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Some good some bad worth a rental

posted by Chessfu (PORTAGE, IN) Sep 14, 2011

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Member since Apr 2005

As a Resident Evil head. I tend to enjoy most Zombie games. This game has a feel part FALLOUT. Part DEAD RISING, part House of dead.

BEST PART OF GAME: Killing Zombies, nothing is greater in game play than killing Zombies. Germany forces from WW II run a close second. There's a huge environment to wonder around in.

Worst part of this game. 1st person, killing Zombie's isn't fun in 1st person. Zombies attacking you from every direction. And you can't see them until they hit you.

1) Map is horrible. Beyond horrible hard to read,
2) Weapons break to easy,
3) You pay for everything, even stuff you take off dead bodies like food and ammo,
4)If you die in one area, you spawn in another. Most time in the middle of near Zombie horde.
5) Driving is bad, no fun in running over Zombie. First person view is horrible.
6) Mission don't show up on GPS, finding the Jungle is insane if you have
no idea where it's at.

In the end it's a okay game to mess around with. But compared to Dead Rising and the king of the hill Resident Hill. Not even in their classes.

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Very Good

Better then what most reviewers have been writing.

posted by walkiingplague (PALMDALE, CA) Sep 13, 2011

Member since Aug 2011

This game is very good. It does have it's bugs but in all honestly there have been other games with worse bugs then this game has. It's great and a very creative way in making a multiplayer-openworld-rpg. The graphics i think are great. The environments are very beautiful, I just think they could have done better with the characters facial expressions (but this is the same company that worked on Call of Juarez the Cartel, so compared to that game this game is amazing). The skill tree for each character is unique and offer some great advantages especially when working as a team. The multiplayer is set up to let you join people who are at the same level as you or farther back in the game (remember people do set there games to private so don't expect being able to join all willy nilly). The zombies aren't the smartest A.I. but as you level up they sure begin to pack a punch that can get even the most talanted zombie killer some sweaty palms and an urge to call a friend up to get the game now. The game offers a ton of side quests and it rewards beautifully, such as a character that keeps asking for champagne (not the cheap stuff and rewards you with diamonds each time helping you make bank for the next thing you want upgrade and mod. Overall I hope this may help bring a more positive note the game rather then just bashing on how glitch it is.

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(I'm my Mike Tyson Voice) Nice!!!!

posted by dalion82 (HOUSTON, TX) Sep 13, 2011

Member since Oct 2010

Ok, so usually I'm not into GTA mission based type game. I usually don't ever have enough time to get interested, but this game is different. I guess it's the fact that you get to bash zombie heads from the start and put together interesting weapons with items you find ( I haven't seen the ingenuity to make bombs out of misc. objects like that since my last deployment to Iraq lol). Not to mention the story is pretty well put together and the graphics are top notch. All in, I'm very impressed with this game and it's one of the few besides COD of course, that I'll actually spend a good amount of time playing. Outstanding work Square Enix, ya'll put together a good one.

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