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State of Decay hands-on tips: eight ways to fail and die

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Ed returns from another voyage through zombie-ridden America

Did you get a chance to enjoy the sun this weekend? I didn't. I was otherwise preoccupied, staring into the ghastly, glitchy, somehow lovable maw of Undead Labs' State of Decay, an open world zombie survival simulation for Xbox Live Arcade.... read more

State of Decay hands-on tips: eight ways to fail and die

Postby jaymes420 » 03 Jun 2013, 14:23

Great article!!! Can't wait to check the game out,
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Re: State of Decay hands-on tips: eight ways to fail and die

Postby OXM ETboy » 03 Jun 2013, 14:35

Cheers mate. 5th June is the date they're bandying around, providing it doesn't fail cert testing.
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Re: State of Decay hands-on tips: eight ways to fail and die

Postby Thos. » 03 Jun 2013, 16:42

Trying to read bits of this, while trying not to learn too much is tricky, but fun!
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Postby fracturedrich » 03 Jun 2013, 17:55

I'me really looking forward to this,more than any other xbla game.
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Re: State of Decay hands-on tips: eight ways to fail and die

Postby Bezza89 » 03 Jun 2013, 19:03

5th June? Serious? I might be back gaming soon then.
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Re: State of Decay hands-on tips: eight ways to fail and die

Postby lazercut123 » 03 Jun 2013, 21:46

Ed, is it possible to play this game as like a lone wanderer, with no actual base or permanent home?
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Re: State of Decay hands-on tips: eight ways to fail and die

Postby OXM ETboy » 03 Jun 2013, 22:05

You'll always have a home base and be forced to team up with certain survivors for story purposes, but it's your choice how many survivors you meet/recruit. You'll need to change characters to let other characters rest, though (tiredness = reductions to maximum stamina). It'd be hard to get by with just the one.
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Re: State of Decay hands-on tips: eight ways to fail and die

Postby thewrongtrousers » 03 Jun 2013, 22:48

Bezza89 wrote:5th June? Serious? I might be back gaming soon then.


Official now, date up on their website.
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Re: State of Decay hands-on tips: eight ways to fail and die

Postby skinnypigeon » 06 Jun 2013, 10:02

My tip for making searching a little easier is to hold down Y when you're in an enviroment that has resources as it's not always obvious which containers can be searched. This way your character automatically starts searching whenever you walk past a stash.
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Re: State of Decay hands-on tips: eight ways to fail and die

Postby Curt » 07 Jun 2013, 05:50

Is Xbox 360 Magazine aware that another website plagiarized this article?

http://thetechstuff.com/gaming/3377/sta ... apocalypse
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Re: State of Decay hands-on tips: eight ways to fail and die

Postby OXM ETboy » 07 Jun 2013, 12:13

Hey Curt. Thanks for the warning but that article looks all right to me - there are similar tips but no actual repurposing of our copy, as far as I can see.
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Re: State of Decay hands-on tips: eight ways to fail and die

Postby GHOSTY05 » 06 Jul 2013, 09:29

Well, what the hell!

I just bit the bullet, took the 1600 points on the chin and purchased the full game!

I have to say this is one of the most impressive arcade games i think i have ever seen.

Fantastic fun, yes its a bit ropey around the edges, but it actually looks and plays very well.

Although i am still struggling with a few things, such as finding a bloody mechanic and materials for your home.
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Re: State of Decay hands-on tips: eight ways to fail and die

Postby Grummy » 06 Jul 2013, 13:06

GHOSTY05 wrote:Well, what the hell!

I just bit the bullet, took the 1600 points on the chin and purchased the full game!

I have to say this is one of the most impressive arcade games i think i have ever seen.

Fantastic fun, yes its a bit ropey around the edges, but it actually looks and plays very well.

Although i am still struggling with a few things, such as finding a bloody mechanic and materials for your home.


For materials, check construction yards (larger ones and smaller houses being built), warehouses and garages around the houses (they show up on the map right next to the houses so you can put your waypoint on them if you want).

As for the Mechanic, on my first playthrough I never got one, my 2nd time through I made sure to complete every call for searching for new survivors I could and got a mechanic that way. What you can also do though is use your base to help you search for specific things, survivors or supplies, it has a shortish countdown then will tell you where they can be found, so keep using that to find new Survivors and eventually you may end up with a mechanic.
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