There is so much potential in the zombie genre, and even though it seems that we should abandon hope altogether, we shouldn’t. I’m convinced someone out there is going to bring back life to this genre, and Dying Light could have been that game. At first, it looked good. There’s a great sense of terror when playing. You’re pretty much helpless, without much skill or power and generally you’ll be running more than fighting. And there are the same kind of special zombies that come expected, like bloaters, biters, big dudes and the more misshapen ones. The Walking Dead didn’t have any of those, unless you count the bloater in the well in series two. It’s just so annoying that the story plays it so safe. There must be a better story out there somewhere to do with zombies, something that breaks the line of mediocrity and makes us care about zombies again. Or maybe that time is gone. Maybe we should bring dinosaurs back!
Diversity is the key I think. Shake up the stories, mix up the characters and throw in new things to keep it interesting. Make us care, make us fearful of losing characters like how Game of Thrones does with every episode. Make us have faith there is a cure, and make the zombies scary. Never make the characters confident against them, and ensure there is always danger. Maybe that’s too much to ask for. I want to see that show. I’m still hopeful for a new zombie story, I just hope I’m not alone.
Songs of the Week:
- 'Arrival' by Halo 4 Soundtrack
- 'Awakening' by Halo 4 Soundtrack
- 'Green and Blue' by Halo 4 Soundtrack
- 'Requiem' by Halo 4 Soundtrack
- 'Legacy' by Halo 4 Soundtrack
- 'Anywhere but Here' by Rise Against
- 'Everchanging' by Rise Against
- 'Shyer' by London Grammar
- 'Nightcall' by London Grammar
- 'Unleash' by Anaal Nathrakh