Up For Debate - What do you think of Dying Light 2 so far?

Written by Chad Norton on Sat, Feb 5, 2022 4:00 PM
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The time has finally come for one of the most anticipated games in the last few years, as Dying Light just launched on PC and consoles yesterday. After a round of controversial reviews came out before the release, as well as some questionable marketing tactics, we now have the game firmly in our hands, so was it worth it?

As is usual with new game releases, we want to know your thoughts on Dying Light 2 and what you think of it so far. We know the game has just come out, so if you still want some time to make a decision then come back tomorrow and let us know! Or give us your initial impressions now and then a follow up tomorrow.

Obviously, being a sequel to the much-loved Dying Light, there are going to be a lot of comparisons between the two. More specifically, we want to know if you think the parkour, combat, and story are either better or worse than the original in your opinion. Since DL2 is a pretty meaty game in terms of content, it may take a while for either of those to truly blossom, so just give us your initial thoughts on how they feel compared to the first game!

Techland also revealed that the Day 1 patch would include over 1,000 bug fixes for the game, which seems like quite a lot, and with so many games launching in terrible states these days do let us know if you encountered any bugs at launch, and whether they were game-breaking for you or just fine!

So what do you think of Dying Light 2 so far? Are you enjoying it? Was it worth the wait? Do you think it is better than the original so far? What about the parkour and combat mechanics? And how many bugs have you encountered already? Let’s debate!

What do you think of Dying Light 2 so far?

Do you think the PARKOUR is better or worse than the original?

Do you think the COMBAT is better or worse than the original?

How many bugs have you encountered already?

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01:44 Feb-08-2022

aaaand you guessed it... voted again just to see what other people voted so far....

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18:34 Feb-06-2022

So the Parkour and Combat got rated overall better than the old game, yet most people said it was just an OK game in the first question lmao. I've been playing since launch the other day and have been having a TON of fun in it. Played the original a few times through too, this one trumps that by far!

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17:59 Feb-06-2022

Ok this game has my attention now. Poll and steam review results were pretty ok to quite good.


Back when I built my first rig and was getting back into gaming after a hiatus, I tried the first one but had to return it because I was getting nauseous from the first person parkour. After gaming for the last 7 years, I think I’ve gotten over this so I’d like to give this a try. Open world zombie just sounds really good on paper.

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15:50 Feb-08-2022

It's a lotta fun man, they have this little dot in the center of the screen that is supposed to help with that motion sickness you were talking about. I don't have any issues with that so I disabled it, but it might help ya!

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23:02 Feb-13-2022

Thanks. I’m optimistic coz while on Game Pass, I played some Mirror’s Edge and I was totally fine :)

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13:45 Feb-06-2022

Guys it's been a really long time, do you even intend to let us see the results without having to vote ourselves?


Stuff like this is more interesting to those who haven't played, than to those who have, yet the only way for us to see the results is to completely devalue them by voting without actually having a clue..


If you're unable to properly fix it, just add the option of "Haven't played" so we can view accurate results.

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14:40 Feb-06-2022

Thank you. Was just about to post this.

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15:33 Feb-06-2022

Thank you sir

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16:51 Feb-06-2022

Thank You! This is one of the polls where it is really annoying to not be able to see the results, and I had to choose the most neutral option to see them, which really makes the poll useless to a certain extent.

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16:52 Feb-06-2022

Well said, the amount of times i had to vote neutralish just to see the results...

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11:30 Feb-06-2022

I heard its extremely buggy right now

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10:06 Feb-06-2022

The lack of guns is distasteful!

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10:04 Feb-06-2022

its better then the first one in all the aspects

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08:55 Feb-06-2022

Its definitely worse then 1st one, not to mention its infested with poor optimization, bugs and of course... plaguenuvo (now we know why they put it, devs did not even believe in their own game lol).


After about 3-4 hours i lost all interest... a friend that got it regrets ever getting it and he found it way worse then i did but he is a huge dl1 fan so he might have expected something grand and instead got this shi- shiny piece of software xD


Average game that feels generic and soulless, shame on you techland... you made dl fans very sad.


*ignore list updated*

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12:08 Feb-06-2022

Off-topic: It's "than", not "then".


We read them both as "then" and I know you're confused.


I know english is a mess of a language but please, don't make it worse.


Good day, sir.

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06:59 Feb-07-2022

Well ok thEn, thanks i'll try to remember thEt as long as you also know thEt "english" is always written with a capitol letter.


I know eNGLISH is sh33ty and its the only language you partially know but please don't make it worse by giving out incorrect lessons on the Internet to people where the probability of them being a native eNGLISH speaker is less thEn 15%.


Good day, sir.

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12:21 Feb-07-2022

I don't know what you tried to achieve with that reply, but you just ended up looking like a massive d*ck compared to the guy who corrected you... I'm not a native English speaker either, but some of these mistakes (than vs then, they're vs their vs there, etc) are just toddler level and should easily be avoided.

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05:49 Feb-08-2022

^ What i do not understand is what you are trying to do here with that projecting nonsense?! Was i not eloquent enough of how pointless i think that sheet is on the Internet (i mean Jesus Christ its virtually everywhere, and is starting to look like some indoctrination psyop), in fact it speaks volumes of instigators... so much so that they even got a very special name. Are you trying to turn this into a grammar-debate site right now?


