Early Access Review
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I have owned this game since the ground was Minecraft cubes. I have a million (okay, that's hyperbole) other games and this is the one I always keep coming back to. I've watched as the land has smoothed out, a skill tree has been added, trees and zombies have been beautified, and additional zombies have been added, among other things. The NPCs have been a very welcome addition.
Pros (Build 15):
Continual work from The Fun Pimps. I don't think any other alpha can boast this kind of attention from its creators.
Certain levels of hilarity.
You can make Lucille!
The game runs beautifully on my $500 laptop that is overloaded with programs for college.
Skill Improvement Increases Damage, Item Quality, Access to New Skills.
Building materials respond to zombie damage in a logical manner.
Physics are logical.
Choice of randomly generated world or predetermined world.
POIs everywhere to loot.
Many challenging things to craft and improve.
New quests to be accepted or not.
Zombies aren't the only things to hunt.
You're never truly safe.
Combat requires technique and improves with practice.
Cons (Build 15)
You have to kill dogs (Yeah, it should be on doesthedogdie/gaming.com
(I made the gaming part up...the website just exists for movies).
Water slows you when walking through it and I think that swimming should be faster than walking.
Temperature system is still wonky.
Bears. I hate bears. Bears are sneaky jerks that don't fight fair.
It's Thanksgiving break and I've been spending my time playing this rather than writing the papers I'm supposed to write. This game feeds my natural tendency toward procrastination.
If you don't like change, don't get this, or any other Alpha game.
If you don't have patience, don't get this, or any other Alpha game.
If you don't like challenging combat, don't get this game.
If you like variety and seeing how a game grows over time, get this game.
If you like the idea of going from a guy or gal in his or her underwear to a survival king or queen, get this game.
If you like creating things that become better and better quality as time passes, get this game.
If you're a college student, you probably shouldn't get this game unless you're made of self-control.
*Exit, pursued by a bear*