Ah, State of Decay. Takes me right back to summer 2013. Lying in bed, window open, that warm English breeze beating against my face. It was a time of ease, of peace and tranquillity; a time where I could run around looting houses, stealing cars and was free to beat as many dubious looking folks to death with my bare man fists as was humanly possible. Alas, it was a good summer. A veritable summer of decay, if you will.
And it was great fun. It says a lot about the quality of a game’s mechanics if I can look past the myriad of bugs and often game-breaking mishaps that plagued State of Decay that year. As fun as it was, there were just so many things working against it. Be it the constant battle to avoid breaking my own save file by rescuing too many survivors, or my inability to drive above a certain speed or risk the game dropping to about five frames per second. It was like a weird, alternate reality version of Speed. Class film.
In all fairness, these bugs should be completely inexcusable in this day and age. Nevertheless, I bit the bullet and looked past them because the game was just so darn fun. But that was then and this is now! Releasing on April 28th, the Year One Edition aims to fix all that and leave you with just the game and none of the slowly soul destroying bugs that accompanied it on original release.
Boasting ‘stunning 1080p’ resolution and both State of Decay’s DLC packs, the Year One Edition will be launching with: new missions, new weapons, improved lighting, textures and animations, and brand new combat mechanics. On top of all this good stuff, if you are a previous owner of the original State of Decay, then you will be automatically eligible for a 33% discount on the Year One Edition, providing you purchase it under the same Xbox Live or Steam account used to purchase the original. Lovely jubbly.