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After scarfing down enough Thanksgiving food to keep you stuffed for days on end, what better way to finish off the night than by watching a video depicting 60 gory kills in under 60 seconds, with guts, heads, gore and blood spraying everywhere? I honestly can't think of a better way to finish off the night.
GamesPrey caught wind of the new promotional trailer that clocks in at only 51 seconds. However, it's just long enough to fit in 60 kills... that's right, 60 kills in under a minute.
All of the decapitations, electrocutions, shocks, explosions, hits, smacks, chops and swipes don't all happen in one seamless segment, though. I kind of wish it did because that would have been pretty freaking epic. However, the video is instead expertly crafted to showcase the game's wide variety of violent candy; a smorgasbord of deadly instruments to inflict murderous results.
We get to see a lot of the melee combat on display, which mostly results in plenty of bodies and limbs flying in every which direction possible; the physics from the zombies give players a sort of chaotic ballet of death that sweeps through the undead masses. It's as silly as it is enjoyably entertaining.
I still can't put my finger on whether or not Dying Light is a game that will live up to its potential or if we're looking at another Dead Island. Techland is aiming to branch out just enough to enrapture gamers with the sort of concept that combines the wicked crafting and combat from Dead Island with the parkour of Mirror's Edge and the free-roaming of Dead Rising 3.
How well this not-so-little experiment will work out will depend on how cohesive the entire gameplay experience comes together.
So far the gimmick of the game is all about getting things done during the day and attempting to get back to the safe zones before night. What happens at night? Well, things turn ugly and the monsters come out to play.
I still haven't quite figured out exactly what makes the night monsters so bad, but I imagine that a lot of it has to do with them moving faster, being more dangerous and not dying as quickly as their other flesh-decayed counterparts.
Anyway, Dying Light is due for release this upcoming January 27th, 2015 for the Xbox One, PS4 and PC. The the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of the game have been canned. The game is at least not another modern, military shooter, so anyone who has been craving something a little bit different from the first-person genre shouldn't be too disappointed with the zombie-apocalypse setting and unique melee-focused combat mechanics.
You can learn more about Dying Light by paying a visit to the game's official website.