Really fun game. Got your walking zombies, who sometimes run at you. And at night the running zombies come out. All of the zeds have something unique about how to fight them. The night zombies are much easier in the beginning stages, but later they become hectic by just adding in a few more, but still fun. If you are craving good excitement, just venture out at night.
You craft food, weapons, and armor. Most weapons you can uncraft too! But if you craft two of the same armors, its mostly unsalvagable. Lame thing is that you can not take off armor, unless by putting on another armor so you can work on your favored armor.
Really cool thing is that if a zombie is wearing an armor, you can take that armor. But there is no point in having 30 of the same helmet, except that they stack.
Ammo is unbundant, unless you craft a shotgun, which depletes many ammo per shot.
Sure bullets come easy, but what makes the game hard is trying to survive when you are rushed by what didnt seem like a horde until it was too late. Healing plants are not as abundant as bullets. Which means... if you are swarmed you could eventually run out of health.
Best thing! Is if you die... it leaves your gravestone where you died in singleplayer... where all other players in the world can see how bad you suck! There is no way to show others how well you did. If you don't have a gravestone, then you are either really good, or havent reached that area yet. But I still like the gravestones!
So ya! This game is a "hell ya" from me!
I carry a pistol machine gun, a bow, and a boomarang all at the same time. I use the bow to attack rare mobs, or when I am swarmed by certain mobs. I use the boomarang when I dont need to spend ammo, and when I want my attacks to destroy normal groups of mobs. But when it gets hectic, I pull out the machine gun to take out an overwhelming force. None of this is necessary, but it sure is fun! Lets see... the boomarang is not good against zombies wearing chest armor, but you can aim for the head, it just takes longer than with a pistol. The pistol machine gun is great cause you can aim for the heads fast, but also if you miss, you can push back the armored zombies for a second shot by shooting them in the chest. And the bow, is always my favorite in video games cause of the silence, but this is all mixed up. Sometimes I use the bow when armored zombies are chasing me, cause it is fast to aim. But if you are overwhelmed, you need to use the machine gun. Also, the bow was much more satisfying way to kill before you upgrade it to push through enemies, but still, having the arrows penetrate is better than before. So its a difficult one to think about.
Someone said "you can kill the toughest zombie on the island with a pistol". Sure... pistols do damage, and if you are great at dodging you can try to kill the boss anyway you want. But I am guessing the comment was directed at bloat style zombies, where if they get close to you will explode on you causing severe damage. So... yes, using projectiles is a good strategy to killing bloats before they get close enough to do damage, which is still not easy. Using projectiles is the only way to kill seagulls. Its just a silly thing to say.
Someone else said the night zombies are like kittens. Well... if you shine your flashlight at them, they freeze. You could turn off your flashlight, like I did. But in later stages even having 2 or 3 coming from different directions at the same times can be overwhelming. You have to shine your flashlight on them each, then try to focus at one of them. And when there are 6 coming in and running away, its the closest to panic I have gotten in a game.