Posted Mon, Aug 13, 2012 by Martuk
While you may not get to choose your character's look at the start of Class3, you will be able to recruit other survivors, and after earning their trust, you can play as them. And you’ll need to, because if Phinney has made one thing clear in his post, it’s the many creative ways that you’ll meet your untimely demise in Class3.
The zombies are relentless, and any mistake can be fatal. Odds are, you will die many times and in many ways. Bitten, bloodied, torn in half. Taking a turn too fast in some dead lawyer’s sports car. Sickened, poisoned, heaving and shuddering at the end. Charred and broken, victim of your own ill-timed firebomb. Weak from hunger, struggling to get away, but failing to find the energy to break free. You’re going to die as Marcus, despite his determination and strength. You’re going to die as Maya, despite her military training and keen eye. You’re going to die as Ed, despite his speed and stealthiness. And once dead, they won’t come back.
Phinney also stresses the importance of saving people if they’re in danger as Class3 moves forward in real time, even when you’re not playing all be it at a slower pace, so if you ignore a person in need, there’s a good chance they’ll become zombie chow.
The other big thing to understand is that Class3 moves forward in real time. All the time. This means that people who seem to be in danger actually are. They won’t survive forever. Leave them alone while you stock up on ammo or choose to help some other group, and you may return to find nothing but zombies and the tattered remnants of their survival gear. At times you’ll have to decide between helping out a friend who is under attack or hurrying home to make sure everyone else survives the latest zombie assault.
Read Phinney’s full post to get a glimpse at life in Class3's zombie apocalypse.