The makers of Dying Light may dismiss the link to Mirror’s Edge as lazy but, prior to the latest trailer, most the footage showed DICE-ean freerunning. The current trailer goes much more in for the doom-laden weapon sharpening and and preparing for war, none of that in Mirror’s Edge.
Despite the criticisms Dead Island received on release, and, admittedly, it’s expansions were naff, I had a great time decapitating zombies with homemade weapons on a tropical island. There’s a trace of that in Dying Light, at least, that I can see from the footage released so far.
This new trailer changes that tone but that’s no bad thing:
It will be a crying shame if no one shouts “Ooh, he’s had a leg off!” after that amputation by machete scene.
This is the game being more silly:
Dying Light’s due out later this year.