Dying Light is an open world, first person, action survival game with a four player co-op mode.
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Pro Rewarding side-missions
There's a wide variety of side-quests and a large chunk of them are multi-part adventures with great storytelling.
Pro Expansive weapon-crafting system
There are blueprints found throughout the gameworld that can be used to modify existing weapons in a wide variety of ways by adding various elements to them and creating weapons such as enemy-seeking grenades, exploding throwing stars, and makeshift bats with nails through them.
Pro Satisfying combat
The combat is impactful, visceral, and offers a great deal of variety in terms of available weapons and different enemy types. It presents a reasonable amount of challenge that is rewarding to overcome and offers multiple ways of emerging victorious in each encounter.
Pro Fluid parkour movement
The main protagonist is capable of scaling buildings, jumping over obstacles, and vaulting over zombies with ease, making traversing the open world city a lot more enjoyable.
Pro Four player LAN or online co-op
Dying light features up to four player LAN and online co-op.
Con Poor plot and characters
The story is nothing new with many elements that are just too familiar at this point. A reluctant hero and a cold government agent mixed with a rather basic plot points to a lack of imagination and an obvious attempt to create a game for the masses.
Con Poor multi-threading
Sadly, Dying Light does not do multi-threading very well which results in low frame-rates. For a modern game that is to be played on consoles or PCs with multiple cores, it is mind boggling that proper multi-threading has not been taken full advantage of. This simply comes down to laziness, something that is not new to Techland and their poorly optimized ports.