NOT RECOMMENDED! SEE BELOW!
ANOTHER UPDATE: A friend told me they're deleting a bunch of negative reviews. Maximum damage control.
UPDATE AGAIN: Permanently banned from the Steam forums on first offense with no prior warning. I'm assuming it's because of my posts where I disagreed with another user about how "well" the game is doing currently. This is probably War Z 2.0 at this point. Don't give them your money.
UPDATE: NOT RECCOMMENDED. If I change it officially I lose my ratings and the review sinks to the bottom, never to be seen again. Consider this a PSA.
It's a hellishly long story, but here's the jist of it.
The devs abandoned the steam forums almost immediately after the game came out with no warning or explanation. There have been no updates since the game came out. One of the mods has been posting weekly newsletters every monday showing off things they're working on but not explaining what happened to the previously promised update schedule. People on the Steam forums got upset because they had been left completely left in the dark, and the angry users on their official forums got dismissed as trolls for being so bold as to ask "So when are we gonna get another update?". After about 5 weeks of this, they finally reveal that their lease on the office had run out. The official forums, being completely barren of any inteligent life, simply clapped their hands and had a fiesta. The Steam forums were still left completely out of the loop, save for a few dedicated users who would tackle the impossibly complicated task of copy-pasting the monday updates since the devs were unable, and assuring everyone that "the game is fine, ur all trolls :) u can't get ur money back because early access :) just wait and be patient :)". The lack of communication from the developers is an absolute insult and has raised red flags with many people. The game is dead on arrival with little chance of a revival. The last bit of hope the game has is for the team to issue a huge apology, start communicating better with their steam fanbase (if they even exist at this point) and a huge sale to lure in some new sucker-uh, "customers" who didn't have to put up with all of this. I'd highly advise staying away from this game for the time being, maybe even forever. I'm still cautiously optimistic, but that's just the kind of guy I am. I'll leave my previous review up since some people found it funny.
I played a non-Steam version of the game for five hours with a group of 5 other friends. Here's what happened to us in our adventures:
We set up a few tents near a rock. We were the "Brotherhood of Rock". We loved that rock. I also tied a friend of mine up and dragged him into the water to catch fish. He was known as "Brother Bait". Our tents got taken down by non-believers.
We roamed the island trying to regroup after being betrayed by the almighty Rock. We eventually settled in a field more inland. Once there a man with no name above his head came and kidnapped us one by one to pull us into the volcano. He would then say "The volcano god thanks you for the sacrifice". We believed he sacrificed his own name to the volcano in order to become it's messenger.
After being terrorized by the follower of the Volcano for many moons, we happened upon a cave with a subterranian lake that roared at us. Upon further inspection the bottom of the lake was occupied by a couple whale sized fish and a lake god who had taken the form of a T-Rex half embedded in a wall. He ate one of our brothers.
Soon after we stumbled into glowing mushrooms which could bring back the dead. We used these to tame dinosaurs and ride them around the field harassing those who didn't believe in Rock. Our chants of "Ooga booga where the white women at?" echoed across the land, striking fear into the hearts of many.
But then our ♥♥♥♥ got griefed and we stopped playing.