Too many zombies?:

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What?
How many games have zombies in them as a selling point?

Let's just say plenty.

Such some people might find them fun to fight even after some many reiterations, but do you think it might become stale soon or perhaps it has already reached the peak?

Personally, I say where one would expect a zombie horde one would find the a battalion of hardened soldiers.
Zombie are never going to completely disappear from games, since they make such great enemies.

But if you mean games with zombies as a central point, they've been around for a long, long time before this gen, so I don't think they're going to go away if they've been around that long.
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3 Cider5th Nov 2012 04:54:35 PM from Not New York , Relationship Status: They can't hide forever. We've got satellites.
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I would not mind more zombies like The Undertaker or Lord Raptor. Maybe even the real, original zombies...though those would not make for a very tough fight they could make a great management sim where you have to keep your business going against someone using illegal zombie slave labor. It has happened already, when is gaming going to catch up?(probably not until a major developer/publisher arises out of a Caribbean country).
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4 Recon56th Nov 2012 02:49:54 AM from Southeast Asia
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I'd rather have zombies than 'not-zombies-that are functionally-identical'. Making your Mooks zombies if you code them with as little brains as they have faces is far more honest than pretending that they're, say, a Spec Ops unit.
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I think the "peak" of games with zombies has passed, and was about at the same time as the "peak" of movies with zombies (28 days/weeks later, zombieland, etc.)
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I's not as bad as it used to be, but there's still far more than there were before that. I really wish they'd go away; there's just not that much you can do with them

edited 6th Nov '12 4:27:08 AM by Hylarn

Yeah, there's a ridiculous number of zombie games. I remember Peter Molyneux saying we needed fewer zombie and alien games.

... But what does he know? I'm fine with zombie games but I wish more of them would try something different. You know what I want? Fewer scientific zombies and more mystical zombies. Screw "a virus that has turned people into zombie-like creatures" — that's not even "the living dead", which is the minimum I expect from zombies — where's my damn necromancy?!
8 GeekCodeRed6th Nov 2012 05:49:54 AM from Murder City , Relationship Status: I made a point to burn all of the photographs
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Though we are in favor of Headcrab zombies returning in Half-Life 3, right?
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[up] Oh yeah, that'd be fine. Even today, it's an original twist on zombies (if not more original, considering the number of regular zombies that have come along since then).
10 Cassie6th Nov 2012 06:37:20 AM from Malaysia, but where?
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Just think of the zombie games which tried to something different. They got flak. Going back, also got flak. People are unpleasable.
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11 Recon56th Nov 2012 12:10:27 PM from Southeast Asia
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Every game gets flak. Even the darlings of TV Tropes get flak from at least a few members let alone people outside our community. There are always benefits to doing something different (provided it's done decently) rather than just giving people more of what they want.
I don't think that there is anything wrong with Zombies changing from an obscure horror subgenre, into a main setting of speculative fiction on par with Medieval European Fantasy, Cyberpunk, or Space Opera.

Beyond the basic outline, it has potential for lots of different kinds of stories.
13 MrPoly6th Nov 2012 06:52:40 PM , Relationship Status: Browsing the selection
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As for the question, I personally believe there are probably too many games with zombies as a selling point. Although to be fair, using zombies is one of the easiest ways to make a gory shooter/brawler/hack and slash game that is still fun to play for the average gamer. Me, though? I want more demons.
14 RocketDude6th Nov 2012 06:56:59 PM from AZ, United States
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PC Gamer Magazine said it best: Mechs are more fun to shoot than zombies, aliens, or helicopters.
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15 onyhow6th Nov 2012 06:58:45 PM from Um...pie? , Relationship Status: Squeeeeeeeeeeeee!
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Originally there's already too much, and they're in decline already before DayZ ignite the thing again...

Really, would want to see something else...at least you can put different aliens with unique things in...zombies are hard to put in something different...
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17 GeekCodeRed9th Nov 2012 04:06:32 AM from Murder City , Relationship Status: I made a point to burn all of the photographs
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I know a game that lets you shoot at Mechs, Helicopters and Zombies.
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18 onyhow9th Nov 2012 04:14:59 AM from Um...pie? , Relationship Status: Squeeeeeeeeeeeee!
Too much adorableness
Half-Life 2 you mean?

^^ I was talking about how tr enemies work instead of how they look...their abilities and such...

edited 9th Nov '12 4:16:23 AM by onyhow

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19 GeekCodeRed9th Nov 2012 05:00:47 AM from Murder City , Relationship Status: I made a point to burn all of the photographs
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...

I don't think Striders cont as Mechs. I was talking Call of Duty: Black Ops 2.

edited 9th Nov '12 5:01:13 AM by GeekCodeRed

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20 Journeyman9th Nov 2012 08:03:31 AM from Here and there.
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[up] They don't. Most of the Combine's soldiers are cyborgs. Okay, they all are. Although Half Life 2 did zombies well. Well, Half Life in general did. Having to avoid parasitic head-breaking creatures only as big as dinner plates, as opposed to facing down a slow moving infectious disease patient? It was different.

Add in that those aren't the only enemies, or even the worst of them, and you can see how well they did. Don't forget the Zombines!

edited 9th Nov '12 8:03:52 AM by Journeyman

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21 Deadbeatloser229th Nov 2012 08:41:00 AM from le Secret♪ , Relationship Status: Hoping Senpai notices me
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Zombies ruined Call of Duty for me.
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22 GeekCodeRed9th Nov 2012 11:19:17 AM from Murder City , Relationship Status: I made a point to burn all of the photographs
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I thought Woods being alive ruined Call of Duty for you, Deadbeat.
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23 Deadbeatloser229th Nov 2012 11:34:06 AM from le Secret♪ , Relationship Status: Hoping Senpai notices me
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No, that ruined Black Ops II specifically.
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24 GeekCodeRed9th Nov 2012 11:40:59 AM from Murder City , Relationship Status: I made a point to burn all of the photographs
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Honestly, Zombies is fun. And Treyarch knows this. "Fun" is a thing missing in a lot of Modern Military Shooters.
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25 Deadbeatloser229th Nov 2012 11:58:33 AM from le Secret♪ , Relationship Status: Hoping Senpai notices me
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Doesn't stop it being an unnecessary addition.
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