Like so many other zombie survival titles out there, Deadly 30 dangles it's hook baited with rotting flesh, as gamers such as myself bite in the hopes of finding the elusive "Zombie Survival Game that Doesn't Suck."
Alas, my quest to find the aformentioned rare and elusive treasure that is a good zombie game lives on.
Deadly 30 brings all the quality of a free flash game, like the sort you find on those suspicious website laden with malware.
Except Deadly 30 isn't free.
Deadly 30 wastes no opportunity to clearly demonstrate exactly how poorly made it is.
Despite the fact that its graphics resemble a child's doodles in MS paint, the game frequently grinds to a hault, as the game frequently experiences FPS lag for no apparent reason. And that's when the levels are NOT littered with zombie guts.
When the levels actually are brimming with hazardous zombie viscera, the game lags even worse, but at least in these instances the game has an excuse.
As if it's visual design isn't bad enough, its gameplay design suffers as well.
The game seems to suffer from a bad case of "difficulty bipolar" as the level difficulty constantly swings back and forth from "nap on your keyboard" difficulty, to "throw your monitor out the window" difficulty.
To make matters worse, new players won't even have a prayer of finishing the game, as the game adds its more powerful weapons to a players arsenal only once the player reaches certain levels, so your first 20 hours or so of playing this game will merely be spent bashing your head against the first few levels, dying, trying again, and dying once more, as you desperately try to farm up enough XP to be able to actually PLAY THE MAJORITY OF THE GAME.
Of course, after you farm up enough XP and figure out how the game works, the vast majority of the game is a cinch, though you'll still be ripping your hair out once the final level rolls around.
The only redeeming quality that this game could possibly have is a few mildly humorous cutscenes.
But honestly...that's what youtube is for.
So if you're looking into this game, and a faint, noxious odor happens to grace your nostrils, know that it's not the rotten flesh your smelling, but the aroma of bad game design at its finest.