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Every game deserves a chance at an 'official' review, The War Z included. Even with its troubles of late, it's still a released game. We have a few thoughts to share about the upcoming review and want to get some of your input as well. Read on before leaving your thoughts in the comments.
This is a tricky situation. I firmly believe that the ideas for The War Z put forth by Hammerpoint (the features they aspire to on their official website) are interesting and solid on paper. But the fact of the matter is that the game is simply nowhere near what it presents itself as being in that feature list. Normally, in alpha/beta stages, we can turn a blind eye towards some of a game’s faults because we know it’s in the testing phase and all we are seeing is a preview of things to come. In The War Z’ case, the preview of things to come, when all that’s happened is considered, is not a promising harbinger of any sort. And what’s more than that? Hammerpoint is considering their game now released in its “foundation” state. The company that makes the zombie shooter MMO itself claims the game is “launched” but not final. What does that mean? Well, for us her at MMORPG.com, it means we’re obligated to put it through its paces and review the thing.
Read more of Bill Murphy's The War Z: Review Forthcoming.