I get the feeling the ugliness comes from them cutting down on game size, it comes in at a piddly 1.5gb or something, but really could be over 4gb if they had done proper models and textures for a proper disk based release.
At first I thought it was going to be a great game, your first encounter with armed enemies while holding an empty gun is great, but it becomes apparent soon after that THIS is the game. There is really not a whole lot to it other than what is mentioned in the review. All the enemy encounters seem to be the same, always 1 or 2 with a gun and the others with machetes. There is also very little scavenging of any kind, you cant search any containers (boxes, dumpsters etc.) most stuff you find is just sitting there, be it a bottle of water or a med kit.
Huge let down, very disappointed with it, even at $16.50.