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POGEEZY May 17, 2018 @ 10:23pm
The Truth: DBD Is Really, Really Bad
This game is an absolute disaster created by a team previously best known for Xbox license tie-ins and mobile games (seriously, look up BHVR Interactive and take a look at their game history). Their PR has consistently involved sarcasm, condescending responses to player questions, and a general attitude of "Well, we made the game so we know better than you." The game itself is full of disastrous spaghetti code and balance issues so severe that it makes me think nobody at BHVR even playtests. Let's get into it, shall we?


Put simply, there are too many bugs to even list here. Some are minor visual issues, while some are major game-breaking glitches (such as Survivors being able to fit through some passages while Killers cannot). Queueing as a Survivor doesn't even work half the time, and I couldn't tell you why. The devs don't care. If they did, there would be REGULAR patches addressing these problems, but instead we get pointless (and frankly cringy) QA streams every Thursday where all Matthieu "I Play With a Controller" Cote can do is tell us about what has been "planned" for the last four months. Hey, remember that issue a while back where people were literally LOSING ALL OF THEIR PROGRESS and it took BHVR a month to figure out a system for it, and even then, losing your save twice would leave you SOL? Yeah. Great developers.


At low ranks, Killers are ridiculously overpowered. I honestly wouldn't even recommend you play as a Survivor if you've just installed the game, because you're going to get absolutely destroyed. At the higher ranks however, the balance flips completely - Survivors are insanely overpowered and are so unbelievably strong that they can mock and toy with the Killers without being in any serious danger. Pallet mechanics are broken and teleport Survivors to the other side immediately upon the spacebar being pressed, making it virtually impossible for Killers to outplay them. Pallet looping has been in the game SINCE LAUNCH and remains one of the most frustrating, unfun, and immersion-breaking tactics I've ever seen in a multiplayer game. What was BHVR's response to this? Yeah, let's just make it so Killers get a flat speed increase the longer they're in a chase so all Survivors are screwed, not just the ones pallet looping. God forbid they actually change the maps so that pallets are more scarce - that would, of course, require some actual effort. You know your game's balance is completely borked when playing as a KILLER is more stressful than playing as a Survivor.


This is the most hideous UE4 game I have ever played, period. Even on Ultra, textures are muddy and look like they were ported from an Xbox 360 game. Physics mechanics are broken, with capes/coats routinely getting stuck in torsos for no apparent reason. Why does everything have this weird glisten all the time? It looks like somebody coated the entire game in a sheet of plastic and then dumped a bucket of oil on it. They couldn't even get the blood/gore effects right in their HORROR game - the first time I saw an execution, it looked like red blobs with three polygons at the most were exploding from somebody's chest. Absolutely dreadful visuals all around.


Here's a fun fact - did you know there's actually no way to prevent players from skipping the progression system entirely using cheats? It's true. Just set your profile private and you can hack your Bloodpoints to your heart's content. BHVR doesn't care until you dare challenge them in their super private Discord server - oh no, THEN they'll ban you.


Don't even bother. Take one look at the Steam forums and you'll want to puke. I swear to God, this exceeds the toxicity levels of even something like League of Legends.


This game is literally among the worst I have ever played. It is absolutely despicable that they have the gall to charge $20.00 for the base game and $7.00 for each additional pack (literally TWO CHARACTERS per pack and nothing else - all other content is free). It is a frustrating, hideous, and ultimately pointless grind that exists solely as Twitch streamer bait and is run by some of the most incompetent developers to have ever sullied the Steam platform with their name.

