Dead Island: Riptide
Dead Island: Riptide CG Trailer is Another Tearjerker
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Deep Silver has gone and put together another one of those heart-wrenching Dead Island trailers today, this time for the impending sequel, Dead Island: Riptide.

Unlike the old Dead Island trailer, which jerked our tear ducts and tugged our heart strings, this Riptide one goes forward, as in it isn't all backwards, and tells the story of a doomed couple on their luxury yacht, sailing on a calm, sun-dappled sea.

And then it all goes tits-up, in a manner of speaking. There's zombies all over the place, leaving the couple with no choice but to resort to drastic measures... It's sad stuff, and almost definitely in no way representative of the tone that Dead Island: Riptide will be shooting for. Watch it below.

Dead Island: Riptide is out in 2013. You can read our first look preview here.


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Comment #1 by Arron114
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 @ 05:18:12 PM
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There's an old saying in Tennessee, that says. Fool me once, shame on, shame on you. Fool me..... You can't get fooled again

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Comment #2 by Slayinfool
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 @ 05:19:13 PM
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Comment #3 by DJConnelly
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 @ 05:29:52 PM
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I'm not getting my hopes up. Not that they were very high to begin with.

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Comment #4 by tunaleg
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 @ 05:32:41 PM
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Dead Island sucked

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Comment #5 by XS Scarab
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 @ 05:36:11 PM
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am i the only one who's not closed minded about this game? dead island was not as bad as everyone is saying it was. it was different, that's all. im actually interested in getting this game, looks interesting.

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Comment #6 by spiralgrant
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 @ 05:41:04 PM
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Enjoyed the first one lets hope they spend a little more time sorting the bugs out before production :)

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Comment #7 by DipCheese
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 @ 05:43:16 PM
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Just please, please hire real voice actors this time. The only thing that made me cry about the first game was the awful Aussie accents...

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Comment #8 by DeadMan634
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 @ 06:07:39 PM
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@#4 No Dead Island didn't suck.. It was probably one of the best RPG's next to Elder Scrolls Series and Fallout games.. And I can't wait for Riptide.

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Comment #9 by Steakslave
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 @ 06:13:52 PM
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@1 Fool me once - shame on you. Fool me twice - shame on me. Quicksilver won't get my $60 for their broken garbage this time.

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Comment #10 by Poisonheadcrab
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 @ 06:16:41 PM
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Their advertising team is working for the wrong group.

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Comment #11 by TeAmExTrEmE737
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 @ 06:19:44 PM
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Can't wait. One of the best co-op games in the market. Deff picking it up when it comes out.

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Comment #12 by DeadMan634
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 @ 06:24:58 PM
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@#9 it's actually half price not a full $60..

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Comment #13 by Dude Rain
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 @ 06:33:20 PM
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@9 And he was quoting George W Bush...

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Comment #14 by deluxnugs
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 @ 06:46:53 PM
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never tried the first one,that was a nice trailer though.could be a great game.i'll keep my eyes on it.

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Comment #15 by Hoborg
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 @ 06:52:10 PM
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Dead Island did suck but was a lot of fun with modded weapons since it balanced the poor single-player which was clearly abandoned in favor of forced co-op.

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Comment #16 by SaphireCurve
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 @ 06:53:18 PM
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I laughed

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Comment #17 by Jay May Hammo
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 @ 06:56:53 PM
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Got to give it too them, they know how to make a trailer :)

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Comment #18 by VectorUSS
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 @ 07:21:24 PM
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I liked the 1st one so most likely I'll be getting this too :)

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Comment #19 by D00MSMAN
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 @ 07:23:41 PM
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Beautiful. Just hope it isnt as full of bugs like the first.
but even with bugs, Dead Island was still fun. :)

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Comment #20 by Resident Jesus
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 @ 07:39:08 PM
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@1 You butchered that saying.

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Comment #21 by el_pieablo
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 @ 08:05:07 PM
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My prob with this trailer is, like the original Dead Island, is that its not representative of the game. Dont get me wrong I liked DI but the trailer made it out to be some sort of drama filled, tension ramping rpg, but it was just your standard action rpg. Not sure about Riptide, dont think I'll bother

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Comment #22 by fifth5urvivor
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 @ 08:14:35 PM
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#20 as #13 said #1 was quoting George Bush now let's all move on.

Am I only the person who didn't have a glitch DI experience? I got it day 1 and I had no bugs, no problems. 1 time I couldn't walk up some resort steps until I jumped and that was about it. I loved DI, it was a great multiplayer experience and my preorder for Riptide is already down, Gamestop gave me an empty metal DI: Riptide metal case as a preorder bonus. Weird, but I'll take it.

