"Why do I even play this?" I asked myself this after encountering another glitchy door before going into combat with a pack of armed looters. Character walks through a closed door right into their arms- Why.
Dead State is, for the most part, "finished." The places are all there, most of them work, and there are a few things that make the game neat to play. But that's about it. For a text-based game, I'm entertained for a while. But, something doesn't feel right... The glitches, the static characters standing around doing nothing in any room at the base, the mundane grinding process, the fact that once I can't even assign a job to everyone I've brought together... Well, there's the problem. The game doesn't feel "finished."
Once your character is good at leading, negotiating, and fighting, all that's left is finding the people you would actually want to have around- that is if you make it that far. The game's combat system is cruel, unforgiving, repetitive, and I hope you don't mind bodies stacking on top of one another so you can't loot one of them. It's super disappointing to see this game "released" in the state that it is now, having watched development from the very start.
This end product is rather boring. Don't get me wrong, I can enjoy it, but more needs to be done to iron out the problems, more animations need to be added, and for God's sake, there needs to be a variation of death poses. Everything I kill ends up laying there like it's planking- in some cases, forbidding me to loot the corpse, and we CAN NOT have that in a completed game.
Dead State may mostly be finished, but it isn't, and if they don't bring the updates to fix these problems and to "modernize" what feels like a game from 2005, I'm unable to recommend it to anybody at the price they're charging.
If you want this game badly enough, wait for a sale. I wouldn't pay more than $14 for this in the state that it's in. It just isn't up to par with more modern titles. It's pretending to be a classic in 2015.If you disagree with my review, please add your input in the comments below. It would honestly help me, and fellow viewers, to understand your perspective of how this game's benefits outweigh it's pitfalls for it's price range. If you fail to provide input as to why I'm wrong for not recommending this unfinished game, then that would say a lot about the fans within this community, wouldn't it.