But we still have a lot to learn and a lot of unanswered questions to answer, so we’ve asked our writers – including our expert zombie experts – to weigh in and provide their thoughts on the game so far. Here are the 10 things we’d like to know about Dead Island Riptide so far. So, just how big would you like Dead Island Riptide to be? The answer to that question is “huge”. If you’ve played any Dead Island games up to this point in the series, you know that the biggest and most hardcore is always the final one. The excitement and tension of building up to that big, baddie-packed final fight is real, and that’s before you even get to the game’s eight-hour campaign. The game’s eight-hour campaign is considerably longer than the first Dead Island, and it’s filled with a whole host of new monsters, traps, weapons and other tools of destruction. You’ll be able to make use of new, more powerful weapons like the telekinesis-like Remote Bombs and the explosive Nano-Launcher, as well as new vehicles like the speeder bike or the flying gunboat. There are new side quests, too, though all of them are filled with more generic, clichéd monster-killing ways of ending monsters. And we’re not just talking about the monsters. The game’s storyline is as intriguing and believable as ever. You play as a new man named Shane who’s been swept up in the middle of a terrible, terrible war. It’s obvious that this isn’t your standard zombie game, but you’ll be surprised at how it feels to experience it. You’ll be surprised at how much you’ll love the new weapons and gadgets and how excited you’ll be to rip and tear through the zombie hordes you’ve been fighting against until you can pry them out of their hide. Dead Island Riptide is a bit of a tough slog. It’s not a weak game, but it won’t be as rewarding as the first Dead Island. If you’ve gotten tired of it by now, though, you have no excuse not to give it a try. We’re not saying that Dead Island Riptide is a bad game. If you’ve been sobered up by the recent B-movie-inspired thriller, Dead Island, you’re going to want to check this one out. But we don’t think the Dead Island Riptide will be as good as it is. The Xbox Live Arcade version of the game scored 4/5 stars out of 5. This is the perfect opportunity to check it out for the first time, and we don’t think it’s bad to have a hard time with it. The game’s been on the Xbox One for a while, so if you haven’t been getting with it, now might be the time. In any case, it’s a fun romp, and it’s a chance to try some new weapons. The weapons include a Gravity Gun for shooting things in the short-range, the ability to shoot out of the water, and yes, that does mean you can launch yourself into the air and then launch yourself right back into the water. But we’re not saying that Dead Island Riptide is a bad game. The first Dead Island, for the Sega Genesis, was a great adventure with a great soundtrack and a great story. Its combat was a little stiff at first, but it was more than up to the task. The same can be said of Dead Island Riptide, but the differences are noticeable.