Techland, the developer of both Dying Light and Dying Light 2 (which has a major update out today, coincidentally), wants to know what you would like to see in a protagonist for a potential Dying Light 3. But, like, also wants you to know that it is totally not announcing Dying Light 3, as well.
It's kind of sweet, actually, the video game developer equivalent of the card a crush might pass you back in grade school: "Do you like me? Yes/No/Maybe". Just with way more zombies, obviously.
Going from the replies alone, it seems like there is some appetite from fans for another game somewhere down the line (Techland has committed to supporting Dying Light 2 for five years total). We enjoyed Dying Light 2, which we thought was a good sequel mostly hurt by insane expectations.
Would you like to see a third game? Well, you're probably better off telling Techland but stop by the comments section on the way.
Interesting they are mentioning DL3 before they’ve released the promised story DLC for 2.
They know there’s a lot of dislike for the sequel and are speeding up the process for a third it feels like.
I didn’t mind the second game but the side missions were poor (a lot of parkour challenges and not story driven/a mission) and story wasn’t as great.
I’d like a game where you’re outside of any walls and you come across settlements, maybe eventually staying in one for the latter half of the game and then it ends with meeting a villain - setup for their own story DLC/game.
@itsfoz Seriously it is NON STOP parkour challenges and I am so sick of it
@Nepp67 100% - it feels that they knew people loved the parkour in the first game so went totally overboard with it in the second.
I doubt it'll be announced anytime soon but I was really disappointed by the characters and story of DL2. Overall, I enjoyed the first game much more than the 2nd.
I'm all for a Dying Light 3, despite Dying Light 2's flaws, but they really need to bring back the horror of the first game AND the Zombie AI of the first game too, Dying Light 2's Zombie AI AND the combat with Zombies, both felt like a step backwards IMO.
@Leonhart - I mean to be fair; Dying Light 1's story & characters were nothing particularly special either, though I did like the Protagonist Kyle Crane way more than... Dying Light 2's Protagonist whom I'm honestly blanking on his name right now.
People are so divided over dying light 2. Personally I have yet to play it, but the negativity surrounding the title is what gets to me.
@itsfoz they supported the first game for 5 years with DLC, i’m sure they’re brainstorming lots of different ideas.
I just skipped the majority of the parkour, as I recall, @Nepp67. I wanted story missions, rather than simply running and jumping. I did some of them, but skipped a lot...
I hope they learn from the mistakes of the second game. The first game had such great atmosphere and horror elements, yet the second game took away everything that gave it personality and left it as another Ubisoft template riddled with the same old open world tropes.
I’m baffled how they spent all that time in development just to create something that’s vastly inferior to something Ubisoft would have made 15 years ago (see Assassins Creed II.) In fact, I still haven’t completed it to this day and feel no desire to because it’s just so boring and insipid. I can’t really think of anything positive to say about it.
Yeh please don't. Fed up swimmin thru zombies in parkour playground Dead Island is back baby; original and best
Dying Light is still in my top 5 zombie genre games of all time. It's easily the best zombie open world game imo. I came to it late but it nails almost everything I wanted from the b movie score to actual fear/panic felt in the darkness at night. It wasn't perfect but it came close for me. I uninstalled Dying Light 2 after less than 8 hours. Bland characters and writing, not challenging or creepy and very repetitive on a larger scale than the first game. Maybe it's open world fatigue but I thought this was a significant step down. I hope they get better writers for the third game and perhaps go back to a smaller map.
@itsfoz I really feel like they made most of the side quests parkour challenges to save time because they're a LAZY as hell way to make a sidequest.
Dying Light 3 could be great under the right circumstances.
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