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Sleep Tight in Techland's Dark Adventure Dying Light

Posted by Sammy Barker

Good night, good luck

You can see the influences dripping out of this 12-minute Dying Light gameplay video. The upcoming Techland developed PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 adventure is two parts Dead Island and one part Mirror’s Edge. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, though, as evidenced by the footage embedded below.

The trailer shows off a hearty chunk of the game’s free-running component, melee-based combat, and side-missions. During the day, you’ll be able to sprint through the world and complete missions without too many impediments. However, once the sun sets, you’ll want to get back to your safe house, as the zombies adopt a more deadly guise.

As has become the standard for Techland, the voice acting is absolutely atrocious. It’s still pre-alpha, though, so there’s plenty of time to polish things up. At least the graphics look good, with the draw distance perhaps the most impressive. The title’s due out in 2014, so we’re sure that the developer will be lacing up a lot more footage over the coming months.

[via youtube.com]

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User Comments (7)

mr_sam123

#2

mr_sam123 said:

This looks cool. This is what dead island could have been, so much potential wasted on that game imo

PMasterTy9

#3

PMasterTy9 said:

It's looking great so far. Looks like it can be an intense game. Can't wait to see more of it.

Doctor_BK

#4

Doctor_BK said:

I'm really excited for this game. I loved Left 4 Dead, but Dead Island never impressed me. This game looks really good though.

Cloud7794

#5

Cloud7794 said:

So I'm guessing the game never gives you the opportunity to "overlevel" or generally advance enough as to where the nighttime isn't much of a problem? I hope that's the case, In Persona 3 you were screwed if you stuck around a dungeon too long and death appeared... until end-game, at which point your party is high enough level that death isn't much of a threat. Here's hoping the night in this game will keep you in fear of being detected and light on your feet for the whole game if you want to survive.

mibtar

#6

mibtar said:

First person free running? What? Seriously? Free running is so fun to watch because it's cool to actually see the stunts they pull. I'm not really sure how I'm going to enjoy watching flailing hands. I guess I'm just gonna have to use my imagination at what the character is actually doing while free running. That's so fun! How unbelievably pointless. No thanks.

JaxonH

#7

JaxonH said:

Hmm... I'm actually pretty intrigued by this game. I'm not a fan of all zombie-like games, but I do like some from time to time, if done well. The Last of Us was really good, and ZombiU was terrific, but those are the only two I can think of that I actually enjoyed. This looks good though... we'll see how it turns out closer to release.

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