DayZ Standalone - E3 2013 Stage Demo

The father of DayZ returns from Everest and drops by the GameSpot stage to chat all about DayZ Standalone with Danny!

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SpinDie25
SpinDie25

"dean hall here to show off his VERY OWN CREATION" he says out loud.. Im sick of dayz getting so much sucess. ITS ARMA2. ARMA2 is what everyone is enjoying!

 Dayz is like the perfect example of how dysfunctional America works. Some guy comes along who is not in any way shape or form a game developer and decides it would be a funny idea to put ZOMBIE SKINS over the arma2 soldiers THATS IT! Even the "loot" items are all arma2 items. Even the map "chernaurus" is an arma2 map. The guns, the vehicles, the items (even bloodbags and beans) are ALL arma2. Dayz actually started out as a 4mb download. Dean hall is NOT a game developer nor does he own a GAMING COMPANY. Think about it. The only item that dean hall added to the game himself is the axe AND LOOK HOW THAT TURNED OUT (it fires a single bullet in a 3ft range, it requires ammo, and it needs to be reloaded).. Ok so now that this "dean hall" scumbag has sucessfully gotten millions of braindead gamers to think that he basically created an entire HUGE game he decides it will be a good idea to CASH IN on this idea.

Do you people realize you need a GAME COMPANY to develop a game? you need HUNDREDS of people to make a video game. Dean hall does not have a game company and he is not a game developer himself. SO PEOPLE ACTUALLY BELIEVE HE IS GOING TO MAKE A GAME MAGICALLY OUT OF THIN AIR? WAKE THE FK UP. The "standalone" is just a scam to put a pricetag on a mod. This "game" was supposed to come out in december of last year.. So in all this time people magically think the game is being developed and coming along? BY WHO?. all of the latest videos show the exact same identical junky garbage that it has always been.

Dean hall has said in multiple interviews "i am so sick of zombies", he actually "quit" for two months where he decided he was not going to go through with it and than went back to finish after he finished having his period.. This guy is not a developer, he does not even like zombie games. He is just the posterboy for this illusion which we call dayz. It is and always will be ARMA 2.


So while everyone respects/warships dayz religiously and taking the time to hate companies like "the warz" and "state of decay" for copying. Just be thankful that those companies are actually GAME COMPANIES working from the ground up to bring us a zombie survival experience. The real crook here is dean hall for trying to cash in on a mod. It's arma2 you all love. Not dayz.

Zynn
Zynn

How large are the hit-boxes, on the player character?  The zombies were hitting him from over 3 meters away.

Rifee_
Rifee_

This is a type of game you REALLY can't comment on before having played it.

A friend showed me the mod on pc and I was very sceptical to it (allthough I LOVE open world war games with high suspense and interaction).


After having tried it once I probably clocked in many hours a day for noths. It's an absolute blast, expecially with friends. Discovering new things is amaing, and once you get the hang of the mechanincs you don't feel so useless anymore.


It's a game where "practice and trial makes perfect". I mean, I died within 20 minutes on the first 10 tries, and I still was having fun, because it MADE me lear by myself, instead of the game holding my hand throughout the game (which seem to be a bad trend recently). Less hand holding, and more self discovery is the way to go.

darks88
darks88

The problem I have with this game is Zombies running in a zigzag pattern when you are trying to shoot them,.  I mean, come on!  Their dead, no Intelligence at all. 

toderascu23
toderascu23

Why is everybody bitching about this demo? The game ain't finished people, give em time. It looks really good compared to the mod and I for one can't wait to play it. And yeah, the map and a lot of things looks the same as the mod. Because it's the standalone version, not DayZ2.

vadagar1
vadagar1

state of fail is such a great game I have never heard of it until I saw the comments : /

adward22
adward22

dayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz ok how about sticked iinto your asses :)

SKULLguy
SKULLguy

This is shit.

 STATE OF DECAY   , FTW !!


turnerdoc
turnerdoc

still hide and seek with zombie's added in.this is a player on player game with zombie's.state of decay is a great zombie game and i dont have to worry about little billy snipeing me the moment i appear in game.

vadagar1
vadagar1

game still not even in Beta and idiots here bicthing an moaning about how choppy and wierd the game looks well....


DUHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

yah F***ing morons, its still in development, at least the guy has the balls to show you what he got so far, unlike Failizzad that keeps a game in development for 10 years then gives u a piece of shit (im looking at you diablo 3) 

at least this way the fans can give feedback that can actually matter.

if I knew the people with the stupid comments here in real life I would go door to door and bitch slap them one by one.

lewishim666
lewishim666

Just kidding. This looks awesome. I can't wait. I've never got a chance to try the mod but judging by some of the comments it's probably better that I wait for this fixed up version anyway. Speaking of comments, is it just me, or is it that every single article on gamespot is filled with about 90% baseless complaints? It's like nobody knows how to type with out talking tons of shit on here. I think the world would be a better place if we could just wipe out all the idiots on here.

sensesfail99
sensesfail99

I cant believe how unimaginative people are. Use your brains for once. Day Z is better then any Zombie game thats ever existed. Just becasue you "dont get it" doesnt mean its a stupid or broken or bad game. thats just you being lazy and judgmental. Did you even try it? how can you judge something before trying it?   You cant. unless you like being a self absorbed piece of  .  .  .  .

Goemons
Goemons

Strill broken as fuk tbh, wait for The game by the dead island devs

petez34
petez34

Why doesn't he just act like a zombie and then he won't get attacked? how do those zombies know he's not a zombie?

DrBomberJack
DrBomberJack

Although this is supposed to be "pre-alpha" it looks like nothing has changed or is going to change from the mod. Only thing that looks different are the updated textures, everything else looks as broken as the mod and thanks to the Arma 2 engine its not really going to change. Arma 2 engine is filled to the brim with bugs and is incredibly clunky game play wise. In the end i see this being DayZ 1.5 "same art assists, bugs, clunky gameplay, and crappy engine as the last time, but everything looks prettier"

Blakey856
Blakey856

I don't get this game. It's like a way weaker fallout...without many guns,perks,quests or fun.


What's the point?

Gam3r0uTLaWz
Gam3r0uTLaWz

broken POS.  Just as terrible,clunky,broken and boring as the mod. This ''Standalone'' version is simply a ripoff and actually is the same shitty mod independant  of Arma 2 and simplified  for the weak minds who didnt get to experience it before because paying for Arma 2 op arrowhead simply for a mod or getting Arma 2 free + paying for op arrowhead then getting the mod to work by downloading the right patches all the times and actually being able to access a server was too complex for them.  Another false hope for something that could be really great if executed well.

bradaz85
bradaz85

Good questions Danny! Did he say at the end that of the vid that early access is still a few months off still?

mediarays
mediarays

It should utilize the Arma 3 graphics

Gamerhomer
Gamerhomer

Dean Hall: "what would I do if this really happened"

Go to the airfield

Find a sniper

Find a nice spot looking over Cherno

Kill bambi's

Rifee_
Rifee_

noths = months :P

whitewolf227
whitewolf227

@darks88 this is what i hate about the game, the zombies are incredibly glitchy. they hit you through walls, will completely spaz the fuck out when they run at you, they have to stop to attack, they run too fast, cant walk up hills for some reason, and slow down to a crawl inside buildings. not to mention i've been hit by a zombie through the floor, 1 hit made me bleed, pass out, broke my legs, and gave me an infection. that and items disappearing in backpack/through the floor are my only complaints about the game. i was hoping to get a look at zombies in this to see if the problem had been addressed but he never let the zombies have a chance to chase him so i doubt it.

Kageryudo
Kageryudo

@darks88 that is the point they are dead there fore their balance mechanism that is located around ur ears is also dead and probably rotten so running in zigzag parten is actually the most realistic way they would run if their balance wasnt even just like a drunk person trying to run but being fueled by primal instict of hunger xD

Rifee_
Rifee_

@turnerdoc 

sigh...

I wish people would stop commenting on a game they haven't tried since the earliest realeases of the mod.


Snipers spawn rates have been MASSIVLY reduced. The can't spawn from firestation in cities anymore, and two of the best snipers gets removed (banned) from the game in the upcoming patchnotes. I haven't seen a person with a sniper in probably 40 -50 games hours, and I never play on servers with less then 25  players.


I realise it's a personal oppinion, as to what you like, but DayZ is the game I've been wanting ever since I first touched a pc. It's exactley like whatI miagined it would be if the world sudenyl became desolate and zombie infested. I love it:)

lewishim666
lewishim666

@vadagar1 

I'm really looking forward to this and I agree with you. People need to shut up and stop being stupid, idiotic, retarded, dull, dumb, handicapped from the neck up mental midgets. The game is pre-alpha even if it was just alpha the game isn't finished so people need to stop bitching and complaining about a game that isn't even finished yet. At least he's letting everybody see what he's doing. 

