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#1 Tharp Daddy

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 02:26

I was surprised to find a topic had not been started for this game yet. I got it for $19 on Amazon (was on sale, plus i had a discount from preordering Gears of War 2) and I have it arriving early next week. I was curious if anyone wanted to play some multiplayer on it, as I don't seem to have any friends on Steam who own it.


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Posted 30 September 2011 - 03:52

There is a topic

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 14:21

There is a topic, but for some reason, this game isn't getting any interest. Though, don't let that make you think it is a bad game. While it doesn't offer much of anything "new" to gaming, the game itself is a blast to play. Add in 3 friends, and the fun only grows. Tons to explore, always a challenge, and it looks great.

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 14:24

There is a topic


Is there really? The search system brought up no results.

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 14:29


Is there really? The search system brought up no results.


It's in the sub gaming section I believe, either PS3 or PC.

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 15:34

The game was total fun :D, I didn't beat it, only played like a couple hours into it though.

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 16:00

The game was total fun :D, I didn't beat it, only played like a couple hours into it though.


I've put in at least 50 hours of game play. I haven't beat it either. This is like GTA, where you can make your own fun and adventure sort of. But playing with friends is where the real treasure of this game is to be found. If you liked borderlands, you will like this. It is basically borderlands meets zombies.

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Posted 08 October 2011 - 22:08

Any fun is pretty much wrecked because weapons last about 4.5 nanoseconds before breaking.

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Posted 08 October 2011 - 22:13

Great game, but the problem lies with the static nature of the environment. it kinda gives the impression that the guys that programmed the game weren't the best at it.

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Posted 08 October 2011 - 23:37

Finally got a hold of the game, only level 4 so far, but enjoying it and taking my time on side quests.

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 09:00

Any fun is pretty much wrecked because weapons last about 4.5 nanoseconds before breaking.

You must not have played very far. They get more and more durable as you go through the game.

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 16:46

Yeah my weapons last pretty well and I'm in ACTII and it's tough! You have to follow the hints and constantly repair them when you can, also you don't have to use a weapon all the time especially if you upgrade the right skills.


Anyone have tips for ACTII in the town?? I see myself running away more than anything and I died already three times. There is just massive swarms at times.

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Posted 11 December 2011 - 19:32

It's a shame that this game isn't getting more attention, I've had to dig to find a thread about it.

I've just finished the game on SP (although I've have another character at Act II for coop with some friends, which is where the fun of the game lies) and while the story is meh (and it even gets worse as you get close to the ending) the game as a whole is frigging epic.

AFAIK the devs aren't a AAA company, and it shows. Had they polished the game a bit more it could easily have been a strong GOTY candidate.
Despite all the game glitches, the random disconnections while playing coop and the shoddy storyline, it's easily one of the best games I've played so far.

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Posted 11 December 2011 - 21:13

Any tips for ACT II like I asked above?

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 03:22

Any tips for ACT II like I asked above?


There are plenty of crashed cars around. If you see yourself surrounded by zombies just get on top of one of them and you'll be able to kill them without problems.

As long as you don't enter the quarantine area in the center of the city you should be able to move around easily. In the quarantine zone zombies spawn endlessly off the buildings and will swarm you in no time.

When facing large groups coming from a single direction you can either step back and get them off guard once they have finished their attack or just dispense a few flying kicks. Unlike normal kicks, those always knock out both walkers and infected.

I find the game harder when fighting with blunt weapons anyway. While they have the stopping power to get zombies off you fast it also takes a bit more time to kill them.

Out of this act, IMO the most anoying enemies are the fat drowned zombies. I just used deobombs on them until I got the Left Hand of Glova (developer 666 mod.), which is overkill against floaters and thugs as it knocks them down in one hit. It's so easy to kill them that way that it even takes some fun from the game.