I know for a fact we are on a Game-Debate site and i am here for that and that alone. So if you have something to talk about PCs/games i'm all ears (just played Sifu for about 2 hours and its much harder then i expected, specially if you play it with m/kb lol), otherwise leave me out of it.

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02:47 Feb-07-2022

Pretty sure this guy is one of those who use high graphic settings then cry "POOR OPTIMIZATION".


More so, this is actually a future proofed game, So the Ultra setting is not supposed to be played by todays mainstream PCs.

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07:24 Feb-07-2022

Not sure who "this guy" you are referring too but cool story bro.


Fun fact: You literally can't remap some controls... ON A PC GAME!

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15:29 Feb-07-2022

Not being able to use side buttons on a mouse is irritating.

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00:18 Feb-06-2022

I get there are some things that they left out or "downgraded" from Dying Light 1 but it's not a big deal breaker for me.. The addition of the stamina feature and infection meter feels more realistic in a sense that you are not a super soldier anymore like in DL1 but just a survivor who is more capable, smarter and luckier than the average person. Parkour is way smoother and more realistic IMO. It's still a fun game. DL2 shouldn't simply be compared to its predecessor. It's still enjoyable especially if you just stop comparing it to its part 1 and play it as is.

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22:15 Feb-05-2022

Please make a "results" option, so I don't have to troll the votes if I'm curious about people's opinions.

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03:49 Feb-06-2022

I also don't want to taint the vote tally to see the results anymore.

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21:57 Feb-05-2022

Haven't played the game so I'll refrain from voting.

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18:38 Feb-05-2022

its a massive downgrade from the first game atleast in my eyes..


-you cant sprint without a perk


-you loose stamina on fcking climbing whats next AC adds stamina for climbing as well and becomes Immortal Fenyx Rising


-there is no weight to the melee attacks it fells like a Skyrim now as your weapon just passes thry the enemy instead of stoping on hit as it did in the first game


-you cant throw melee weapons and there is no guns


-night is watered down for some reason so now its just like a day but more pain in the ass because of the stupid turning into the zombie thing it reminds me a lot for some reason of FarCry 2s malaria


all in all its my biggest game disappointment in thos last 6years, shame as the first game is still one of my top games that i replay from time to time, this only good thing about this game is that it supports coop but then again i play even sht games if they have it as alsmost everything boring can be turn into fun with a friend

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22:00 Feb-05-2022

The stamina aspect doesn't sound like an unreasonable thing in my book, if the idea was to make the game more lifelike.

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12:10 Feb-06-2022

Stamina while climbing: realistic


Floating when jumping as if you were on the Moon: unrealistic

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23:50 Feb-06-2022

Fair point, also funny profile pic

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14:26 Feb-06-2022

true but i think that games should be focused on being fun more then being realistic, i mean just look at my comparison imagine AC games had the stamina system in them and you was just about to reach the eagle view point and you end out without a stamina and fall down to your sure death wouldnt that be frustrating?

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23:50 Feb-06-2022

Honestly looking at the recent AC games, I might even consider it a gameplay improvement

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22:13 Feb-05-2022

This. some really stupid changes that didnt need changing

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03:52 Feb-06-2022

Apparently, coop is broken, on Steam at least, and to get it to work, your friend list can't be too large.

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14:18 Feb-06-2022

yea also it can break queasts so you can get stuck and cant progress further, luckily it didnt happen to me yet

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16:25 Feb-07-2022

-Enemy shouts near the zombies and not attacking them but if you get near them, they simply awake and attack you instead.


-Dropkicks deal ridiculous amount of damage compared to 2-H power attack, meaning you have to hit a Goon 10 times compared to 2-3 dropkicks. Even simple kick deals more damage than 1-H attack which is even more absurd.


-I was worried when i saw those gameplay videos and my impressions are justified. Combat is useless compared to parkour even on easy difficulty. Hard difficulty feels "meh" compared to DL1 settings.


-Losing interest in exploration after 10h mark because of world being so massive. Hitting 20h mark made it worse. Random "sit around campfires" encounters for a couple of minutes listening to most depressing stories you can come up with (or singing. THE HORROR!), meanwhile in game time passes for about 2 hours and you get frustrated after asking a question to yourself: why the f*ck i did i even do that?


-When do i get my grappling hook? Even in a sh*tty world like this you would be able to make 1 yourself after 5 hours finding a simple item such as a rope and a piece of metal.


-Time needed to heal yourself just feels UGH!


-Fast travel only between stations?! Oh F no!


-List goes on but more i think about it, more i feel cheated.

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17:22 Feb-05-2022

Waow...the people that voted "worse" than the original clearly didn't played the game and based their choices on YT videos :)))

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21:09 Feb-05-2022

There are some downgrades from the first. Lots of simplification to the detriment of the game, imo.


Still really fun. The first game was an insanely fun game. It's hard to top, and they didn't.


That's not a bad thing though. Not good, granted, but not bad either. It's fun in its own right.


My major complaint is night time just doesn't feel dangerous or scary anymore. Nights on the first game were scary, and held a considerable challenge over day time. That's just so painfully absent here.

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08:18 Feb-07-2022

Yeah...That is my only complaint about this game...


They somehow thought that a zombie meter that runs out is more scary than literal zombies..


But everything else was better...the movement, the weapons all the mechanics except the stamina bar for climbing.

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17:21 Feb-05-2022

I ask just one thing,


please remove Denuvo from the game

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16:11 Feb-05-2022

Looks like downgrade from first one. Didnt buy it.

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