As you continue to prepare for the journey into an undead-infested New Orleans in The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners, you’d best be thinking about what you’ll bring with you and what you’ll leave behind. Previously, we took a good look at gameplay in Saints & Sinners, presented by COG Connected, but now it’s time to delve into the technicals of what it takes to survive. Saints & Sinners features a robust variety of tools and commodities, some of which are far more useful than others, and some of which can be made useful if you have the means to combine them. When you’re out there in danger, what you have on you may save your life or doom you.
Scavenging In The Ruined NOLA
New Orleans may be in disarray after the zombie outbreak in Saints & Sinners, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make use of what’s left. Throughout the world, you’ll find all sorts of items that you can use on the fly or can be kept and saved for later. A glass bottle can become a cheap and effective weapon when you find yourself cornered. Whether you use it bluntly or break it to use as an impromptu sharp weapon, it may just be what you need to get yourself out of a tight spot.
Meanwhile, commodities like tape, nails, and other random every day items could come in handy when you’ve got the time and space to be a bit more creative (more on that later). You never know what you’ll need, but the space in your hands and backpack is, of course, limited. Choosing what to take and what to leave will be a constant decision in your adventure and sometimes the decision has to be made in a hurry. The living can be tricky to persuade, but the dead have patience for no one.
The Real Planning Starts At Home In Saints & Sinners
Your home base may not be much in The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners, but it’s the crucial decisions you make in the safety of it that could be the determining factor in your survival later. Everything you’ve collected, from weapons, to supplies, to commodities and scraps, can be found here. It’s far too much to bring it all with you, so as you plan your missions and journeys out into the former Big Easy, you’ll also have to carefully consider what will be of use to you. Do you bring the extra med kit or a spare knife or handgun? It’s not just about you. Who (or what) you come across out there may call for some specific gear.
It’s also a good time to take the things you’ve gathered and repurpose them. What’s useful? What’s not? Why not drive those nails into that bat and make it a more deadly tool? Why not take those shoes you found and break them down for their fabric and rubber so you can make yourself something of value? Can you make a few extra bullets from the things you’ve gathered or should you save that precious gunpowder for shotgun shells later? What you do or don’t do here as far as your planning and inventory go can make or break you in the wild.
At home or in the city, inventory plays an absolutely crucial role in survival in Saints & Sinners. The decisions you make with the survivors of New Orleans will direct your path of survival as you play through the game as a deadly sinner or an altruistic saint, but the decisions you make when it comes to what you take and what you don’t could save your life or end it prematurely. It’s all up to you. The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners launches on January 23, 2020 and will be playable on the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and PlayStation VR Systems. Stay tuned for more videos, gameplay and features!