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submitted 2 months ago by Gork@lemm.ee to c/games@lemmy.world

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"Quality content draws eyeballs. So do car crashes."

lol

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[-] NewPerspective@lemmy.world 94 points 2 months ago

The game is "The Day Before"

[-] Droechai@lemm.ee 4 points 2 months ago

I guess a zombie game where you play the 24 hours before patient zero gets sick, like an evil medicine lab simulator who got a 24 hour deadline to produce the first viable zombie or get shut down by the evil investors

[-] SLGC@lemmy.world 77 points 2 months ago

First I've heard of it lol

[-] echodot@feddit.uk 18 points 2 months ago

Yeah well just because you haven't heard of it and no one's heard of it doesn't mean that it wasn't hyped, It just means it wasn't typed very effectively.

[-] BruceTwarzen@kbin.social 11 points 2 months ago

I accidentally heard about it a month ago and watched a bunch of videos about the studio and the game. Pretty interesting, and i was really looking forward to see how bad it is. I was kinda surprised how big the following of the game is, and most people i know have no idea that the game exists

[-] ShadowRam@kbin.social 49 points 2 months ago
[-] Breakyfix@lemmy.blahaj.zone 56 points 2 months ago

It was the most wishlisted game on Steam for almost a year. It was the second most wishlisted at the time of launch.

It's all very sus, probably inflated by bots

[-] SkyeStarfall@lemmy.blahaj.zone 32 points 2 months ago* (last edited 2 months ago)

Which is interesting because I literally have not heard of it before today.

And looking at the current list, I know about the 6 current top wishlisted games.

[-] ABCDE@lemmy.world 42 points 2 months ago

Why is it "Steam's"? The article is as bad as the game supposedly is.

[-] Breakyfix@lemmy.blahaj.zone 17 points 2 months ago

The 'hype' was the amount of Steam wishlists it got being insanely high. It's all very sus, probably inflated by bot accounts

[-] SwiggitySwole@lemm.ee 3 points 2 months ago

I know a handful of people who thought it looked like an impending disaster and gave it a wishlist so they could see the early negative reviews pour in

[-] Sylvartas@lemmy.world 1 points 2 months ago* (last edited 2 months ago)

Because it was allegedly the most wishlisted game on steam at one point

[-] GBU_28@lemm.ee 32 points 2 months ago

Project zomboid is just fine

[-] Ghostlight@lemmy.world 22 points 2 months ago

Being called a dumpster fire is being very generous.

[-] BruceTwarzen@kbin.social 2 points 2 months ago

I watched just some gameplay, and it's still better than i expected. So that's a plus i guess.

[-] slaacaa@lemmy.world 16 points 2 months ago

Huh, so turns out the game does exist - though it seems it shouldn’t

[-] c0mbatbag3l@lemmy.world 16 points 2 months ago

The day before refund.

[-] tristan@aussie.zone 10 points 2 months ago

9800 reviews so far and only 15% positive

[-] MrDodel@lemmy.world 4 points 2 months ago

I almost clicked the buy button, glad I didn't.

[-] x4740N@lemmy.world 2 points 2 months ago

12ft.io/https://kotaku.com/day-before-steam-zombie-reviews-survival-horror-1851082164

[-] rishado@lemmy.world -5 points 2 months ago

Zombie media is trash in general. If you're a shit writer, zombies are for you. Not surprised when that's the main selling point.

[-] Toneswirly@lemmy.world 22 points 2 months ago

Zombies are just a sauce on top of the storytelling. Something is not bad just because it has tropes you recognize from other bad things.

Good Zombie Games are aplenty: Left 4 Dead Project Zomboid 7 Days To Die Plants Vs Zombies Day Z State of Decay (ish)

[-] Rose@lemmy.world 4 points 2 months ago
[-] Toneswirly@lemmy.world 2 points 2 months ago

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pedant

It was actually a format issue with lemmy. My comment had line breaks after each game name, like a list, but the format didn't keep. Now get off me nuts

[-] rishado@lemmy.world 1 points 2 months ago

Agreed but zombies make it too easy for shit writing to succeed. Zombies are slow, fast, smart, brainless, loud, quiet, strong, weak, all at the plot's convenience.

[-] wahming@monyet.cc 14 points 2 months ago

There's a ton of quality zombie media, the subject has nothing to do with the quality of the authors.

[-] Cybersteel@lemmy.world 1 points 2 months ago

The best ones are more about the human stories.

[-] ChaoticEntropy@feddit.uk 4 points 2 months ago

They seem pretty late to the party.

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