My first impressions of Dead Effect… (Early Access, Macintosh)
First and foremost, the game is still in Early Access stage. It is not finished and may still have bugs and in need of balancing, tweaking, additional content, etc.
Dead Effect is a 3D FPS zombie shoot'em up game. It heavily borrows the theme from Doom 3 and is bloody, gory and not for the weak hearted. The atmosphere is dark and creepy, the gameplay is fast & furious! It will at times, make you jump out of your seat. You've been warned! ;-)
The game is designed to be played repeatedly, as to gain credits and gold to buy and upgrade equipment and weapons. It is not a game that you will beat over the weekend, so tell your friends they'll have to either buy the game too, or go home and watch Star Trek repeats again, because it's zombie killing time! lol
You'll need to invest some time to get the better weapons and to experience the harder parts of the game. It's no cakewalk! I hear there are bosses to fight, so that will be another reason to get your friends to buy the game once multiplayer arrives!
The game is only $5 at this time and is well worth the investment. If you like killing zombies, and who doesn't, then you should get this game. You can replay any unlocked mission for more credits and gold bars, it has two other game modes, Survival & Biohazard, and lot's and lots of zombies to kill!!! Well what are you waiting for! I FULLY recommend this game at it's current price, to any zombie killing enthusiasts!!!
Here are my system specifications: Apple iMac, i5 Quad-Core Intel processor 3.1GHZ, AMD Radeon HD 6970M with 1GB dedicated video RAM, 4GB system RAM, 1TB hard drive running OS X version 10.6.8, Journaled HFS+ Extended file system.
The game runs great at 2560x1440, with all graphic's settings set at Extreme settings, but I run the game at 2560x1440, with all graphic's settings set at High. It runs silky smooth at those settings and still looks awesome! Great job dev's! KUDOS!!! Have fun!!!
As the game progresses, or as I progress into the game (lol), I may update this…
Edit: I tried the game on my 5 y/o Apple laptop and it runs great too! Here are my 15" PowerBook Pro system specs:
Intel Core 2 Duo 2.66 GHz, 4 MB system RAM, NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT with 256MB dedicated video RAM, running OS X version 10.6.8 (10K549), HSF+ Extended file system.