Posted By John Sears on February 12, 2015
Zombies can be superheroes too. This much seems obvious to the ZRC as a matter of fairness, but also as a matter of, say, comic book history. Recently, Marvel Zombies turned that a bit on its head and tragically took the position that if a superhero becomes a Zombie they will (with few exceptions) also have to become a supervillain.
Which is just mean.
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s DLC unfortunately seems to follow the ‘Marvel Zombies’ approach. Humans with superheroic equipment (exo-skeletons, in this case, a bit like Iron Man) are zombified and turn… evil, for want of a better word:
On top of that, Exo Zombies introduces the expanded range of movement that features into Advanced Warfare‘s campaign and multiplayer modes, compliments of Exo Suits. The four, playable protagonists — who are brought to life here with help from John Malkovich, Rose McGowan, Bill Paxton, and Jon Bernthal — get the suits, but so do the zombies. The walking dead don’t shamble in Exo Zombies; they leap, clamber, and flat-out run in their endless pursuit of delicious brain meat.
So much star power! So little sympathy for Zombies, and especially, Zombie gamers. And the casual brain slander again! Argh!!
Why can’t the Zombies with the superhero suits get some favorable attention? And if they are supposedly so evil and simple-minded, who is equipping them with super suits? How are they maintaining them?
It seems like a mess to us here at the ZRC. A starpowered and offensive mess.
But maybe we’ll pick it up for further review. The blog will keep you posted.