It was a pretty dark year for a particular zombie-based survival horror series. With three releases, at least one of them was bound to be pretty decent. In the end, Capcom did release one good game in the Resident Evil franchise this year, but it wasn’t the one I was expecting.
A lot of games that involve the living dead are pretty lax about the rules that come with a zombie apocalypse. Specifically, that when you are bitten by a zombie, even just a little bit, you’re going to be one of them pretty quickly. One game this year took this concept and turned itself not only into one of the more realistic zombie survival games, but one of my favorites of the entire year.
Everyone has traditions that they follow every year. Some people like to visit certain locations, eat particular foods or listen to a favorite song. Several of my traditions, as you might have guessed, involve video games and I’d like to share five of them with you right now.
Playing through the games that have come out this year, I’ve noticed a very interesting pattern to the ones I’ve enjoyed the most. Several of my personal favorites throughout the year have featured zombie, or zombie-like, creatures. As such, in lieu of a standard game-of-the-year-type countdown, this year I’d like to recount each of my favorite titles from the last 365 days with undead creatures. The first game on the docket to discuss technically does not have zombies in it, but you’d have to admit that the creatures found within were at least heavily inspired by brain-chomping ghouls.
One of the questions I get fairly often involves the origin of the screen-name I use on a regular basis. Hamsterman2049 is certainly a unique name, but it isn’t as random as it might appear. There is a story that goes along with it, so sit back and I’ll tell you the tale of how this series of letters and numbers came to be.
Every new game system needs that first game. You know the one if talking about; the title that takes the time to really show you what capabilities the console has. If you bought the deluxe package of the Wii U, then that title was packed right in the box for you. In Nintendo Land, the titular company creates an amusement park of fun to teach you how their new system can be used. Like any amusement park, some rides are going to be more popular than others, but the overall experience leaves you with a big smile.