this will be my 3rd and possibly final review for the Dead Island Epidemic, and its going to be different from i count as my usual style of reviewing games.
i have 1350 hours (probaly more), what has made me play almost 60 days of my life to a game that has barely progressed since i played way back in febuary of 2014 in closed beta. why have i chose to keep playing when all my real life freinds gave up, when all the hate, the trolls who greif, when people desperate for attention post insane stuff on the forums.
the best i can do is say that i absolutely love this game. I love the gameplay, the controlls, the art, the characters, the weapons, even the community even though a large part of them are incredibally stupid. even though now as of this review, even though am bored of the game i want to wait till its update and got more of a player base, i still want to on and just play. its so pleasing to play, when you get things right, when you master a character, when you kill someone, when you clutch an escape or win.
am going to tell you a story for about 400 hours of my game time i played exclusively solo, never joined a team cause i thought i could win without. untill i started getting beat my premade teams left right and centre. to the story down a bit i got into a team with a guy called Jeez. he has the most time and games of anyone in the game, and for about 600 hours i played with him and his team, playing the medic become the very best healer on the EU server. Jeez, Bane, and bollock were my buddies for a long time.
i preffered bane and jeez though, they both new to have a laugh with each other completelying annoying each other for a laugh, they the few people i considered to be best freind who ive met online.
lately though theres just been 3 of us me, Jeez and yuna. the three musketeers i call us, we are the last of old veterans, the guys and girl from the pro team league of people. combined we have 6500 hours, and over 10k games. we are unstoppable when we play as a team, i love those 3 people to bits, am really glad i met them and i wouldnt trade the world for it. and i wouldnt of met them if didnt play this game.
the three people i mentioned are the main reason why i have continued to play the game for this long, they make it all the more enjoyable, even when we lose and yes jeez gets mad but he comes back still happy to play us. Ive met many great people in this game and seen many more bad ones, but the freinds and enemys to make in this game, make it all the more enjoyable.
i cant honestly say you will enjoy it for as long as i have but.....
am going to leave you with this, find a freind or two, or find some in game, and just play this game whiule you can. I hope for a future for this game, but i am struggle to see it happening this year or ever. play it while its still alive, DIE is absolute diamond of a game, and i dont care how long it will last, for me its what its done for its genre and for me, and what its going to leave behind is an example, and hopefully a good one too.
if you want to more about the game just ask in the comments (many of them are from my previous iterations of reviews) or send me a freind request, enjoy the game as much i did :)