Fast moving Zombies or slow moving Zombies?

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#1 Posted by SamChamploo (225 posts) -
What will it be?
#2 Posted by BiggerBomb (6944 posts) -

No moving zombies. I would like to keep my brains, thank you very much!

#3 Posted by ZombieHunterOG (3530 posts) -

fast i like me a challenge 

#4 Posted by TheGTAvaccine (2884 posts) -

Slow. I dont consider fast zombies to be zombies at all.

(Forgive me Left 4 Dead!)

#5 Posted by DarthMaul (803 posts) -

Slow.
It makes it a crapload more fun because you have all the time in the world and can beat the crap out of 'em.

#6 Posted by ZombieHunterOG (3530 posts) -
TheGTAvaccine said:
"Slow. I dont consider fast zombies to be zombies at all.

(Forgive me Left 4 Dead!)"
Left 4 dead will never forgive you :P 
#7 Posted by Kush (8889 posts) -

I think both serve their purpose and I enjoy both.

#8 Posted by Vash_The_Stampede (254 posts) -

I like slow moving zombies, but that try to grab you quickly as soon as you approach them

#9 Posted by donaldkhogan (168 posts) -

Fast zombies can be scarier, slow zombies can be much more entertaining.

#10 Posted by TheGTAvaccine (2884 posts) -
ZombieHunter said:
"TheGTAvaccine said:
"Slow. I dont consider fast zombies to be zombies at all.

(Forgive me Left 4 Dead!)"
Left 4 dead will never forgive you :P "
I'll just have to sacrifice more human beings in it's name...wait...you heard nothing!
#11 Posted by Hamz (6846 posts) -

Slow moving zombies since i'd have a chance to get away from them and not just jump out of the dark and scare the crap out of me!

#12 Posted by hungrynun (444 posts) -

Slow. More than half of my zombie squad (read:friends) don't run so good.

#13 Posted by HistoryInRust (6268 posts) -

For being dead, I don't think the "fast moving" mythos is all that plausible. 

Now, infected humans a la 28 Days Later, I can understand.  But not zombies. 

And, on that note, I would much rather be caught in a situation against slow moving zombies.   

#14 Posted by pause422 (6170 posts) -
Kush said:
"I think both serve their purpose and I enjoy both."
I agree. Yet in games, I would like them to be more agressive and fast like L4D is doing, more of a rush and just all out crazier, in movies its cool either.
#15 Posted by TheFreeMan (2712 posts) -

I like a mixture of both. Like in Resident Evil 5-when they're close, they move slow, but try to grab you quickly. But when they're far away, they'll run up to you quick (it looks).

Though really fast ones, like in Left 4 Dead, are a lot scarier.

#16 Posted by zitosilva (1838 posts) -

Between these of course I'd take slow moving zombies.

But if this implies a world like Romero's, in which every single death, be it from a bullet or a disease, turns you into a zombie, then I don't know.

Guess I'd still take slow moving ones. You'd just have to lock the door after saying goodnight do grandpa I guess.

#17 Posted by Mexalen (232 posts) -

Slow ones, of course. Those sprinting deads just don't seem right.

And it's not like 100.000s of slow shambling undead are no threat...

Those new, fast zombies, or kind of infected, raging ones ...well, they are like super-humans. (un)dead super-humans, nonetheless...
As Tarsier said ...those are cheaters ;)

It's a shame that L4D has those faster ones. If it would have just provided masses of slow ones, that groan for your flesh and just don't stop moving closer ... it probably would be even scarier ;) I am looking forward to it anyway :D
#18 Posted by Ironhide (146 posts) -

Well I guess it depends on if they do some stupid Land of the Dead trick. Where they're slow but can apparently learn and walk under water. They also can rip someones head off.

#19 Posted by ArchScabby (5809 posts) -

slow ones are funner.  If there was a zombie invasion I would want slow ones becaus they would be fun to mess with.

#20 Posted by dankempster (2249 posts) -

Fast moving zombies have a more instant fear factor. The fast headcrab zombies in Half-Life 2 made me jump on more than one occasion.

Slow moving zombies, on the other hand, create a better build up of tension. Having several zombies slowly advancing on you while you empty the magazine of whatever gun you're holding, not knowing if you'll be able to take them all out before they reach you, beats a fast zombie any day.

#21 Posted by Vlademir (1029 posts) -
TheGTAvaccine said:
"Slow. I dont consider fast zombies to be zombies at all.

(Forgive me Left 4 Dead!)"
What he said.

