Zombies and stuff, they just can’t be avoided. Zombies are the new Elves. That’s cool, though. I love me some good zombie games like Dead Rising, and Left 4 Dead.
The War Z, often ragged on for being too much like Day Z, released new footage today of Alpha gameplay. Doesn’t look like Day Z to me. The graphics aren’t washed out gray, and the UI actually looks like it doesn’t make the game a complete pita. But it does, in some ways, remind me of Day Z when they finally get around to shooting zombies; You know, once every few hours or so with paintball guns.
What I want in a zombie game looks a little more like this:
I like my zombie games to have action, tons of tense moments, and lots of zombie carnage instead of being an alternative to Ambien. I don’t want to head shot a zombie and have to bob and wave through bushes because I’d rather avoid the zombies than slay them, or cap one and have the surrounding zombies just stand there and do nothing. The War Z and Day Z make it seem like the sandbox gameplay can’t synergize with zombie survival, which is totally not true. They’re doing it wrong.