Escape Dead Island is a thing, and it’s a thing I’m excited for because one can never have too much Dead Island in their life. (Especially after that fucking rad Dead Island 2 announcement trailer.)
Via the official description on GameStop:
Escape Dead Island is a third-person mystery-action-adventure game set on the enigmatic island of Narapela during the zombie outbreak of Dead Island. Escape explores the origins of the virus through the eyes of would-be documentarian Cliff Calo, who will switch between fighting and stealth in a shifting world that’s never what it seems, brought to life with edgy, vibrant comic visuals.
- Seek Out the Truth: Tear through a seamless world that reacts to your every move and collect every clue you can: somewhere amid the madness lies the truth behind Dead Island’s apocalyptic outbreak
- Survive Any Way Possible: There are no superpowers to keep Cliff alive, just a few makeshift weapons against hordes of infected. Choosing between stealth and combat will have a huge gameplay impact thanks to sound-detection AI and opportunities to use the environment to gain the upper hand
- Explore an Island of Mystery: As Cliff ventures deeper into the island, the world begins to become more and more distorted and unpredictable. Surreal moments offer multiple interpretations, and each answer only raises more questions. Even time itself seems to loop and repeat in mind-bending ways
Y’know, cel-shaded graphics are really growing on me. I’d still rather not have them in titles like Dragon Age, Mass Effect or games with a serious undertone, but for games that clearly are going to be a bit humorous like Escape From Dead Island I think I prefer ’em. LOOK MA, LOOK HOW FAR I’VE COME.