[VGX 2013] ‘Dying Light’ Is Still Plenty Scary During The Day

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When it comes to horror games, I’d usually prefer to see as little of them prior to their release as possible. The unknown is what’s scary, and multiple lengthy video demonstrations can water down the effect a horror game can have when you finally get in your hands.

Techland certainly hasn’t been shy about showing off their gorgeous zombie survival game Dying Light, which we’ve seen plenty of already, but that really doesn’t bother me. I like seeing what we’ll be capable of doing when the game finally does wall-run onto retail shelves — sometime in 2014 — and the myriad ways we’ll be able to dispatch of the ravenous hordes. They haven’t shown much nighttime footage, and I’m thinking there’s a reason behind that, because from what little we have seen, that’s when the game dives into pure horror. More after the break!

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  • weresmurf

    Games looking absolutely fantastic…. is that Joel McHale?????

    • djblack1313

      @weresmurf, HELL YES that’s Joel McHale! i love him.

    • Adam Dodd

      McHale was SO excited to be at the VGX this year, it was amazing watching him make fun of Geoff Keighley.

      • weresmurf

        Yeah I’ve seen a few clips now and he’s got an air about him that he WANTS to be there, unlike E3, where you see celebrities who get paid to be on stage, who just look confused and embarassed?

        God I love Joel McHale :D

        • weresmurf

          Mind you, he looks like he wants to be there to take the piss solely out of Geoff lol

  • Beneviolence

    Looks like a lot of fun. Might have found a reason to upgrade my console.

  • djblack1313

    this makes me want to buy my first gaming system! is PS4(?) worth it? i know literally nothing about games/gaming systems.

    • Adam Dodd

      If you’re not a big gamer and don’t want to spend too much, Dying Light is also coming to the PS3 and Xbox 360, both of which you can for CRAZY cheap right now.

      It won’t look as good as it will on the PS4, Xbox One or PC, but you’ll also be paying considerably less to play it. And the older consoles have significantly larger game libraries.

      Otherwise, yes, the PS4 is a great system, and by the time Dying Light is out it’ll be even better. Both new consoles are going through some growing pains, so if you are considering getting one, it’s probably better to wait a bit.

      • djblack1313

        @Adam Dodd, thank you for your help/suggestions. yeah, i have NO idea what system is good/the best bet to buy. i grew up with (yes, i’m old. LOL) Qbert, Atari(!!!), Frogger, etc. lol.