Zafehouse: Diaries is a tactical game of survival, planning, resource management and problem-solving. Stuck in a remote, abandoned town, you must lead five survivors with conflicting motivations, fragile relationships and fiery prejudices to safety from the roving undead. A sophisticated procedural engine generates new survivors, towns and content so every adventure is a different experience, and you can use built-in editors to add real people and locations to the game. Zafehouse: Diaries uses a unique, diary-based interface. It records your actions, reveals the state of the world, provides hints and clues to help you, and can be exported and shared when the game is over.
Take a group of survivors. Give them their own set of skills, background, and motivations. Sprinkle in some prejudices (or outright hatreds). Shake it up and throw in a zombie apocalypse. This is what you get with Zafehouse Diaries.
Told from the perspective of diary entries, you make decisions, hour by hour, in an attempt to survive long enough to win. Two game modes offer variety by giving you variable win conditions. Since you are never given the same set of survivors (each having a random job, age, background, and skillset) it offers quite a bit of replayability.
This game is tough. You will rarely win. You will grow to love and hate your survivors, and you will never have enough of anything. That is what makes the tension in this game so enjoyable. You never know what will happen next and each location you secure or assault may lead to game over. Check it out if you are a fan of anything zombie!
Fantastic game I recommend it to fans of survival games or horror games. I recommend giving the manual a read first since it helps give you a feeling for how to approach the game.
The ability to create professions and custom characters adds a lot to the game as well.
A solid adventure game with some really interesting game mechanics. It has tons of replay value, as each game is randomized, though I will say this: don't trust your Investigations implicitly. Just because someone says they only saw 1 zombie in the Hotel, doesn't mean there aren't 30 more. Most times if you use common sense and lots of caution, you'll have a mild chance at surviving ;)