By Adam Dodd on September 28, 2015@BabyColada
The latest addition to the ever-expanding genre of post-apocalyptic survival MMOs is doing well, despite significant competition in what has become a somewhat crowded market. Since Romero’s Aftermath kicked off an open beta last week, the game’s player base has grown to over 300,000 users, a third of which came within the first 24 hours.
That’s an impressive achievement, even with the Romero name attached to it. This “free-to-win” reboot of the maligned zombie MMO Infestation: Survivor Stories (previously known to us as The War Z) is considered to be a spiritual successor to what was easily one of the most controversial games of 2012. The direction it’s gotten from George C. Romero, son of legendary director George A. Romero, has certainly made it worth checking out for many players. It’ll be interesting to see if the game will be able to keep that momentum going forward.
Romero’s Aftermath features many of the things we’ve come to expect from these sorts of open-world survival games. There are elements of PVP and PVE gameplay, so you can either work together to survive or be a dick and steal other players’ beans. It also features crafting, base-building, trading and item customization.