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Comment #23 by CenozoicZombie
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 @ 08:17:20 PM
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If some people didn't like it, no big deal. I quite enjoyed the first game and look forward to having a lot of fun with this one.
If you're not sure about picking it up just yet, wait for some reviews to come out and ask around the community for feedback once it arrives.

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Comment #24 by superjw701
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 @ 08:29:17 PM
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Reminded me of this song a little....

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Comment #25 by Keirris
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 @ 08:42:27 PM
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That was pretty sad.. I don't care what others think. I liked Dead Island! Sue me, I'm looking forward to jumping right back into the undead mobs and take my frustration out with a Super Charged Electric Boat Paddle!
Bring it on Deep Silver, I'm Ready when you are!

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Comment #26 by Fleshtrap
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 @ 09:38:33 PM
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Dead Island was an awesome game, wrapped in a glitchy ass package. Get the fucking bugs sorted outta this one before it comes out and you might get my cash.

Personally LOVED the game when it worked the way it was meant to.

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Comment #27 by Nevander
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 @ 09:55:33 PM
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Tearjerker... lol.

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Comment #28 by Joker0fLife
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 @ 10:28:31 PM
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Now if only they could include that kind of emotion and feeling into the actual cut-scenes of the game, we'd be golden. I was appalled when I reached the cut-scene in the garage, it felt like it was done by a emotionless 7 year old. Don't get me wrong, I liked the game despite having my save get corrupted and the few bugs here and there, but those cut-scenes were straight shit haha.

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Comment #29 by tunaleg
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 @ 10:29:18 PM
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@#4 yeah it did. All rpg's suck, Dead Island more than others.

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Comment #30 by lazygammer13
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 @ 10:34:19 PM
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This is seriously how Titanic should have ended.

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Comment #31 by ShinobiSteve81
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 @ 11:08:00 PM
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@29 Wow, gotta talk to yourself? Parents didn't tie a steak around your neck so the dog would pay attention to you?

I'll give Riptide a shot. Played the hell out of the first with countless friends, despite the glitches. Did all I could in it (aside from crappy DLC)

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Comment #32 by Blue Thunder28
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 @ 12:03:32 AM
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@26 Pretty much sum this up for me, except I'm probably going to get this regardless of bugs.

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Comment #33 by chach7171
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 @ 12:20:49 AM
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Dead island was simply alot of FUN sure it was mindless zombie killing but it was a damn lot of fun. Very similar to borderlands in how the game play was done imo, and yes I know borderlands is amazing and this doesn't compare but it's in the same vein.

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Comment #34 by imatt B4M
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 @ 12:30:02 AM
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Bring on the thumbs down! Dead Island is a top ten favorite game in my book and I am excited for Riptide!

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Comment #35 by Moogle356
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 @ 01:25:09 AM
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I havent seen something that sad in a video game since final fantasy 7 (when aeris dies) =( ....i think it was the music. haha

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Comment #36 by Ned King
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 @ 01:33:31 AM
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Dead Island was fun in Co Op but boring in single player,will wait on some reviews before getting Dead Island 2.

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Comment #37 by khruz
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 @ 02:04:33 AM
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the first dead island took me a couples of times to like it , rented it twice and wasnt really into it , then i bought it for like $10 and i started playing it more and more and i got hooked it was really good , im really looking forward this one , i might just buy it full price.

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Comment #38 by ROTTENCORPSE
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 @ 02:23:33 AM
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HA...Dead Island was one of the best games ever. Very few can have me playing more than a year, but this game was awesome. The weapon creating and modding was fantastic, controls were near perfect. The game areas were huge, so much better than the majority of zombie games around, but a zombie other game like it. I cant wait for this, time for another Deathstalker Zeds Demise

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Comment #39 by BasqueNYC
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 @ 02:25:50 AM
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Dead island was different that's why people had their pussies hurt and bitch about the game,if you want shoot me up zombies than play left for dead (which bored the shit out of me),COD zombie maps

Also I never experienced any bugs with dead island ran good,exciting story,beautiful visuals,killer dismembermenta

Also I agree the Aussie accents sounded so fake my wife who is a Aussie laffed at that when she heard me playing it lol

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Comment #40 by Xerany
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 @ 03:25:44 AM
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I may actually pick this up. I liked the original Dead Island, even with it's flaws, and who doesn't love to murder zombies in every imaginary way possible? It may not be a first-day buy, but I'll certainly pick it up for the story/laughs&giggles when the price's dropped.

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Comment #41 by Slayinfool
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 @ 04:18:01 AM
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I had a ton of fun with Dead Island. Yeah the game had it's issues, but I thought the game was a diamond in the rough. Hopefully for riptide they flushed out all the problems from the first game and made even a better experience. I'll be buying it!

