To say that this review was bias, unprofessional and unresearched would almost be an understatement. This review would make me think there is an underlying resolve rather than a true review here. Although I am by no means defending the game. I played the game since open alpha release and played for several months. It was very buggy and still has its issues. Given the release of "alpha/beta" it would be assumed that is the dev's admission to being problems with the game still giving you the option to purchase and play the game in its current state. But given the standard it seems with developers and buggy games being released these days it is not that far off par. As with most games you need to capitalize on certain things to get ahead, such as server hopping and knowing strategic locations of weapons and using tactical maneuvering for starters. The running around with flashlights and taking longer than average time to kill zombies is not what actual game play is like if you spend more than a few hours playing the game. The PvP aspect of this game is very strong in any populated server. If you do not wish to PvP simply go to an unpopulated server or a private server, on which you can gain weapons/gear to PvP if you wish. As far as "having" to spend money on this game that is simply not true other than the initial purchase. I would like to think of myself withing the top 10% of "legit" competitive PvP players in the game during my time spent there and never spent anything other than initial purchase. And on a final note the most two serious flaws with this game I have seen is the cheating and the immense overshadowing that will occur when DayZ releases.
As far as personal opinion and a scale of 1-20 1 being the worst game I have ever played and 20 being the best I would give this game an 11
For gamers interested in this genre as an un-bias opinion I would rate this game 9 of 20 downgrading to compensate for the learning curve that this game functions around currently.
On a side note, I may have to check out another reviewing site, as they gave this game a 2.0 and Proteus (see link) an 8.0... WOW