Double XP discuss the zombie genre, and if it's on its last legs.
Short answer, no. However, it would be nice if we could go back to the old-school survival horror roots again (1998 is a game of that kind).
If you're referring to the original Resident Evil, it came out in 1996. It takes place in 1998, though. But I agree. I feel like the zombie genre jumped the shark with 28 Days Later. I suppose running zombies have their place (TLoU), but one of the things that made George A. Romero's zombies scary was their sheer numbers and the fear of being overwhelmed in a claustrophobic sense. It didn't matter if they were slow because they didn't stop. You couldn't rest. Not really. I think that sensation got lost when they started to run. That's when they stopped being scary and became a novelty.
He's talking about a game called 1995. It looks exactly like the original Resident Evil and Silent Hill. I believe it came out last year on PC. I read a bunch of news about it on here. It may actually get a console port. Just checked and it's on steam. Back in 1995 is the title.
I think he's referring to Daymare 1998.
@, solid Or https://youtu.be/t3ebyW7VXb...
Oh wow, I haven't seen/heard anything on Daymare 1998. Thanks for the clarification.
Agreed. The success of Dying Light proves that this genre has potential in gaming if done the right way.
Yes, I love Dying Light. The writing and dialogue was very well done in comparison to Dead Island so they must've had a different writer.
It seems people wish not for a Zombie game but wish for Capcom's old horror style. Zombie games have and are still being made but in action form. In Capcom's case it wasn't about the multitude of zombies that made it feel creepy. being alone with them is what made it feel as such. And it's key quest's too. Being alone searching for things was part of It's experience.
No. But...it needs to be. It was played out a long time ago.
Nope.Not with titles like TLOU 2,Days Gone and State of Decay 2 coming..
Yes,, but will it sell?...
Tlou 2 will obviously sell, dunno about the other two.
Without a doubt, at least the ones on PS4.
Those games are not highly anticipated for zombies, because "zombies" the genre. The suffusion of zombie content is however starting to get pretty fucking old.
only last of us 2 can save the day...in movie industry I legend 2... tv shows are dead not zombie dead i mean real dead.....hehe
Another Dying Light would do well too if it ever comes, the 1st one was a pleasant surprise & sold very well.
The Walking Dead Season 7 is the best in a very long time. I'm loving it right now on Amazon Instant Video.
More of a hiatus than dead
No genre is dead.
It's stale not dead.
Nah, but it's a bit overdone tho....
"Is THE ZOMBIE GENRE DEAD " ? I sure as Hell hope so. same games over an over an over an over since 2006 is ENOUGH !!! that go for First person Military shooters, Survival Horror too. Man, im tired playing same games with slapped on title with same format doing same she-it. such as mass effect ,destiny,call of duty,gears,halo, Titan fall,left for dead,battlefield to name a few. hope Something besides fps will replace dying fps GENRE . My personal opinion
Zombie is not a genre, it is an enemy type. That's basically like saying The Last of Us and Left 4 Dead are the same thing.
My enthusiasm for zombies would reignite for Left 4 Dead 3
Left 4 Dead 3 using Scorpio power = Genre back in business!
I got fed up with zombies after Left 4 Dead 1. Fighting zombies in a game or watching them on TV felt like those annoying grinding quests that you are forced to do to level up on World of Warcraft that all feel exactly the same. I never thought there could be anything I'm more bored of than vampires after the whole Twilight shitfest, but along came zombies.
nope never dying light gives you your money worth over and over best zombie game out there for the next gen consoles i do hope they come out with the new dead island 2 game this year suppose to be release when the movie goes live around dec.
Its been beaten to death. The genre has been played out IMO.
Dead?. Of course they're zombies, or once the politically correct movement rolls in they'll be referred to as "living impaired".
The walking dead is dead that's for sure. Horrible show
CoD Zombies, yes. But there is still room for more narrative and games regarding zombies and the undead, and I am looking forward to the Last of Us 2.
It will never be dead, but It has definetly reached a saturation point!
I hope so. It seems every console generation there's those 1/2 genres that are over done, then the next gen they are pushed to the side for the "new thing." I remember when it was platformers, then fighters and beat em ups, racing, rpgs, first person shooters, and currently MMO and open world games. Instead of playing follow the leader, companies need to come up with something new/different to gauge the masses to have options, instead of the same game with different skins, characters, and button configurations. Too many companies don't know the difference between genre, and a copy-cat.
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