Zombies in new settings are always exciting. While I was researching for Dead Island, I thought of a few terrains that I’d like to see more of in a video game. Now keep in mind that a great setting is always a great start, but a well written story is what will make a certain zombie game stand out from the rest.
1. The Circus
Yes I know this has frequented a few games, but what if it revolved entirely around a circus? Get the lion tamer on your side and have him fight the undead horde with his trusty whip and ferocious pet lion. Maybe there could be a level where you have to tightrope over a bunch of hungry zombies. If that’s not enough, think of the clown zombies. Anyone else having “IT” flashbacks?
At the end of World War Z, there are a few stories about how some survivors had to go in the ocean and finish off the zombies. What if an outbreak had occurred on the surface, and you just so happened to be scuba diving when the zombies started sinking towards you? Maybe not the best idea, but it’s a start. It could also take place in a city like Rapture from Bioshock.
3. The American Revolution
I would love to see zombies in white frilly wigs. Just imagine how many zombies would be mistaken as alive because everyone else is wearing white makeup. The best thing of all, would be playing as George Washington fighting the Brits and zombies. Imagine how many rednecks would flip their s***.
4. Zombies in the time of Samurai
I love samurais, so much more than ninjas (yes I know shame on me). There’s nothing more exciting than slashing through your way in Left 4 Dead or Dead Rising. If you only had your trusty sword, would you really be able to survive? The girls of “Onechanbara: Bikini Samurai Squad” know about this. Unfortunately their game kind of sucked.
5. Hipsters, Celebrities, and Strippers
I realize this isn’t a setting, but L.A. has all of these. Plenty of people I know hate hipsters, and I don’t think they’d be opposed to shooting them as zombies. Perhaps you could be a Wario type character, gathering riches as you work your way up to the most plastic of celebrities. Money may not mean much in the end, but a nice zombie fort in a mansion would be ideal. Plus it’d be fantastic to knock out Justin Bieber with a shovel. The strippers in the game would be just for laughs. Or maybe you could play as one?
Of course, it is all just a suggestion. ;)
Written by CelinetheFeline