Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Zombie Poker Defense (2011) - Zombie Videogame Review (X-Box Indie)

I was all too ready to hate this game, it is a X-Box indie game after all. It combines zombies with two bad things; poker and tower defence. I just do not get poker and tower defence games are usually quite boring.

Each round starts with you being dealt a hand of poker by an apparently naked badly digitised woman. Next it goes to tower defence. A winning hand gets you a good tower that shoots bullets out faster and further, while if you loose you get a slow firing limited range tower. You place these on a grass area and then the zombies arrive to parade round. Rinse and repeat.

The zombies themselves are quite cool 2D sprites, I would have liked a game where these were put to better use. They have some variation and crumple to the ground in pieces when killed. Larger ones also appeared, though these were giant lizards and not zombies for some reason.  The rest of the game looks bland though, the towers you deploy are just squares and the poker aspect and the tower defence parts do not gel well. No music, basic sound effects, some terrible speech all mesh together to give a certainly unique proposition but not one that managed to hold my attention for more than a few minutes.


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