Dying Light is an action survival game presented in first-person perspective. The game is set in a vast and dangerous open world. During the day, you roam an urban environment devastated by a mysterious epidemic, scavenging for supplies and crafting weapons to help you defeat the hordes of mindless, flesh-hungry enemies the plague has created. At night, the hunter becomes the prey as the infected grow in strength and aggression – but even more lethal are the nocturnal, inhuman predators that leave their nests to feed. You will need to make use of all your skills and any available means to survive till dawn.

This is all sounds so exciting but it doesn’t seem to living up to its hype. Dying Light gameplay footage leaked several weeks before the game launched because of some Thai guy streaming a bootlegged copy of the game on his PlayStation 4. The game-play seemed very boring, but that was most likely because this guy had the hand-eye coordination of a 4 year old and most of his viewers watched him try to parkour his way around the world very slowly and awkwardly.


It was later revealed that the game’s missions were very repetitive, but the parkour system worked really well (so that Thai dude must’ve really sucked). It is getting a steady 7 around the board, but is still boasted to be one of the most intense gaming experience for survival horror zombie games.

Unfortunately,  physical disc copies of Dying Light have been delayed until the end of February here in Europe which means the only way to get the game before the end of February is buying digital, and there are a lot of people who are not too thrilled about that because — for some strange reason — digital copies are more expensive than physical. This means the little hype that is left for this game could be fading out. If you are European and don’t want to buy Dying Light digitally (or just can’t) you can enjoy watching some random noob from North America completely botch up the game on the PlayStation 4’s lives-streaming feature.

So, what’s the verdict? Waiting for physical, buying digital or just skipping Dying Light all together. Let us know in the comment section below.

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