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In case you missed it, Dying Light first came out January 27th 2015.

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An open world-first person-survival-four player co op-zombie-full day/night cycle-parkour-weapon crafting…game.

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I didn’t give this as much love and hype as it deserved when it came out. Even I could have sworn I did a review for it when it first came out,  but nope.

There were already three DLCs added earlier (Cuisine and Cargo, Ultimate Survivor Bundle, & The Bozak Horde) but what I really want to talk about is The Following and this patch>>>

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Key features listed on The Following-

  • NEW MAP | AS BIG AS DYING LIGHT
  • DRIVABLE VEHICLES | YOUR DEADLIEST WEAPON YET
  • NEW STORY | WHERE WILL THE OUTBREAK GO?
  • NON-LINEAR PROGRESSION | TRUST IS SOMETHING YOU EARN

Let me say,  for this game,  buy the season pass, it’s well worth it.

I’ll admit, when I first got this game.  I didn’t play this game long at all. Only because other things came out around the same time, no disrespect it.

So my save file wasn’t substantial at all.  I was well below the recommended level of 12. But since co-op is an option, I just hired a bodyguard. (ie Co-op with the husbando)

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Yeah, help may be needed

The buggy and buggy upgrades are the best thing.

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Be prepared to see this a bunch

 

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Splattereffic!

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There are also different paint jobs you can find around the map.

I haven’t found many so far, but as they said, it is a big map and there are over 40 to choose from.

Want something else to do? Try a race or other trial around the map.

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Bonus info-Crossbow! Look at me, I’m Daryl

Wreck, loose it or get it stuck?

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Just find one of these, reset it, and you’re good to go

It is super satisfying to run through a horde full force or just to do doughnuts in a field. And the sounds! The sounds are great.

Check out this video the guys put up about how they got the great effects.

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=684801238329592&id=229155970560790

These people really seem to care about their game.  All the additions and improvements, you can really tell.

The AI is better, new movements noticeable, facial features are enhanced. Which is really nice. Its always disappointing when a game has a long list of fixes that you can never really notice a change.

Another thing added that I really enjoy is the Post Process Effect Customization…(picture filters) while its not recommended that you play the game with one of these on (I tried, my  eyes freaked out fairly quickly) they are really great for capturing photos.

 

All this and I haven’t even really mentioned the story yet.

Wiki sum up-

“Protagonist Kyle Crane learns from a survivor that cultist groups living outside the infected-filled quarantined city of Harran have successfully controlled the virus. With the Tower running short on Antizin and Camden’s efforts to produce a cure still unsuccessful, Crane decides to go investigate this supposed immunity. He heads out to the countryside, where he discovers that many of the survivors out there have converted to a religious cult called the Children of the Sun, who worship the Mother which is apparently the source of their immunity to the virus”

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Yeah, not weird at all. But so far so good with this story. Of course there the normal go here, go there, do this, do that. Although there is enough context and good characters to not mind. And of course zooming around on the buggy doesn’t hurt.

If you don’t happen to have the game already, do yourself a favor and get the Enhanced Edition.

https://store.xbox.com/en-US/Xbox-One/Bundle/Dying-Light-The-Following-Enhanced-Edition/deb4f210-32e1-41a8-8402-b54352243489

$60.00 for the base game and the DLC that’s been released. Not bad at all.

So enjoy massacring zombies…and while were on the subject, hopefully you’ve been watching this-

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