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posted by jeryst (FALLS CREEK, PA) Nov 14, 2011

Member since Aug 2008

3 out of 5 gamers (60%) found this review helpful

This game started out to be fun, but after you play for a while, you realize that it is just the same thing, over and over again, and it quickly becomes very boring. You have to search everyone you kill because you need money to upgrade and repair your weapons. The problem is, you can never seem to get ahead because the weapons cost so much to fix after only a few swings, that you are constantly spending all of your money on repairs. The side quests are pretty sad, and sometimes result in very little reward. Guns are available, but they are not very effective, and your ammo is shared between guns, which can be very misleading. For example lets say you have two guns that both use the same ammo. When you look at the guns, they each show six bullets, so you think you have twelve shots, but you dont. In reality, you have six bullets that can be used in either gun. A small pet peeve, but it can be important at times. The graphics are not that great, and there are a lot of visual glitches that just spoil the effects. The environment is not destructible, which really takes away from the fun, and another thing I didnt like, is that resources disappear if you dont take them within a certain time. For example ammunition. You cant carry just ammunition, so you need to have a gun, but once the gun is full, you cant carry the extra ammunition, so you need to leave it lay there. Once you empty your gun and come back, the extra ammunition is no longer there. That just plain stinks. I sent the game back after a few hours of game play, and I think the company is capable of better.

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Gets old fast.

posted by Ragnork58 (VILLA PARK, IL) Nov 7, 2011

Member since Jul 2011

3 out of 5 gamers (60%) found this review helpful

The game while it brings an interesting concept to the survival horror genre, the game seems to get old very fast. Up until you start to constantly come across the Thug type of infected, and the analog controls seem too confusing. Overall its a decent game, hoping the sequal fixes some of its problems.

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i wouldnt suggest it.

posted by VOTgAnGaman561 (JUPITER, FL) Nov 3, 2011

Member since Nov 2011

3 out of 5 gamers (60%) found this review helpful

the game is entertaining is your high but boring when your sober, so strait edge games aviod. after a couple missions, side quests only involve geting alcohol for people. so thats pretty boring.

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