Monday, October 10, 2016
My very first memories of Zombies date back to Night of the Living Dead.I was In my teens when I first saw It re-aired on TV ,and It didn't really scare me.I remember It being pretty intense but nothing that really scared the crap out of me.It wasn't until Resident Evil that I would start giving Zombies the respect they damn well deserved.This game released In 1996 ,well before the Walking Dead craze and the influx of Zombie films that would be released In the 2,000's.Not that Resident Evil started the trend,but It got the ball rolling for our generation ,kind of like how Night of the Living Dead got It going for kids In the 60's.I remember watching an interview with the creator of Walking Dead and not once did he mention Resident Evil as It being one of his inspirations.I'm sure he played the shit out of that game and gained at least some inspiration from It.
Resident Evil on the PS1 filled that post Jason Vorhees,Bubba Sawyer,Michael Myers and Freddy Krueger void In me that had been empty for way too long.Horror flicks after those guys just didn't appeal to me.This game,to me,was the next generation of horror.One that I could literally be a part of so to speak.I'll never forget walking down that first floor hallway for the first time and jumping when those two zombafied doberman's crashed through the windows. Or that first face to face encounter with the zombie that was hunched over a body,hungrily helping itself to some tasty human innards.This game scared me.In a way that no movie ever scared me before.So there you have It.Resident Evil on the Sony PlayStation .My favorite Zombie experience ever and quite possibly my favorite gaming experience,period.Check out some other Zombie themed posts right here
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