I’m a huge Walking Dead fan but I’ve noticed in recent months that the number of fellow fans have been dropping like flies and the grumblings about zombies in games have been getting louder.
Love it or hate it, Telltale Games' approach to interactive story-telling combined with choose your own adventure decision making is here to stay. Some may argue that it isn't compelling gameplay, yet popular demand and appreciation seems to prove otherwise. I fully enjoyed The Walking Dead Season One, and so far it seems that Season Two will be equally addictive and compelling. I'm avoiding any spoilers for Season One and Two for those who haven't played it, so if you still need to play the game (and really, you should) you can carry on reading without "the fear".
What the hell, Japan? You continue to amaze and terrify me. Onechanbara Z Kagura with Nonono! is the latest game in that bizarre series about the undead, tits and swords, and here’s a trailer for the game, passed off as a documentary about “The Applied Sciences of Sexy & Grotesque Zombie Hunting.” Yes, really. It’s in English, so you’ll have no trouble understWHAT IS THIS?
If there was one thing that really impressed me at rAge this year, it was Dead Rising 3. It made me want an Xbox One. No, seriously. The apocalypse never looked so cool. Now, you can get in on the Zombie Apocalypse… tonight!
Out of all the games arriving with the Xbox One, Dead Rising 3 looks like the most fun. It’s massive, gorgeous and clearly benefitting from all those extra horses under the Xbox One hood. Performance that now allows dozens of unique zombies to start shuffling towards your tasty, nutritious braaaaaiiiinsss…
One of the most surprising games at E3 this year, was Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden. Old school, challenging and filled with enough gore to give concerned mothers a set of collective heart attacks, the game is pure fun. And it has zombies. But not your regular run of the mill mouth-breathers. It has these guys who helped liven up the game when I first played it.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 is getting its last DLC - Apocalypse at the end of this month. It offers four multiplayer maps, two of which are all new. Then it also offers a new zombie map, because no game is complete without a zombie DLC. But this one looks cool: we get to see WWI inspired dieselpunk design.
Despite being a sandbox title, previous Dead Rising games were pretty much scripted mission events with an emphasis on getting the job done. While those time limits were a defining feature of those games, they were also a facet of it that a ton of folks hated. And for Dead Rising 3, expect to have some more freedom.
Zombies: Can’t un-live with them, can’t enjoy some brains without being one of them. This generation finally saw nazis replaced as the defacto video game bad guys with the walking dead, an idea that has already been run into the ground and resurrected. But the upcoming Ninja Gaiden spin-off Yaiba has some different ideas in mind for what makes a zombie fun.
The latest Black Ops 2 DLC was released yesterday and along with the extra maps and weapons a new Zombie mode was also added where players are now trapped in an abandoned Old West mining town.