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Frustration Vs. Patiense
on August 20, 2012
Frustration Vs. Patience
This game is a balance between Frustration and Patience. First off, this is a review for the single player mode and not the multiplayer mode. If I were to play this with a friend I think I would have enjoyed it a ton more. Just like borderland, that said none of my friends own this game, so I played alone. I beat the main campaign and a large amount of the side quest by level 39, at 26 hours.
*Grinding is addictive at first. Became my only driving force by the end.
*Has a stamina bar, it made me plan my attacks at the beginning of game. Later on, it didn't affect me too much.
* Melee combat feels really good.
* The music is nice, and balanced well.
* Driving is fun, and you get a car pretty soon on. But, the car is weak and takes way to much work to kill a single zombie.
*Enemies level with you, therefore, you never feel like a bad ass.
*There is no way to block an attack, and for a melee combat game this gets really annoying every time you die.
*You die constantly, without a friend you can't distract the enemies and hit them in the back, so expect to get hit by everything.
*The missions are all the same, even in the last act, I was still doing fetch quest and kill that guy missions.
*Enemy variety is terrible; there are 5 kinds of enemies and one boss for the entire game.
* Guns seems cool when you get them, but they are never powerful enough to make them useful. Also they are really awkward to use.
*You can kick. A useful move, but later in the game it becomes useless and simply detracts from your stamina.
*Graphics are a total mixed bag, from the sewers that look terrible, and the beach that looks great.
*Leveling is fun, but has no point because the enemies level with you.
* Glitchy, sometimes it glitches in your favor, like a zombie stuck in a door that you can easily kill, other times it's a guy with a gun that just keeps shooting you until you find him.
Final conclusion: I found myself more determined to beat the game, simply to beat the game, rather then playing because I actually enjoyed the experience. If you're playing with friends I'd recommend this game, the pitfalls won't feel as deep, but alone, it's completely not worth it. And unless my friends stop being scared of zombies, I'll probably never buy the second one.