Breakdown Off To Microsoft

Discussion in 'State of Decay News' started by Undead Sanya, Oct 7, 2013.

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  1. Croxphire

    Croxphire Starting Off

    I have never disagreed with a statement as much as I disagree with this one. Story is everything to me, in videos games. If there is no story, I most likely wont play it. I'm gonna give a try but I still dont think they should be calling it "sandbox" though. Its just not. Its missing way to many elements to be considered a true sanbox game.

    I do agree with the porn comment though.:eek:
  2. And what elements are required to make a "sandbox" game a True Sandbox Game, Croxphire?
  3. XajNyne

    XajNyne Got Your Back

    Guess you won't be playing it then. There is no story........just seeing how long you can survive. That's it. I think I like it that way.
  4. Well, that's not entirely true. Obviously there's no story in that there's no written arc, but there's clear progression and character interaction/drama, since those elements are part of the core mechanics. You still have Lily telling you where to go, you still have lost survivors, you still have progress-necessary missions, you still have fights at the base. All of those are very much 'story'.

    And as has been discussed in another thread, I wouldn't call the DLC a sandbox, either. It's a Tiered Survival Mode. You're very much forced to 'complete' your game and progress to the new level (the same game, flattening your base progress from the last level).
  5. XajNyne

    XajNyne Got Your Back

    I was talking about a story leading to end game (which all games have) I didn't mean the "little" stories within the game as you pointed out. My bad! :p
  6. Yeah, I suppose there's no 'end game' beyond dying, and no must-do missions beyond the RV ones. So there's no story by that definition.

    And man, haha is Hitom gonna be disappointed if he's tossing up 'nothing but a new map' as a base disappointment. I think all of us would love to see a new map, but didn't even consider it may happen.
  7. Death Knight

    Death Knight Got Your Back

    I love great story too and I'm writing a research paper on game narrative as we speak but even though breakdown has no story, my imagination will make one up.
  8. Rusty

    Rusty Got Your Back


    We are getting close now!

    Last edited: Oct 26, 2013
  9. e5futter

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  10. Vers

    Vers Here To Help

    I've burned myself out on the campaign, yet again. :p
  11. Hitom

    Hitom Starting Off

    Wait, lolwut? So if there arn't stories in porn, you won't watch them?
  12. Raziel Kal'Therec

    Raziel Kal'Therec Starting Off

    I think Crox means that some of game stories ARE like the quality and depth of Porn stories...

    that being said, I more or less grew up on the convoluted twisted and winding plot of Legacy of Kain so... games seem to have a fairly large spectrum of story quality
  13. SilencedScream

    SilencedScream Starting Off

    No catastrophes, no news, no update on price, no actual date (with only five days left in October)?
    Bummer. :/
  14. King of AR

    King of AR Got Your Back

    I concur with this sentiment.
  15. Vers

    Vers Here To Help

    Indeed, I don't think any of that is in UL's hands though.
  16. Leeds93

    Leeds93 Starting Off

    Only a few days left in October is there no news ??
  17. Nengtaka

    Nengtaka Here To Help

    I read an article the other day about Undead Labs saying a patch is coming (TU4) a "smidge" earlier than Breakdown. Could be wrong, but it sounds right. By this, I would expect TU4 Tuesday and Breakdown Thursday.
  18. King of AR

    King of AR Got Your Back

    or maybe they'll do an announcement Tuesday when they stream.
  19. e5futter

    e5futter Here To Help

    Remember guys that UL knew the official release date of SoD only 3 days before it was released. Could be the same way, it happens when things go into cert.
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2013
  20. Undead Nicole

    Undead Nicole Community Manager Staff Member

    Hi guys. :) Once we send it off to Microsoft for Certification, it's literally out of our hands.

    With that said - We'll let you know as soon as we have information to share.
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