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User Info: ghj1

ghj1
3 years ago#1
I've been looking at all three, and they all look solid. I've been looking for a realistic-ish zombie survival game for a long time, and these three seem like the top ones in development at the time. I was hoping I could get some opinions from people who know a little bit more about the three as to which I should hop on as of now. I realize DayZ doesn't have any release date or early access at this time, but I'm just thinking that if it seems to be getting the best rep then I'll just wait for it and not buy either of the other two. Anyone have any insight?
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Terantatek
3 years ago#2
State of decay > DayZ > Dead Linger

IMHO
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Scroe
3 years ago#3
You will be waiting a long time for DayZ
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Killah Priest
3 years ago#4
coming from a huge zombie fanboy.

none of the above.
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lionheart5656
3 years ago#5
Day Z is just a giant deathmatch with zombies. Unless you play with friends, any human player you ever spot will try to kill you immediately.

State of Decay seems completely like an Xbox game from what I played of it so far. I couldn't get past the first 10 min because it was so unfun.

Dead Linger has the most potential. It's still in alpha but boasts an unlimited world along with everything you'd expect from a zombie game.

I'd go with Dead Linger at the moment but I'd wait before I bought any of them anyway.
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ghj1
3 years ago#6
Terantatek posted...
State of decay > DayZ > Dead Linger

IMHO


Any real reason for this or just because?

Scroe posted...
You will be waiting a long time for DayZ


Ya I assumed so, in which case I may just go for one of the other two in the mean time.

Killah Priest posted...
coming from a huge zombie fanboy.

none of the above.


Why not? And what would you recommend? I really just love the idea of a realistic, exploration based, zombie survival game.

lionheart5656 posted...
Day Z is just a giant deathmatch with zombies. Unless you play with friends, any human player you ever spot will try to kill you immediately.

State of Decay seems completely like an Xbox game from what I played of it so far. I couldn't get past the first 10 min because it was so unfun.

Dead Linger has the most potential. It's still in alpha but boasts an unlimited world along with everything you'd expect from a zombie game.

I'd go with Dead Linger at the moment but I'd wait before I bought any of them anyway.


Thanks for the help! Does State of Decay feel that way just because of its lack of KB/M support or what?
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Killah Priest
3 years ago#7
State of Decay had way too many issues and felt more like a baby sitting simulator.

Day Z was slow and boring.

Dead Linger is looking really rough right now.
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Th1rte3n
3 years ago#8
State if decay is good, it's still in beta tho and I'm sure many things will be tweaked.
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lionheart5656
3 years ago#9
ghj1 posted...
Terantatek posted...
State of decay > DayZ > Dead Linger

IMHO


Any real reason for this or just because?

Scroe posted...
You will be waiting a long time for DayZ


Ya I assumed so, in which case I may just go for one of the other two in the mean time.

Killah Priest posted...
coming from a huge zombie fanboy.

none of the above.


Why not? And what would you recommend? I really just love the idea of a realistic, exploration based, zombie survival game.

lionheart5656 posted...
Day Z is just a giant deathmatch with zombies. Unless you play with friends, any human player you ever spot will try to kill you immediately.

State of Decay seems completely like an Xbox game from what I played of it so far. I couldn't get past the first 10 min because it was so unfun.

Dead Linger has the most potential. It's still in alpha but boasts an unlimited world along with everything you'd expect from a zombie game.

I'd go with Dead Linger at the moment but I'd wait before I bought any of them anyway.


Thanks for the help! Does State of Decay feel that way just because of its lack of KB/M support or what?


Partially because of the lack of KB/M support but mostly because it doesn't feel like it has any depth to it.

Dropping from a height as tall as your guy damages you. Your companions are dumb. Zombies are easy.

Scavenging consists of finding a location that's probably already marked for you and finding the one bag there to loot.

Finding locations is in assassin creed style. Find a designated tall spot and "Spot" things from there that mark everything for you forever. No real exploration needed.

The whole thing feels dumbed down for the console crowd and not just any console crowd, the Xbox console crowd.

I didn't like it at all.
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Boge
3 years ago#10
The Dead Linger is looking pretty darn bad. I was expecting something much much more. Seeing it on Steam for the Early Access though, I expected a much better showing. So if they're selling it for Early Access, it's probably nearing about what the were aiming for, which isn't very high.

State of Decay doesn't feel quite right to me. It's almost comical in a way, I'm not sure. It just feels off.

DayZ could be cool. The mod is interesting. Although ragers instead of slow and dumb zombies really kills those games for me, along with PvP.


To be honest, they all suck, and I'm still waiting for someone to do it the right way.
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