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Submitted by Starfox811 858d ago | opinion piece

Zombies, Why Does It Have To Be Zombies

After three games were teased at the VGAs that all contained some form of zombified enemy, TGH writer Vaughn.H decided to voice his opinion about Zombies in videogames. (Call of Duty: Black Ops Zombies, Culture, Dead Island, House of the Dead: Overkill - Extended Cut, iPad, iPhone, Left 4 Dead, PC, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360)

ShadyDevil  +   858d ago
I honestly love zombies as much as the next nerd but it is kind of getting old rather quick unless they do something completely new with it for Last Of Us
Ren_  +   858d ago
Not zombies the way I think of zombies. To me, zombies are dead bodies that have been brought back to life by some form of evil.

The Last of Us features enemies that have become infected by some organism (as far as I can tell) that has taken control of their bodies :P
Megaman_nerd  +   858d ago
that doesn't change anything because is the same premise.... =/
Somebody  +   858d ago
The bad guys in RE4 and 5 are caused by some infectious organism inside the body. Called La Plagas or something.

Everyone agreed they are still technically zombies.
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Ren_  +   857d ago
True zombies should be slow moving. The ones in the teaser trailer were quick :P

I think Resident Evil's history helped convince people to accept the enemies in the later games as being zombies tbh.
Micro_Sony  +   858d ago
Not just zombies but super fast zombies.

I hate the slow moving zombies that you can dance circles around but I also hate zombies who can shoot AK47,Ride Bikes and Cars and throw nades at you (looking at you R5)
Pintheshadows  +   858d ago
Honestly, there are not that many zombie games recently. Certainly not good ones or games that are not just action orientated. People are making like it's worse than the WW2 deluge from years past.
STONEY4  +   858d ago
Soon it'll be the ZGA awards.
zerocrossing  +   858d ago
Zombies are cool, but crap games with Zombies in them are not...
Tastynoodle  +   858d ago
L4D is, as always, a blast to play but Resident Evil did zombies in the best way possible. Slow and dumb yet grouped up in small spaces. Pairing that with only 3-4 chances to get hit before death and an ammo limit and Capcom had the perfect formula for scary shit. Every zombie game these days is just an excuse for over the top gore. Noone cares about blowing the face off of a reanimated corpse morally.
Foxhound922  +   858d ago
oh boo hoo...zombies have always and always will be awesome. Us gamers always need a thrilling mindless and high octane release from all the serious games we play. We love you zombie games dont listen to the author lol L4D and nazi zombies are always fun as well as zombie apocalypse and dead nation.
FalconR289  +   858d ago
From the look of the Last of Us trailer it seem to be more of a 28 days later or I am Legend type of virus thing and not of a zombie kind.
MysticStrummer  +   858d ago
I still haven't played the zombie game of my dreams, so bring on the zombie games. The closest thing so far for me is the zombie mode in World at War. I know some of the newer CoDs have zombies also but I refuse to buy those games just for one mode and I hate the main CoD modes.
Pintheshadows  +   858d ago
My ideal zombie game would mix elements from Heavy Rain, the original Resident Evil and tower defense games.

I'd have it set in a small English village removing guns altogether. The story would focus on the dynamic between four survivors surviving on a day to day basis scavenging food and supplies. Each building would be accessible and as the days pass it's up to you to best judge where to rest and to suitably secure your location. If you don't you'll be forced to bug out and find somewhere else asap. I'd make it so it could last an hour or 100hrs depending on the choices you make. One bite would mean the end for a character. The other characters reacting to the death of their companion accordingly. When they're all dead it's game over but it would be different each time you play.

Something like that anyway.
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MysticStrummer  +   858d ago
I wish Capcom would take whatever engine they use for Dead Rising and make a serious zombie game. I also wish Treyarch would make a standalone zombie game that combines the defensive play of the CoD zombie modes with Left 4 Dead style, moving from point to point and surviving gameplay. I also wish Rockstar would make an open world zombie game that combines Undead Nightmare with Grand Theft Auto. I also wish I would win the lottery. That about covers it. Get on it, Santa.
Jocosta  +   858d ago
How about murderous robots? Nah, that's been done too much as well. It's really down to execution of the given genre at this point. There are good zombie games, and there are not so good zombie games, just like anything else.

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