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[Preview] General: Undead Labs' Zombie MMO Precursor

BillMurphyBillMurphy Managing EditorBerea, OHPosts: 2,356MMORPG.COM Staff Uncommon

Undead Labs' sandbox zombie survival RPG "State of Decay" launched this week on Steam, after several months of Xbox Live exclusivity. Not an MMO itself, but the precursor to Undead Labs eventual zombie MMO, we're taking a look at the game today to see how it's faring on the PC.

Like other games in the zombie genre, your characters will grow tired if you spend too much time out in the wilderness, and you'll want to switch between different survivors to keep them all rested (which takes real-world time to accomplish).  You'll spend most of the game finding and collecting supplies to keep your camp running and its inhabitants healthy, all while progressing a main story-arc.  When you log out, though SoD's not an MMO, the game goes on without you.  The camp will eat through supplies and your tired or sick characters will rest or get worse for wear.  This isn't explained very well in-game, but I'd advise reading the "How to Play" section at the game's launch menu.

Read the rest of Bill Murphy's State of Decay: Undead Labs' Zombie MMO Precursor.



Comments

  • NephaeriusNephaerius Baltimore, MDPosts: 1,539Member Uncommon
    Game is tons of fun

    Steam: Neph

  • ThomasN7ThomasN7 87.18.7.148 1, NJPosts: 6,690Member
    Good game but can be boring at times due to the repetitive rinse and repeat quests but I think they will be having sandbox mode soon where people can just go crazy and do whatever.
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  • NerblasNerblas LeiriaPosts: 32Member Uncommon
    I for one, love it..

    "Vidis Fodidis Est"

  • TheLizardbonesTheLizardbones Arkham, VAPosts: 10,910Member

    Well, I guess they've backed off on the whole "console only" idea. :-)

    I can not remember winning or losing a single debate on the internet.

  • headbanzheadbanz Rio de JaneiroPosts: 11Member
    If you stop and think a little, "every" Zombie MMO has your fans. You know why? Bcoz its freakin awesome!

    "The light shall bring victory!"

  • RedcorRedcor Austin, TXPosts: 426Member
    Just got this on Steam for PC. The max resolution and aspect ratio are low so it looks a bit lame. Keybindings are locked and not configurable. I guess for $20 you get what you pay for but I'll save this one for later in hopes for some updates or mods that address those issues.

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  • orbitxoorbitxo fort lauderdale, FLPosts: 1,405Member Uncommon

    does one still need a console controller for t he PC version? thats what stoping me from trying it out...

    TSW had Zombies for a while hence Kingsmouth.

    <.<

  • Butch808Butch808 sheffieldPosts: 319Member Uncommon
    1st time i got eaten by a fat zombie was freaking awesome even if i did lose my best character and so restarted the whole game again but it was worth it lawl. The only thing i don't like is coming back a few days later to play the game and everything has changed due to " the game carries on for 2 days after you stop playing" thing.
  • eric_w66eric_w66 North Richland Hills, TXPosts: 1,006Member

    The keybindings issues and low res are keeping me from buying this game. I don't want to instantly know I'm playing a console port.

    Consoles do sports games well, that's about it. Wish devs would realize this.

  • DistopiaDistopia Baltimore, MDPosts: 16,901Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by orbitxo

    does one still need a console controller for t he PC version? thats what stoping me from trying it out...

    TSW had Zombies for a while hence Kingsmouth.

    <.<

    You haven't needed a console controller in SOD for months now.

     

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  • BuddyDudeBuddyDude Seattle, WAPosts: 47Member

    This post screams of "we have nothing else to talk about"  SOD is a weak console port and should be ridiculed for it.  7 days to die or The Dead Linger would be better "zombie" games to talk about.  They are not lame fetch and kill X number of Y quest games. 

    Lame controls, terrible graphics.  Just a typical console port.  Gamers need to stop supporting laziness.  

  • OldMMOGamerOldMMOGamer Evans, COPosts: 100Member
    Low Res graphics? I play on ultra high settings, forget exact resolution buts its very high.  Game looks great to me.  Am I missing something?
  • OldMMOGamerOldMMOGamer Evans, COPosts: 100Member
    Originally posted by drwebs

    This post screams of "we have nothing else to talk about"  SOD is a weak console port and should be ridiculed for it.  7 days to die or The Dead Linger would be better "zombie" games to talk about.  They are not lame fetch and kill X number of Y quest games. 

    Lame controls, terrible graphics.  Just a typical console port.  Gamers need to stop supporting laziness.  

    Do you have the game? 

     

     

     

  • leoo88556leoo88556 TaipeiPosts: 135Member

    The game has it's issues, but considering that it's refreshing, innovative, an indie title, and the fact that it's a 20 dollar game... I couldn't have been happier with what they had created.

    I wish the success of SoD can translate into their next game in the next few years... Seriously we need some decent zombie games that's not an ARMA mod or look like one...

  • leoo88556leoo88556 TaipeiPosts: 135Member
    Originally posted by drwebs

    7 days to die or The Dead Linger would be better "zombie" games to talk about.  They are not lame fetch and kill X number of Y quest games. 

    Lame controls, terrible graphics.  Just a typical console port.  Gamers need to stop supporting laziness.  

     

    Did you notice that there's NO sub genre in "zombie" games? Every game the devs have ever created since DayZ, yes including 7 days to die and The Dead Linger, are extremely similar to the original mod. State of Decay is one of the very few, if not the only one, to build its core gameplay around the community management aspect, and for that it deserve the credit.

    I do agree that it's a bad console port and for that the devs should be ashamed for themselves... IF they have a fat and wealthy publisher like EA or something sitting right next to them. It's a 20 dollar indie title from a brand new studio... Cut them some slack, will you?

  • GibboniciGibbonici LeedsPosts: 472Member Common
    Originally posted by drwebs

     7 days to die or The Dead Linger would be better "zombie" games to talk about.  They are not lame fetch and kill X number of Y quest games. 

    How much of SoD have you played? I have to ask because on my playthrough I didn't get any of those missions.

     

     

  • atuerstaratuerstar melbournePosts: 234Member

    Every developer uses PC's to make their game.

     

    To turn around and make the game a terrible console port on PC bespeaks a basic lack of respect for the tools that made them popular.

  • GruugGruug Chillicothe, ILPosts: 1,311Member Uncommon

    The game (on PC) feels a little bit like a "beer and pretzels" game. It is not a good as say DayZ mode for Arma II but it is still fun. While the horrid controller only controls at first kept me from trying the game, one they actually enable mouse/keyboard I found I had to give it a go. Also, the graphics were a bit of a concern but after playing a while I find I have hardly noticed. Bottom line, for $20 it was well worth it.

    Now, as to the MMO. I hope they IMPROVE everything they have put into the game so far. I hope that does not become War Z all over again.

    Let's party like it is 1863!

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