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Zombie Shooter 2

Well, I can’t take any screenshots of this demo (well I COULD, but I’m too lazy), because it limits you to a small resolution if you have a widescreen monitor, so in this case it was like 1280×800 for me, on a 16:10 monitor. Anyway this game is $9.99, which is cheap enough, I suppose, but the demo doesn’t particularly let you play enough of the game, with only giving you about 8 minutes of survival time for that mode and 2/3rds vehicle-riding rail-shootin action for the campaign.

Other than that, it’s an action-RPG, and it plays a little like, say, Diablo or Torchlight, since it’s basically you running around on an isometric plane while spam clicking to shoot zombies, and occasionally you’ll level up and allocate stats. The weapons you can get are neat – the demo includes enough money for you to try out a few of them, such as a laser pistol, a saw blade-shooting rifle, and you can grab generic pickups off the zombies you kill to get more ammunition for them. That aside, the RPG element is a little brain dead, and the stats aren’t particularly interesting, they just boost your ability in mundane ways like “making you move faster”, “increasing your health points”, and none of these things are required for wielding weapons, as far as I know, because I was able to pick up a $2500 laser pistol from the shop and blast a bitch right off the bat. The day/night cycle, also as far as I know, doesn’t affect your experience in any way, but it does change the graphics up so that everything is nice and black and white and undefined, although you CAN turn on your flashlight, and oooo, it casts a pretty shadow of your target on the ground.

That being said, I do kind of enjoy the game, I thought more exploration was definitely in order, the demo was entirely too short to show you any of the things you might find interesting in the game, like blowing up crates to find, say, guns, or playing around with the different types of zombies. It  runs like dick though, I have a pretty powerful rig and can run Company of Heroes at 60 fps, and for something that essentially has graphics on par with Fallout 2, it was choppy as fuck when I was trying to just move back and forth. That’s pretty pathetic, and I -know- it’s not because of the 400 zombies on screen bullshit, because that doesn’t happen in the demo level. Coincidentally, the actual time when there’s a fuckload of zombies, in the Gun Stand survival mode, it seems to run fine. Whatever.

All in all, if you’re worried about spending $20 on a pizza, you might toss half of that to see how this game truly stacks up – it seems like it could be fun, but I don’t know myself.

Get that demo here: http://store.steampowered.com/app/33190/

Hammerfight too! Try it out: http://store.steampowered.com/app/41110/

Of course you’ll need Steam for this, though.

 

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1 Response to “Zombie Shooter 2”


  1. 1 Sname: Conniption User: Daclunator
    March 27, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    A friend bought me the game for my birthday, anything with the word zombie appeases me. (BTW, my steam is the display name on here if you want to add me.)

    Anyway, went into the game thinking “diablo style shooter” and that was basically it. I have a widescreen monitor and an 8 year old computer and whilst yes, I do enjoy the game plenty, it royally pisses me off that the resolution looks so bad and it’s actually REALLY buggy in some parts but I changed the fullscreen to window because I can do that and it made it easier on the eyes but I still want a fullscreen effect. Aside, it’s a nice little game, you play and play and play through hordes of zombies and it does get difficult from time to time. Some things are pretty confusing like buying a gun with no biography/item display other than the damage count.

    Basically put, a good little time killer.


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