I don’t have lengthy. I’m being attacked by a zombie, however I’m utilizing one hand to kind out this preview and the opposite to guard my neck. I’ll attempt to share all the things I cherished in regards to the demo earlier than this zombie bites me. (Sorry for the typos, I am combating for my life.)
Overkill’s The Strolling Lifeless is predicated on Robert Kirkman’s comedian, however who actually cares, I got here for some zombie motion, and I obtained it. I’m tempted to make a Left four Lifeless comparability, which is truthful since it is a four-player co-op shooter with hordes of zombies, however The Strolling Lifeless permits for extra tactical stealth, much like Overkills’ Payday collection. (Man, the zombie attacking me is admittedly placing up a combat. He’s a squirmier.)
All through The Strolling Lifeless, you and as much as three co-op buddies head out on a collection of missions to scavenge gear and assist construct up your private home base. Which means that you’ll face off towards each the undead and hostile, well-armed survivors. You don’t need to be a hero and enterprise off by yourself, since you’re safer nearer to the pack. The world may be very hostile and some hits can ship you to your knees. The setting can also be affected by risks like bear traps that pin you to the bottom and make you a sitting duck.
The Strolling Lifeless’s taking pictures feels good, and I obtained off a number of headshots on our first group of zombies earlier than they obtained too shut and I converted to a machete, which rips via their limbs. (I want I nonetheless had it, so I may take care of the man who’s at the moment nipping my ear.) Throughout your journey, you’ll be able to scavenge for further provides. When you’ve got a lock choose, you’ll find further goodies in lockboxes. When you’ve got a blade, you’ll be able to minimize open chainlink fences and discover shortcuts.
Clearly, human enemies put up extra of a coordinated combat, and I discovered it helpful to stay hidden so long as attainable. You may mark targets in your co-op buddies and attempt to co-ordinate a well-timed assault, however if you happen to make an excessive amount of noise throughout fight, you’ll entice roaming hordes, who will assault indiscriminately. This addeded chaos is enjoyable, but it surely’s removed from protected (sort of like me proper now). I discovered this out the arduous method once I unintentionally set off a automobile alarm whereas hacking via a gaggle of zombies.
After we reached the tip of the extent, we discovered the provides we would have liked, so we set a aptitude into the sky needed to wait a couple of minutes for our trip to point out up. After all, this attracts an enormous group of zombies and we quickly discovered ourselves staring down a wave of rotting limbs. The suppressor on my pistol breaks, which might usually entice extra zombies, however what’s a couple of extra at this level. The zombies in The Strolling Lifeless are a bit slower than these in Left four Lifeless, however they hit tougher and might take a couple of hits earlier than collapsing. Massive bloated zombies will explode if you happen to get too shut and take you out instantly.
(Ack, dammit, I feel I simply obtained bit. Yeah, that’s a variety of blood. Undecided how a lot time I’ve left now. I’m sorry mother.)
General, Overkill’s The Strolling Lifeless was a enjoyable time. It scratches that Left four Lifeless itch, however feels a bit extra tactical and deliberate like Payday. I simply want I used to be going to stay to play it once more. Starbreeze, Skybound Leisure, and 505 Video games are bringing the sport to Xbox One, PlayStation four, and the PC November 6.
Blech, I’ve a foul style in my mouth now. I’m beginning to really feel itchy and I need to eat pet food. Itchy. Tasty.