Walkers, Zeds, and Zombles Oh My-Review of 7 Days To Die

Posted: March 27, 2014 in Games, TV
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*Current record now held by the Twin Cities at 8027 biters

If you haven’t noticed the trend lately. Zombies are the new hot thing. Their popularity (at least in my opinion) surpassing brooding vampires. Not just in shows but in games, merch, and more.

So first on the zeek round up

My usual look into-

The Walking Dead

AHHHHH! Whats going to happen?

Ok when we last left everyone the were heading to Terminus and Maggie and Glen were not only reunited but also were the first to arrive in Terminus. Where a woman was creepily cooking something up.

Maybe I’m just paranoid but I think something is about to go terribly wrong.

Any fans of the comic will knows that  bad things in general will eventually come to be.

That being said, people I think might die–

Glen (not the most popular, but just popular enough)

Carol (shes been hanging by a thread, and now that she has mostly found peace I see her sacrificing herself)

Judith (ummm…its a baby…in the apocalypse)

Really I just hope Beth is ok. She’s been one of my favorite characters.

Daryl should be fine but I just don’t like the group of hillbillies he’s with. (Claim!)

I don’t think Rick, Carl, and Michonne are untouchable but I just don’t think they would be at risk yet.

So onto the review–

7 Days To Die

Yes! Survival, Horde, and Crafting all in one.

Now a TLDR sum up, would be its somewhat realistic Minecraft with zombie hordes.

But that really doesn’t do it justice, it’s a lot more than that, since the game isn’t even finished yet.

So for a longer description, here we go- “…an open world, voxel-based sandbox game created by The Fun Pimps. It is a mash up of first-person shooter, survival horror, tower defense and role-playing games combining combat, crafting, looting, mining, exploration, and character growth”-(Wiki)

Currently in alpha stage, the estimated full release is in May. And up until then, they have been keeping up with updates and improvements.

So lets take a look at my and Joshs adventures so far…

Excuse sir, have you heard the good word about our zombie overlords?

Excuse sir, have you heard the good word about our zombie overlords?

When you first spawn, you do so in a random location of the map with one jar of water and one can of food.

The map, as of now stays the same, but there are plans for it to be randomly generated.

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From here you can wander to find a nice safe place to stay the night. Now I would suggest tweaking the options some so that zombies don’t run. Josh and I found its helps out a lot.

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Last thing you want is all these zombles running at you full speed

The crafting is somewhat simple to learn. As with most survival game the best thing to do at first is to gather, gather, gather! Stones sitting around and foraging buildings for food and weapons.

Or an auger if you're Josh

Or an auger if you’re Josh

Now if you are in the forest you better off punching or digging the ground under a tree to get wood than you are trying to punch the tree itself.

To craft you materials into goods, you use a grid base system after pressing “I” for inventory. If you have the materials to make something this it will show on the right of the grid and clicking on the will make an outline of the shape you need to build. All that’s left for you to do, is to figure out is what goes where.

Most of them you can figure out with some fiddling and common sense. Though I’ve been decent at this despite my lack of common sense.

Now get to building and fortifying…

Believe me, if you look straight up, the character animation is hilarious

Believe me, if you look straight up, the character animation is hilarious

Noteworthy things you should know-

  • There is a day/night cycle and by default zombies are more extreme at night.
  • There is stealth and distraction system to avoid unnecessary conflict.
  • You to need to keep eating and drinking to survive so finding or making clean water is a must.
  • Tools degrade after use.
  • Structures not supported will collapse.

Zombies can-

  • dig
  • climb
  • run

and break through-

  • walls
  • doors
  • ground
Oh and btw...there are zombie dogs as well

Oh and btw…there are zombie dogs as well

You can make some pretty nice looking places-

7d5 7d2 7d4

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Josh is more of the builder. I’m more of a gatherer.

Here are the system requirements suggested for minimum settings-

CPU: 2.4 GHz Dual Core CPU
CPU Speed: Info
RAM: 4 GB
OS: Windows XP (Service Pack 3)
Video Card: Nvidia GeForce 8800 GTX or ATI Radeon HD 4770
Sound Card: Yes
Free Disk Space: 1 GB

 

If you would like to check to see if you can run it, you should go check the Can You Run It site–here

*Announcer voice* And if you buy now you get 20% off on Steam! Buy now! Game is currently at Alpha 7.7 and is growing fast! Buy now!

On my laptop in runs ok. The desert lags some because of all the rocks and bushes. But with the settings turned on low, it’s still playable and not that noticeable.

Turnig water reflection off however, leads to some very odd looking lakes.

Turning water reflection off however, leads to some very odd looking lakes.

Also there are some weird glitches/graphical issues that happen, that make for some pretty funny screen shots.

2014-03-15_00023 2014-03-23_00001 2014-03-25_00001 2014-03-25_00002But still, I feel the need to say, this is a great game. You can tell by the length of this post, my investment in this game.

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This was me leading zeds into landmines. ^_^

Just a stag and a dead guy hanging out up stairs. No biggy.

Just a stag and a dead guy hanging out up stairs. No biggy.

And if You have a nice computer and can run at higher settings, these are the type of things you can expect to see.

j7days2 j7days3 j7days4j7days5.

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Does anyone else do this?

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Comments
  1. Game kinda seems off to me with the voxel & realistic proportion world, but your preview of it makes it seem fun. Might pick it up during a steam sale.

  2. cmelnick117 says:

    To be honest it did me too. The voxel thing takes a little time to get used to but once you do it becomes really easy. But it is worth it. ^_^

  3. i love 7daystodie, i want to see the “final” game now =P (great review)

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