With that said you sound like one of those people that for some reason thinks they can do better then a developer at their job and yet I'm sure you don't even know what a register is. All the people complaining that it doesn't look like it has many more features then the mod do have a point. Once the game is in alpha it is pretty much finished. When the game moves out of alpha all of the parts of the game that are going to make it into the final build are going to be there in some form or another. Although those components might not be the final versions it will be feature complete though and since what you see in this video is supposed to be pre-alpha it's not going to have too many things (if any) added. It will still need polish and all of the art assets aren't necessarily in place. So basically what you see in this video is pretty close to the final version it will just be way more polished hopefully and have (maybe) a few more features. So the people saying it hasn't changed much have a very valid point. Even though I'm looking forward to this and it looks really fun to me I am still asking myself how is this going to be better then the mod besides being standalone. I think that the people complaining just don't get it and there is very little hope for them because if you don't like this you have to be off your rocker.

Honestly you strike me as a 13 year old that is still learning the English language for some reason. Isn't it a bit late for that? You should have learned how to write a long time ago. The site has spellcheck also, so there is no excuse.I disagree with you about Diablo III. You sound like someone (the many) that hasn't played it and is just believing what you've read about it and you decided to take a cheap shot at Blizzard because they somehow wronged you in one way or the other. Not necessarily because you don't like Diablo II but because you needed a cheap shot to through in to make your point. At least you thought you did. You honestly would have sounded a lot better without the cheapshot because it's obvious that you didn't play Diablo III so you're doing exactly what the other people are doing. "Failizzad that keeps a game in development for 10 years then gives u a piece of shit (im looking at you diablo 3)". That is your quote, right? For one you said "u" instead of "I" when you said that also if you had played Diablo III you wouldn't be taking cheapshots at it because if you bothered to play it you would have seen that it is one of the most polished and glitch free action-rpg games out right now. Obviously they had trouble with the servers at first but once that got cleared up the game was awesome. If you are complaining about having to always be online you have issues because i'm sure your always online now. I'm sure had you played it though you would be one of those people that plays at work when your supposed to be working and that;s why you got mad about the always online. To criticize about not showing there games off is absurd. Blizzard likes to make the games they want to make the way they want to make them. They don't want idiots trying to give them advice on how to make a game. They don't need the advice of idiots that think they know better telling them how to make a game. Want to know why? Because they are one of the most successful developers of today. Without them you wouldn't even be enjoying the games you enjoy today. Blizzard and a few other devs changed the landscape of gaming forever. So while I agree that people need to stop criticizing a game that isn't finished the fact is that you did the same thing to Blizzard. Do you think you can do better?

vadagar1
vadagar1

@Goemons I would rather play a good buggy game than that crappy dead island or anything like it

sensesfail99
sensesfail99

@Goemons oh and dead island isnt buggy as hell? they are pretty much the same damn thing when it comes to bugs and glitches. Id play a broken version of DayZ anyday over a fully functioning Dead Island copy. and before you say im a DI hater, i own it, both of them. I enjoyed them but DayZ is just Supreme to every otehr zombie game ive played

vadagar1
vadagar1

@petez34 well from zombie fiction its the smell and the heat and the noise, sight not so much

Gam3r0uTLaWz
Gam3r0uTLaWz

@petez34 Pretty much like every zombies from the mythology/movies/games/books. They distinguish fresh,living flesh from the rotten,lifeless one. They can maybe feel heartbeats or something.

Redpool
Redpool

@DrBomberJack Have you even watched the video? OR any of his tech updates on the game's website?

The main reason this even exists is the limitations of the ArmA 2 engine. DayZ simply cannot work properly on it. This is why this is happening- so that he can introduce all the features that he wants, plus fix the main issues of the mod. For example, the zombie AI and movement in DayZ the mod simply cannot be fixed. That's why they have such a high movespeed, to compensate for the incapable pathing.


This game had to recreate the mod in a  new engine. So yes, shockingly it is around the level of the mod in PRE-ALPHA... Not to mention that the E3 build didn't have many of the features in the videos that he has released, due to stability concerns. I mean, zombies weren't even in the pre-alpha like a month or so ago.

Please take the time to glance through his development updates and you will see that he is doing some very cool stuff, such as the different biomes, env. conditions and loot spawning.(!)

schmid25
schmid25

@Blakey856 The point of this game isn't to be told what to do.  It's to make your own decisions and do what you think you need to to survive.  There is no perks to be had.  You get yourself with a gun or some weapon find food and water, hopefully team up with other people and survive.  That's the way the game works.  You're comparing it to a single player game that isn't designed in the same way as this game.  

