I’ve been having a blast, but I’ve also been running with a few friends, and with a good group almost any MP can be fun. We’re chatting, catching up, and killing zombies at the same time.
I like the corruption cards, they seem like a “dev cheap” way of adding some variety to the game. The game really shines on harder difficulty levels when 5+ corruption cards are in play due to how tense and dangerous the game feels.
Ally bots are horrible. Our very first run, we had a bot Evangelo that we decided was the team MVP. He consistently had the most kills, never went down, and was constantly alerting us to danger.
That campaign has turned out to be an anomaly. Since then, we’ve experienced bots standing around doing nothing, exposing their “wall hacks” by constantly trying to shoot through walls and other objects, running into hazards, having to teleport around because they are so bad at keeping up with the team, failing to make any attempt to avoid getting in melee range of the ridden, standing next to fallen or incapacitated comrades while doing nothing to help, etc…
Now the joke, when we only have 3 human players, is that the best way to use the bot is to incapacitate them ourselves to get the passive 25pt heal that one of the campaign cards grants when a team member is downed.
I think the gun play on PC is fine, but I have heard auto-aim is over tuned for console-kidz.
Graphics, while not ray-tracing incredible, look pretty good to me. I do appreciate that my aging 1080ti can handle the game quite well, even pushing frames on 3440x1440 monitor. My one big gripe here is the horrible wide-screen and fov issue discussed earlier in this thread.
Sound could be a little “bigger”, but in general its solid. They did such a good job with directional sound and audio cues that a blind man could probably do an alright job playing the game.
I can imagine this becoming a regular and semi-regular “get together” game for a time, but it isn’t calling me, siren like, to fire it up solo and cheat on my gaming buddies either.