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Josh Smith, AKA "Sm1tty Sm1t" is a Gaming/Tech Writer, podcast host, father, husband and heir to the Kardashian fortune. You can follow him on Twitter @Sm1ttySm1t or check out his podcast at PressAtoListen.com

Review – State of Decay

After watching the development and growth of State of Decay for at least two years, it’s always a wonderful feeling to see the game release to record-breaking sales and enormous applause as it did in June. With the unique position I had of seeing the game prior to completion and then diving in head-first as it graced my console, a strange realization was made. The game, despite its flaws and shortcomings, gives players something that rarely is presented in our gaming world today: a sense of fear. The foreboding feeling that once you make a mistake, it might end up being your last. And it’s this exact feeling that struck a nerve I wasn’t expecting, igniting memories of the day when arcades were booming and mistakes lead to the loss of digital-life and your quarter. You may think that it’s a stretch to compare a zombie-survival, third-person, with RPG elements to the simpler games in the stand-up cabinets. Comparing the gameplay certainly is, but the overall sense of dread is what triggers the fear.

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