It’s been almost seven years since Dying Light debuted on the last generation of consoles, and in that time, the fledgling franchise has made a name for itself. Despite stumbling at launch, the first game became something of a cult classic – the game is still supported by its developers to this day.
From that well-supported, deeply refined base Dying Light 2 – a new game set in a new world with a new protagonist (that seems to be better than 500 hours to fully complete). That was something that was obvious to developer Techland, and in many ways the studio has returned to the drawing board to try to make the series even more appealing to games of all tastes.
From what we’ve played so far, this new approach to the series is paying off: Dying Light 2 is a playground full of white knuckle parkour moves, crunchy combat, and fishing rhythms. The story can vary from player to player, depending on the choices you make. Multiple delays have jumbled up this game time and time again, but the time is almost here so we can finally partake in Techland’s long-awaited sequel to a… of the most popular games of the previous generation.
Ahead of Dying Light 2’s February 4, 2022 Release date, we’ve put together a quick roundup of the most important things you need to know about this zombie slaying epic.
You don’t really need to play the first game before this one
While you’ll certainly get more out of Dying Light 2 if you play the first game, it’s not a prerequisite for entry into the new title: Dying Light 2 has a new protagonist, a new setting, and a new protagonist. new scene and is set 15 years after the events of the first game. This means that the apocalypse has really had time to begin, and what we see in Harran’s new playground is a world used to fight off zombies – and a population adapted to Strange new world full of horror and infectious disease of this undead. That means, for us, we can go into the sequel knowing very little about the world of Deadly Light and still have a good time.
You need to stand on your toes
According to the developer, there are 1000 animations in the game – twice as many as in the original game. This focus on versatility and movement inspired the game design quite a bit, leading to Techland creating a city with towering buildings and treacherous routes between them. You’ll face a lot of enemies that are too strong for you to handle early in the game, so being agile, knowing your way out, and choosing when to run away are all important skills – if not want to say is necessary – you have to be proficient.
Get used to melee combat
Harran – where the game is set – is a fictional European city with a lot of history. A large part of the lore in the game is devoted to telling you why there are so few guns firing around (you don’t tend to see a lot of guns in European cities, do you?) This is meant from the corner The game level is an innovation that focuses on close combat and hand-to-hand combat – learning how to use knives, stakes, baseball bats and anything else is the key to survival in this city. Whether you’re fending off the living or the dead, you’ll need to become adept with your body if you’re going to make it through one of those long, terrifying nights.
Watch the clock
Speaking of which, there’s a reason this game is called ‘Dying Light 2’. There’s a day/night cycle that you’ll need to pay attention to if you want to get the best gear – or go to the most dangerous places with a little more security. During the day, the streets are generally a bit safer (allowing you to get around the city easily) but zombies congregate indoors, away from the sun’s deadly UV rays. At night they will pack the streets – making it harder for you to move, but allowing you to infiltrate their lair and steal the best loot without too much risk. Know the timing and plan your actions accordingly. After all, you don’t want to be stuck in the depths of a mall when the sun is about to come out…
Don’t forget to sneak
In the first game, stealth wasn’t a particularly viable option. Sure, you can try sneaking around bandits and zombies, but more often than not just slicing and slicing your opponent with a barrage of knives and arrows is much more effective. Now, however, the updated AI and skill tree better suited to stealth mean you can choose to sneak around the screaming undead and assassinate them, if that’s your style. If you find a story quest or side quest a bit daunting, a more muted approach might be just what you need to progress and level up until you’re a bit stronger.
https://www.vg247.com/dying-light-2-5-things-you-need-to-know Dying Light 2: 5 things you need to know about Techland’s massive open world sequel