Techland Shows Off Dying Light 2 in Extended Gameplay Demo
This detailed look at the game makes quite a splash.
By Jay Gervais
Earlier this week, Techland released right on time a brand-new gameplay demo for its upcoming new title, Dying Light 2, which was a planned event already reported about earlier this month. So, without further ado, check it out for yourself in the embedded video above.
We learn one new branch of the story here, such as the fact the city is on the brink of destruction due to the drinking water supply drying up. As water is, of course, a necessity for human survival, it’s no surprise that havoc has ensued to seize control of or find ways to share this this valuable resource from those who possess it.
In order to solve this crisis, Aiden Caldwell, the character we assume in this game, must seek out the Colonel, the leader of a faction called The Renegades, at a water pumping station. However, going in alone is much too dangerous and Aiden is guided by a friend named Frank, who uses his status to call for a meeting between The Renegades and officers from the two main factions that operate within the city. And this is where this demo takes off from.
We also learn some more about the gameplay mechanics, with Dying Light 2 featuring double the amount of parkour moves in comparison to the original game. Some of these include the ability to jump off walls, kick enemies through objects, or use them to brace your falls from higher places. We also get a further look at the zombies in the game and learn about the “dead zones,” which are dangerous areas you don’t want to be spending too much time in as your immunity to the infection wears thin much faster.
Overall, this gameplay demo was very interesting. It gave us a much better understanding of the RPG elements of the title and it looks as though Dying Light 2 can be played in multiple different ways to boot. Could there have been a different, better solution to this scenario? Maybe! It all depends on you and how you want to play the game, as the choices you make will impact the way the story unfolds.