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Dying Light resurrects the Destiny Loot Cave

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Damn-that-Cryptarch

You just can’t keep a good meme down. A couple of months back, lootathon shooter RPG whatchamacallit Destiny had a secret area that was just dripping with extra gear. Extra gear which was necessary, seeing as how the Cryptarch was more tight-fisted than a Christmas gift from your grandmother. Naturally, this Loot Cave was patched out of Destiny. But the memory of that splendiferous location lives on, in Dying Light.

Spotted by poster Zabary on the Xbox One subreddit (via Eurogamer), Dying Light’s homage to Destiny can be found in the upper right area of the map, where a note reads “Your destiny is to become legend. Obtain more loot!” Here’s the video, via VGFAQ:

It’s a neat twist, on a neat game. Alessandro and I are busy playing it right now, and my initial impression so far is…not bad. Not massively excellent either, but I’m still in the early stages of the game. I’m digging the parkour, but I am finding that it requires a certain level of precision to manage jumps perfectly, while the main character himself is forgettably bland and inconsequential to the events happening in the city of Harran.

It’s a damn pretty game, and despite some balancing issues with the daytime walking dead, you’ll automatically drop a Romero in your pants once night falls. You’re going to hear a lot of comparisons between this game and its former zombie sandbox relative Dead Island, Because Dying Light very much is a spiritual successor to that game. That is also getting a sequel this year. Huh.

We should have a proper review up sometime next week.

Last Updated: January 29, 2015

29 Comments

  1. So… my Adobe Flash is out of date and has been blocked. Again.

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  2. Kensei Seraph

    January 29, 2015 at 08:38

    So is what’s-his-name from Watchdogs the main character (mc) or is this one a relative of his?

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    • Blood Emperor Trevor

      January 29, 2015 at 08:41

      But does he have an iconic hat?

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      • Kensei Seraph

        January 29, 2015 at 08:42

        Well it’s first-person so he might.
        Does the game have working reflections or are they trying to hide something.
        *puts tinfoil hat on*

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  3. Mandom (Umar)

    January 29, 2015 at 08:42

    Apparently the more you level up the smoother the parkour experience

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  4. Admiral Chief

    January 29, 2015 at 08:48

    Brenda and Sandy, sitting in a tree…

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    • Kensei Seraph

      January 29, 2015 at 08:50

      H. I. D. I. N. G. from zombies.

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      • Admiral Chief

        January 29, 2015 at 08:53

        Hahaha, spot on

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    • Hammersteyn

      January 29, 2015 at 08:51

      Z o m b y i n g

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  5. Quo Vadis?

    January 29, 2015 at 08:54

    The more I see and hear from this game, it is slowly but surely turning from “must have” to “I’ll wait till its in the bargain bin at BT”

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    • Spaffy

      January 29, 2015 at 09:12

      Sad but true

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    • Tosh MA

      January 29, 2015 at 09:16

      With the delays, you might just get your wish. 😛

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      • Quo Vadis?

        January 29, 2015 at 09:21

        LOL like “straight to DVD” releases? You will not pass go, you will not collect 200$, you will go straight to the cheapie bin!

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        • Tosh MA

          January 29, 2015 at 09:41

          $200? When did this get microtransactions?

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          • Quo Vadis?

            January 29, 2015 at 09:58

            Since inception. You want to see your enemies? 20$. You want a weapon instead of just your fists? 100$. You want your character to be able to run instead of on crutches? 50$ ;P

          • Tosh MA

            January 29, 2015 at 09:59

            Releasing in physical form? Priceless.

          • Quo Vadis?

            January 29, 2015 at 10:01

            or R150 at BT games, whichever comes first and is of equal or lesser value 😉

  6. Hammersteyn

    January 29, 2015 at 08:54

    If the Cryptarch was ever attacked by zombies, I’d probably jump to orbit. Fuck that guy.

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  7. fred

    January 29, 2015 at 09:04

    Game looks bloody good.

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  8. Kromas Votes LAG WCMovie Event

    January 29, 2015 at 09:25

    Screw the loot cave I wanna find expcaliber! (not using a guide so i’m slightly lost atm)

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  9. HairyEwok

    January 29, 2015 at 09:39

    Dying Light, the only place where this guy will ever be loved and used.
    http://static.tumblr.com/sjh3vql/S8Xlozebs/tumblr_loiahz3piz1qda3gjo1_r1_500.gif

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