So I been thinking about what I wanted to write about this game for a while, I have been in the closed beta and owned this game for about 9 months or so now and I have seen all the good and bad the game has in it, so ill explain why I like this game and why I put so much time into it and plan to much many more hours into it.
Back when the game first went into closed beta, heard about the game and got my hand on a few keys for my friends and I, some of us liked the game, some of us didn't back then, the game didn't have crossroads, it had 3 maps, which after a while did get boring, but they made a very smart move and created crossroads, a randomly generating map with different objectives, the new gamemode brought spark back into the game and I enjoyed the game again.
there are only 2 servers, and at first I really wished they would make an OCE server for people like me, and the Devs have stated they wished they could, although it costs money, and they don't have that for more servers, even though they wish they could, so I have to play on NA with lag... or so I though.. a few patches ago, they made a patch which Fixed any sort of lag (to a point) although weapons that used attack speed became useful and I finally got to see and feel how fun the game really was, I loved it, I have put about 170 more hours into the game since this patch.
alright, so I talked all about the good stuff, whats bad? well the game is still in beta, so I am giving it a bit of acceptance, as for that I will not be counting bugs as they come and go depending on the patch, although they do exists and the Dev team works hard to fix it but in terms of things like balance, The game overall is pretty well balanced in terms of power, HP, stats and such, the biggest problem I know of in terms of balance is special infected at times, and it's due to either spawns, traits or focus that these can be bad, example, Elite murderous tanky uncontrollable butcher spawning in front of Civi's in an escort mission, they will target the civi's and pretty much 1 shot both them and you.
Although, overall, the game is fun, the visuals are great, it's a game that can feel grindy if you think of it that way, but if you just play for fun, then you barely even notice as your points rack up, the lower levels aren't quite as fun since the current patch of 0.7.3 which added new difficulties and each one adds new traits to the game, but I feel it's good and helps players find what skill rank they should be playing at, the game is very teamwork focused and you should always stick together and help each other out.
Gameplay 9/10: Smooth, fun, feels well made and that attacks are actually doing something rather then just flailing your arms at an enemy and doing damage.
Visuals 8.5: the looks of the game are a really good mix of cartoonish and realistic, the designs are well made, zombie bodies do fade away though, but it is handled well, and slowly fade way, rather then instantly.
Variety 8/10: although variety isn't normally a rating, I feel that this game deserves it, it has so many unique and interesting weapons in the game and every patch is just adding more.
I'd recommend this game to anyone who likes Moba's, PvE focused games, RTS, Zombie, co op games and doesn't mind putting in a bit of time to get to the more fun parts.