WarZ Gets A Name Change Now Infestation: Survivor Stories
Shane Blume / 5 years ago
Steam had a sale a few days ago for a game called WarZ. A survival based MMO where a zombie outbreak has occurred. Currently there is only one map, which is based in Colorado. With virtually no storyline or back story whatsoever, all we know is that we are five years into the future after a zombie apocalypse. This viral outbreak destroyed 95% of the world’s population, and now you must survive at all costs. Scavenging for supplies, and even defending yourself from other players. You are able to join a clan and work as a team in order to survive. You have the opportunity to survive the long haul or die a horrible death.
Yesterday the game was known as WarZ, today the game is known as Infestation: Survivor Stories. The original name has been changed to prevent legal proceedings, most likely because of some confusion that may have been between WarZ and DayZ, both games being post apocalyptic games, where you must survive a zombie outbreak, which includes PVP, and scavenging.
I bought the game recently, because it was on sale for only $3.74 a decent deal I thought, so I picked up the game, knowing very little about the game itself, I was not sure what I would do. Getting into the game you are able to create up to characters, each one starting out with a flashlight for a weapon, to bash zombies in the head, some bandages for healing yourself, food, and water. I started out near Norad Military Base, worked my way over there figuring I would be able to find myself a small weapons cache, perhaps even find a safe place to keep my belongings. Once I reached the base I found that it was overrun by zombies and was soon killed. I started my second character, and made my way over to Frosty Pines resort town, a small town in which I was able to find a couple of weapons. I continued on for a little while and was able to make my way to Glenwood Springs, which some say is where the zombie outbreak may have started. After losing my second character to zombies and not seeing a single soul, I hit the forums up to attempt to learn some more about the game. Finding that there are clans, and some really helpful people.
Rule Number One: Trust No One!
I found a few clan applications, in which I was able to find a helpful clan, I was told to make 4 characters and move them all to Clearview which is a main hub for PVP and gearing up. My clan mates geared me up, gave me a personal locker to store my belongings, and took me out PVPing, though I usually die quickly from the lack of survival skills on the servers, standing out in the open is not a good idea. I still have a lack of good gear, though I have been geared up several times.
My conclusion is that this is an interesting game, it is considered an MMO though there is a maximum of 100 characters per server at any given time, preventing a nice MMO environment, though I found the game to be entertaining it has a beta feel to it, with some major glitches, and lots of hackers. The game does feature Punkbuster, unfortunately it is unable to catch all of the people who are hacking, and botting. The PVP environment is interesting, giving you an urban feel, with the risk of being killed by zombies at the same time if you are not careful enough. You are able to easily find clans via the forums, though some want to get a little too personal. I would recommend trying out this game if you get it on sale, if you can, as this game also has a Free to Play feel to it, offering you the opportunity to purchase some of the content through a real money store. The items are fairly inexpensive.
The game retails for $15 on any normal day, though it may go on sale for the Steam Summer Sale here in the coming weeks.
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