I realized last night that I never have finished the Lifeline DLC for State of Decay. Not in the initial release, and not in the Year One Survival Edition. As a result of this realization, and in hopes of staving off my hysteria while waiting for State of Decay 2 to launch (Come ON, May 18!), I decided to start a new YOSE Lifeline playthrough and see if I can’t actually complete it for once. I have also decided to stream my gameplay on my Mixer channel so that you can have fun mocking my driving skill, my shooting skill, or any other skills I’m not great at.
Depending on the time of day (or night), I may or may not have my mic on for commenting and/or answering questions (have to let Mommitude get her sleep even if I’m up all night), but I will try to keep up with the chat when I don’t.
Update (9am): I streamed for about two hours this morning, but Mixer didn’t generate the VOD as it should have. As a result, when I start streaming again today at Noon, I will be restarting again so that I can have a complete record of my adventure.
Update (2pm): I streamed for just over an hour and a half, claiming all Satellite, Drone, and Artillery outposts and getting Dr. Horn to base. Thought that was a good stopping place for now. You can watch the VOD on Mixer until 4/27.
Day 1 with State of Decay
Just finished day one with State of Decay, and what a day it was! I have been looking forward to this game for such a long time, and it has not let me down. It may not be perfect, but it is fun, and that’s the important bit.
I started out by more or less “goofing around,” learning the controls and getting the lay of the land. After getting Marcus, Maya, Ed, and some other survivor (whose name I forgot) killed, I decided to start over, settle down, and start playing for keeps. This time around, I’ve only managed to get Maya killed (Mercy kill after a busted leg refused to get better). I still need to get a doctor for poor Ed, because he’s not getting better.
My takeaway after day 1?
- Screamers don’t scare me. Ferals only scare me if I’m low on stamina. Big ‘uns, on the other hand? Yikes!
- Favorite Car: The modern sedan. It has the right balance of strength, speed, and handling.
- Favorite Combat Style: Melee. Haven’t decided between blunt or edged weapons yet, but I’m not a big fan of the heavy weapons.
Looking forward to day two! Plans include the possibility of packing up and moving to a new home, as well as fetching that doctor for Ed.
If I posted on this blog more often than once a year, you would know that I have been anxiously waiting for State of Decay, the open-world zombie survival game from new developers Undead Labs. It is finally coming out tomorrow, and I have been voraciously devouring everything I can find about it, and everything I see just makes me more excited for it.
My favorite thing I have seen so far comes from today’s IGN video. This is a conversation between Marcus (controlled by the player at the time, who had gone out to pick up supplies dropped when another player-controlled character died) and Lily, an NPC on the radio back at base.
Marcus: I’m almost home.
Lily: Got anything good?
Marcus: Yeah, I got you a pony. Then it tried to eat me, so I shot it in the head.
Lily: That’s just disturbing on so many levels.
I had to pause the video until I regained my composure.
I’m going to hell.