Rifee_
Rifee_

@Gam3r0uTLaWz 


What's funny is that non of you arhuments relate to the game we are shown here AT ALL? What do you base this on?

schmid25
schmid25

@Gam3r0uTLaWz Honestly dude what did you expect of this game at this point.  It's pre-alpha.  Did you listen to anything he said in the entire video? He basically said it's broken right now.  The game is being shown on the dev build.  Did you think it would look like BF3 right now at the show? Seriously get a clue.  From what I can tell you just don't like the game or the concept and that's fine it's not for everyone.  He isn't asking anyone to pay for the game right now and play it how it is.  He doesn't want you to be in the alpha anyways because you won't do anything to help build the game to where it needs to be.  How about you create a better game in 7 months than him.  Let's see how far you get and then you can talk big about the work that a small indie team is trying to do on a massive scale.

darks88
darks88

@whitewolf227 @darks88

I feel your pain dude. This in my opinion is why the ARMA engine is such a bad choice for this game. I hated ARMA 2 couldn’t stand how badly the combat mechanics were in the game and how badly aiming weapons and movement was. They would have been better off using the Crisis engine. Ten times better and the mechanics in that engine are top notch.

vadagar1
vadagar1

@lewishim666 @vadagar1 yes I CAN make a better diablo 3 game 10000% no doubt about it, its a no brainier, in fact a 5 year old can make a better diablo 3 game:

1-remove AH

2-make better loot

3-redesign class/skill system

4-take a more gothic like art direction

5-rebalance game accordingly

 and no i don't care about spell checking on the net im not applying for college here : /

I have been playing games long enough to know when a game sucks a big one, played D1 and 2 to death played torch light, titan's quest, summoner...you name it I played it, compared to those (diablo 3 is suppose to be a hack and slash) D3 sucks pure and simple 

and buddy if I throw one of my brain cells on the ground the earth would shift from its orbit, I just don't have the privilege to live in a country where intelligence/artistic genius is important, here you are target practice.

Gam3r0uTLaWz
Gam3r0uTLaWz

@schmid25 @Gam3r0uTLaWz The mod has been played on for more than a year and this''standalone'' is nothing different,so I  doubt theyve only been working on ''this'' for such a short time. Also,yes ,Im a major zombie,survival,open world fan,so I dont see how the concept wouldnt appeal to me? Its just the broken,annoying,glitchy,unrealistic mechanics of the game that makes it a COMPLETE turn off. I PAID for OP ARROWHEAD onf steam to play the fucking mod. I first had fun,until I began to realise how broke this shit is. You break a fucking leg walking through a door, seriously? Zombies in this game are a complete turn off, fast-forwarded robotic lifeless things with no depth at all. Guns sounds/feelings are even worse than the plastic guns from CoD which also completely breaks the immersion. This shit is not serious and a waste of everyones time.

I could also go on with the griefing,no general chat at all,servers with no moderators allowing all the cheaters to do wtf they want.

ozdarkhorse
ozdarkhorse

@vadagar1 @lewishim666 Haha, I was about to say. Remove the AH  and bring back the skill tree and wa la. They murdered my favorite franchise. PoE and Torchlight are more Diablo-esque than Diablo. Sad.

wavelength121
wavelength121

@schmid25 @Gam3r0uTLaWz Agreed, this guy is nitpicking problems instead of appreciating the game for what it is. Go back to playing your carbon copy Last of Us survival horror crap

schmid25
schmid25

@Gam3r0uTLaWz So your problem with the game is the bugs, zombies, and glitches.  Thats a granted thing that I completely agree with you on.  Yeah there are a ton of those that need to get cleaned up.  But you're looking at what a mod did and basing everything that you're saying off of a mod of a game that didn't have the real capabilities to have the zombies move like that or have the game behave the way it was being asked to.  The servers and the cheating are going to go away so that isn't a gripe on the standalone that should be considered.  I agree hacking sucks and its a drag but its not gonna keep up with them controlling things server side from now on.  Again I ask you what game would you think you could put out in place of it.  Show me a game that is out that is doing everything that you're saying correctly? And again you're basing everything off of a dev build right now.  Yes Yes I know you played the mod, but basing what this will finish as to the mod now is completely unfair.  They are doing this in such a small amount of time with such a small team there has to be some leeway.  Triple A titles get two years to do this same thing with huge teams of people and tons of funding.  What did you really expect honestly. This game isn't going to be for everyone going forward and if this is your attitude towards it then either wait until the full release or don't buy it.  Either way this game isn't going to resemble this in any way at the end because if nothing else we can all tell that Rocket isn't going to just put out a bunch of shit.