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00 01 03
So, first of all I want to say that I need to stop starting sentences with "So,".
So, today we'll move onto the next not-at-all-related-to-that-whole-convention-doohickey topic of dead things. Of the many eclectic groups, settings and concepts that people choose to build video games around, dead things rank as one of the most popular. Unfortunately, the dead things in these cases are almost always zombies. I'm going to create a list of other types of dead things, and the video games that choose to base themselves around them instead of zombies. If no such game has yet to be created, I'll make something up. Hooray for dead things, everyone!
NB: I haven't lost a pet and gone into shock or anything, though your concern is touching. Just been playing more Dead Nation is all.
Games: Well, let's see. You got the Proton-pack wielding New Yorkers, the vacuum-pack wielding also technically a New Yorker, at least a couple of games where you're the ghost. There's a few games where you don't know you're a ghost and it's a big spoiler, so maybe I won't link to those. There's also the (debatably) scariest game series of all time. So ghosts are fairly well represented at least.
Games: Well, there's the eponymous Revenant. He's just a resurrected dude, though. Revenants appear in both Dragon Age (both as extremely powerful undead, usually from the corpses of powerful adventurers) and Baldur's Gate 2 (as a dude who really wanted his knife back.) Really, though, anything where you play a dude come back to life to kill your killers counts. Including The Crow. That was a fun movie. This is now a Screened blog.
Games: Well, the stand-out would have to be Sphinx & The Cursed Mummy, where you play as both generic sword-wielding demigod hero Sphinx and as the Cursed Mummy, who is actually an unfortunate (once)-mortal prince. The Mummy sections are by far the best and most inventive, as you use the Mummy's immortality to repeatedly set off fatal traps to solve Tomb Raider type puzzles. Mummies, of course, have been regular enemies in many a D&D-esque adventure. Tip: If all else fails use fire.
Games: While most games won't let you play as a Lich, since they're kind of incorrigibly evil, there are a couple. If you're playing as a Necromancer, (as, say, in Might & Magic VII) becoming a Lich is often the highest priority for your character. Strategy games that let you play as the nefarious side of an epic good vs evil struggle will often have a Lich commander too.
- They are very annoying.
- They are not worth getting a penalty card over.
- They like to play Risk.
- They know "Tamabofu", or at least want you to believe they do.
- They're friends with Teddie's brother.
- They're going to meet you later on the next floor.
- They welcome those whose hearts desire power.
- They gonna get fused.
Games: None. Who the hell would want to play as Ghoul? Ghoul doesn't want to be Ghoul.