State of Decay Starter - It's Not What You Think

Are you running around with abandon slashing zed? Then you're doing it wrong!

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QuadThumbs
QuadThumbs

I really like this game as is but I would like to see it a AAA game.   I would change the way you search for items, make it less arcade and more like Fall Out/ Skyrim where there is individual items.  Add stat bars like Hunger, Thirst, Sleep, Damage on individual limbs, Fuel for vehicles.  More in-depth upgrading/fortifying on vehicles (being able to weld bars to grill of car) and houses/bases.  Add some true dialog response options.  So in a Nut Shell a bad ass RPG zombie survival game!!!!  Then I would be in heaven!!!   Ohh and change the fighting mechanics of course, less Arcade like and more real like!!

cursealoud
cursealoud

Rockstar please take note and give us something like this. I love how you drive around without music and noise just like real life. You hear the vehicle and outside noise as if the world is dead. Gives you that creepy feeling. Rescuing survivors trapped in homes is top notch. Finding material to fortify your base would be cool. 

cursealoud
cursealoud

Needs more polish. If a major developer were to take a hold of this game, it could be something special. Especially if you worked with others online to survive

craigwp80
craigwp80

I think Undead Labs has done an oustanding job on their 1st title! They have paid so much careful attention to all the right details that make State of Decay one of the best open world games out there let alone zombie open world games! Well done to them, wish them loads of success with this new game! I have downloaded and can't get enough hours since! Yes, there are quirks - very small and very forgivable quirks but as a first release and as a game development in general, it's superb and for me it's an instant classic already!

Munstable
Munstable

Big Studios wanna make movies, Indie Studios make games!

I believe any other major game developer like Rockstar, Ubisoft, EA, Capcom, Konami etc. will not be able to create a game like this without putting in an incessant amount of cutscenes/cgi movies that will surely break the flow and immersiveness!

turnerdoc
turnerdoc

the game is awsome,and god yes i wish rockstar would have made this,a game like this needs,seeing people turning into zombie's animals,more veichles,more items and so much more.the one thing i hate is having to run your backpack back to base,but you can put all your stuff in base or outpost,you cant unload your backpack full of material in outpost.and i think co op would be way to easy unless they added more zombie's in dlc cause when i'm with a a.i survivor the two of us always kickass and with two good players easy as pie.love this game so much though,i hope more console survival games come out.

Munstable
Munstable

After playing for a while, when I asked for locations of ammo/materials etc. they stopped showing on the map even after Lily sent me the coordinates. Has anyone else experienced this? Is this a bug?

Now I have no idea where to get ammo since the gun shop has run out.

crunchb3rry
crunchb3rry

Wait, did he say you can assign people to outposts? How?

j1965
j1965

having a great time with this game!The game only needs coop!2O.OO bucks you can;t go wrong.

starstarkiller
starstarkiller

I have to say this is one the best zombie games out there right now. It is a massive combo of hack and slash as well as hard decisions. However there are many not only frame rate problems, but wall glitch's as well. Whenever you are driving the already low frame rate goes through the floor. To where you will be driving, the game stops for two seconds and then you are suddenly twenty feet ahead. This in many cases have been near-death experiences for my character. All those aside though, the game is AMAZING!!! Personally I don't really mind the bugs, except for the ones that nearly get you killed. It is a very ambitious game with so much to add onto. I also really hope they come out with a multiplayer like the developers said. I think it would be a great add-on to the already great experience. Bottom line: Undead labs did a great job and I hope that they release new info on the multiplayer soon!!!!   

TruPrince
TruPrince

why why why does this have to be xbox exclusive :( lol

patiotom
patiotom

Please stop making me watch 30 seconds of Adverts GS!!!! Every bloody Vid!!

TheConspicuous1
TheConspicuous1

I really, really enjoy this game. However, its very glitchy and those bugs can often turn into game breakers that make this clearly great game a much worse experience. For instance, the 'zombie infestations' are not quite right, the game should detect any infestation activity around 500m away from home base. Instead the game detects ALL infestations and this can cause some major issues; Such as. A rapidly decreasing morale, this will affect all members of your group, causing them to go missing on several occasions and once you have safely returned them to your base they will simply go missing again, if you cannot play any of the characters nothing can get done, long story short. GAME OVER. On the bright side though, there is an update coming very soon! This Thursday to be precise. I hope you're all aware of this game breaker and that help IS on the way! Just be patient.

GOGOGOGURT
GOGOGOGURT

I love how this game is 10x more fun than any other "blockbuster" zombie game this gen.  Devs need to get some f*cking vision, us gamers thought of this TEN YEARS AGO.  Pathetic.

timoteo2k1
timoteo2k1

Need to bring this to Steam or PC in some other way.... because there's no way in hell I'm buying an X360 only to have it go obsolete in a few months and be replaced by the XOneRipoff.


...but I'd buy and play this game, just not for 300+ dollars.

Acekidder
Acekidder

Glad to hear this game is getting the success it deserves selling a quarter of a million copies in two days of release wow, now support and update this game loads Undead Labs and please bring in the option to turn off time passing while not playing i don't like being penalised for having to go to work being there is penalisation enough thanks. 

MadMike2869
MadMike2869

hopefully they bring this game to psn, as my xbox is nothing more than a pretty paperweight

y3ivan
y3ivan

@cursealoud hell no, Not going to work for a sim based game that relies on coop or online experience. Some idiot might just jump-in to your area raid all your supplies and trash all your cars just to road kill several zombies. If you play the new sim city with strangers you know the experience. 

