Out next week for Xbox One and Windows 10, the Undead Labs and Microsoft published State of Decay 2 offers a fun and engaging look at building and managing your own zombie-apocalypse community. Where going out to scavenge much needed supplies blends with quests to help nearby survivors or checking out abandoned music stores in search of a record player. But, it's got issues.
Of the poorly optimised kind. Which we could look past in the Early Access release of PUBG on Xbox One, but for a full retail launch is somewhat disappointing and strange that Microsoft would allow the game out in its current state. And if you plan of getting it, stick with the PC version - that thanks to the Play Anywhere feature is included with all digital purchases.
The most disappointing thing about State of Decay 2 isn’t that it’s too easy or limited in the base building sense, but with the many performance issues, bugs, and technical problems that plague the release far worse than any Plague Heart could ever hope to achieve. In its current state, State of Decay 2 is best played and only recommended for PC - where the uncapped frame-rate means a smooth experience on a high-end rig. On the Xbox One X, even though the HDR implementation is often impressive, the jerkiness, stuttering, and janky animation all add-up to an experience that needed several more months of fine-tuning.
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