Dead Island never really grew on me, the combat system felt really clunky and the cool island resort motif got lost in the drudgery of the other levels (parts of the city were especially miserable). The story was so messed up too, the writing was awful, there were a lot of poorly edited cutscenes that didn't match their lead in and stuff like that. I went all in on this, got a 4 pack with some other Blues users and played it with a group of RL friends but ultimately we moved on quickly.
Personally I want to see something polished L4D with a decent melee system and a more open world design. No game has done it properly yet