TL;DR - This game is boring and repetitive, but a couple of the DLCs will make the game a lot more fun. The Kovac's Way DLC
is a MUST HAVE! Without this, the base game is trash. If the difficulty is too hard for you, get Hello my name is... Nina. DLC
, her skills make the hardest difficulty more manageable. El Diablo Islands DLC
will adds a lot more content if you liked the base game.
DISCLAIMER: I bought all the DLCs, and all my playthru and review is based on my experience of having all the DLCs activated.
WARNING when buying DLCs, the Heat Wave DLC - x 3 pack
is the same as Heat Wave DLC - Kenji's pack
, Heat Wave DLC - Abby's pack
and Heat Wave DLC - Jack's pack
combined! DO NOT REPEAT PURCHASE!
The game is quite interesting at first, but it gets boring and repetitive very soon. The game consists of fetch quests from start to finish. While fetching items, you got to take care of your other needs other than health.
During the early game, you might need to spend some time gathering food and resources, but once you venture into 2nd island, food water and sleep are just things that take up some of your limited inventory space. And if you are playing solo, inventory space is VERY LIMITED! I play co-op with my friend, and yet we are still struggling on holding all the quest items and crafting ingredients.
Crafting might seem complicated at first, but in fact there are only a handful of recipes to do.
Playing co-op have their pros and cons.
- Co-op have a very lousy camera. Both players share the same camera, therefore when both players wander too far away from each other, off-screen zombies become very dangerous.
- The connection is quite crappy, it will de-sync every couple of minutes, ruining a lot of fun. Also, the desync will cause the joining player to take a lot of damage sometimes.
- Quest rewards will only be given to the host player, so if the reward is a good gun, only one of you will get to use it.
- Food and drinks must be shared.
+ You have double the inventory slot.
+ You have double the health, so when one is dead the other can try to survive and revive the dead player without having to reload checkpoint.
The other game modes are a waste of time.
If you collect 100% achievements, you will need Kovac's Way DLC
, Barricade! DLC
, One Shot Escape DLC
, and El Diablo Islands
. You will also need a lot of patience and luck.