|System: PC, PS4*, Xbox One|
|Dev: Techland Games|
|Pub: Warner Bros.|
|Release: January 27, 2015|
|Players: 1 (2+ Online)|
|Screen Resolution: 480p-1080p||Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Strong Language|
As for play value or replay value, Dying Light has a lot to offer. If you pre-ordered it, you get the “Be a Zombie” mode where you get to play as–you guessed it–one of the zombies. You can use a different palette of weapons than your human counterparts and the gameplay style is completely different in pacing and control than the rest of the game. On top of that, in regular mode, there are so many things to be found, explored and crafted that you could literally play for hours and never get anything done besides crafting weapons (which you will have to do since your weapons wear out over time and with use). So think of it this way, you get the best parts of Dead Island’s style of weapon-crafting without all the hassle of playing a mundane game to find what you need. You are in a major city. Everything you need is within your reach.
As you can tell, I am more than pleased with what I feared was going to be another in a long line of failed zombie-fest games that have just not impressed me. But thankfully Warner Brothers didn’t let me down with this one. I haven’t had this much fun playing a zombie game since Last Of Us (if you can call that a zombie game). From the way it looks and feels to the way the story is presented and the characters are developed and your ability to play the way you want–Dying Light has something for everyone who is a fan of the survival horror genre. Honestly, the only thing I can see being a detriment to the game is that it’s hard to grasp the controls at first and the first-person view while traversing vertically can get a little vertigo-inducing at times.
So if you have motion sickness issues, you should probably pass on Dying Light. But if your stomach is solid and you have no issues with such things, this game offers a solid story wrapped in a cleanly created game that so far has not disappointed me. Hopefully you all will find that Dying Light is the same for you. If you want co-op gaming, Dying Light has you covered with multiple modes of multiplayer goodness. If it’s a shooter you want, you can do that too. But beware loud noises and shortage of ammunition. And if you have ever wanted the opportunity to play as the zombie and get some payback for all the head-smashing violence against your kind… Dying Light has got something for even you. The take-home message is that Dying Light has quickly become one of my favorite zombie-killing games and I think I might just be playing this game for quite a while. Or at least until something new happens with Destiny.
Date: January 27, 2015