Average User Score: 7.2Oct 10, 2013Anyone who complains about this game not being good because it is too punishing should get their head checked. Permadeath and real timeAnyone who complains about this game not being good because it is too punishing should get their head checked. Permadeath and real time continuation (even with game off) makes for a tense gameplay indeed. Usually in such games, you can leave a mission forever, in SoD, there is a reasonable timeframe (there needs to be or you wouldn't be able to stop playing it or everyone would die). If you do leave a mission too long, thinking main quest lines will always be there, do not be fooled.
The best feature of SoD is the societal mechanics and group formation of your survival pack. You can establish outposts, set up traps in them, scavange supplies. If you're weighed down you can call in a runner, who runs across the map in real time to search and take all the supplies there. Certain characters respond better to others in different quests, and each are affected by fatigue, hunger and sickness. This can be avoided in building a workshop and using materials to construct extra bedding, or a watch-tower etc.
I will talk more about the negative features of the game, solely because there's enough positive already.
The game is at times buggy, and it seems interesting that everyone advises against you using a car, as it can alert zombies, even though in a car you can plow through hordes and hordes before the car becomes unusable.
I won't go into graphics, with the exception of saying they are good. Regardless of what people say, graphics dont really matter that much.
The inclusion of "special" zombies is an irritation, as it seems like they were simply thrown in for some extra difficulty, with little or no regard for the fact that they don't fit in at all. If most zombies can go down in a headshot, why create a fat one who takes 5+headshots? It removes the sense of believability.
The game world itself is wonderful to explore, each house is unique and searchable, and the potential always draws you in. However, with the amount of missions on your screen at any one time, you never really get the chance to do some proper exploration.
The game is also very emotionally distant. If someone (your best friend) dies, nothing happens bar a little notification on your screen. You will not become emotionally attached to characters or situation- it is certainly not trying to be TellTale Games: The Walking Dead.
Lastly, the system to swap between characters is excellent, however you cannot trade weapons between them, so you will have some characters without weapons who can only get them by going into where they would need weapons. If you don't have enough influence to buy weapons from the community, you wont have enough to bring someone with you to help you find a weapon. I do not believe getting a playable member to accompany you should cost influence.
In summary, despite its few flaws, and the potential negative impacts of permadeath and real-time, as well as rediculously punishing auto-saves (dont bother screwing up something and trying to reload to before it happened) SoD is at its heart a fantastic open world infection game, with solid core mechanics… Expand
Average User Score: 7.9Feb 4, 2013The aim of Chivalry is to kill as many as you can before getting team killed. Combat is realistic, when factoring the weight the weps mustThe aim of Chivalry is to kill as many as you can before getting team killed. Combat is realistic, when factoring the weight the weps must have been. There is nothing funner than beating a man to death with bare chainmail fists. There are plenty of servers, with people on them. There's a unique levelling system, and everyone is pretty cool to play with. no matter how new you are youll die just as much as the experienced. Nothing is funner than constantly screaming your battle cry. It's by far the best medieval battle game/sim out there right now, and at a good price. Check it out.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.5Nov 11, 2012Bought this baby for $10 on steam sale. Spent more hours on it than games I've bought for $80. Survival, mixed with adventure. not to mentionBought this baby for $10 on steam sale. Spent more hours on it than games I've bought for $80. Survival, mixed with adventure. not to mention the freaking soundtrack!… Expand
Average User Score: 8.3Nov 10, 2012If the AI aren't talking of plot lines, the text tends to become the same "shall we meet for whiskey?" "yes, I believe so" and "do you thinkIf the AI aren't talking of plot lines, the text tends to become the same "shall we meet for whiskey?" "yes, I believe so" and "do you think the city is getting any worse" almost as much as arrow to the knee. But all is forgiven for such an enticing story. If you play high chaos, you miss the best of the game. sneak like a mother **** Trust me, you'll be thankful you were good at the ending...… Expand
Average User Score: 8.6Oct 25, 2012Replayability. Replayability everywhere. Easy to learn, funner with friends. cheap on steam. a survival without the constant stress of needingReplayability. Replayability everywhere. Easy to learn, funner with friends. cheap on steam. a survival without the constant stress of needing to survive. If your a lone wolf, create your own map, or just seperate yourself from the group, you'll struggle pretty soon. For $20, **** loads of bang for your buck… Expand
Average User Score: 3.1Aug 28, 2012GOD DAMN TERRIBLE. Bad interface. bad controls. bad sound. not worth $1 let alone $10. it gives you no graphical options, so u have to playGOD DAMN TERRIBLE. Bad interface. bad controls. bad sound. not worth $1 let alone $10. it gives you no graphical options, so u have to play windowed. no tutorials. no knowledge of where the eff to go. waste of time/moeny. don't bother.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.2Aug 9, 2012The... worst... game ive played. Bought it for $90. NOT WORTH IT!!! terrible aiming system. you cant run, move your view and shoot at the sameThe... worst... game ive played. Bought it for $90. NOT WORTH IT!!! terrible aiming system. you cant run, move your view and shoot at the same time, unless you have three hands. you click something, and then need to push another button (1,2,3 etc) to attack, so you can't just click and have default attack. I may be wrong here, but I didn't give the game enough time to find out: it didn't deserve it. You're told to find the "secret" illuminati. Who everyone, EVERYONE on the street happens to know and be talking about at that exact time. but even if you couldn't listen to them, or find the woeful "technology trail" there were still icons on the screen pointing to the desired location. On top of that, you have a lot of speech options, with no real reason to use any that aren't directly involved with your quest. Not to mention an over complicated skill set/system. Terrible. Totally... terrible. I'm surprised i even bothered writing a review of it.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.4Jul 2, 2012Great game, check it out when on steam specials. It can get repetative, as the no-save system means redoing levels frequently. However, levelsGreat game, check it out when on steam specials. It can get repetative, as the no-save system means redoing levels frequently. However, levels are randomly generated, so this keeps things interesting. Definately best with it's expansion. The amount of items is great for such a small game. Well worth it, you could do a lot worse.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.5Jul 2, 2012This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. There is debate as to whether the game is better than the tv show, but the reality is that they are two different beasts. The walking dead game is taking the darker path, which is always nice. Ep. 2 was a lot more spine tingling, with the idea that humans can be worse than zombies. It was better than Ep. 1, yet I felt didn't last as long. My only problem with the game is always wondering what could've happened if i went different.… Expand