Avoid this game at all costs. Go buy Friday the 13th - at least that game KNOWS it sucks and capitalizes on it by being amusing.
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Dogbait (Banned) May 17, 2018 @ 10:42pm 
altruistic (Banned) May 17, 2018 @ 10:43pm 
I hear Civ 5 is a pretty gud game.
fio. May 17, 2018 @ 11:36pm 
thats why i love this game
Superyoshiegg May 17, 2018 @ 11:47pm 
Saying your opinion is the truth is very narcissistic and arrogant.
Deadeye64 May 17, 2018 @ 11:50pm 
Regarding the bugs, fair enough, this game does seem to always have some kind of bug that comepletely breaks something in the game. Graphics? You sound like an xbox player. As long as it's not 16-bit I honestly couldn't care about the graphics (and even then I LOVE my snes games and all their 16-bitness). Balance? Yea we know it's screwed, all devs need to do is not be afraid of survivor retaliation (yea i know try telling a company to not care about the side that nets them the most $$$) but that's seriusly all it'll take. The removal of pallet vacuum is a step in the right direction, hopefully this is the start of more good decisions.
Hacks? I can list quite a few games where people cheating is a major issue, it's not just this game. Ultimately: this is a great game with great potential, if the devs just buckled down more it'd be a ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ better. The community might be cancer, but I'd still say LoL is waay more toxic than this community (it's seriously hard to beat LoL and dota2 in terms of toxicity)
SeaHorse (Banned) May 17, 2018 @ 11:57pm 
I agree!
Psycho Cat May 18, 2018 @ 12:03am 
I just have to say one thing. There is no low ranks anymore. Between rank reset and purposely deranking even good killers at low ranks get destroyed routinely. So killers op at low ranks? I don't see that at all.
The Sin Of Cain May 18, 2018 @ 12:29am 
Bug and graphics I couldn’t really care about.

The balance is all I’m concerned about.

You are correct. You will get stomped as a newbie Survivor. That’s the point. You are to learn, and get better. That’s the basis of every game. By the toll of a thousand Deaths, you will learn, and be better. You will become smarter, more reflexive, Know what works, and what doesn’t work. This intelligence, map knowledge, and knowing the game’s inner mechanics will give you the chance to outwit the “overpowered” Killer

It will not always work, it’s not supposed to work every single time. This is PvP against another thinking human. They are not a predictable AI that reacts accordingly to your input. This is a contest of intelligence as Survivor, not a contest of power.

However Looping completely destroys the contest of intelligence. It turns it into a contest of power, which the game is NOT designed for a singular Survivor to have that much power. Once a Survivor Loops, they are already too powerful. At that point a Survivor can literally 1v1 a Killer for a MINIMUM of 30-45 seconds. Which the game was nowhere near balanced for that to be the MINIMUM chase time. 45 seconds should be the MAXIMUM chase time. Add in the meta perks that only increase the power of the solo Survivor that Loops, it’s a recipe for a massive unbalance.
Last edited by The Sin Of Cain; May 18, 2018 @ 12:30am
Big Bubs May 18, 2018 @ 12:37am 
Doubt anyone would read this.
ImSexyAndiNOED May 18, 2018 @ 1:21am 
Originally posted by Sw!zZ-Pii:
Conan Exiles let's you adjust size of boobs and willies of your character. Just saying. :smilingred:
That's it ,i am buying Conan Exiles !
Incariuz May 18, 2018 @ 1:39am 
Originally posted by Poi:
Doubt anyone would read this.

I read this...
Last edited by Incariuz; May 18, 2018 @ 1:40am
Mojo Forever May 18, 2018 @ 1:57am 
Originally posted by Superyoshiegg:
Saying your opinion is the truth is very narcissistic and arrogant.
Pretty much this.
Hays (Banned) May 18, 2018 @ 2:22am 
I like the game and i will keep playing it.

First of all im not a little snowflake like you to get offended by a bit of grass that grows through the wall.

Second, i dont need a swf group to play which means that i find the game as a survivor in 10 seconds, any time of the day.

Third, i only saw 2 hackers in my 950 hours of dbd. Those were the hackers that could see people through walls without any perks or anything. About the bp hack i dont care. Why should i care if someone has a bloddy shirt in a legit way or not?

Graphics are alright in my opinion, and i never even had a thing for the amazing graphics in the game.

The balance? Ye playing killer is cancer and that is the biggest problem in the game right now. Survivors need to keep getting nerfed or killers need to get a buff in order to make the game more balanced.

Community? Well i never use the in game chat, im quite active on the forums but i mostly stay away from boring posts like "ds op" "stop camping" etc
Davide May 18, 2018 @ 2:48am 
Originally posted by Superyoshiegg:
Saying your opinion is the truth is very narcissistic and arrogant.
Titania (Banned) May 18, 2018 @ 3:14am 
the truth is the entire game play is flawed... obviously the developer didnt take into consideration of noobies who rage quit n got everyone else killed in the end.... lots of complaints being made but it is what it is...

and no point tweaking the killer or survivor.. its really the way the game is set up... u have 4 survivors but win or lose depends largely on how the 4 survivors play... u just need a single or more noob to ruin it all.! especially ones that helps killer to locate other survivors.. >.<
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