Fun but flawed

User Rating: 7 | State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition (Day One Edition) XONE

Nothing really stands out in this category. The voice acting cast was solid but thanks to repetitive dialogue, They aren't given much to work with.

Many noticeable frame rate issues and minor bugs. Frame rate issues are more prominent as the game goes on, If a lot of things happen on screen the game seems to slow down to a stand still. Aside from that, The game looks good.

Game Play:
Very similar to Dead Rising but without the over the top weapon modding.

Perma-death makes things fresh and fun, Also it's cool that the world keeps running even with your console shut off. It's a ton of fun to play, I have no issues sitting down and playing it for 2-3 hours at a time. It's slow to start out but once you start getting resources and recruiting survivors, The game becomes quite fun to play. It's a rather large open world. Not much focus on the story, Even though there's a ton of potential for character depth and exploration. There's also a lot of potential for base building and modding. I feel that outposts are such a waste and don't really do anything in-game, It could be turned into a small base in case your main one builds up, You could send 2-3 survivors to an outpost to fortify and help keep an area secure.

Overall: 7/10
The frame rate issues and bugs take the game down a point for me, If not for that then it would be an easy 8. Everything I addressed could be fixed in the sequel. Regardless of what I say, It's a fun game. If you love Dead Rising, You'll love this.