Dying Light 2 Review Round-Up (VIDEO)

Dying Light 2 Stay Human

Techland’s Dying Light 2 has amassed numerous delays over years, but the awaited sequel to 2018’s parkour-laden zombie slayer is now finally nearing its release. Taking place 20 years after the original, players are thrown into a post-apocalyptic zombie outbreak where human civilization has plunged back into a medieval-like feudal society. Taking a page from RPGs, the vast open-world setting deepens gameplay through the introduction of choice-based narratives, a significant weapon crafting mechanic, as well as streamlined combat and traversal.

Offering a massive evolution over the original and boasting years of post-launch support, many fans are understandably interested in leaping into the undead world of Dying Light 2. With that said, is the game actually proving well with reviewers? Well, according to newly-emerging scores, the action-packed title is getting a mixed to positive reception, with many outlets commending the sequel’s new ambitions and satisfying parkour and combat. However, some also felt the game doesn’t quite live up to expectations, with an underwhelming story, open world, and in-game bugs possibly putting a damper on the experience.

A round-up of reviews can be read below. It should be noted that these reviews occurred before the game’s day-one patch, which Techland says represents “weeks” of “improvements and fixes” for Dying Light 2.

That being said, we kindly ask you to wait until Feb 4th as by that time you’ll also get access to all improvements and fixes we’ve implemented within last weeks and will introduce with the day 1 patch. That’s the way to experience Dying Light 2 the way it’s meant to be played.

— Dying Light (@DyingLightGame) February 1, 2022

Dying Light 2 Review Round-Up

“​Techland’s vast blockbuster buckles under its own ambition and lacks in innovation, but makes up for it with outstanding parkour and combat.”

  • IGN – 70/100

​”Dying Light 2 Stay Human is an ambitious zombie action adventure that’s packed with top-notch parkour, an awesome open world, and every painful bug in the book.”

​”A underwhelming story but a massive, exciting sandbox of parkour and kinetic combat.”

“Dying Light 2 is a super solid follow-up to the 2015 original, building upon its fantastic gameplay loop with new traversal options for even more parkour fun. It’s extremely disappointing, however, that the narrative and open world promises Techland made in the lead up to launch haven’t been realised. Your choices don’t have nearly as much impact as we would like, and the map is much more rigid than pre-release footage would have you believe. Still, Dying Light 2 feels awesome and empowering to play, and that can go a long way.”

​”Dying Light 2: Stay Human feels like it lost its direction somewhere along the way. It begins as an interesting zombie game wherein the threat feels tangible, your character feels weak, and the world feels primed for a dynamic story. However, the further you get into the game, a lot of its early ideas feel sidelined for a generic zombie plot, uninspiring combat, and the absence of any kind of danger.”

Dying Light 2: Stay Human releases February 4th for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, with a Nintendo Switch in the works via a Cloud Version. ​How do you feel about the first reviews for Dying Light 2? Are you bummed it didn’t get the best reception, or are you waiting for the day-one patch before making judgments? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter and Facebook to be informed of the latest gaming and entertainment news 24 hours a day!​

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