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Post by Eorl @ 10:37am 04/09/12 | 12 Comments
A few months ago we saw the announcement of a new zombie survival themed game titled The War Z, which is being developed by a studio called Hammerpoint Interactive. The devs touted that the game would offer what many players are eagerly wanting from a genre being popularised by the recent Arma 2 mod, DayZ. While what we got was only still screenshots, many were eagerly awaiting for gameplay footage that would show the game in action.

The developers have today showed us just that, with the first trailer showcasing some uncut alpha gameplay footage from this years PAX Prime event. While the dialogue between the two males is a bit stale and has a feeling of being staged, it definitely helps to see how the game runs, however obviously opinions will be made up when we can actually try out the game for ourselves.

You can check out the footage below (HD over here) for a glimpse into the world of The War Z, which showcases hunger, thirst, inventory and weaponry in action.




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Totenkopf
Posted 12:48pm 04/9/12
Mmmm something wrong with it...looks like L4D alot, more arcadish compare to dayz...you can tell the developers are playing lol
Trauma
Posted 01:10pm 04/9/12
Anyone else feel like that was staged gameplay?
Totenkopf
Posted 01:12pm 04/9/12
Anyone else feel like that was staged gameplay?

Yep
trog
Posted 01:36pm 04/9/12
And yet, it was about 1000x less interesting than any other DayZ video I've ever seen :|
fpot
Posted 01:38pm 04/9/12
You played DayZ trog?
trog
Posted 01:51pm 04/9/12
Nah, I want to but it looks like too much of a time sink and I don't have the time to get into it unfortunately - though I really like the idea of it. I've watched a lot of hilarious videos though (which is basically the same as playing it amirite?)
Twisted
Posted 02:22pm 04/9/12
Anyone else feel like that was staged gameplay?
Well its just a game play demo isn't it?
Mmmm something wrong with it...looks like L4D alot, more arcadish compare to dayz...you can tell the developers are playing lol
Just looks like BF3 almost. But, much nicer looking than DayZ that's for sure. Kind of concerns me that the zombie wasn't attracted to the flash light. We all know zombies go for flash lights.
DeadlyDav0
Posted 02:33pm 04/9/12
Yeah, reminded me of L4D with the highlighted item edges.

Also, incredibly lame vid. I skippd thru the 4mins and he seemed to just explore, find some stuff then shoot 3 dudes @ the end. Boring. I mean some Dayz gameplay vids can also be lame but if i wanted to promote my game, surely id make it an exciting vid.

And i know its alpha but that gunplay @ the end looked so lame. Dunno how to describe it but just no appeal whatsoever.

I have nothing against a more arcade version as i can understand if they wanna appeal to that market. If they have a hardcore and a normal mode, then it might suit both crowds.
carson
Posted 03:10pm 04/9/12
It's missing that something that makes DayZ so great.

They want to cash in on the DayZ success, but they're just not delivering anything great.

Remember that DayZ is in alpha, and while this was prettier than DayZ, it lacked any of the suspense or fear that you experience in DayZ.
natslovR
Posted 05:01pm 04/9/12
why would you shoot that zombie at the start? that's just silly, they'll swarm you!!!

oh wait, they didn't

/quit
PRiME
Posted 02:27pm 06/9/12
He was using a silenced weapon, probably for this direct reason. Looks like a good start however the aiming and movement system looks a little too rigid to me which makes it feel like L4D. ARMA series games have a less rigid movement and aiming system which makes it feel more like your seeing from the characters eyes rather then from a hover cam with heads up weapons.
WirlWind
Posted 11:44pm 09/9/12
icon7.gifKind of concerns me that the zombie wasn't attracted to the flash light. We all know zombies go for flash lights.


Just like how they are in dayz... oh wait... :P

lol nah they've actually mentioned that in this, the zombies have relatively poor eyesight at the moment, they hunt with hearing and scent.

Though the exec producer has said they're looking at making s*** like flares and other light sources nearby draw in zombies.

why would you shoot that zombie at the start? that's just silly, they'll swarm you!!!oh wait, they didn't/quit


It's called a silencer?

Granted, not terribly realistic, but the same can be done in DayZ so meh *shrug*
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