oef I kinda peed my pants a little when I saw this was out. I so much loved the old game. I am writing this review a bit prematurely I guess, since I am still playing, but I wanted to try a constructive review.
Its noticeable that a lot of thought has gone into this new version. its definitely very different, but also has the same atmosphere as the old game. As always the sounds are awesome
You have decided to incorporate the upgrade screen of the first game into the game itself. I cannot speak for everyone of course, but I personally dont like this concept. at least not in its current form. I have great difficulty in obtaining upgrades and often fail to hold of the zombies. Its also quite difficult to stop in time for a certain station or church.
RP are pretty rare to get in the beginning, some upgrades are expensive and take ages to complete. I tried upgrading this skill, but you give so many upgrade options, its difficult to figure out for what you should save RP. Also RP earned is just as easily lost. I had difficulty in deciding if I should make the stage to earn RP or stop to upgrade, since later stages get more difficult fast I was in a predicament constantly.
Why I also miss the old upgrade screen is the resting moments. This game actually goes on non-stop and this stresses me out a bit. prior you could enjoy the upgrade screen and rest a while.
Zombies are really hard to kill, and cost a lot of ammo, ammo replenishment is difficult.
I did not try changing drivers yet, since the driver and the passenger each auto-upgrade for their used skills, so my driver gets better at driving and my passenger better at shooting. I am not sure why I would change, since changing would mean increase in difficulty. Or am I missing something?
The surroundings seem simpler than the previous games, but I guess that will change when I move along in the game, it does however look much more cluttered. There is a lot going on and the chaos kinda makes it bit ugly. Lag isnt so much a problem for me, but sometimes it would stutter a bit when crashing into cars and zombies and roadblocks all at the same time.
So in conclusion I feel that you may have over dressed this game. The concepts are very nice, but they seem to be a bit to much. Difficulty is also a factor. What I would suggest is to maybe add an easy mode where everything could remain the same, but when you stop at a church, garage or whatever no zombies will attack you. This would still be a bit of a hassle since you would have to accelerate again, but I think I would enjoy the game more.
Ill rate the game on what it is. still awesome, with great visuals, sound effects and story lines.