So my MOGA friends, you think you’re ready the Zombie Apocalypse do ya? You have watched all the zombie films ever created by man, you are a religious watcher of the Walking Dead and you have even read the CDC’s Zombie Preparedness white paper…
Oh sure, I hear you say “But Burbosa, I have Zombie games on my PC, my Xbox 360, my PS3 and my Wii U… what more is there?”… AND that’s exactly when I grab you by your blood strewn face and I stare into your stone cold zombie slaying eyes and shout “Cartoon Zombies attacking not so helpless plant life on your mobile device not delivering the spine jarring, guns blazing, intestine laden gore fest you expect?! I got something for ya!!!”
Which by the way I’ve always had my doubts about you “cartoon” Zombie lover types. Always suspected there might be a bit too much of the battle dodging, diaper-wearing, I’d rather have a Diet Fresca than charge stark naked at a zombie horde with nothing more than a pocket knife, about you.
Which brings me to this week’s staff pick… DEAD TRIGGER.
Dead Trigger drops you smack dab at end of the world. Civilization is done, economy is done, billions of people rising from the dead due to a strange virus… you know that old, “Oh dear God they ate Grandma!” end O’ the world story. That being said though MADFINGER has really out done themselves with full 3D characters and environments, great graphics, lighting and of course properly mo-capped zombies! Right?!? That all we wanted in the first place damn it, some properly mo-capped zombies in an incredibly realistic real world environment, under proper lighting conditions, with high quality 3D audio, with nothing but a host of the most lethal double death dealing weapons that can be imagined by the fevered, zombie killers assembled at MADFINGER! Oh yeah… the weapons… High poly count weapons adorned this game like grey matter on a zombie chopping chainsaw. Every weapon can be upgraded, and there are a lot, from the humble and contrite Walther P99 to my personal favorite “The Brain Mill” (think portable garbage disposal with whirling blades of death attached… very messy but satisfying.) OK now here is the kicker for you cerebral types out there…
It’s actually got a story line.
I can already hear the Diet Fresca shooting out the noses of the cartoon folks. Yep, it has a story line. A pretty good one as it turns out. You can choose to do random encounters and just dish out some good ol’ fashion, stress reliving, slayer of the undead justice or follow the story line, rescue survivors (Should have brought a gun shouldn’t ya!), protect your safe havens (Get off my lawn!), and find out what is really happening and what you can do to get to the truth (Mulder and Scully style… Boo ya!)
So in closing, we all know the dead will rise one day. I am here to help you… It’s going to happen and the best thing YOU can do is be prepared for it. How do you prepare for Zombie Apocalypse? Practice. Practice. Practice. How do you practice 24-7? Kit out you mobile device with this gem and rid the world of the horde.
Once you’ve saved what’s left of the world, take DEAD TRIGGER 2 for spin. It will not disappoint.
Until next time friends..