Zombie apocalypse? Been there, done that, got the T-shirt, also got a strange bite-mark from what I presume to be a radioactive Scotsman and now I’ve got the tummy-rumblies for raw meat and graaaaaiiiins in my cereal. Also, brains. By now, you’ve played every single kind of zombie apocalypse out there, from Left 4 Dead to Dying Light. But have you ever played out the end of days…in virtual reality?
Pfft, who needs new games, am I right? I’m playing games right now that are months-old. Because I’m a rebel baby, and that’s how I roll. One of the top games on my current retro list is still February’s Dying Light. The best zombie apocalypse game of at least Q1, maybe even Q2 as well, was a blast to play. Massive, challenging and relentless, Dying Light also dipped into DLC waters after launch. And it’s next piece of downloadable gameplay will have you facing the Bozak Horde. Which sounds like killer circus clowns. Totally.
Wolfenstein: The Old Blood is out this week, as a standalone expansion to what I thought was one of the finest modern old-school shooters in forever. Like its predecessor, it largely shuns the trappings of modern shooter games, sticking to the tried and tested basics. Is it anywhere near as good though?
It happens every year. A new Call of Duty is announced, and is almost universally derided. Then they start showing it off, with some new feature or high-profile actor and the derision starts turning to excitement. Then reviews hit and the game is lauded – before there’s some sort of minor consumer revolt and the latest greatest Call of Duty, in hindsight, isn’t that great after all. I don’t want to get caught up in that same cyclical trap – but I will exercise a bit of cautious optimism. There’s a lot about the new Call of Duty that sounds…pretty good.
We’ve made you wait a long, long time for this. It wasn’t really our fault. Dying Light dropped the ball with their physical launch last month, and so the launch party ultimately suffered as well. But fear not true believers! Dying Light is just around the corner, so here’s the ten lucky sobs who will be joining us at the launch party this Thursday.
Dying Light feels like it should be old news by now, but the game hasn’t technically really seen a full launch yet. You could’ve grabbed it digitally last month, but the physical copies are still taking their sweet time to get here. Thankfully that wait is nearly over, and so is the wait for the Dying Light launch competition? Not sure what that is? We’ll then you’ll want to look over here.
Yet another update: Good news everybody! The Dying Light launch is back on, at the same place and the same time, on February 26th. Better yet, we now have ten copies of the game to give away to each of our double ticket winners - which makes the wait worth it if you ask me. All your previous entries still count, so don't worry about having to enter again if you already have. If you still haven't entered via the comments below, get cracking. We'll be drawing winners on Monday the 23rd of February. Good night - and good luck! Update: It seems like the local Dying Light delay has affected more than just the game. The launch event has been put on hold indefinitely, but we should be getting more information about it this week. Either way, until we know for sure when (and if) the event is still happening, we won't be drawing winners. Sorry everybody. Original Article follows: This year isn’t content to start slowly, and Dying Light is ready and waiting to kick off the gaming calendar with a bang. What better why to celebrate the parkour focused zombie skull smasher than spending an evening at the game’s official launch with us? Or, even better, with a free copy of the game
Here in the Lazygamer office, we’re digging Dying Light. It’s a rough game, make no mistake, but one with plenty of charm. Whether you’re free-running, free-climbing or free-crapping your pants at night, the game is very much a decent survival-horror experience with a strong emphasis on survival. It’s also got a bit of a steep learning curve, ensuring that you don’t approach the zombie apocalypse like an ECW version of Wrestlemania. And this one mod for the game is about to make it even more difficult.
Zombies have become, for better or worse, a staple in nearly every form of consumable media. They appear in comics, series, films and games, and often take up the same role across the board. These lumbering, clumsy undead often epitomize the need for something fresh, but we're all still pretty content with them hanging around.. In a way, the familiar trope surrounding zombies perfectly sums up Techland's latest title, Dying Light. Like the appearance of the undead, Dying Light doesn't bring any surprises along with it, but remains an enjoyable experience to undertake nonetheless.
Dying Light is fast approaching launch, which means the hype train is hitting full speed at the moment. I’ve already had my time with the game, but I’m pretty sure that there’s a lot I wasn’t allowed to see in my limited playthrough. Like pulling Excalibur out of a rock in the middle of nowhere and using it to paint the town read with zombie innards.
If there ever were a zombie apocalypse, I think the greatest skill one could have would be being able to run away from everything really, really quickly. I would take fancy parkour over a weapon any day, which is probably why I like Dying Light so much. Instead of trying to fight the hordes of undead, you’re running on rooftops to avoid them – and it looks like a lot of fun.
Call of Duty isn't quite what you'd expect when it makes its way over to China. I guess all that freedom talk wouldn't quite fly, so they had to change the formula a bit. Instead, COD Online is a free-to-play online game for China only, but this video makes me desperate to play it.
It’s been several weeks since we’ve had to mention any of that resolution or frames per second silliness on the website. Several glorious weeks of focusing only on the games. But because I’m essentially a shaved Grinch, I’m going to bring that topic up all over again. That’ll teach you all to buy me second-hand socks for Christmas.
Happy Call of Duty day? Personally, this used to be a far more exciting day back in the early Modern Warfare to era. I used to get all sorts of overly excited for every year’s Call of Duty launch, especially those which had the co-operative Zombie mode. Not only am I far less excited this year, but zombies are also being ripped out of the core package.
I loved the first Resident Evil Revelations. It took the series back (somewhat) to its original survival horror roots, and it did it quite well. Sure there were no traditional zombies to dispatch, but the new faceless monster enemy types more than made up for that. Other than the rather good single player, there was a raid mode. It was essentially a collection of side missions which had players fighting enemies across the game’s locales with the goal of getting a good ranking. It was a ton of fun. Pre-ordering the second game will earn you extra content for the mode, at least, if you own a PlayStation that is.