State of Decay is a 3rd person adventure game set in a post apocalyptic open world… with zombies. The goal of the game is not unlike this year’s indie gem Don’t Starve; build a base, collect supplies, and survive for as long as humanly possible. Perma-death heightens the tension as each and every zombie battle could quickly turn you into worm food. In terms of survival horror, State of Decay does something that other titles of the genre have been trying to accomplish for years, it manages to make the losses real, and the horror truly horrifying.
Adam Sessler has been writing about, and reviewing games for an incredibly long time. Love him or hate him, the man really knows his stuff. This evening I stumbled across this incredible video of Adam discussing what skills are really needed to start a career as a game journalist and I couldn’t agree with the man more. While Nerd Appropriate is still but a tiny spec of sand in the vast desert wasteland of game journalism, we’ve had an incredible year and have learned a hell of a lot. Having met Mr.Sessler a few times I can say with total certainty that he is very much the real deal, a passionate gamer that truly feels video games are a work of art… Enjoy!