Two things caught my eye in the video (embedded below for you to watch). One, the focus on guns near the end of the game is a lot more than expected. And two, the reveal of the Floater zombie.
The new zombie seems to love the sewer and getting to close will result in a face full of puke and temporarily blinded. Remind you of anything?
If you’re a fan of zombie games, it should. The fat-ass Floaters are almost identical to one of the infected in Left 4 Dead– the Boomer. Ok, so the Boomer isn’t really a zombie, but the two are similar in appearance and ability.
Take a look at these two baddies side-by-side:
Both of these mutated humans are big-bellied and have something wrong with their skin. Yeah, the Boomer has boils while the Floater has translucent skin (click the image for a bigger view), but you see my point; the character appearance is very alike.
Both of these creatures love to use their bile, so keeping your distance from Boomer or Floater is probably a good idea.
The effects of being puked on are different for both games. Floaters causes the screen to be covered in vomit while the Boomers’ upchuck calls in a hoard of infected, but the idea of using the puke is the same.
Did you see the similarities?
I’m probably not the only one who saw the gameplay and noticed the likeness of the Boomer and the Floater, did you notice it?
Watching the reveal of the Floater disappointed me that Techland would use something that has already been done. What about you?
Dead Island is set to be released September 6, 2011 for Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and PC.