Update (August 12, 2014):
Here are the pros and cons that I found in the game last time that I played (May 19):
+ 12+ characters available that evolves by leveling them up. You gain additional effects on your skills by leveling them up.
+ Scavenger mode concept is original: 3 teams of 4 players each racing to see who fills their truck first, the map filled with zombies and bosses that gives extra supplies.
+ Coop mode for a team of 4 players. Heroic mode for the hardcore coop players.
+ WASD controls over your character.
+ Can be enjoyable with a friend.
- It needs more map variety, last time that I played there were 3 maps in coop and 3 maps in scavenger at least.
- It can get repetitive. You have to grind in the game to level up.
- Premium Membership services with periodical payment for advantages when the game gets to open beta.
- If someone abandons in Scavenger mode, you can't call for a substitute.
- No known penalty system for abandoners/ragequitters in Scavenger mode as far as I know.
- The game is difficult to enjoy when playing alone with strangers.
The game is good, but can be better. If you have friends you can try this game with them. If you're on your own then try to get a chance to play the game without buying any package or wait for the open beta to get live if you feel curious about it.
I can't recomend the game myself: I haven't played it since my first review and I don't plan to play it at the moment. I hope that my Pros and Cons helps you.Important (July 26, 2014):
The main reason that I don't recommend the game is due that the Premium Membership will require periodical payment
to keep that status and its advantages: sales in the in-game shop, extra xp and gear points while playing; and receiving weekly xp and gear points even when you don't play the game. If you got any of the packages you keep the other stuff forever (like the special name, the exclusive character and the weapons), but the Premium Membership benefits are temporary.
What I'm against is the Premium Membership periodical payment method where it works like this: if you keep paying, you keep getting the advantages, and if you stop paying, then end of benefits when it expires untill you decide to pay again.
If it were stuff like the packages excluding the Premium Membership it would be ok in my opinion, or even a single-payment for permanent Premium. I strongly disagree about paying for temporary benefits to get in the Premium Membership.
The game can be enjoyable if you play it with friends.
FYI: Premium Membership will come live once it hits open Beta.[Original Review]
I did enjoy the game, untill the developers decided to put Premium Membership Benefits (see Deadicated and Contagious packs) that will hit in the open beta. They turned this good game of "Dota 2 with Zombies" into another pay 2 win game: if you don't pay, then you'll have to grind for many hours and you can't access an exclusive character.
GG Stunlock, it was a good concept.Update (June 27, 2014):
Being pay 2 win or not, the giant advantage for premium members is still there: they get 40k GP weekly without even playing the game amongst other advantages. Without the premium advantage, you have to play for at least 10 hours aproximately (and depending on skill) to get that amount of GP.
Matchmaking in Scavenger mode is not balanced as some people have commented: there's nothing for the game to measure how good the player is and with who should be paired (not like in Chess or Dota 2).
There's no matchmaking mode for the lone wolfs (aka single players without a party) and people that abandon matches in Scavenger are not punished as far as I know - it says that the player left and that's it.
You can't ask for a substitute in any of the modes in the middle of the game, only the players that have left can rejoin.Disclaimer:
I haven't touch the game since May 19th, 2014. The review may get outdated at any given point due to the game updates.