30°
Submitted by ICC_06 537d ago | opinion piece

The 5 golden rules of zombie fiction (that so many games ignore)

James O'Connor: The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct left such a bad taste in my mouth, especially after the numerous pleasures of Telltale’s episodic outing (which actually hits every single rule I’ve outlined below), that I couldn’t help but reflect on the rules of zombie fiction that are so often ignored by games about zombies.

That’s not to say that there aren’t many good games out there about zombies (Left 4 Dead succeeds despite ignoring most of these), but rather that a lot of games use zombies without fully grasping their fundamental appeal. (Culture, The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct)

ArchangelMike  +   537d ago
Excellent article, well worth a read. This is why I'm so stoked about the Last of us. From what we know so far, it nails all the points that the article raises, And I'm willing to bet either Joel or Ellie gets infected by the end of it. Hey, I haven't played it so I could be wrong.

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
Remember
New stories
40°

Sherlock Holmes Reveals The Ugly Truth About London In Crimes and Punishments

20m ago - Frogawares latest detective mystery starring the legendary Sherlock Holmes is really shaping up t... | PC
20°

Fantasy Life Review: Your Twelve New Day Jobs | Dealspwn

29m ago - Dealspwn writes: "Fantasy Life will eat your real one if you're not careful. Imagine the job s... | 3DS
40°

Fanatical Five | 5 Indie Game Devs That Deserve Your Hard-Earned Money

36m ago - As gaming technology moves forward, better game development tools become open to the general publ... | PC
30°

Minecraft PS4 Edition coming to Retail October 7th

37m ago - The digital version of the game has been out since the beginning of the month. With the giant su... | PS4
Ad

Start Making Games for the PS4

Now - Want to design the next generation of video games? Start learning game design today. Click for more info on how to get started. | Promoted post
10°

Clockwork Empires Preview | The Game Scouts

39m ago - Shezka Foxe: Okay, so where to start? Well, Clockwork Empires is basically a civilization simulat... | PC
Related content from friends