As the game never really switches up its formula, it’s not long before fatigue sets in.
Though it’s abundant in hyper-realistic visuals, that isn’t enough to disguise its lack of polish in almost every other way.
It’s easy to imagine the result of a project that had exclusively set out to radically reimagine the first entry in the Spryo series.
After a while, the experience of playing the game can feel akin to being dropped into a TV show’s previously-on segment.
State of Decay 2 doesn’t even bother to make it seem like its characters even want to be alive in the world.
U.K.-based developer Rare has crafted an experience that’s as wide as an ocean but only as deep as a puddle.
The game wears its influences so brazenly that the entire experience ends up feeling listless, predictable, and trite.