Gametrailers review is up, and it looks like Dead Island is Dead Boring. Biggest issue for me is the emphasis on melee....haven't they gotten the newsletters? MELEE COMBAT IN FIRST PERSON IS A GUARANTEED FAIL.
Looks more like an MMO than a First Person/Third Person action game (which they always alluded it would be, but the first person perspective to me seems like this game was designed for 3rd person...like its broken somehow)......also, de-emphasis on gunplay basically kills this game for me. The gun combat in the trailer showed all of 1 firearm, and they said its really more about melee......so sad.
Running around exchanging hammers for oars for baseball bats for sticks for tent poles for.....ugh, slash, slash, slash...and you have stamina so the review said you wind up taking a few whacks, then jumping on a car and using your "kicking power" which doesn't drain stamina....Oh brother....
I can see myself playing this game like Splinter Cell....exploring the island while trying to avoid combat at all costs....bleh.