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.
October 2012 will no doubt go down in video game history as one of the most insane release months of all time. The funny thing is, it’s not just the quantity of October’s releases, it’s also the diversity and quality. With Borderlands 2 still wub wub-ing in trays everywhere, early October also saw the release of Resident Evil 6, XCOM: Enemy Unknown, Dishonored, and the 4th episode of Telltale’s incredible Walking Dead adventure game (which was one of this year’s biggest surprises for me… it’s so good). Later in the month we’ll have the releases of both Dance Central 3, Assassin’s Creed 3, and even more Borderlands 2 DLC. When are we supposed to sleep again?
If you’re intro strategy, shooting, dancing, stealth, or adventure, October 2012 will probably eat your soul and have your family asking “what happened to you!? You used to have such potential…”
What October releases are you playing? The correct answer is “ALL OF THEM!”