Dying Light 2

Dying Light 2 E3 2021
Credit: Techland

I do not care for Dying Light at all. Yes, I am too afraid of it, and I own up to that. Because of this, I am completely numb to any excitement surrounding this game. Granted, I will forever hold out hope for Dead Island 2, so I know the pain of a game’s perpetual delayed state. But for fans of the series, Dying 2 Know showed off some cool new stuff about Dying Light 2, which I will now share with the class.

The game takes place 20 years after the first Dying Light, and while I didn’t watch the entire interview with the developers, it sounds like there are going to be plenty of new sights and zombie types to parkour kill across the landscape. My main concern with Dying Light is how they get away with “human factions controlling the streets by day, and zombies coming out at night.” Just seems unrealistic in terms of zombie lore, but maybe that’s explained. I should jump back into it. One thing’s for sure, I’m tired of protagonists named Aiden.

The gameplay looks gorgeous, and this delay has been time well spent on making the game look fantastic. If you’re itching for more Dying Light content before the sequel, however, the Platinum Edition of the first game is out right now. It includes all the content, for the lowest price ever, and it sounds like a great deal if you’re into that sort of thing. Also, there’s a fan art contest going on, I think?

Dying Light 2 E3 2021
Credit: Techland

We got a lengthy gameplay trailer out of this showcase, which was just mind-blowingly beautiful. The lighting and shadow effects are the epitome of “next-gen.” The facial expressions are so lifelike. I’m even excited by the inclusion of NPC allies, which will hopefully make it seem a bit less scary. Dare I say I’m looking forward to this game? As I watch the gameplay, I can’t wait to try out this parkour and delve into this world and its story.

Once again, I’m promised that my choices matter, and that they will shape the plot. I have been promised this before and it doesn’t always work out. Will Dying Light live up to its hype of many years running? I guess we will find out (hopefully) on December 7th this year! A collector’s edition is available for preorder with a cool statue, and I just might end up buying this game if I hear it is good. Judging by how I feel right now? I want it. But there is a game I want even more…

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