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Too many zombies?:

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.

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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 Cider, Mon, 5th Nov '12 4:54:35 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 Recon 5, Tue, 6th Nov '12 2:49:54 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

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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 Geek Code Red, Tue, 6th Nov '12 5:49:54 AM from City of the Damned 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?
[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 Cassie, Tue, 6th Nov '12 6:37:20 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 Recon 5, Tue, 6th Nov '12 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.

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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 Rocket Dude, Tue, 6th Nov '12 6:56:59 PM from AZ, United States
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 15 onyhow, Tue, 6th Nov '12 6:58:45 PM from Land of the Lilies 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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[up] Well, during an action video game, you might not want to be distracted by too outlandish designs at the gameplay's expense.

 17 Geek Code Red, Fri, 9th Nov '12 4:06:32 AM from City of the Damned 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.
 18 onyhow, Fri, 9th Nov '12 4:14:59 AM from Land of the Lilies Relationship Status: Squeeeeeeeeeeeee!
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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 Geek Code Red, Fri, 9th Nov '12 5:00:47 AM from City of the Damned 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

 20 Journeyman, Fri, 9th Nov '12 8:03:31 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 Deadbeatloser 22, Fri, 9th Nov '12 8:41:00 AM from le Secret♪ Relationship Status: Hoping Senpai notices me
This is all Decade's fault.
Zombies ruined Call of Duty for me.
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 22 Geek Code Red, Fri, 9th Nov '12 11:19:17 AM from City of the Damned 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.
 23 Deadbeatloser 22, Fri, 9th Nov '12 11:34:06 AM from le Secret♪ Relationship Status: Hoping Senpai notices me
This is all Decade's fault.
No, that ruined Black Ops II specifically.
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 24 Geek Code Red, Fri, 9th Nov '12 11:40:59 AM from City of the Damned Relationship Status: I made a point to burn all of the photographs
What's the trope for skin contact magic?
Honestly, Zombies is fun. And Treyarch knows this. "Fun" is a thing missing in a lot of Modern Military Shooters.
 25 Deadbeatloser 22, Fri, 9th Nov '12 11:58:33 AM from le Secret♪ Relationship Status: Hoping Senpai notices me
This is all Decade's fault.
Doesn't stop it being an unnecessary addition.
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