Anybody looking to buy this?

#1 Posted by kgb0515 (411 posts) -

I have been getting emails pretty much daily about the beta being released soon, and I'm not sure how I really feel about the game. My first reaction was that I was excited about playing a more accessible and possibly more polished version of DayZ. The screen shots of the environments were exciting, and I liked the idea that zombies would be the primary threat so that there would be more of a focus on team play rather than PvP as in DayZ. However, the more I read about the game/watch Alpha footage, something doesn't sit well with me. The maps still look great, but everything about the inventory system and the character creation mechanics look really cheap. I have played War Inc. by the same developers, and it only held my attention for a few days with some of the jank that was involved. It's not that I don't think this game doesn't have potential, but something just feels.....off. As someone who enjoys DayZ, I'm very open to more games like this coming out, but I don't really want to pre order The War Z just to play the beta if I end up not liking it. What is everyone else thinking?

#2 Posted by Twisted_Scot (1180 posts) -

will wait and see how it goes. on the fence about it, i kinda liked day z so if this is a more fleshed out version with strong emphasis on coop amd maybe a slightly easier learning curve i may be interested. if they are still keeping day z going id like to see this take a more approachable stance.

#3 Posted by Leptok (942 posts) -

No, and going from the name, fuck those guys.

#4 Posted by SargeGulp (240 posts) -

This is separate from standalone DayZ though correct?

#5 Posted by TheHumanDove (2523 posts) -

I got it. Dont know if it'll be good. But it's only $30 and I'm a sucker for spending money on stupid unnecessary things

#6 Posted by kgb0515 (411 posts) -

@SargeGulp: Yeah, it's an entirely different game from a different developer, but with striking similarities. There's some controversy over whether the makers of War Z poached their ideas from DayZ or not, but it looks to be a different experience. It's just that there's something missing or off about it, and I can't put my finger on it.

#7 Posted by EquitasInvictus (2041 posts) -

@TheHumanDove: You should tell us how it is! It looks interesting, but I don't know if I'd rather just stick with Day Z or try this.

#8 Posted by Kombat (2205 posts) -

@TheHumanDove said:

I got it. Dont know if it'll be good. But it's only $30 and I'm a sucker for spending money on stupid unnecessary things

Basically. I've enjoyed most of the trailers and such that have been released for it. It looks like a more polished and streamlined version of Day Z and I am all for that. That standalone version of the Day Z mod sounds as if it will just be a port of the current build, and I'm not at all interested in that.

#9 Posted by Genkkaku (738 posts) -

@TheHumanDove said:

I got it. Dont know if it'll be good. But it's only $30 and I'm a sucker for spending money on stupid unnecessary things

Yeah same

#10 Posted by bunnymud (717 posts) -

I will not be playing this....ever

#11 Posted by Leptok (942 posts) -

It's the laziest clone/rip off from an Asian f2p company ever. They just stole their eula from LoL. I would not support this company in any way shape, or form.

#12 Posted by Leptok (942 posts) -

http://m.joystiq.com/2012/10/17/the-war-z-terms-of-use-has-link-to-league-of-legends-agreement/?post=1&icid;=joystiq_search_art

#13 Posted by cbarnes86 (559 posts) -

I really want to get this because I enjoy DayZ but it is just a bit too complicated (without a tutorial) which will hopefully change in the standalone. This seems much simpler.

#14 Edited by Ashcrack1087 (45 posts) -

It looks like zombie mode for their f2p shooter, i'll probably just wait for the DayZ standalone.

#15 Posted by FrankieSpankie (228 posts) -

I was thinking about it when I first saw it and never really cared for the complaints it got. A lot of people complained that it was a rip off of several other games but it's still a genre that seems to have a big demand for it with hardly any games available. I was talking to some people about the developer's other game (since this basically looks like a mod,) and they were saying their other game felt terrible. I think I'm going to pass on this one which bothers me a little because I thought DayZ was one of the clunkiest games I've ever played and I want a game like this. I'm crossing my fingers that The Dead Linger will work out well.

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