All it needs are more singleplayer experience and for once add a party system like dragons dogma.

GetafixOz
GetafixOz

@turnerdoc Also youd think it would be pretty easy for them. Could have used GTA4 and just done a good mod.

y3ivan
y3ivan

@Munstable Ammo is the most scarce resource in the game.

as for the coordinates, the are not bugged. Try pointing on the "magnified glass" in the map. You will notice a few "green" markers that appear. Those are the place"s" that require you to search. Chances of finding ammo caches are few or none.

y3ivan
y3ivan

@crunchb3rry no you cant assign people to outposts. Outpost increase the chance of survival for your runners that are on missions and it will also decrease zombie respawn at that location. Its best to deploy as much outpost at key location as possible, from my experience.

Gravity_Slave
Gravity_Slave

@crunchb3rry 

I was thinking the same thing.  Wish they would have elaborated.  That aside, SoD is an awesome game for just $20.  Now imagine if Rockstar had done a stand alone zombie game...(crosses fingers...and RDR doesn't count)

TheConspicuous1
TheConspicuous1

An MMO style zombie genre would be very good. But I think SoD is only a tester for Undeadlabs. I think they will release a multiplayer expansion such as co-op if it gets approved. Any MMO's may only be made in years to come.

Mickeyminime
Mickeyminime

@patiotom sounds like you need an advert blocker :/. I used to have the same problem with Youtube when adverts before, during and after you watch things tend to spoil what your watching or takes forever to get to the thing you want to watch. Since i got addblockers for every web browser i use, its made browsing the web and watching things extremely enjoyable :D

crunchb3rry
crunchb3rry

@GOGOGOGURT The difference is most devs are just cattle for a publisher, to the point where there really are no "developers," just people doing whatever the hell the publisher demands of them. Telling them to put in unnecessary multiplayer, DLC and whatnot, because it's part of the fine print on the contract. Undead Labs seemed to strangely have free reign, the game was their idea from the start, not just a "project" handed to them, so they put their hearts into it and had some amazing community interaction on their forum. Unlike Walking Dead: Survival Instinct, which (despite me actually enjoying that game) was a total slop job which, if it had more (like  LOT more) polish, the mechanics of this game, and the locales from the show to pad out the license expectations, could have been top tier game easily. This game should be an example of why it's better for publishers in the end to just step back and let the developers do their thing without any interference.

Gravity_Slave
Gravity_Slave

@timoteo2k1

How is Xbox One a rip-off considering the money you willingly dump into a PC just to play games?  Your logic wigs me out...

patiotom
patiotom

@Mickeyminime @patiotom Try to watch a few vids and just keep getting the same advert over and over, then you have to watch all 30 seconds. At least with You Tube you can skip after 3 seconds!

crunchb3rry
crunchb3rry

@GOGOGOGURT @Acekidder I actually haven't stopped playing it long enough to notice any penalty, lol. But yeah, some day I will have to take a long enough break and it would suck to come back and find out they ate all the supplies or something like that.

MadMike2869
MadMike2869

@Gravity_Slave @MadMike2869 no i aint butthurt, my wallet hurts from a $300 xbox that wont work, its called a system failure, so after 3 systems that have failed i will stay with pc and ps.

Jasper_73
Jasper_73

@Iamshmee @patiotom @Mickeyminime yeh i use google chrome i think it comes with an adblocker you just turn it on in the settings i never have a problem with ads on any of the sites i visit.

Iamshmee
Iamshmee

@patiotom My advice on all platforms, never use their native browser. Safari and IE suck. I use Chrome on my Imac and it works great for everything I need, the only thing it seems to have beef with is Silverlight which might just be all browsers on Mac since it's a Microsoft Product.
@Mickeyminime if you enjoy Gamespot, and had a spot of patience you wouldn't be using ad blockers because that's one of the major ways they make money! :P

Mickeyminime
Mickeyminime

@patiotom @Mickeyminime by the looks of it, there might not be any. I don't know if its because i don't have an apple computer or if its because none have officially been made. My best bet is that you download another browser if your apple computer allows it. There was one i came across, however, you have to pay for it and i wouldn't be surprised if it doesn't work :/

Mickeyminime
Mickeyminime

@patiotom@Mickeyminimei downloaded Safari and i see your problem with that 30second advert lol, i'm downloading this adbloacker so if all goes well, when i go back on it again, the advert should go away, if it works, i'll let you know

Mickeyminime
Mickeyminime

@patiotom@Mickeyminimei will see if this Safari can be downloaded on a normal computer and if it can, i will see if it has a addblocker. Again, my firefox has no adverts be it video or other things, even those that don't play. I don't know if all add blockers are reliable but i've been using this firefox one since i can remember and i've never had to worry about adverts ruining everything, specially on youtube

Mickeyminime
Mickeyminime

@patiotom @Mickeyminime i don't get any adverts from any videos anymore be it Gamespot, Youtube, Facebook, Twitter, MSN, pretty much everything. Its all been blocked on my end. So the 3second youtube skip never appears, it goes right in to the video. Even the adverts playing outside of youtube now and again while your watching a video are blocked. I watch youtube a lot so the adverts during every video and outside the video became very very very x100 annoying. When i was watching this video, it goes straight in to it. I can't remember the time i ever had adverts from this site. So by the sounds of it, you def need it