ADSactly Game Review - Dying Light
I think everyone has at some point had the hypothetical discussion about what would happen if a zombie outbreak ever were to happened.
There are basically only two schools of thought when it comes to what could happen, and I have to some degree planned it out in the back of my head if this would ever go down. First thing is you need to know what to look out for, keeping an eye on the news for any strange happenings, especially to do with people biting over people. This kind of apocalyptic event will probably start somewhere like in Europe or America, as they always do. Seeing as I don't live there, the only way for the virus to get here is either by tourists traveling by air or sea, so if there is any strange news about stuff like this happening at the airport, you know things are about to get real.
The other major problem is, there is going to be either one or two kinds of zombies, the walking dead kind, which are the slow moving ones and these could be dealt with pretty easily as long keep your distance and don't get caught in a crowd of them. The second kind is going to be the problem, that would be the 28 Days or World War Z kind of zombies, the fast running, crazy, animal like zombies. This is what you really don't want, this game unfortunately has both kinds.
Our story begins in the fictional city of Harran, where some mysterious viral outbreak has turned the majority of the population into hyper-aggressive zombie-like creatures.
The government's defense ministry has no other choice but to quarantine the entire city, leaving the unfortunate survivors to fend for themselves, that is until a rescue mission can be formulated. The Global Relief Effort or GRE as they are known, assists survivors who are trapped in the city by regularly airdropping supplies of food, medicine and weapons. The GRE hires our protaginist, Kyle Crane to infiltrate the city of Harran in order to retrieve rather sensitive data stolen from them by Kadir Suleiman, which he is using as leverage to blackmail the GRE, with the threat of publicizing it if anything were to happen to him. Kyle is then airdropped into the city, where he is ambushed by a gang of hostile bandits who are raiding one of the supply airdrops. At the same time both Kyle and the bandits are attacked by the infected, Kyle is bitten and infected with the virus, but he is rescued by Jade and Amir.
Kyle wakes up some hours later in one of the huge apartment buildings, which has been converted into a base that is now a survivor sanctuary called the Tower.
When he comes round, he is introduced to Jade's brother who explains that he has been infected and has been given Antizin, a drug that suppresses symptoms of infection and slows down the process of turning. The only problem is that the drug is in very short supply and the only way to get more is from the GRE supply drops, which the other faction also need very desperately. The Tower makes use of runners, who make a dash for the drops as soon as the planes are visible in the skies, due to his life being on the line Kyle volunteers as a runner to get to the next drop.
He sets out and manages to reach an airdrop containing the drug, but despite the dire need of the medicine by the survivors, Kyle is instructed by the GRE to destroy the airdrop, and to then reach out to the leader of the opposite faction, Rais in order to buy the drug and also possibly confirm his identity. The GRE suspects that Rais might actually be Suleiman, the man they are searching for and this course of action would be the best way to infiltrate the group, and get his hands on the data.
"The imposing of ones will, the creation of ones own rules. That is what makes a man. Do you live by your own rules Crane? Or are you merely someone else's puppet. " - Kadir 'Rais' Sulaiman
Dying Light is a massive struggle right from the beginning, my advice is to not try and be a hero.
When you start your character is very much still a rookie at taking on the infected hordes, so steer clear of mobs, take them on one at a time or rather just run away. You will get better at fighting as you progress in the game and you will be able to craft weapons that cause more devastating damage later on, just be sure to pick up anything and everything. Salvage is your friend as well as all you have and I promise you will need all of if the further you get. The game looks great and the environment is pretty sunning, the city is not just some abandoned wasteland, it really does feel alive and lived in, even if it is mostly the undead.
I really enjoyed the campaign, which took around forty hours to complete and there are side quests for days. The pace of the game gradually increases as you progress, combat along with the running and climbing gets more intense and much faster as you go. I have purposefully saved the best part about this game for last, there is a really great night and day cycle which is very important. One thing you really don't want to do is get caught outside when it gets dark in this game, there are seriously badass monster that come out at night.
The game has an really great co-op feature where you or someone else can be the monster that comes in the dark. You can either be the hunter or the hunted by joining someone's game and hunting them down, or you are the one hunted and need to get to safety before they get you, or be like John Mcclane and take down the monster.
Dying Light is an open world first person survival horror action-adventure video game, what a mouthful right, and is developed by Techland.
These are the good people who brought you Dead Island and the western Call of Juarez, to name but a few, but they have been making games since the year 2001 and they're pretty good at it. The game was officially released back in January 2015 and for Microsoft Windows, Linux, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. They did plan on releasing it on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, but was later cancelled due to hardware limitations on these older consoles. The game was actually the best-selling title of January 2015 and broke the record for the first month sales for a new survival horror game. There has also been some great add on content which was available for DLC download.
Dying Light gets a very well deserved rating of 8.5/10
In case you missed it, here is the previous game review
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