First of all, i want to say how good it has been so far in the alpha stage; really smooth experience and overall, zombies in London is a crazy combination that i never expected. Loving the idea of that mystery box where you can pickup skills/guns to help you survive. Ive had at least 5hours in the mode and ive successfully completed it 5 times which seems about right in terms of difficulty.
There are three changes that i think would really improve this mode: straight away i knew there was a problem when the character you use is randomly generated - there should be a character selection similarly to the start of the game where you choose your very first operative. This would add some minor customisation as to how the character looks and what skills they already have. If not, then we should be able to use operatives from online mode - i assume something like this can be implemented if it hasnt been already?
A second feature that would improve the game is currency within the mission that you use to buy guns or skills; i know about the yellow coins, but they can only be spent before you start rather than during a mission which would be way cooler (much like cod zombies). This currency should be earned from killing the zombies, because at the moment, the only point of killing them is to clear the way so the player can get to the next package. I actually completed the whole mission and only killed 2 that were in my way. Thats kind of against the whole point of a zombie shooter mode. So if i were to gain a certain amount of points/money from kills, then it would be more fun and less empty.
thirdly, the zombies itself, the animations are really nice, but from my experience, they are too dumb and easy to avoid; like i said before, they are just in the way and i cant really think anything else about them.
Of course when theres a huge crowd of them covering a whole street, its almost impossible to get past them without a vehicle. But after playing it for 5 hours, there are ways which i have learnt to dodge them: they only respond to the distance you are from them so i keep well away from them to save ammo, vaulting over things seem to cancel out a zombie bite, being on top of cars and other high surfaces makes it too easy as they cant reach at all. If zombies could respond to sound, and climb things, it would be way better.
lastly i want to talk about what things are overpowered. I understand that cars have a lot more damage to them (even by hitting zombies) but it is still way to easy to get by when all you have to do is go slow to avoid crashing. Zombies should be able to smash the windows and bite you, especially when you are not moving. Cargo drones are stupidly overpowered, it prompted me at the start to buy it for 30 so i tried it out and managed to get all packages without losing health! in terms of guns, i think everything is quite balanced
im looking forward to the full release
Please consider these three things to improve Watch Dogs Legion of the Dead 🙂