It goes with out saying that everyone here loves zombies, but it also goes with out saying that there are as many different kind of zombies as there are zombie fans. from the classic slow moving Romero type zombies that we all grew up on. to the 28 days later zombies that brought the idea of fast infection type zombie to our attention. and many many more. now we all have are our own individual preference for zombies but what if you had you choice between two different types of zombies. which would you chose, well that's what we're here to discuss. in this opening discussion lets delve into the realm of video games where zombie mutation has taken on strange new twists. today's contestants are from DEAD SPACE in the red corner. the Necromorphs:
these reanimated corpses of the dead, reshaped into horrific new forms by a recombinant extraterrestrial infection. The resulting creatures are extremely aggressive, and will attack any uninfected organism on sight.The sole purpose of almost all Necromorphs is to create more bodies to infect and spread the infection. They are believed by some to be the heralds of humanity's ascension, but on a more practical level are the extremely dangerous result of exposure to, and tampering with, the enigmatic devices known as Markers. they come in many verity's each containing its own strength and weaknesses. but what they all have in common is a need for "Strategic Dismemberment" as best summed up here.
"Take their legs out, and they'll drag themselves toward you. Shoot off an arm, and they'll use their other arm to rip into you. Nope, the only real way to take these creatures out is to completely rip them apart."
thats right straying from tradition this band of space zombie can not be killed with a shot to the head nor should it ever be tried. with the only way to put them down for good lying in complete Dismemberment. this galactic parasite proves an interesting and deadly enemy".
next we have from an equally long running video game franchise specializing in team extermination we have the "special infected" from "left for dead"
like the previously mentioned necromorphs these zombies also come in many types each with its own respective powers and vulnerabilities. these more down to earth zombies still prove a threat but also stick to the more traditional mean of dispatch-meant. ie a bullet to the head will stop them.
well there you have it our two contenders, so if you had the choice of entering one these perspective worlds and doing battle with these undead foe's which one would you chose and why? next Saturday we will tally up your votes to see who is our "PICK OF THE DAMNED"! and then we'll be back with two new choices of reanimated terror.
I like the Left for Dead zombies better - I think they'd be more fun to fight. While the dismemberment idea is pretty cool, I think it would ultimately make things so hard that it'd be too much work - you couldn't just spend a nice Sunday afternoon on your roof drinking lemonade and spearing them through the eye sockets when you were tired after a week of running and gunning. I mean, can you imagine how hard it would be to keep finding ways to rip apart that many undead? After a while, you'd just get a headache.
yeah but a lot of the special infected in fact all the infected can climb. some can even attack you from a distance, but at least they don't coordinate attacks like necromorphs do. but if you go with left for dead you don't get all the cool space aggie weapons to kill them with. so i guess that one vote for left for dead!
I'll keep my vote on the L4D ones, but the Necromorphs sound pretty interesting.
well that makes one for L4D and one for DEAD SPACE. cause even though mesomorphs are a more dangerous foe i'd prefer the energy weapons for taking them out.
I like the idea of the special infected. I haven't played through all of the Dead Space games, but they also seem interesting. Either way, I think I would like to have a good katana. But, I would probably have to give it to the special infected, my military training would probably have more of an effect on them.
okay so i guess that makes it 2 to 1 in-favor of left 4 dead!
Left 4 Dead zombies would be terrible in real life, all the gym loving steroid junkies with tribal tattoos rampaging around absorbing bullets like sponges would be too much for most people, and they would break down barriers and homes so no protection would be available.
so is that vote for dead space where at least you'd have all the space age weapons to deal with them?
I haven't played Dead Space, but anything to avoid Tanks and Witches.
Personally, I believe I'd rather face the special infected. I believe it would be more interesting and a bit more fun. The fact that they can't really coordinate like the Necromorphs is a bonus. With the number that zombies would have you don't really want them to be intelligent enough to coordinate. I'd much rather deal with specialized zombies with special attacks than zombies that are smart enough to plot and plan and work together. And as far as not having all the space age weapons that wouldn't be a big deal. Technology is very highly overrated. Go with the basics. <3