App Review: Age of Zombies
I’ll be the first to admit, I’m not a huge fan of playing games on my phone or tablet. It’s not due to a lack of quality options, but more than a preference to my desktop or Xbox. I do however prefer to keep at least one installed for a good time kill in case I need it. I recently found myself looking for something outside of solitaire and other blah options. I wanted something that’s more quick gratification, blood and guts, with minimal thought. Welcome to Age of Zombies.
Who doesn’t love zombies? In this one, you’re a hero named Barry Steakfries running around recklessly with a nice host of weapons and some of the best comic relief scripting in a while. Your mission is to wipe out as many zombies as possible with a cheesy story line and spill as much blood as imaginable. I instantly fell in love.
From the developer….
“From Halfbrick, the creators of Fruit Ninja and Monster Dash comes their newest and biggest adventure yet! Lock and load through the history of time as a tough-as-nails commando named Barry Steakfries, who is looking at nothing more than to shoot some zombies and make it back in time for a hearty dinner!’
The graphics are perfect for the theme. Most games don’t carry well when you have a straight cartoon style with low detail. I’m guilty of normally wanting high quality blood, rotted flesh, and effects when I’m shooting down my brain eating enemies. The cartoon style here keeps me laughing non stop with every explosion and burning body.
The controls do take some time to adjust to. Personally I’ve grown accustomed to a directional control where I move, then standard click buttons to fire with in that direction I’m looking. AoZ uses a directional for movement on the left, and another directional for firing direction. It may not affect everyone, but I found myself often shooting in the wrong direction on numerous occasions until I adjusted to it.
The story line is kept pretty simple but still humorous. If you’re looking for a drawn out Resident Evil style story you’re looking at the wrong game. Barry cracks some of the better one-liners I’ve seen in a while.
This one has fit my need perfectly. It doesn’t require any in depth time to play, so I can put in 15 minutes one day on break at work, or 2 hours when I don’t have shit to do otherwise. It’s pretty much non stop action so I don’t get bored with it or lose attention. For anyone who wants that quick thrill game in their library, this is a great choice.
Age of Zombies