Go Gaming Giant looks at the recent trend of zombies in video games and how it's getting old now.
Yeah I am really starting to feel some zombie fatigue. Apparently there are still more zombie games to come.
yup, a ton of them, im not even looking forward to L4D 2 that much because it's just more zombies
Why would you not but a amazing game, just because you dislike zombies? That's not a good reason not to buy the game. The first L4D offered something no co-op game could, just like the second will but with new content and a addition of a few new enemies. It's worth it.
Dead Rising 2 is one of my most anticipated games of this gen.
Same here. Cant wait for Dead Rising 2. Dual Chainsaws stick! I hope they add more funny weapons and weird ass costumes! We all know we wore those baby clothes to make him look like a pedo...
Zombies are getting a bit boring. It's time they evolve into something more powerful and intelligent.
Dont worry! We'll be getting Alien vs Predator soon! We'll be killing each other. I hope it's at least 32 players on dedicated servers or else "pounce lag" would be horrible.
I found DR1 extreamly repetitive, the zombie's were no challenge at all.
Well once you had the right books in your possesion and killed the clown to get the small chainsaw, I'd agree the crowds of zombies got alot easier to mow through.
Zombies are used a lot because its not "PC" to make a game where you go around a Mall slaughtering innocent men women and children with power tools. Shame :P
Well first of your crazy. No such thing as zombies being boring. It's always fun to take a hammer, or a weapon and blow some heads of and stomp all over zombies. Dead Rising was awesome with how many weapons you had to your disposal. Than you have RE 5, which was awesome. I cannot wait for DR 2, as seeing the trailer made me really want the game.
Zombies >>>> Xbots
Zombies = Xbots
Zombies more intelligent than Xbots.
I dont really feel any Zombie fatigue, happy to keep gunning down everyone as long as they are entertaining. At least zombies have a good reason for being stupid bullet sponges.
I suppose that zombies are done differently in each game but still, the whole zombie concept is getting a bit old I think, why not switch it up? What about vampires or something
Like Vampire Rain? lol
what was that game? uhhh. soul reaver. that was a classic.
It's like the zombie boom in movies in the late 70's and 80's I love it :D
Agreed.I have always had a fondness for the undead/zombie flicks and the games.I have owned every RE (on Sony systems or 360),Dead Rising,L4D,etc. Evil Dead,Romeros famous zombie movies,and even Shawn of the Dead were all great! I think a large part of it Retrofly nailed. Its a "PC" thing. I remember the game "Carmageddon" in some markets (Germany for one?),had to make all the pedestrians zombies with green blood to be more "P.C.". I really liked the Carmageddon series.....
Not getting bored of zombies at all! Not enough for zombie games for me
I loved dead rising and i am really looking forward to dead rising 2. It was one of the first games that really really impressed me as a next gen title. Wish the controls had been better, it suffered from the RES-retard movement a bit, but other then that i loved it and still own it. I was looking forward to the other one that is set on the Island but it seems to be taking forever !
Zombies are the perfect fodder, just like beans are the perfect protein. They can be creepy, make a big mess when you kill one, move slowly (most of the time), don't offend anyone outside of Africa, don't carry ranged weapons and can exist in mass numbers for very little reason at all (ahh, we will just say a monkey bit the first one, it spread and leave it at that). I say bring on more zombies. I don't want to kill big mean polar bears. They have polar bear babies and I don't want to see them on the endangered list. That could really throw off the food chain and disrupt nature in cold regions of the world. Zombies deserve some buckshot between the eyes.
They just scream "Please dismember in all ways unimaginable." You really don't get that vibe from any other monster.
I wonder why the 360 version is getting a different model, must be a new graphics engine
This article must have been written by a zombie. It's the only explanation why someone would think, "Zombies are boring." They're trying to distract us from the upcoming zombie apocalypse. That's OK, I'm part of the Zombie Resistance, I've read, "The Zombie Survival Guide," TWICE and I have used these many, "Zombie Killing Simulators," to hone my zombie killing abilities. I say, keep the zombie games coming. The apocalypse could happen at any moment. Be prepared.
Oh that was so worth a bubble! Here ya go! Actually I need to just start passing them out to all fellow undead decapitators.
I've been a huge fan of the classic Romero zombie movies since I was a wee babby. Zombies will never really get old for me but it kills me that I know the industry is going to get bored of zombies before we get one real good George Romero style zombie game. Dead rising was damn close but had too much of that Capcom bright colours and Japanese arcade style to really capture the Romero mood. Left 4 dead perfectly captured the classic Romero mood but had running zombies. All the other games try to put some annoying little twist on the zombies and ruin it. I'm holding out hope that Dead rising 2 will finally nail it since they said they were trying to get a more 'Western feel'. I just hope the industry doesn't realise how bored everyone is getting of zombies until I get the zombie game I've wanted my whole life.
if were gonna argue over this then we might as well state that every enemy monster spawn is so over used that we might as well give up playing games. I love zombies, I love killing zombies and playing as zombies. I'm not even gonna bother throw to much into this. I'm just saying that if you think this is over used, you need to really take a look at the game market as a whole and say wow maybe i should quit gaming if you think that.
I can't f!cking wait for a true zombie game to release like Dead Rising 2. None of this l4d bullsh!t. Zombies will never get old. The Walking Dead FTW!
awesome article from GGG!
L4D is still an excellent game and I'm really looking forward to the sequel. I'm not bored of zombies any more than any other enemy in any other game.
Meh, this article is kind of pointless. Why whine about zombies being an overused part of games? Why not something that you can argue for or against, like guns, or even violence? This entire article can be summed up as, "I, the author, do not like zombies." This is not news, nor is it interesting.
Nice article, enjoyed it!
Wow, absolutely a joy to read from beginning to end. I completely agree, L4D never struck me BECAUSE it had zombies. Meanwhile everyone else was so obsessed because it had zombies.
i don't see why some people have such a huge zombie fetish. are undead people really that fascinating?
I played Dead Rising when it first came out and I thought it was a great game in terms of options on how to exterminate the zombies in the mall. I recently bought it for $10 on a bargain bin, and while still fun, after playing so many zombie games, I was just over the whole thing. Now the 'zombies' in Dead Space... They put the fear in you!
While this was a well written article, I must point out that I do not agree with it. I love killing zombies, they're so mindless and a great enemy that can sneak up on you. They have the best tactics too, because if a zombie game you're never really safe, a zombie could always just jump out of a window and bite your head off. Bottom line: zombie killing is fun, and I think that while some medians are getting boring (running zombies are over done now): the overall fun is not diminished.
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