I rented Dead Island on Tuesday to hold me off for 7 days until NHL 12.
The thugs are quite easy once you've figured them out. I usually use an advanced baseball bat, but the thugs are so slow in their wind up to punch you, that you can usually run in, take a swing, and jump out of the way. Repeat that 6 or 7 times and they're dead without touching you once.
On another note, I just got in to the city and woah.... Lets just say I need to find somebody to play with. So much fun though! It really seems every new "world" or act brings a different dimension to the game. Playing in the city is way different than playing in the resorts. And the zombie in the straight jacket? You'll never think a thug is hard again haha
I'm Level 15 and also in the city now, and I haven't even seen a gun yet. Although one of my sidequests I have available will give me a pistol.
Yeah, that straight jacket guy...I molotov'd him and he died in like 6 seconds. Easy peasy.
This game is so fun and awesome, the reviews weren't great but I'm glad I gave it a try.
What people were talking about earlier, yeah the Thugs get annoying. Basically just run in, hit him in the head twice and jump out. Time it between his arm swings. Also....you can just aim at his arms and break them so he can't swing at you anymore. But then he'll try to bite you.
PS: I love the Infected....when they scream and start sprinting towards you....timing it 'just' right so you can clobber them right in the head. Priceless.