I managed to take in a pretty hefty demo of Dying Light at E3 and it was a conflicting experience. It's zombies. Again. And just the mention of the 'Z' word was enough to make me involuntarily roll my eyes. But once the footage started rolling I my stupid old brain turned itself off and I allowed myself to get a little bit excited about it.
The above video looks a lot like the demo I saw at E3 (in fact I'm almost sure it's the exact same one) so I'll allow you to make your own mind up.
Everything about Dying Light feels like it has been borrowed from another property, but it still managed to feel like a video game I'd like to play. I loved the Mirror's Edge style free-running for example, and I can't think of another game that's done a decent job of replicating that sense of real speed and danger since. Dying Light might be that game before Mirror's Edge 2 becomes that game, so I am interested.
Visually the game is also striking. Not just frame by frame, but in terms of scale. I remember leaving the demo feeling like I had seen a proper next gen game in action — in terms of production values at least.