ZOMBIE GAMES - ENJOYABLE?
The transfer of gaming from PC's and expensive consoles to the web has enabled a much larger audience to enjoy games that were until recently limited only to people who bothered spending large amounts of money on electronic gadgets and their accessories.
Posted by Albee on Nov 22, 2011 18:30 (Nov 22, 2011 18:30)
The primary requirements have now diminished to just a computer and internet access. Games of all genres, from mission-based highly graphic ones to simple puzzle games, are available under thousands of popular titles online, for everyone to enjoy.
Funnily enough for some, creature games have become all the rage in contemporary times. And not only games; every other day a film is churned out of the Hollywood mill that is based on any breed of creatures that wreck havoc in the world and are then controlled by the heroes of the film.
Among such creatures are zombies, which, much like vampires and werewolves (cough*twilight*cough) have an appeal for people of all age willing to spend some of their free time doing stuff that doesn't really have a point. Perhaps they have begun liking the horror and thrill that comes with these games, whether online or on console; but as we have no survey to talk about yet, it's safe to assume that this is a case. Whatever the reason may be in fact, the fact remains that such games have seen a surge in popularity like pretty much every other online games' genre. These games have presented a concept that has been well-liked by audiences of all ages.
When it comes to the types of zombie-related games that are on offer on the internet, this genre is not behind any other major one in terms of quantity of games of various kinds available. It's often linked with other genres as well; you may be required to shoot at them, race them, solve puzzles or the likes of them to stop their advancement, defend your tower, and so on.
You see how integrated this genre is with many of the other major ones. Shooting games with zombies as the targets have gained the most popularity among these sub-divisions. This popularity points to the fact that any person would tend to enjoy doing stuff with the zombies that they would've done had the zombies been real. Hence, the rising popularity of such Shooting Games.
Whenever we picture a zombie, the first thought to come in the mind is that of a bloodied, disheveled human-like creature with bloodshot, drooping eyes and entangled hair. One may ask, therefore, that how would games with such creatures in them be suitable for the young children who spend half their time playing games online these days? The answer has been provided by the highly innovative developers out there, who have ventured into the realms of development of unrealistic but highly appropriate content, and incorporated it in every game that may seem scary otherwise.
This has resulted in a few of those zombie games having rather comical zombies and exaggerated graphics in them to interest the young mind without causing any scare or shock. The most popular example of such a game is Plants and Zombies.
Be it realistic or unrealistic, scary or comical, the truth remains that the average zombie game has seen a significant rise in popularity online and in handheld devices alike. Moreover, the popularity suggests that these trends are here to last.