Review? Well imo, this mod inspired me for the longest time. This mod I played before FOK, and whilst I was a noob during the vanilla SS times, Corncobman's Fun Mod was the heart of everything that introduced me into modding. Then Krronus's Apocalypse mod.
10/10 also for complete vanilla balance and gameplay is one of the best thereof.
This is not a game, this is - at best - a tech demo. And not a very convincing one, at that. The story is razor thin, the cut scenes cut rate, and the voice acting not only terrible, but also mostly inaudible and/or incomprehensible.
As for the main game, it's neither a simulation nor an arcade. I suppose they went for arcade, but forgot that the purpose of doing an arcade flyer is to make flying fun, rather than hard work.
The graphics is blurry, flickers and the models crude. I've tried my copy a couple times, and so far I have not found a single redeeming quality.
I really like this game, its still in beta of course and its just a taste of what it can one day become.
But still, I keep coming back, even if its just to find another can of soup or to scavenge another shack.
When I first tried the beta I ended up sleeping the next day instead, even if that time was spent with mostly restarts the first 2-3 hours.
Since I've always liked games with depth in the details, I really like just how advanced scavenging actually is with all options.
And post-apocalyptic games has long been a favourite.
Its all about the scavenging, the endless puzzling in your inventory, and the feeling when its all organized and you are rested and ready for another adventure.
For that's what each hex represented, a small adventure in itself.
I'll be very honest. Instead of ZM2 it really should be ZM 1.5.
There's just no cohesion between the game and its concepts. There also should've been more work to the viewmodels and world models, the SKS a blaring example as it doesn't even use the same rig.
I doubt I need to say much regarding the AI, hit detection, and path finding. In fact it's worse than the first iteration.
Yes this game is fun but only because the fact it only shines in what made ZM1 fun, by itself it's rather lackluster.