Plus, it's creepier if a zombie was chasing you and every time you looked behind you, he was still there. Instead of a zombie just dashing toward you and mauling you in seconds.
#22 Posted by Gamer_152 (14051 posts) -
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#23 Posted by Weltal (2272 posts) -

Slow. Zombies are slow. Therefore, slow.

#24 Posted by Couse (68 posts) -

Slow moving Zombies like in Dead Rising.

#25 Edited by yorro (558 posts) -
Since their are so many Zombie movies out there, i can't help think on which is the best Zombie ever.

I was gonna make a topic, but this covers it, maybe later.

Resident Evil Zombie:
  • Slow Moving
  • 2 - 10 Hours Virus Infection,
  • Headshot Restriction

Dawn of the Dead:
  • Fast as Hell
  • Headshot Restriction
  • 2 - 10 Hours Virus Infection

28 Days Later/ 28 Weeks Later:
  • Fast
  • Easy to Kill(No Restrictions)
  • 10 Seconds Virus Infection
  • Spits Blood(Virus)

George Romero's Land of the Dead:
  • Slow
  • Headshot Restriction
  • 2-10 Hours Virus Infection
  • Learns(to hold and fire a weapon)

I AM LEGEND
  • Fast
  • Strong
  • Easy to Kill(No Restrictions)
  • Intelligent
  • Only Attacks During Night
  • 1 Hour Virus Infection

I haven't seen Dead Rising yet, or is it simillar to RE series.
#26 Posted by TheJollyRajah (1576 posts) -

Fast ones would scare the living shit out of me. I'm a pretty big guy and I'm not that fast.... so I'll go with slow. That way, I can have fun and pretend I'm playing Resident Evil 4 or something. Yeah.

#27 Posted by zitosilva (1838 posts) -

Fast zombies on Dawn of the Dead? You mean on the remake, right?

And you forgot a very important one:

Return of the Living Dead - Immortal

And maybe Braindead? Every part of the zombie is alive. Though I guess they are not really zombies.

#28 Posted by Pagodas (1 posts) -

Well, fast zombies are the coolest. They can be killed though, In the remake of Dawn of the Dead the fast ones have to be killed with a head shot, but in 28 days later the fast ones can be killed with any lethal wound. The ones in dawn of the dead are the worst kind, but they can still be killed, a team of 5 or so with proper weapons and some basic education on military stategy could survive. But the slow zombies dont make sense, because if they eat brains well then not many people would be changing into zombies because their brains would already be eaten, oh and if they ate their victims whole there would be no one to turn into zombies either....see?  Maybe someone can explain things clearer if i'm wrong. The closest thing I think would be some kind of altered rabies like virus that makes people attack each other, but they still would not eat each other, but the bites would spread infection, yet the infected would only live a few days until they starved to death. Thr Day of the Dead remake was dumb but the airborne virus is not a bad idea. So it seems that zombies would ruin the story if they ate brains or human flesh cause' there would be very few attack victims whom did not get devoured or their brains eaten. But if the Zombies only attacked their victims maybe with bites,scratches, and punches, then that person could become infected right after the attack (few seconds or so) because if infection took to long there would be nothing left to infect. But ther is still the problem of the zombies starving after a couple days, anyone have any suggestions about all this?

#29 Posted by Arkthemaniac (6535 posts) -

I like for there to be both fast and slow zombies. It makes you piss yourself when someone walks all slow, right into your shotgun path, and BAM! he bolts at you and bites your head off. So badass.

#30 Posted by mordecaix7 (657 posts) -
donaldkhogan said:
"Fast zombies can be scarier, slow zombies can be much more entertaining."
QFT
#31 Posted by HatKing (5785 posts) -

I lost a lot of love for Romero's series after Night...which really seems odd when I tell people that because I am such a fan of the zombie.  Although not really zombies the infected in movies like 28 Days Later are actually probably my favorite...a lot more realistic to imagine a virus driving people insane than them actually dying and then coming back.  Not sure which I'd rather deal with...the infected are a lot easier to kill and probably easier to manage because they basically are humans that are just mad....the undead however aren't humans anymore at all and really knowing a sufaklsfdjasldkj  OOWWWW CHARLIE HORSE!!!!!!!!!!!...

#32 Posted by Omega (828 posts) -

Slow moving zombies.

anything else is just not a zombie.

How many rotting corpses have you seen that can out run a gazelle?

#33 Posted by Peewi (410 posts) -

I prefer zombies that do not move at all.

#34 Posted by Pibo47 (3166 posts) -

Both.

#35 Posted by tmontana1004 (376 posts) -

Dawn Of The Dead zombies FTW! Love the thrill of a massive crowd sprinting at you!

