I would like the character to finally have needs in the form of eating, drinking, sleeping or just relaxing, sitting on the ground / bed / in a chair or on a log in the forest by the fire. I would like more opportunities for solitary survival, without a map and minimap, exploring the world on my own, finding other groups of survivors, asking to join them or bypassing them, having previously observed them and understanding whether this group is good or not. I would like more slow zombies, but much more dangerous and scary, from one bite of which the character will inevitably die over time. From which the character would get tired of running away and eventually fear, fatigue and depression would lead him to suicidal thoughts (or actions). That kind of drama is really missing. As, for example, in project zomboid.
I would like more crowds of zombies (50+) in some cities where there are a lot of useful things for loot, so that each outing for supplies really strains and makes the player tremble with fear, and at the same time, a quiet empty overgrown field or place in a forest in the suburbs, where the character can set up a temporary camp with a bonfire. And of course, I would like to see the relationship between the characters (friendship, hatred, romance, etc.). So that the player and characters feel the loss of each member of the group, or be glad that someone has returned from a sortie for supplies. I would like to have some kind of dialogue box for communication between the characters, where we can fight with a member of the group, have a romantic relationship or get involved in a fight or just chat. The game is not about fun, but about the end of the world, after all. I would also like to be able to customize your own apocalypse: customize the number and types of zombies (for example, running or slow zombies, climbing over fences or stupid and banging against these fences with their rotten head). And most important is the character creation editor at the start of the game. Dreams, of course, but I really miss it. At the moment, the game gets bored after a few hours. Zombies do not evoke fear, the character is difficult to kill and you do not worry about him. Finally remove those glowing eyes from the zombies. At night on a sortie I want to be frightened by the howls of walking corpses, and not understand where they are now (maybe behind my back?)