Story - 68%
Graphics - 78%
Audio - 80%
Gameplay - 79%
Replayability - 75%
I like Zombie themed games, movies and series but there comes a point where you have to think to yourself, is it a bit much? How many more? or again? With State of Decay 2 my experience was a little different.
Before I started State of Decay 2, I was preparing myself for something similar to 7 Days to die and I’m glad I did. I never played the first instalment so did not really know what to expect apart from the little screenshot I saw here and there.
One thing that I did not enjoy was that the game was roughly 25GB to download and then when I wanted to start playing there was an update of 20GB to download. This does not work well for us still on some copper lines and when you want to play a game that you have waited for and now must wait maybe even a day longer. This can be seen as 3rd world problems and we know that games do require updates and fixes, but it is still frustrating.
In the game’s main menu, you have the option to look at some tutorials, these give you simple images with explanations on how to perform certain tasks and explain certain elements of the game. This works well, and these will also pop up during gameplay. When starting a new game, you will be asked a few questions for the game to determine how to create your community. You then get to choose your starting 2 characters.
Once you have chosen your starting characters, the fun begins. The game has a good learning curve and is well thought out. Until you have gained or crafted something better, your carrying capacity is very limited which can be a bit of a bummer running back and forth collecting resources.
I enjoy how the game evolves and how random stuff can happen. Zombies swarms attacking your base can be insane but surviving it leaves a great feeling of accomplishment.
This is a great game to play either by yourself or with friends online. It was a pleasant surprise to enjoy the game so much were in the beginning I would’ve said that I will not play this game for long, now I just want to continue playing.
Reviewed on: Xbox One
Available on: XBox One, PC
Age Rating: Mature
Publisher/Developer: Microsoft / Undead Labs
Estimated RRP: R450
Release Date: 22 May 2018
- Great gameplay
- Interesting setting
- Need more time to play
- Maybe a more in-detail path of improving your community