#36 Posted by Bear (247 posts) -

Slow; about the speed of Dead Rising's zombies. That's how fast they should move anyway. I find it O.K. to break the rules for gameplay. (Left4Dead)

#37 Posted by MKHavoc (1306 posts) -

I prefer the slow moving kind.

#38 Posted by Origina1Penguin (3500 posts) -

Slow.  The fear comes from overwhelming numbers that you can't escape from and know that you can't stop all of them.  Anything you do seems to make you believe you're just delaying the inevitable.  Plus, it allows for a much larger body count.

#39 Posted by clubsandwich (3795 posts) -
TheGTAvaccine said:
"Slow. I dont consider fast zombies to be zombies at all.

(Forgive me Left 4 Dead!)"
same here.
#40 Posted by Teatime (27 posts) -

What about zombies that run up to you really fast like some blood starved shit face.  Then try and bite you really slowly as if they want to make biting love to you.

I think I would find that kind of zombie the scariest.

#41 Posted by Valestis (211 posts) -

In games I like both, but in movies mostly fast.

#42 Posted by stucket (238 posts) -

slow zombie is better like in all the Resident evil game,well the old one that is,newer ones are faster...so i say slow is better,it makes me scary and makes you panic. The fast one just charge at you and you keep whacking like a berzerk person, SLow one makes you panic and try to shoot them.[expially in groups],so i prefer the slow one,makes it more scary.

#43 Posted by Deathsdirtygirl (2 posts) -

I prefer fast zombies etc It's easy for me to headshot them, so much more of a thrill. Years of house of the dead playing gives me a lot of experience heh heh heh Plus I can dualwield and lots of fast zombies running at you all at the same time can scare the hell out of you but to me it's fun.

#44 Posted by End_Boss (3220 posts) -

Everyone knows that faster zombies up the thrill factor.

#45 Posted by clubsandwich (3795 posts) -

Zombies are supposed to be slow.

#46 Posted by AndrewGaspar (2418 posts) -

The Zombie Survival Guide zombie is the best.

#47 Posted by Mandaray (158 posts) -

I think there's been a definite pro-fast zombie shift in recent years, but personally, I think it could go either way. Slow moving zombies carry with them that slow, suspenseful dread that creeps into your soul and crushes it, but fast moving zombies are also very frightening because they're so hard to outmaneuver. They could hit you, kill you, and be gone before you even knew what happened. And of course fast moving zombies are more logical because, as we all know, zombies (were) are people too. People can move fast. Perhaps not preternaturally so, but still. (Turn a marathon runner into a zombie and he'll smoke your ass.) And fast zombies are also able to tap into that primal fear of being hunted...slow moving zombies are only difficult to deal with in high numbers. As in, you can outrun them, but there is nowhere TO run. This is when slow zombies become truly scary. In rural areas a slow moving zombie is a pretty flimsy threat; whereas fast moving zombies are a threat no matter how high the population.

...OK, I'm going to stop this before somebody realizes I've given subject this way too much thought.

Damn. Too late.

#48 Posted by AndrewGaspar (2418 posts) -
Mandaray said:
"I think there's been a definite pro-fast zombie shift in recent years, but personally, I think it could go either way. Slow moving zombies carry with them that slow, suspenseful dread that creeps into your soul and crushes it, but fast moving zombies are also very frightening because they're so hard to outmaneuver. They could hit you, kill you, and be gone before you even knew what happened. And of course fast moving zombies are more logical because, as we all know, zombies (were) are people too. People can move fast. Perhaps not preternaturally so, but still. (Turn a marathon runner into a zombie and he'll smoke your ass.) And fast zombies are also able to tap into that primal fear of being hunted...slow moving zombies are only difficult to deal with in high numbers. As in, you can outrun them, but there is nowhere TO run. This is when slow zombies become truly scary. In rural areas a slow moving zombie is a pretty flimsy threat; whereas fast moving zombies are a threat no matter how high the population....OK, I'm going to stop this before somebody realizes I've given subject this way too much thought. Damn. Too late."
Zombies cannot rebuild tissue. When you exercise, your muscles tear up, but then after rest, you build more tissue and stronger tissue. Zombies can't do that. They'd actually get weaker over time. Plus, zombies aren't coordinated enough to run.
#49 Posted by auspiciousqueue (1298 posts) -

Slow moving, vegan zombies.

#50 Edited by JoelTGM (5596 posts) -

If someone is zoned out and emotionless, I would say they are acting like a zombie.  If someone pounces at someone and claws at them, I'd say they are acting like a cougar perhaps.  I want slow moving zombies, that swing at you, miss, and fall over.

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