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 From:  CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)  
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Bloaty ripoff of L4D concept trades action, entertainment for ... bloat.



(I got this for free so long ago forgot it was in my Epic lieberry, took it out for a spin. Not worth the 30G dl)
“a man gets struck by lightning and goes “zzzt”, Jason gets shot and dies and the submarine blows up.”
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 From:  CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)  
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Played this a bit more yesterday, one of the regular campaigns, not the 'quick play' which was on a cruise ship as it happens. This one was in NYC, fighting through an upscale shoping mall, onto the street and into the subways. Surprisingly substandard for a 2019 release (wtf?) ... guns suck, zombies really suck (even the boss zombies aren't scary in the least), characters are meh. But I have to say the levels are gorgeous. Epic fail then.
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 From:  Manthorp  
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42594.3 In reply to 42594.2 
Is the film any good, do you know? I was considering asking Jim for a copy yesterday.

"We all have flaws, and mine is being wicked."
James Thurber, The Thirteen Clocks 1951
 
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 From:  CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)  
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42594.4 In reply to 42594.3 
I feel like I've seen it but watching the trailer, not so sure I have.
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 From:  Manthorp  
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42594.5 In reply to 42594.4 
Ta Smiffy Anyone else?

"We all have flaws, and mine is being wicked."
James Thurber, The Thirteen Clocks 1951
 
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 From:  CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)  
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Whelp, one good thing came out of this: I spinned up Dead Island Riptide for the first time in ~18-months, and it is a foookin' great zombie shooter (/stabber/blower-upper), 1000x better than this POS. DI zombies are dangerous AF and scary AF.
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 From:  Lucy (X3N0PH0N)  
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42594.7 In reply to 42594.3 
Bit wank. A couple of cool set piece bits but overall a bit wank. Underexplains and ends up not making much sense.

I'm told the book is much better.
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 From:  Manthorp  
 To:  Lucy (X3N0PH0N)     
42594.8 In reply to 42594.7 
Ta Xen. I'll probably give it a miss then. I have realised over solitary confinement that my favourite niche genre for mindless watching is action horror.

Time for a thread

"We all have flaws, and mine is being wicked."
James Thurber, The Thirteen Clocks 1951
 
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 From:  milko  
 To:  Lucy (X3N0PH0N)     
42594.9 In reply to 42594.7 
The book is meh, fyi imo. Not terrible, not great, it just exists and plays out the premise from start to end. Perhaps if I was a bit more excited by the idea I'd enjoy it more?
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 From:  Lucy (X3N0PH0N)  
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42594.10 In reply to 42594.9 
Yeah, my understanding is that it's presented as a report or series of reports? Documentary style, like. So yeah, I think you've *got* to be into the premise to get much from it.

 
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 From:  milko  
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42594.11 In reply to 42594.10 
Yeah, exactly. It’s like reading a bunch of collected columns/diaries/logs. I found it quite forgettable.
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 From:  Manthorp  
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42594.12 In reply to 42594.11 
One of the golden age SF writers - maybe Olaf Stapleton - wrote a book that wholly comprised reviews of imagined books. That, by contrast, was a great read as I remember.

"We all have flaws, and mine is being wicked."
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 From:  CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)  
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Ditched WWZ the game, played smore DIR and even launched L4D2 just to be sure. Yep, WWZ is irredeemably bad.
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 From:  Linn (INDYLS)  
 To:  CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)     
42594.14 In reply to 42594.13 
I picked it up free on Epic a week or so ago. Glad you saved me the effort of trying it out :)
I noticed I have a dead island beta in my steam library. Anyone tried that?   
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 From:  CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)  
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42594.15 In reply to 42594.14 
Beta? Like for a DI3?
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 From:  koswix  
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42594.16 In reply to 42594.3 
Was very interesting how they turned Glasgow city centre in to New York via the magic of swapping some street signs and dotting a few yellow cabs about the place.

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If Feds call you and say something bad on me, it may prove what I said are truth, they are afraid of it.
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 From:  Manthorp  
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42594.17 In reply to 42594.16 
I feel like I must see it now. Watch out for the Zombie army massing at the corner of Tenth and Sauchiehall.

 


"We all have flaws, and mine is being wicked."
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 From:  CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)  
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I remember suckyhall! (lived in Glasgow for several months winter of '76-77 while I commuted to Edinburgh College of Art)
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 From:  Linn (INDYLS)  
 To:  CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)     
42594.19 In reply to 42594.15 
I think its called Dead Island Epidemic. I should install it and see what it is I guess.
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 From:  CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)  
 To:  Linn (INDYLS)     
42594.20 In reply to 42594.19 
It's a top-down isometric game  :-S

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