Naturally, being that its 2012, all sorts of crazy people are talking about the (mis)interpretation of the Mayan calendar and are talking about the end of the world. So, I figured it would be a great time to review an "end of the world" scenario: zombies! In today's edition of Chaos Corner, I'll be reviewing Dead Island, for the X Box 360. So, away we go (Bwaiins)!
|Yep- Those ARE zombies. Deal with it.|
|The sound the zombie made when biting you is still creepy|
|Zombies overrun Raccoon City in RE 2 (one of the all time greats)|
|The Las Plagas cult in RE4- a subtle dig at religion?|
|Beat em or burn em... the go up pretty quick.|
|When there's no more room in Hell...|
|That's another one for the fire!|
|There's never enough bullets!|
|Innocent beach-goer or decadent hedonist?|
Last, let me also add that the game has thrown in some references to Kuru. This is the name of a disease acquired by cannibals when they eat prions in the brain. The disease was present on- yep, you guessed it- Papua New Guinea. A great use of history in a game too... check it out: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kuru_%28disease%29
|It looks like a postcard... just with zombies and destruction...|
|There's always more zombies around the corner|
Bottom Line: We have a new and most worthy addition to the Zombie sub-genre in video games, and that is Dead Island. The game is fantastic in that it makes you feel as if "you are there", which is just amazing. If you are a fan of the genre, it is a must. The only thing that keeps this game from getting a perfect score is those damn glitches. I give this game 3 1/2 out of 4 Marks of Chaos. You owe it to yourself to give this a spin. You won't be disappointed.