I survived the first night in Dying Light, but man, that was a heart-pounding nightmare! I barely escaped from the monstrocities that roam the night. During night time, the XP gets double, so maybe I should try it again sometime.
In general, the parkour controls are great. They are very responsive, it's easy to hit your intended target, and there is a lot of leeway in distances that makes it flow in a very natural way. The combat is OK, although I wish I had some form of block or counter. Maybe I'll get it later. I don't like throwing shuriken, as the game won't recognize holding the button down before the character animation is ready, which is somewhat annoying. Also, I can't seem to find a way to cancel a throw. But in my opinion, the worst issue is climbing controls, specifically climbing down. There is no direct climb down action, except for on ladders, It is almost impossible to jump down and grab a ledge, and I've fallen a few times, trying to descend from towers that I had to climb. Very frustrating, and extra stressful because of the first person immersion.
I went back to school to kill some dudes and some zombie dudes. This part reminds me a bit of Condemned. Apart from being another first-person combat game with zombie-like enemies, both games also has a feeling of intense unpredictability.