Dying Light Will Remind You Why You Were Afraid of the Dark
Posted by Sammy Barker
Kill the lights
Zombie games are at their best when you’re either completely overpowered or your back’s against the wall. Dying Light, the upcoming undead-‘em-up from Polish developer Techland, aims to explore both disparate scenarios, encouraging you to carve your way through hordes of monsters when the sun’s shining – and sprint to safety at night.
This brand new ten minute gameplay demonstration running on the PlayStation 4 shows off both instances, as a thick accented free-runner sprints across various rooftops as he attempts to power up several generators. The foliage effects are particularly impressive, but the seamless day-to-night transition is noteworthy, too.
Interestingly, while the daylight enables you to toy with your adversaries by setting traps, the twilight gameplay transforms the release into a gory Mirror’s Edge, where you must simply sprint to your next objective or pay the price. It’s quite a clever mix of gameplay styles that should keep the full release feeling fresh. Are you yearning to brave the dark? Turn the lights out in the comments section below.