Zombieland: Double Tap- Road Trip Game Review

Oh no why did I play this whole thing?

Now you too can fulfill your dreams of shooting zombie-filled toilets for two hours as Fake Emma Stone! Screenshot taken by Alex Rowe.
The game opens on this off-center recreation of the sphere from the Zombieland logo, and some basic voice acting to set up the story. It looks nice enough that I wish the whole game took place on little planets like this one. Screenshot taken by Alex Rowe.

OVERVIEW

The story is presented with these text boxes you have to manually advance. It reminds me of old NES movie games in both a good and a bad way. Screenshot taken by Alex Rowe.

STORY

The game has nicely-animated explosions and a reasonable amount of ground texture detail underneath its flat non-shadowed zombies. Screenshot taken by Alex Rowe.
This game has an achievement for collecting 100 Twinkies. Screenshot taken by Alex Rowe. And yes, I earned the achievement, joining an elite group of gamers.
The game features numerous translucent grey walls to ferry you along the way it wants you to go. Screenshot taken by Alex Rowe.

GAMEPLAY

I have never enjoyed a video game maze, and I did not enjoy this one, set in a darkened grocery store. Screenshot taken by Alex Rowe.
The game’s final boss is a four minute timer. Screenshot taken by Alex Rowe.
The characters looks just enough like their movie inspirations to be horrifying. Screenshot taken by Alex Rowe.

GRAPHICS

The granny escort missions are the two most-enjoyable stages in the game, and feel the most complete. Screenshot taken by Alex Rowe.
These brief close-ups feature nicer zombie models than the normal game. Screenshot taken by Alex Rowe.

SOUND

When I finished the game, I unlocked Fake Rosario Dawson. Then I played as her for three minutes before deleting it. Screenshot taken by Alex Rowe.

FINAL THOUGHTS

This intro screen for the clown sums up my feelings about the game pretty well. Screenshot taken by Alex Rowe.

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