There isn’t really a story as such in 7 Days to Die. The game has a setting – the game’s events take place after a third world war resulted in a nuclear blast that destroyed a large portion of the world. You play as a survivoe of the war who must do their best to survive the current world. Finding shelter, finding food and water as well as scavenging for supplies to stay alive against a horde of zombies, presumably created as a result of the nuclear fallout.
The developers haven’t really put a whole lot of effort into giving 7 Days To Die a storyline but what’s here does a fine enough job of painting a picture of the world the game takes place in. As such, there’s not a lot to propel players along a path like other games but we’d argue there’s really no point in doing so. Still, a small personal storyline of the survivor you play as couldn’t have hurt to introduce players to the mechanics. But what’s here is here and it is what it is. The developers have apparently hinted that they may include a story mode in the future but for now, this is all we’ve got. A setting and a concept.7 Days To Die runs on the Unity engine, and with that comes a lot of the issues associated with the ever present developer tool. From the moment you boot up the game you’ll be met with constant framerate drops, some pretty jarring moments where the game itself freezes and some incredibly drab environments. To put it quite bluntly: 7 Days To Die is not a very good looking game and little effort has gone into crafting the world to make it believable.
The locales you’ll mindlessly plod through are plain and drab, feeling empty. Which is confusing because for a game where so little is going on the performance is dreadfully poor. To make matters even worse, the world is covered in a way that obscures distant views.What results is a needlessly closed looking locale, removing any opportunity to create vast, expansive and beautiful landscapes. The whole thing looks rough and dreary and in a game that encourage exploration and survival this is not what you want your major sand box looking like.