I won’t go too in depth here because I feel that this game surprised me so much, that I don’t want to spoil it for others. I’ve been a huge fan of the Resident Evil game series since its beginning. After 6 I was left satisfied at a storyline that sort of closed out. 7 brings a fresh take on the franchise that is so much better than zombies.
This game scared the hell out of me at times, gave me anxiety, and had me so involved in the mystery of the story that I couldn’t put it down. If I claim that this is the best of the franchise, I don’t think I’m exaggerating. It IS the best one. The switch to a first person perspective, and the tweaking of inventory items is a loveable change.
With barely any ties to the other games at all this really does feel like a new adventure, and I can’t wait to see where they go with it. There is DLC coming out in the Spring, and I’ll be sure to check that out because I was left with a question or two.
My main question is a big spoiler, so skip this paragraph if you don’t want to know…. Maybe someone can give me a theory on it… Was that really Chris at the end? I don’t think so, because 1) he looked different, 2) he referred to himself as his last name, and 3) He was enemies with Wesker, so why name a gun after him? (If you missed the name of the weapon he throws you it is called “albert”.)
End spoilers… Anyway, overall the game gets 5 out of 5 sCrypt coffins in my book. It is the first game in a while that has really impressed me, and the introduction of all new characters was a relief.
Back in 2009 while I was working on my first novel, I had some great zombie influences. I always try to take in multiple media for entertainment. George A Romero’s “Of The Dead” movie series have always been a guilty pleasure. The “Resident Evil” video game series and “Zombie Zin” wine still make it into my house to this day. And Joe McKinney’s “Dead City” was the first zombie novel I read that really made me like the genre.
Runners up were “Marvel Zombies” and Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”.
What are some of your favorite Zombie stories or influenced things? Make sure to tag #scrypthalloween.
For today’s installment of my 31 days of Halloween I made a top 5 list of my personal choices for film, book, etc. These are stories that not only have entertained me, but inspired me to continuously try exceeding what I did and topping each previous book I write. I tried to keep them as Halloween related as possible, and even though some aren’t horror, they fall into the thriller category and have spooky elements. What are your personal choices? Feel free to comment below.
TOP 5 NOVELS: The “Area 51” series by Bob Mayer (writing as Robert Doherty), Dan Brown’s “Robert Langdon” series, Thomas Harris’ “Hannibal Lecter” series, The “Atlantis” series by Bob Mayer (writing as Greg Donegan), Dean Koontz’ “Frankenstein” series (please don’t watch the movie because it’s terrible the books are great though. *Bonus All novels in the FLESH AND LEFTOVERS SAGA by Rick Pipito (had to add them, sorry.) 😛
TOP 5 TV SHOWS: Once Upon a Time, Arrow & The Flash (I put these as one because they crossover and exist in the same universe), 24, Law And Order SVU, Hannibal
TOP 5 GAMES: The “Tomb Raider” series, The “Resident Evil” Series, “Silent Hill”, “HeroQuest” (This is a board game I had growing up, and I just remember how awesome it was. I recently found it in my parents’ attic), The “Doom” series.
TOP 5 SONGS: Dragula by Rob Zombie, Monster Mash by Bobby Pickett, Ghostbusters by Ray Parker Jr, Don’t Fear The Reaper by Blue Oyster Cult (because everyone needs more cowbell), Mz. Hyde by Halestorm
TOP 5 MOVIES: Ghostbusters 1 & 2, The Goonies, Monster Squad, Van Helsing (Kate Beckinsale, Huge Jack Man, and monsters? I don’t care if its cheesy. It’s awesome), The Brendan Frasier Mummy Movies.
BONUS—-TOP 10 COMIC BOOK Movie List (in numbered order):
1) Captain America: The Winter Soldier
2) X-Men Days Of Future Past
5) Captain America: The First Avenger
6) Guardians Of The Galaxy
7) Man Of Steel
8) Spiderman 2
9) Thor The Dark World
10) Batman 1989
*This list is current as of 10/29/14 of course. It will most likely change, but it is the order I believe works. I wanted to put both Punisher movies in there as well just for pure fun, but they didn’t make the cut.
The zombies have spoken, and Marvel has fallen way short. In our recent poll, fans thought that Marvel Zombies didn’t stand a chance of survival (or should we call it unsurvival). Someone added a vote for the zombies of the Resident Evil universe, which I overlooked. I had forgotten that Resident Evil has been in a fair share of comics from various companies.
What makes us here at sCrypt comics even more proud is that the zombies of our “Flesh And Leftovers” universe beat out Resident Evil and Marvel Zombies. Overall however, the winner was DC Comics’ the Black Lantern Corps. Their black rings managed to absorb the undead around them into their group. Now all who opposed the Black Lanterns are now members of their zombified legion.
Thank you for your participation. The poll will remain open in the previous posting if you’d like to continue adding or voting. Stay tuned for our next poll!