Techland on Dying Light 2: "We Announced the Game Too Early"

Tweet from the Dying Light Twitter Account responds to a question about Dying Light 2 by saying Techland's action/RPG sequel is not in development hell. However, it does admit announcing the game in spring 2018 was "too early" (thanks VG247). Here's the tweet:
Afaik the definition of a dev hell requires the game to not make any development progress, while DL2 keeps moving forward, we announced the game too early but it's far from being in a dev hell :P
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VaranDragon wrote on Mar 16, 2021, 03:39:
Went ahead and checked some reviews, then I remembered that I did at the time hear of this game and why I skipped it. These types of games are just boring to me.

Games with great mobility mechanics and fun zombie fighting?
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Went ahead and checked some reviews, then I remembered that I did at the time hear of this game and why I skipped it. These types of games are just boring to me.
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Verno wrote on Mar 15, 2021, 12:24:
It's one of the better open world games I've played despite several flaws - story, enemy variety and a few other things. You should really give it another chance sometime.

And then they added a damn car DLC that had to be maintained all the time. I know people liked the car, but I hated it. Original game was great though.
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PHJF wrote on Mar 15, 2021, 08:10:
Never understood the praise Dying Light got in the first place. The game is at best Dead Island 1.5, with great chunks of the game being copy-paste jobs.

- Has a great power curve. You go from being weak and helpless to zipping around the city but you always have to be careful
- Sidequests mostly have flavor and there's some well written ones
- Collectibles are optional but fun to seek out
- Well implemented and enjoyable traversal
- Day/Night dynamics are drastic and not just fluff, really changes the way you interact with the game
- Fantastic DLC and post-launch support

It's one of the better open world games I've played despite several flaws - story, enemy variety and a few other things. You should really give it another chance sometime.
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 PHJF
 
Never understood the praise Dying Light got in the first place. The game is at best Dead Island 1.5, with great chunks of the game being copy-paste jobs.
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Mar 15, 2021, 05:08
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Dying Light was an absolutely fantastic coop game! Such great -gameplay- with the parkour/shooter combination. It never felt like a grind, and was always exciting.
I am still looking forward to a sequel, even if it's a shame that they apparently can't limit the scope.

For anyone who hasn't played Dying Light, give it a shot.
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I have no idea what Dying Light is or why it's so interesting or compelling. I better go check some reviews of the original game.
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Acleacius wrote on Mar 14, 2021, 16:09:
dev hell = devs that are too stupid to allow character creation and force illnesses on players so they can manipulate and control them, every second during their game. Flamethrower

dev heaven = devs who are smart enough to allow character creation and don't try to constantly control and manipulate players, every second during their game. Lighter

It's such a difficult choice? Middlefinger

Can tell you didn't play the game, the illness is hardly a nuisance at all, and it didn't hurt at all from no character creation, that's just another feature that'd add nothing to the game overall.
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Ok, so they're not in dev hell. They're in dev heck. Sounds like they're restarting this game from the ground up - story wise.
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Ok, so they're not in dev hell. They're in dev heck.
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If you have to make an announcement that you're not in dev hell... you're probably in dev hell.
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Dying Light 1 was so entertaining that I was afraid they would fumble the ball with the sequel. And of course they went "let's make the one game to rule them all" with the sequel and now it IS in development hell, with development moving forward and backward and in circles. It is really a pity - more DL1 in another setting with another story would have been great instead of them going for Star Citizen goals with this sequel.
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Wallshadows wrote on Mar 14, 2021, 17:03:
jacobvandy wrote on Mar 14, 2021, 16:28:
Lol, if you want a sandbox RPG there are plenty of those out there. These guys want to tell a better story than that.

Yup, that's why they hired Chris Avellone to pen the story but I don't know how much of his story is being used since he was fired last year.

I was so excited in 2018-2019 or so, when they announced this game. Now, it's probably completely fucked, but I guess I'll still check it out, whenever it gets released.
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jacobvandy wrote on Mar 14, 2021, 16:28:
Lol, if you want a sandbox RPG there are plenty of those out there. These guys want to tell a better story than that.

Yup, that's why they hired Chris Avellone to pen the story but I don't know how much of his story is being used since he was fired last year.
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Lol, if you want a sandbox RPG there are plenty of those out there. These guys want to tell a better story than that.
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dev hell = devs that are too stupid to allow character creation and force illnesses on players so they can manipulate and control them, every second during their game. Flamethrower

dev heaven = devs who are smart enough to allow character creation and don't try to constantly control and manipulate players, every second during their game. Lighter

It's such a difficult choice? Middlefinger
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