Zombie Driver. $5 sale. Yea or Nyet?

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#1 Posted by Genjai (311 posts) -
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#2 Edited by Genjai (311 posts) -

Half price today on Steam. I tend to impulse buy Steam sales, but it just feels so good. I have zero experience with the old GTA games, so based on fun alone, is Zombie Driver a good buy for $5?
 
 
Edit: FYI, it's on sale until April 19th.

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#3 Edited by artofwar420 (6905 posts) -

Did you watch the quicklook? Seems kinda fun, especially for the price, I might just get it too.
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#4 Posted by Genjai (311 posts) -

I did watch the quicklook. It looked like fun, but I was kinda worried about the controls hampering the experience. If I had prior GTA experience, this probably wouldn't be a problem. Do you think it would be problematic?

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#5 Edited by Turkfinn (85 posts) -

It's a fun game to pop in and play 20-30 min here and there.  Anymore than that and it might get old quickly for some people.  It's definitely worth the 5 bucks imo.  (Just saw that you had previous GTA experience.  Assuming you're talking about the top down stuff, you'll be fine control wise if you had no problem with that.)

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#6 Posted by DJbruce92 (140 posts) -

How long is it on sale for, Does anybody know?

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#7 Edited by JeevesPleez (373 posts) -
@DJbruce92: Steam says Monday April 19th.
 
I'm seriously thinking about picking it up.
 
EDIT: Yeah, I got it...
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#8 Posted by Jadeskye (4392 posts) -

I think theres 5 bucks worth of fun in there, sure.

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#9 Posted by Genjai (311 posts) -

I'm not sure. They changed the logo to read 50% lower price Here, but I'm sure that's not forever.
 
Wait, found it April 19th.

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#10 Posted by gexecuter (234 posts) -

It's worth it but i feel you have to like old school games like it to fully enjoy it. Still 5 bucks is nothing.

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#11 Posted by Hot_Karl (3321 posts) -
@artofwar420 said:
" Did you watch the quicklook? Seems kinda fun, especially for the price, I might just get it too. "
I'm on the opposite fence- I love zombies, but the game looked pretty boring. It might be worth it for $5. Is there a demo?
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#12 Posted by Murdouken (769 posts) -

The story mode isn't great, but the new slaughter mode (and the reason for the sale) is fantastic.

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#13 Posted by Djstyles92 (967 posts) -

I might get it since its so cheap, looks like dumb fun

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#14 Posted by iizcallum (611 posts) -

I bought it when it was about £1 in the holiday sale, but I haven't actually got round to playing it yet... 

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#15 Posted by Genjai (311 posts) -

I've been leaning towards getting it, but it surprises me how split the vote is - currently 56% in favor, 43% against... and 1 percent lost to the aether.
 
I have a feeling that when I buy it, the game will justify that split vote.

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#16 Edited by artofwar420 (6905 posts) -
@VinceNotVance: There is a demo indeed. 

@Genjai: There is a demo, maybe that will answer more and sway you guys either way.

 

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#17 Posted by DJbruce92 (140 posts) -

Just bought it, I'll download it later when I get the chance. It's cheap and has Zombies. Also Achievements, How bad can it be?

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#18 Posted by AlwaysAngry (3004 posts) -

I haven't even played it but...dude...$5.

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#19 Posted by abdo (1095 posts) -

Anyone wondering whether to get this, there IS a demo on Steam and elsewhere. Try that out, and hopefully you can make up your mind.

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#20 Edited by Genjai (311 posts) -

And, ya know what? After trying the demo, I've decided to opt out of zombie driver and the sale. Maybe if I had a gamepad for my compy or a wired 360 controller, I wouldn't have a problem. But, as fun as it probably could be, for me right now, it'll get passed by.
 
 
Edit: After having a terrible time trying to play the demo keyboard only, I tried using keyboard + mouse and that worked much much better. And I just purchased it :^)

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#21 Posted by Forcen (2378 posts) -

Its on sale again, might as well pull up this thread.
 
Downloading the demo now.

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#22 Posted by Binman88 (3700 posts) -

I enjoyed what I played of it, but had to stop playing after about 4 hours total play time due to motion sickness. Something about the way the camera moved with the car unsettled a lot of people's stomachs. Only game (or thing for that matter) to make me feel motion sick :(

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#23 Posted by Etan (39 posts) -

I could definitely see some people having trouble with the camera. You definitely want to try out the different camera settings because some are really bad. If I remember correctly the rigid camera setting was the worst. I know personally it could be a little weird for a few minutes but then I would get used to it and I had no problems with motion sickness.

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