Zombie Infection

ZI3

The living seem to have disappeared, now you’ll have to survive in a world where the dead want you for their next meal.

I wonder how zombiekind would react if there was only one living human left. Talk about a nightmarish world where natural resources have dwindled to nearly nothing. Of course, usually when you’re talking about the end of natural resources, you’re talking about one where oil or water has dried up, everyone now tries to kill each other with supped up cars, and Mel Gibson rules the deserts, but that world doesn’t bother me too much. I like supped up cars with miniguns and swords tied to them. The natural resources I worry about losing are two legged, love reality television, and have a thing for funny cat photos, and though that also describes chimpanzees, I’m talking about humans. If all the humans were wiped out save for one lone guy, I’d imagine that lone guy would become the most sought after commodity on the planet. What I’m not sure about is what would happen when he or she was actually caught, like if other zombies would fight over this person, try to put him in a case like he was the last Cuban cigar, or, and this is my personal favorite, freeze him in carbonite for the world’s most expensive museum piece. Whatever the outcome, I wouldn’t envy that person’s fate. Despite what that shitty Will Smith movie made it look like, being the last human on Earth would not be fun.

In Zombie Infection you have one goal. What that goal would be is beyond me, but I’m sure there is at least one. Why wouldn’t I know? Because the game is so broken that it’s damn near unplayable. The main point seems to be to gather supplies, ammo, and weapons while either avoiding the various zombies on the screen or killing them outright. Your supplies include things like carrots, soda cans, and half crushed soda cans, and weapons include things like a katana or assault rifle. You wander around looking for these things in an open world that consists of a large field, several buildings, and a couple of zombies or so at any given time that you’ll be forced to deal with. I’m not sure if there’s anything else to it because after a five minute run through, I was forced to give up. I even put it down and came back several times, hoping each time that there might be something of value to keep me playing, but sadly, there’s not.

ZI1{What a broken control scheme looks like}

The problem comes with the control system. To control your character you have a little directional circle on the bottom left corner of the touchscreen, on the right, a diamond of four buttons that each correspond to a different function, a backpack for items you acquire, an attack button, a jump button, and an aiming function for your rifle that allows you to zoom in on a zombie. You use the directional pad to determine which way your character goes, while determining angle with your right hand’s placement by moving a finger in an up or down position. First things first, not only is the system almost unresponsive to your movements, making it clunky and slow, but the diamond command buttons only get in the way, making things even harder than they already are. To attack you have to set up your character in just the right way, using the clunky control structure, and then hope your target doesn’t move very much so that you can then hit the attack button, if they move at all you’ll have to set everything up again in order to attack them, taking hits the entire time you readjust. This becomes even more annoying when you try and aim your gun to fire. Following the same thing you would do with any attack, you set up your direction, aim, then let the aim go so that you can move your fingers around again in order to be able to aim and fire, once again hoping that your target doesn’t move so you won’t have to do it all over again. It is absolutely impossible to move, aim, and fire with the controls as they are. That means that you are going to have to move, aim, move, aim, and then fire every time you want to shoot a zombie.

ZI2{I’m guessing whoever made this game has three hands}

I don’t expect much from a free game on your phone, but I do expect it to at least be playable. This one is not worth the time at all.

 

The Undead Review

 

Published By: Greenie Games

Release Year: 2014

Platform: Android System

Rotten Heads: 0 Heads Out of Five

About The Undead Review

When I was alive I was an asshole and after I died remained pretty much the same, if not a little worse. You’d think becoming a member of the walking dead would mellow a person out, no more worrying about awkward small talk with people, no more having to be politically correct, and the entire world is your upright, bipedal buffet. Don’t get me wrong, it’s fun as hell to be a zombie, just somewhat irritating at times, especially those times you have to watch a lame movie or read a lame book. Thankfully, when I am forced to watch these films or read those books, I’ve got places like The Undead Review to bitch and moan to my heart’s content. {When he’s not devouring the living or sinking his teeth into a good film The Undead Review (Andy Taylor) spends his time writing his own stories or hunting down the paranormal. Oh, and did we mention his blind dog once saved the world?)
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