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World War Z: Aftermath’s New First-Person Mode Is Bloody Impressive

If there’s one factor that would enhance the expertise of watching lots of of bloodthirsty zombies run in the direction of me in a frenzy, it simply is likely to be doing so from a first-person perspective quite than third. Seeing hordes of the undead throw themselves off ledges proper at me or piling themselves up into murderous mountains of meat to climb in the direction of me is already among the finest experiences World War Z has to supply, however after I noticed it via the eyes of my playable survivor it dialed the horror as much as 11 in the absolute best method. Whether I used to be attempting to not die of hypothermia within the frozen nightmare of Kamchatka, Russia, or blasting my method via a sea of flesh-eaters within the streets of Rome, each encounter hit nearer to residence with every zombie proper up in my face.

It actually helps that World War Z considerably overhauls its melee sandbox in Aftermath, which afforded me numerous new alternatives to stand up shut and private with the undead. Each of the melee choices added, together with two-handed weapons and single-handed weapons that may be twin wielded, has their very own benefits, disadvantages, and distinctive animations that made every of my first-person skirmishes all of the extra satisfying. There’s additionally a brand new class potential that’s superior, however troublesome to grasp, which gave me a defend to dam zombies from getting via entryways, cease rampaging “Bulls” of their tracks, and let me cost my method via a sea of enemies like good ol’ Frank West.

World War Z: Aftermath Screenshots

The new areas pair completely with the contemporary perspective, as I absorbed the long-lasting, ruined locales of Rome and thanked my fortunate stars I’ve by no means skilled a Russian winter…particularly in the course of the zombie apocalypse. Excellent, numerous areas have all the time been a spotlight in World War Z, however experiencing them via the eyes of my character introduced it to an entire new degree, particularly Kamchatka, which made me take harm simply from being outdoors. Running from heater to heater to keep away from dying merely for the lethal sin of being in Russia nearly made me neglect all in regards to the armies of undead that surrounded me and eagerly anticipated chewing my face off…nearly.

You don’t typically see a first-person mode added to a recreation that got here out over two years in the past.


You don’t typically see a first-person mode added to a recreation that got here out over two years in the past, however in World War Z’s case it actually does breathe new life right into a shooter that’s fairly actually drowning within the useless. Not solely am I excited in regards to the two new campaigns that can ship with Aftermath, however I’m additionally curious to see how World War Z’s current campaigns will really feel via this new perspective. The reality {that a} 4K/60 FPS improve can be deployed across the identical time is all of the extra motive for me to revisit these tales.

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