Holy christ is this game addictive

#1 Edited by Driadon (2998 posts) -

So, I'm cruising around on the Steam store. Just minding my own business, when all of a sudden a ZOMBIE DEMO ATTACKS! (The demo being about zombies, not a ressurected dem...oh nevermind) 
Anyway, if you've ever tried out Blendo's other great recent title you'll know what you're in store for: Strategy with crazy saturday-morning-for-adults style. The game itself plays as if someone took the zombie infection simulator and mashed it with a mix of tower defense and, well, uniqueness. It's very hard to really describe it unless you've at least played the demo for yourself. 
 
So, GET GOING! 
 
Edit: after playing the full version I can now say that this is very much in the vein of Flotilla; you have randomized conditions, cities, mercs acquired, resulting consequences, ect.  It's kinda crazy.

#2 Posted by KnifeySpoony (1164 posts) -

Oh it's by Mr. Flotilla, well then. 
 
I think I should just play more flotilla.

#3 Posted by Skald (4367 posts) -

Might get this at some point. Certainly seems interesting.

#4 Posted by teh_destroyer (3567 posts) -

Its on sale right now, wish the duders would do a ql on it or something.

#5 Posted by MikeLemmer (552 posts) -
@KnifeySpoony said:
" Oh it's by Mr. Flotilla, well then.  I think I should just play more flotilla. "
The gameplay styles are very different. While Flotilla was a methodical game of maneuvering, this is a tense game of holding out "just long enough" where a single mistake can unravel all your preparation. Luckily that preparation only takes a few minutes, but it still provides bite-sized nail-biting. Atom Zombie Smasher hooks me in a way Flotilla didn't; the improved sense of absurd humor doesn't hurt, either.
#6 Posted by KnifeySpoony (1164 posts) -
@MikeLemmer said:
" @KnifeySpoony said:
" Oh it's by Mr. Flotilla, well then.  I think I should just play more flotilla. "
The gameplay styles are very different. While Flotilla was a methodical game of maneuvering, this is a tense game of holding out "just long enough" where a single mistake can unravel all your preparation. Luckily that preparation only takes a few minutes, but it still provides bite-sized nail-biting. Atom Zombie Smasher hooks me in a way Flotilla didn't; the improved sense of absurd humor doesn't hurt, either. "
Indeed it certainly is much different from the looks/sound of it. It was just a joking way to my pal Driadon of saying I didn't have the money for it at the time. Though I did mean to download the demo and try it, so thanks for reminding me!
#7 Posted by JakeLogan (221 posts) -

I second that motion. 
 
I've gotten more satisfaction form this game than a fair chunk of "fully fledged" games.  Each map feels like a devillish puzzle, where the solution boils down to "How badly can I fuck those Zed up?" 
 
The best ones are when you pull a gimp hand with the mercs and go in over your head (Barricade, mines, snipers, bait......really?) 
 
One of the few games where, after finishing one campaign, I was immediately ready for Round 2. 
 
This game rocks hard and doesn't stop :)
#8 Edited by ahab88 (240 posts) -

You should all probably do yourself a favor and go to the Blendo Games site and download Gravity Bone. It's a free download and will probably take about 20 minutes to play. Amazing stuff.

#9 Posted by and333 (842 posts) -

I so hope the giantbomb crew does a quick look lets unit and tell them about this great game. I mean they did do flotilla.

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