In gaming, how can the Zombie story evolve?

With so many zombie games around these days, and with most retelling the same old story, how can the zombie story be told differently?

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SquidBuck1191d ago

We need more emotion. TTG's the walking dead and TLOU are prime examples on how to make a unique zombie experience.

NukaCola1191d ago

It has to be about the characters. Zombies are a theme, not a story. The story should be deeper than "it's just a zombie apocalypse."

Summons751191d ago

They really can't. Zombies were pretty neat a long time ago but now they are played out. Dying Light was probably the most unique spins on it I've seen in a while, and even then after you get over the excitement of something a little different in a zombie game you realize that it's just another zombie game...Zombies need a break.

Akira20201191d ago

A game that starts from the beginning....similar to Fear The Walking Dead or Diary of the Dead. This way the player will experience how easily things can fall apart when faced with something completely new, unknown, and horrifying..

Summons751191d ago

That's been done a million times. It's annoying to see stupid people go "why are they trying to bite me...." Then later "no I don't want to save you by killing you even though you're bit and going to turn into a zombie" ugh, the worst in every zombie thing ever.

ninsigma1191d ago

I thought it did evolve with the last of us. Very much a stray from the normal zombie games and it was incredible for it.

Picnic1191d ago (Edited 1191d ago )

Zombie stories can sometimes be regarded as reflecting economies- whether it's the mindless pursuit of consumerism (Dead Rising- 2006. Pre credit crunch shopping mall zombies) or the desperate circumstances of a downturn in the economy (The Last of Us. Post credit crunch. Desolate, graffitied, city). No doubt a totally different argument can be made that games makers don't consciously think about these things and where does Resident Evil fit in to that? (Survivor of the point and click puzzle kind of genre turned in to a 3D action game). ZombiU? (Set in London. Released in 2012 which happens to be the year of the London Olympics).

Zombies have always been passe to me. It's as much the other enemies that people recall from Resident Evil - spiders, insects in RE0, Nemesis, monks and villagers in RE4. It's not zombies that are interesting as such- it's the setting or story that they're in.

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