Friday, August 15, 2008

Land of the dead

Although I don't want to turn this blog into a gaming one, I have to make this post. I don't know if any of you remember seeing commercials for the Land of the dead game in the advertisements at the beginning of dvd. I thought that it looked like a decent game at the time, but I didn't notice when it came out. Recently I was browsing warez-bb and I stumbled upon it. The game has kept me occupied for the past hour or so. It's not just that it is a zombie game, it's the fact that it is a PC made linear zombie game with multiplayer. That's right multiplayer, and for the PC. For a game that I have never hear of being brought up on any zombie game lists or anywhere for that matter, this game deserves some attention.

First things first. The game has some pretty linear gameplay. You find yourself comepleting the repetitive task of searching for Keys and looking for tools to open doors. In the past few years we have lost linear gameplay, it has almost become something which should be avioded. While I do enjoy games with a really open environment, linear games are a great gem that are being lost. With linear games the story line is straight forward. this makes it so everyone has to complete the same challenges in the same way, which means that it is the same difficulty for everyone (well except parapeligics). This also makes it so you can also beat the game to 100% in your spare time on a weekend. This is great for someone who doesn't want to have to become devoted to a game for weeks.

The game is worth mentioning because like all zombie games you get to kill many zombies with many different weapons. But the thing that makes this game stand out is the multiplayer. The maps are basic and it comes with the game types that all fps games should have: Slayer, Team Slayer, Capture the Flag ect. The thing that makes this so great is that anyone can pick it up in a few minutes to have fun on a ongoing lan party, which is what I am doing now. Currently, I have set it up so the games are on rotation with 4 of the best maps. When people feel the need to kill zombies or have a quick game of slayer, WE DO!

Zombie games exist for one reason, and that reason is killing as much as you can with whatever you can think of. In zombie movies as well as games it is best if they are lacking in the story line department because then everything can be focussed on the very fun gameplay.