Infestation: Survivor Stories

Infestation: Survivor Stories

Ryan Harrison Dec 31, 2012 @ 3:56am
WarZ - Decent or garbage?
First of all I want to say it's a beta so it will develop and hopefully receive the features they promised.

I bought the game because I was a fan of DayZ and hoped to get a more "fluent" version. Obviously it was a rip off ;).

My impression of the game:

1. It's running without lags and any kind of low frames.
2. The map is quiet big. More content shall come.
3. This game focus on PvP. Zombies are too weak and too slow in this game. I don't get the feeling of survival like in DayZ.
4. Medical supplies: Way too high spawn rate. No rl cooldown when using it. In a fire fight it means who has the most medical and different supplies on shortkeys. They mostly win the battle.
5. 3rd Person view. Some like it, I'm not a fan of it. People use it to look around corners, over walls without getting seen. Means ambush, instant death which looks like a cheater striked.
You should see server who disable this option.
6. Steam. Selling a beta and advertising with features who aren't in the game at all. I mean look at the pictures on the sale? Just wow.... A sad wow...
7. Cheaters. It destroys the game and is the reason I don't play it anymore. Getting ♥♥♥♥♥ over and over by aimbotters, wallhackers and noclippers. It's so annoying and frustrating. I don't know why they don't act properly. Making this game cheater free will bring back a lot of players and would push the game. VAC hello???


In my opinion you shouldn't buy the game until it's "finished". There is still too much work to do in this game to sell it on steam. But I'm somehow sure it will develop to good game which is worth the money. But not now.

Eagerly waiting for your opinions. Happy new year and a good slide!
Last edited by Ryan Harrison; Dec 31, 2012 @ 8:23am
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Ace♡ Dec 31, 2012 @ 3:58am 
http://steamcommunity.com/app/226700/discussions/0/828925849386556178/

Read my long ♥♥♥ rant

Oh, you brought up a good point with third person I forgot to address. It kind of takes away from the immersion; being able to disable it on some servers would be a big improvement.(As they do in DayZ.) Someone willing to use 3rd person over someone not has a much higher sense of situational awareness.
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Ryan Harrison Dec 31, 2012 @ 4:01am 
I forgot the high weapon spawn rate ^^
[GA]NuclearShadow Dec 31, 2012 @ 4:27am 
A nice and honest opinion, but I would like to point out the game is not in beta. Since they officially released the game that makes it at-least 1.0 now. Releasing a game in such a state really isn't acceptable. Also what it more closely resembles is a alpha rather than a beta.
If you already started development of a game to show and pitch to publishers or investors that is the state where WarZ is actually in. This of course would be fine if they had not released it and makes it 1.0 now. So, calling it a beta or even a alpha at this point is incorrect.

If by any chance you want to use the logic that them adding to the game still makes it beta as I have heard before. (Not saying that you are saying this) Then I would like to point out that many games add content even after release and they are not called betas. We don't call WoW a beta because it keeps expanding or Minecraft a beta ever since they released and yet they still add content after release.

Tapewormz Dec 31, 2012 @ 4:58am 
Originally posted by Gandalf:
First of all I want to say it's a beta so it will develop and hopefully receive the features they promised.

Wrong. It's a "foundation release" as stated by Sergey Titov himself.

I bought the game because I was a fan of DayZ and hoped to get a more "fluent" version. Obviously it was a rip off ;).
I don't know what you mean by fluent version, but dispite Sergey's claims of being the first game of this kind...You're right. It is a ripoff of DayZ, and they also plagiarised images from the Walking Dead, and music from American Horror Story. There's no evidence to back up Sergey's claim that this game has been in production for years. On the contrary, all evidence points to 6 months ago.

My impression of the game:

1. It's running without lags and any kind of low frames.
I personally can't argue this, but other people including members of the gaming news media have reported otherwise.

2. The map is quiet big. More content shall come.
False. Sergey claims the Colorado map is 100 square kilometers, when actually the map is about 9 square kilometers.

3. This game focus on PvP. Zombies are too weak and too slow in this game. I don't get the feeling of survival like in DayZ.
I agree. This game isn't about the zombies and more about avoiding other players. This is why their current business model is so broken. Who wants to spend money on microtransactions when you're just going to get shot dead within minutes and lose everything?

4. Medical supplies: Way too high spawn rate. No rl cooldown when using it. In a fire fight it means who has the most medical and different supplies on shortkeys. They mostly win the battle.
The respawn timer is absurd. What a rediculous mechanic.

5. 3rd Person view. Some like it, I'm not a fan of it. People use it to look around corners, over walls without getting seen. Means ambush, instant death which looks like a cheater striked. You should see server who disable this option.
Yes, this is another design flaw.

6. Steam. Selling a beta and advertising with features who aren't in the game at all. I mean look at the pictures on the sale? Just wow.... A sad wow...
To Valves credit, they weren't responsible for anything on the store page. That was all put there by the developer. Those screenshots were also fakes. They were doctored to look better and make it look as if there would be hoards of zombies. Vavle was not aware of the state of the game until it was brought to their attention and they yanked it from the store.

7. Cheaters. It destroys the game and is the reason I don't play it anymore. Getting ♥♥♥♥♥ over and over by aimbotters, wallhackers and noclippers. It's so annoying and frustrating. I don't know why they don't act properly. Making this game cheater free will bring back a lot of players and would push the game. VAC hello???
I think the cheaters are out there to purposly undermine this game and destroy it. I think the developer has to work with Valve to make the game VAC supported.

In my opinion you shouldn't buy the game until it's "finished". There is still too much work to do in this game to sell it on steam. But I'm somehow sure it will develop to good game which is worth the money. But not now.
According to Sergey Titov, this game will never be finnished. When it's finished, the game will in his opinion be dead.

Eagerly waiting for your opinions. Happy new year and a good slide!
Happy new year to you too.
Ryan Harrison Dec 31, 2012 @ 6:04am 
Good remark. Sry for fault informations I made. Glad I got corrected.
Cronik Dec 31, 2012 @ 6:24am 
I like the game it feels more polished than Dayz but obviously I cant argue Dayz has far more features and immersion with the world which I hope Warz adds eventually. I just couldn't get into Dayz I've pld like 30hrs of Dayz and over 150 of Warz. I wil no doubt buy the Dayz stand alone though hoping for vast improvements as I just like these type of games.
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