World War Z, the dynamic and extremely replayable co-op zombie shooter, is getting a huge content upgrade this month in the form of the Aftermath update. I was lucky enough to get a chance to play it, and I’ve come away impressed with the changes the developers have made to their already-compelling third person shooter.
On Mars, Red Is The Color Of Death
HIGH Using air strikes to absolutely crush a monstrous boss.
LOW Getting the same convoy defense mission for the 20th time.
WTF Oh, so the zombie biomass is thinking now? Fantastic news!
Days Well Spent
HIGH Being surprised by a horde whilst exploring a mineshaft. Yikes!
LOW The forced stealth missions feel outdated.
WTF Deacon’s starting bike runs out of gas in about three minutes.
Red Solstice was a high-quality squad-based mouselook shooter set on Mars, in which the player controlled marines attempting to survive a monster apocalypse. They had to explore a fallen colony while teaming up with AI marines to battle zombies and mutants while securing technology and making good their escape. In addition to a stellar solo mode, it allowed up to four players to team up online in campaign or skirmish modes together. In developing Red Solstice 2, the developers have really dug in on the multiplayer aspect, refining the hybrid shooter/RTS.
This ‘Hood Isn’t Big Enough For The Both Of US
HIGH New characters are a lot of fun.
LOW Not many PvP offerings.
WTF No more flaming Cactus?!
Growing Up Dead
HIGH The swimming race around the lake.
LOW Level 5-1 is kind of a disaster.
WTF Is this ‘Pikmin Plays The Market’?
Treasure Of The Deadliest Depths
HIGH Finally figuring out the final boss’ pattern and weakness.
LOW Those zombie sorcerers are way too fast.
WTF So… no hints at all about the secrets?
The Decline And Fall Of The Dead Reich
HIGH I’ll never get tired of killing you, Zombie Hitler.
LOW Waiting two minutes in an empty arena to kill a shield zombie.
WTF That is… a lot of tank.
HIGH The first series is still so powerful.
LOW The subsequent entries couldn’t maintain that same quality over time.
WTF The 400 Days content is hidden in the Season One menu.