So without further ado and to surely make Sum's eyes roll.. I'll kick this off with: Zombie Pets!!
If the devil were a social networking site, he would surely be Facebook. It draws you in.. it takes so much and yet gives back so little. Though you can't leave. You feel terrible when no one replies to your latest comment about how many pringles you have just eaten; you just HAVE to 'like' your friend's picture of their cat with its head stuck in a tissue box; hopefully, they will reply in kind and 'like' the photo you just posted of a peanut that looks like a man with a big nose. Don't you dare delete your account though. No no.. not only will facebook keep all your information anyway (just in case you come back ;)) but you will be inundated with messages from people who barely smile as you pass them in the street, saying 'why did you leave?', 'Is something wrong?', 'How can I make this right???' Even facebook itself has the 'break up' talk with you before you leave, and anyone who has ever dumped or been dumped, knows how emotionally draining THAT is. Yup, you end up saying, 'okay, okay, I'll stay.. sheesh..' Well, anything for an easy life, right!
There is one gem amongst all this though...
I've played a few Facebook games and they tend to be dull, annoying and they punish you for having too few friends using the game, to pressure you into getting your contacts hooked too. Oh, and they often try to push you into using real money. I've seen a bed on an online game that cost more than a loaf of bread in real life. I'd rather take the bread thanks.
Zombie Pets is in a league of its own, however. The idea is simple enough; buy a zombie, care for it, feed it brains and then when it is mature, sell it for a profit. That's not a lot different to the farming games of course, except that there is not much cooler than a zombie. There is more though. I don't remember the last time I heard such an awesome soundtrack on a game. I can't describe it well but I shall try. It is like a radio broadcast with occasional talking, some really strange comments and really funky music. The music style fits the game perfectly somehow and is a mixture of jazz and rock n' roll. There is an instrumental cover of Smells like Teen Spirit, some weird songs about death, some songs that really make you giggle if you listen to the lyrics and.. even a jazz cover of the Batman theme tune!!
The zombies themselves are cool. You start off with one human and a few animals while you go through the tutorial and then you can start buying and selling all kinds. After you level up a few times, you can even unlock a MJ 'Thriller' zombie!! There are other ways to get zombies too. My favourite method is to wait until a friend's zombie hasn't been sold in time and died. You then have the option of stealing the dead zombie and resurrecting it (with the most exciting crash of blood red lightning ^^). There is also a red backpack which you can sometimes find free zombies in, or other things to decorate your habitat such as head stones and blood splatters.
While you're waiting for your zombies to mature, you can pass the time by collecting the items which appear in your habitat. These can then be used to cast spells later which kinda adds to the fun.
My only regret is that I can't use my zombies to go into the other applications I started such as pet society and hotel city, so that they can massacre the animals and people in there. Heck, I'd even pay for playfish money to see THAT. Oh, Zombie Pets is by Beaverlabs (funny name) and hasn't so far, asked for real money!!
So, if you have been sucked in and are stuck on that evil social networking site anyway, give Zombie Pets a try. If you don't use Facebook, then don't bother. It's like smoking: it really is better not to start in the first place!
Right.. come on, I did mine.. someone else now? Can be any game you like, for any console (even Tekken if you like!!).
This post was edited by Jembru (2010-07-20 13:23, 10 years ago)