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Comment #42 by stianpuz
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 @ 04:21:17 AM
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I loved Dead island, played it for hundreds of hours, and all these issues and glitches people seem to complain about didn't even happen once to me, might have something to do with that i bought the game several months after it's release but yeah don't see the necessity for all the hate on this game. COOP FUN!

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Comment #43 by Brengun
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 @ 04:34:39 AM
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@1 Brilliant, my favourite Bush quote, that made me laugh reading it.

I think they need to improve a lot on the first game and we could be on to a winner if they do, but I'm going to remain sceptical though until I actually get to play a demo rather than just see something like this.

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Comment #44 by roggor123
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 @ 05:07:28 AM
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If only they put as much work into the game as they do their trailers.

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Comment #45 by Chibiuk
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 @ 06:16:42 AM
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The first game was terrible. It was a borderlands wanna be and ripped off borderlands in an attempt to fill another zombie niche and idiots loved simply because it had zombies in it. Its buggy, glitchy, ugly, the combat was terrible, the weapon modding was not original or interesting at all. The characters were annoying and their "classes" werent interesting. The quests were repetitive and the areas boring and samey. It was a half made game and a lazy one at that

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Comment #46 by 41inuyasha
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 @ 10:00:14 AM
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Dead island was one of the best games I have ever played and/or invested in. I got over 20 top of the line games last year and dead island was defianly in my top 5 favorite. People that didnt like it probaly didnt give it a chance. I got every achievement within the first week, but I still play it at least 20 hours every month. I hop on and hand out hacked weapons and help people out with missions. Or even just run around the beach throwing molotovs at sleeping zombie lol. This game was one of the best coop rpg games and I will gladly spend my money on riptide. I truly hope this series stays alive for a long time. Thank you Deep Silver :)

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Comment #47 by ViNyLek
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 @ 11:11:15 AM
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Well at least now we know what we'll be getting or not. I will pass on more of the same... I'd rather see games liek Deadlight made into full retail. I am tired of owning every zombie with thousands of weapons lying around all teh time. I want to feel fear and run for my life when I feel like I can't handle more than 2 zombies. That's what it should be about, survival against impossible odds. Maybe someone will make it for next gen consoles.

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Comment #48 by Jack Frost
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 @ 11:34:34 AM
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@#20 - #1 is actually quoting George W. Bush's famous mangling of that cliche.

OT: There are a lot of improvements that could be made to this sequel to make it better then the first, so let's hope they were paying attention to all of the complaints.

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Comment #49 by wes coas 4 life
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 @ 11:45:56 AM
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I loved the first game and I loved the new video. I will buy but not day 1

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Comment #50 by HVAC Techie
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 @ 11:45:57 AM
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I think the trailers are just meant to show another side of the zombie apocalypse. While you're out there happily slaying zombies and getting frustrated at dying, some poor couple had two choices - get infected and turn into a zombie, or suicide, spending their last moment with the one they love.

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Comment #51 by wes coas 4 life
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 @ 11:46:59 AM
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And just about every RPG has glitches.

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Comment #52 by Qofi
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 @ 12:01:43 PM
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Go away, #29. For serious.

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Comment #53 by JT Fever
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 @ 05:16:12 PM
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made me contemplate life a little, now lets get even

the JJ Abrahams of trailers but still great...imo

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Comment #54 by INSANE ASHBY 16
Thursday, September 20, 2012 @ 12:13:51 PM
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Another great trailer I just hope this will be better though my hopes.are low not sure whether ill up lends on how busy the game market is

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Comment #55 by thenewpeter
Thursday, September 20, 2012 @ 12:59:00 PM
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Not as good as the trailer for the first game, that was by far one of my all time favorite trailers, by no means a bad trailer, but just not as enjoyable as the first, if that's the right word.

I did enjoy the first game, generaly, it wasn't anything exceptional, but it was enjoyable. Bugs don't bother me personly, providing they don't mess up the game generaly or the like. I hope this one will be more polished, but I don't expect to much from it.

I'm still struggling to understand why there's a 'game of the year' edition for this, it won no awards if I recall, there are 2 piece's of dlc, one meh, the other bad and takes away the entire point of the game, it doesn't seem worth a 'game of the year' title.

This doesn't compete with other RPG's like some said earlyier though, it's not in the same league at all, but it was enjoyable.

Here's hoping for a more polished game.

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Comment #56 by Whiistler
Saturday, September 22, 2012 @ 11:48:29 PM
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Anyone else notice the Australian flag on the boat?

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