Dying Light: What Makes it Good
Well I’ve made some good progress on Dying Light, enough so then I feel I can share my views with you about what really works with this game.
Take this its Dangerous!: As you would expect in a Zombie outbreak it’s a bloody dangerous stepping outside of the safe-zones within Harran. Once you are out of the safe-zones then it’s a good chance that you’re at least going to get bit once whilst you’re out traversing the ransacked city. As well as the Zombies that you naturally bump into there are also the special infected who will make a B-line for you should they see you, so it’s always best to kill these ones quick.
Multiplayer Co-op: As this game was made by Techland they have had previous experience with their last main Zombie Game – that being Dead Island. As per the last game you still can hook up with 3 other of your friends to go on a Zombie killing rampage. The game really does encourage you to play with additional players as they can help you clear the quests a lot quicker but more importantly it does make the game a lot and I mean lot easier. I have been playing the game on the PS4 and the match-making system works really well; I’ve haven’t had any issues inviting friends into my game nor trouble joining their game.
Weapon Customization Options: Dying Light has really surpassed Dead Island with the amount of customization options you can choose from to upgrade your weapons. Throughout the game you’ll pick up blueprints as you complete side quests or find them lying around. You get the usual weapon upgrades such as making your weapons either electrified or poisonous but for me personally is the ability to craft survival gear such as firecrackers which draw Zombies away from you to Molotov cocktails which you can immolate the walking dead with.
Amount of Easter Eggs: Dying Light has a lot of nods to pop culture and historical references. So far I’ve managed to find the Blueprint which allows me to craft a legendary sword from history Excalibur, see the reference to the Under-Pants Gnomes from Southpark and also make the Angel Gabriel’s sword. Have a look at the video below which shows you Easter Eggs to be found in the game. My next aim is to have a look at the Super Mario Easter Egg.
Levelling up options: Dying Light gives you the option to level up your character in 3 different ways via 3 different skill trees; those being Agility, Survival and Power. Starting off with the obvious the power skill tree is developed by killing zombie after zombie. Once you have killed the required number to level up this will give you additional abilities to make you into a more lethal killing machine,. The agility skill tree allows you to develop your skills to make it more easier to travese the urban landscape. The more you level up this option the more faster you can get around Harran and also have the ability to get you out of them sticky situations. The third skill tree is the Survival set. This skilltree allows you to take advantage of your surroundings by either such devices as Electric fences to setting of Car-Alarm traps. This skilltree also can give you the ability to craft new items such as Grenades to take on the Zombie masses or improved flares which last longer than the stock ones you find.
I hope this quick look at the game gives you an insight as to what I’ve enjoyed about this game. Personally speaking I would recommend buying this game as long as you’ve got someone / plenty of people to play this with. This game is a lot more enjoyable playing as a team and ideally its the only way to play this game.
— UnconventionalGamer (@UnconvenGamer) March 30, 2015