Unpopular Opinion: I Lost All Interest In DayZ
The standalone DayZ has just launched on Steam, and I feel like I’m currently the only human in existence that doesn’t see the appeal, and can’t bring myself to actually check out the game, or even the mod for that matter. Now, don’t get me wrong; I love the concept and the whole idea behind the game, but there’s just something preventing me from booting up the mod; or stand-alone and checking the game out for myself (I bought Arma II and the expansion to actually play the mod in 2012).
I just never brought myself to install Arma II, and the mod itself and eventually lost interest in checking out the phenomenon that was DayZ. I feel like this was partly due to the amount of videos I’d watch of people playing the game, and when those videos got boring, my interest went away and I no longer felt the desire to hop into the world.
I know I’m missing out on a unique experience, and I’m a huge fan of zombies but there’s something that can’t keep my interest in the game. It could be that I burnt myself out by watching videos, or that none of my friends actually own Arma II or gaming PC’s for that matter, so I’d be left playing alone in this game, and that just doesn’t seem fun, or ideal from what I’ve witness in videos, and other content.
Plus, around the time I bought the content to play DayZ it seemed to have died down in popularity, and now with the standalone having just been released, does this warrant me to finally install Arma II and check the mod out, or hop straight into the standalone game, and experience that instead?
That’s why I’m writing this opinion piece. To let people know my opinion, as well as get some outside opinions on whether it’s still worth my time to give the mod/game a chance. I am a zombie fan, but I’m just worried the game won’t be my cup of tea, or I’d get burned out because I’d spend hours watching people play the game. I’d like to get my zombie fix as the last “zombie” game I got to dip my hands into was the Steam release of No More Room In Hell, and I’m always up for some fresh new things to check out.
So, is it better to check out the standalone now, or wait until it’s been out longer with some more content? Or, should I go back the original mod and check that out? Let me know your opinions, and give me reasons why I should experience this game firsthand. Who knows, you might persuade me.