"What if we took a minimal amount of features from our past games and we cel-shaded the whole thing?", is probably what Deep Silver and Fat Shark must have asked themselves when the creative work for Escape Dead Island was going on. The apple here has not so much fallen far from the tree but been picked up, tossed into the air, and thwacked over the garden fence, especially for Fat Shark, who are fresh off the success of War of Vikings.
You play as Cliff Calo, the son of a wealthy media mogul. In an attempt to prove his worth and to resolve underlying daddy issues, he sets out to the archipelago of Banoi to investigate the story of apparent zombie attacks. He also pulls in two of his friends to get murdered with him. Sorry, I mean get the next big scoop for his dad's big media enterprise. The story is weak off the bat and doesn't improve much in the later segments of Escape Dead Island. [More]