A man called Billy emails us with a link to a video. He includes the word ‘zombie’ in not just the email, but even its subject line. The cheek of the man. The gall. Doesn’t he know we’re better than that? Doesn’t he know we’re so much better than this ubiquitous zombie fad? Doesn’t he- OH HE TOTALLY TOOK ITS HEAD OFF OH GOD NOW IT’S NINJA VS ZOMBIE OH HE’S SHOOTING A FAT ONE OH ZOMBIES ZOMBIES ZOMBIES
Billy’s cause is a megamix video of 20 zombie-centric flash games, most of which I’ve never heard of. But then I’ve also never heard of Ferrero Rocher or the epiglottis, so that’s not saying much. Will this concentrated dose of pure comic violence be an end to zombiemania – or is it instead a grand spur to investigate a whole new clutch of deadhead-deading? It’s quite the demonstration of how terror-free and cavalier zombie gaming has now become – can shooting the reanimated corpses of our fellow humans ever be rendered affecting again? Oh, probably not. We’ll have to move onto dwarf-beating instead.