Has anybody seen this yet?
I enjoyed Dead Island, but it got tired really quickly; a combination of lack lustre storytelling and repetitive missions. Survival yes, horror no.
From this video, Dying Light looks like a much better effort, with free running added to the free roaming. It's quite a long gameplay video, but stick with it. The "boss" type event showcased around 6 minutes look like an improvement on Dead Island's repetitive meleeing (I doubt that is a real word ) but for me, the coming of darkness toward the end of the clip is where the horror element really looked like it will be effective.
Dead Island handled in much the same way as Far Cry 3, but without the story to back it up and far too much driving. At least in FC3 you could stop off and assault a base camp. Though Dead Island encouraged you to do the same, it was never really stategic, just endless meleeing (). Dying Light at least promises a little more of a challenge, and I like the free running/climbing element.