Here’s an obvious fact: Zombie games are a lot of fun to play. Killing hordes of undead monsters is a simple pleasure. is it or back 4 blood Or dead RisingWe all take morbid pleasure in cracking some dead skulls. When a new zombie game comes out, we spend very little time thinking about whether combat will be fun, because nine times out of 10 it will be.
This leaves room to see what’s all around the battle, the part of the game that separates one cadaver killing spree from another. These parts may be the reason why a good zombiekilling game becomes a great zombie-killing game. Dying Light 2: Stay Human Players answers this call by giving players a large city to play in, puzzle-like quests, and most importantly – real humanity among all the dead.
I got a chance to sit with Dying Light 2 During a virtual preview event and got my first glimpse at Villador, the city where the game takes place. It’s been 20 years since the first game, and 15 years after the zombie apocalypse took over the world. Villador is possibly the last bastion of humanity left on Earth, and it is quite a giant. The area of the city (as many residents simply call it) I was able to locate was certainly detailed not only in the size of the area but also in terms of verticality as well as fleshed-out buildings.
Villador is a huge city packed with buildings and points of interest. When trying to reach the purpose of the story, I thought cutting through a courtyard would be a solid shortcut. This decision led me to a courtyard that was actually a military outpost full of armor and weapons. Of course, there were zombies and outlaws too, but some brethren with my weapon solved that issue. It felt like something new and interesting could be offered in every block of the city. Too many times I’ll plunge into a random building to escape the crushing claws of the undead, only to climb a flight of stairs to literally get the drop on them. It was a random building I found, and there are myriads of them all over Villador.
Undoubted, Dying Light 2 Parkour brings back what allows you to traverse this huge city. What I appreciated the most is that parkour is fluid, yet it requires thought and planning. I just couldn’t move and the path algorithm took me to the buildings. I had to think and plan properly how I would get from point A to point B, which I found refreshing.
The Villador world isn’t just a giant sandbox to roam around regardless. It’s also not just full of enemies that want to kill the player. Often when I jumped from roof to roof, I stumbled upon survivors who were trying to live their lives. Perhaps it would not be fair to call them survivors; The game takes place 15 years after the big zombie apocalypse. They have already survived and made a new life for themselves.
We often see zombie games taking place in the center of an apocalypse where the player is watching a world they knew literally devoured before their very eyes. Some say that this is understandable, as many of the stories take place during the most interesting events in their world. While this is certainly the most important part of a zombie story, it isn’t always the most compelling. Luckily, developer Techland is smart and wants to find out where a zombie story might go years after the cataclysmic events that ruined the status quo.
During my time at Villador, I met many people. Some of them were story important discoveries, but I also stopped and listened to several background NPCs. Through all of that I came to understand what the city meant to the people who lived there. I learned about the stories they tell and the myths they believe. I also saw young people who are too young to know anything about pre-apocalyptic life and how it has shaped their minds.
what excites me the most Dying Light 2 It’s not like I can take out zombies or cool weapons I can craft, but what humanity looks like years after extinction and how it faces enormous odds.
Dying Light 2: Stay Human Will launch via cloud version on February 4, 2022 for PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, PS5 and Nintendo Switch.