensive reveal will be made later this Summer.


The original Dead Island was released last September 2011, and earned a 6.0/10 score in Strategy Informer's review.
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By SiyaenSokol (SI Elite) on Jun 06, 2012
SiyaenSokol
I enjoyed Dead Island, so I hope that this will be great as well.
By danfreeman (SI Elite) on Jun 06, 2012
danfreeman
@CHosen it`s not worse than shit but it`s still a mediocre game,it brought absolutely nothing interesting on the table(let alone new)and i still consider it to this day a waste of my money.
By danfreeman (SI Elite) on Jun 06, 2012
danfreeman
I agree that horrible piece of crap did not deserve the high score and i still don`t know why it got it.
By JonahFalcon (SI Elite) on Jun 07, 2012
JonahFalcon
Because the reviewer had fun playing it?
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Jun 08, 2012
herodotus
Not a god reason, Jonah. Reviewers are meant to be objective, as we all know (unless paid for by the publisher - which I'm sure does not happen here). Hence, an objective review is all we ask for (and with the big releases an acccompanying "Opposing View"....just a request).
This game roundly received what amounts to an average score (albeit a high average) but then so does "Diablo III".
House Meeting at SI....Members invited.
By JonahFalcon (SI Elite) on Jun 08, 2012
JonahFalcon
@herodotus: There's _no_ _such_ _thing_ as an objective review, by definition.

Plus, does everyone share the same idea of what "fun" is?
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Jun 09, 2012
herodotus
Journalists that I know approach gaming reviews objectively. Must be the odd exception. Yes, they might gush and enthuse over certain features or whatever but they always bring it back to how the average gamer is going to view/play the game.
There's nothing worse than reading a glowing review endorsing a game from a trusted source, only to get it home and feel ripped off. It's happened to me a few times at least so I've always written to the games journalist who "sold" me on the game. Some are rude, others explain it in a way that i better understand and even appreciate the game (and this happens on SI a good deal of the time - nod to JC).

Jonah you say there's no such thing as an objective review. Well aside from disagreeing, this begs the addition of a secondary PoV being listed with the main review (for the big guns). No one shares the same idea of of "fun", hence the need for an objective review. That's what we punters who lay down the cash ask for.

Rant over, back to bed....zzzzzzzzzzzzz!