Posted: March 24
okay, i am going to try and give as good a review i can on this.
first of all i believe people should give this game more of a try.
ORIGONALY i was VERY on the fence about this game. after hearing of massive bugs and the event that went down during the steam winter sale. i was hesitant to buy this game, but then it went on sale and i thought, why not? so i shall give my reasons why i support this game and what ive seen, bugs and all.
#1 the bugs
YES there are many!!!! BUT, most are small annoyences that can easily be fixed OR avoided.
1 corpses tend have there body model one place, but acctually be somewhere else. so if you try to attack a zombie and are confused as to why your charecter is wandering off a different direction, you know why. this bug is a little common, but it useually doesint cause a major problemb or major frustration.
2 be CAUTIOUS around 2 or more floored buildings!! these tend to have lag and are very glitchy/ wonkey!! ESSPECIALLY ON THE STAIR CASES!!! SO try to avoid saveing in these areas and go slow. you can eaither take your chances or avoid them. second storys are useually rare or far away from your base. so you wont reach them till your far in game.
3 charecter AI i dont find that bad. they tend to do stupid things, but i feel as long as your not running far ahead and stay close to your team they tend to navigate fine. running ahead too far makes the navigation a little confused. this does not mean you have to stick close to them like babys.
you have to assume they will go straight for you or take the shortest route to you. if you run around the zombie hoard while your far ahead and your teams just now catching up, guess whats going to happen. so always keep that in mind and that your team can lag behind a little.
4 random crashes. i have only had 2 (knock on wood) so far. but the game auto saves everytime you enter a area. there is also the quick save button F5 and a quick load button F9. so when the crashes do happen, they happen very quick and you can just quickly reload the game.
5 so far no major lag. lag tends to only happen when a lot of zombies are suddenly aware of you or appere suddenly all together. and agian as mentioned above, in 2 or more floored buildings. it rarely happens.
6 mutiple bodys on a single tile in the same position. mainly zombie bodys. useually you have to glide the mouse slowly over the stack to select the different bodys becuase they merge/ cover each other. happens as often as you let it. zombies useually tend to stay seperate unless you funnel them down a hall or something.
7 dead state is not very happy with windows 8. you CAN play it on win 8, i am proof of that. but in order to play it on win 8 you have to go to the games main file and set it on "windows 7 compatability".
these are just some of the most main and common bugs that ive seen mutiple times.
now that the bugs are out of the way, time to start talking about the main parts.
1 i love the charecters. everyones different, acts different, love/ hates different things. and some will ask you for help or advice and you may have to solve fights between two charecters who dont like each other.
some charecters you mite even personally hate becuase of their attitude or opinions.
and beware, not all charecters have good intentions when entering your group!! so choose wisely!!! or face some charecters dieing from your mistakes.
2 i love the loot and moral system. there is a major morale system that you must make sure stays good or there WILL be consequences!! so you must be sure to bring back not only food but luxerys as well. toilet paper, tooth paste, books, shampoo etc.
3 recruiting. unlike other games where you have all the time in the world to gather others. this one has lives on the clock. take too long to find someone and itll be too late for them. (useually the clock starts running out around day 30-40)
4 leveling. when you first start you have a certain amount of skill levels to spend. chooseing between melee, ranged, leadership, negotiation, medical, science, survival, and mechanical. each time you reach a certain point in a skill, you'll get a perk. chooseing between two.
there are also stats that can help things such as your health, carry weight. chooseing between strength, agility, vigor and perception.
5 events. each new moring some charecters want to speak with you. asking for more supplys, to take the day off, or advice. asking if they can come with you on the next run. to tell you of a near by location. or just to whine and compain about something.
some can be very major and lead to disaster, so be careful on some choices and watch how charecters act. the most major ones will require you to have a meeting and decide between a few choices. not all of your group will agree on the choices made at the meetings.
while traveling you will also come accross random events. some can give you new survivors, others can lead you into a gun fight with zombies and looters. reading the event description useually gives you a hint of what will happen.
SO there you have it. the most common bugs ive seen and what i like about the game.
is the game worth $30?
HELL NO!! i suggest buying it when its on sale. i bought it on sale for only $20. i suggest getting it lower then $20 if you can.
if your still on the fence about the game. try the demo. its basically the same, bugs and all.