The Dead Island Epidemic is a MOBA, an online game that offers battlefield battles mixing strategy and roleplaying. Taking place in the universe of the Dead Island series, the game of Deep Silver innovates against the canons of the genre by proposing a complex map where you will have to face both hordes of zombies and opposing teams. Fun and hectic!
More than an umpteenth MOBA (Multiplayer online battle arena)
Since the dazzling success of League of Legends and its illustrious competitors ( DotA 2, Smite ), the MOBA is a flowering genre. But Dead Island Epidemic happily takes some risks compared to a highly codified genre, bringing the world of Dead Island and its hordes of zombies into original game modes.
After getting your start on the Horde mode (which offers a fun but banal AI co-op to deal with waves of zombies), it’s the Scavenger mode that will be the heart of the game. Choose from a dozen of characters available for now, and you can get into these hectic PVP arenas. With a view from above, the goal will be to capture points (by fighting at each point hordes of zombies and their bosses) while defending yours against the opposing teams. A postulate a priori classic, but largely spiced up by some remarkable gameplay ideas. The confrontations are thus realized in PVP, with 3 teams fighting for the control of the same card. What to put a happy bazaar, especially you will also control the many waves of zombies and some boss particularly robust. Fights quickly become furiously fun when it comes to luring bosses to your opponents while trying to capture their point!
The gameplay sensations of Dead Island Epidemic are very successful. You control your character on the keyboard and alternate between the special skills of your character and his basic attacks. An interesting and pleasant system to play compared to the MOBA guns. The fights are tactical but the use of skills lacks a bit of fishing: they are usually subject to too much delay which requires a time of adaptation and harms the dynamism of the clashes.
Dead Island Epidemic also offers a store that, in addition to acquiring new characters, offers you to buy consumables and boosts for your heroes (new weapons, etc.). A decision for the moment without consequences (since participants in the beta receive by default a large amount of game currency to spend) but that could prove to be unfortunate for the future: it is indeed to be feared that players who spend money have a big advantage over others. An unforgivable defect in a competitive game. Especially since the personalization of the equipment of your hero is complex and little explained: a real gas plant in which it is difficult to find each other.
From a graphics point of view, it must be admitted that this Dead Island Epidemic is impressive. The sets (inspired by the other games of the Dead Island series) are beautiful, full of color and life. Seeing the hordes of zombies scroll through this scenery of paradise hotels, in the middle of bosses and characters well modeled, causes a constant pleasure for the eyes. A magnificent result!
An action-oriented MOBA that seems on the right track:
Dead Island Epidemic is devilishly fun. The originality of the game mode, which mixes player-versus-player games and fights against to optional) charades of zombies, makes Deep Silver’s MOBA a pleasure to play. Add to that beautiful graphics and a real personality, and you’ll get a winning combination that could make a date. With one caveat though: the system of equipment (paying andcaters could later represent a defect more than embarrassing, and simply crippling.