Zombieland: Double Tap- Road Trip Game Review

Oh no why did I play this whole thing?

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Now you too can fulfill your dreams of shooting zombie-filled toilets for two hours as Fake Emma Stone! Screenshot taken by Alex Rowe.
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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

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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

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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.
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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.
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The game features numerous translucent grey walls to ferry you along the way it wants you to go. Screenshot taken by Alex Rowe.

GAMEPLAY

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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.
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The game’s final boss is a four minute timer. Screenshot taken by Alex Rowe.
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The characters looks just enough like their movie inspirations to be horrifying. Screenshot taken by Alex Rowe.

GRAPHICS

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

SOUND

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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

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

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I do radio voice work by day, and write by day and night. I studied film and production. I love audio, design, and music. Also video games.

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