World War Z GOTY (PS4 Review)

The first thing is first, as always. Huge thank you to both Saber Interactive for hooking me up with not one but two review codes so I could review this one and enjoy the multiplayer and my daughter, Kaitlin for joining me on this adventure in her free time. I couldn’t have given this game the review it deserves without her.

The GOTY Edition of World War Z contains the base game along with the new Marseille missions in France. There are also so premium weapons and character skins included, and a ton of content that has released since its initial launch. There is also cross-play between PC and Xbox. There is also a free update to come later on this year with a new character class and abilities and so much more I haven’t even gotten into yet, mostly because I know you guys are here for the gameplay and to see if I think this is worth buying.

Graphically the game looks great. There is a certain joy to watching a zombies head pop off when you get that perfect shot and the environments just fit perfectly to an apocalyptic hellscape. As you walk around wondering which people are zombies and which are just bodies lying around the lights from fires just dance across the street nicely. That isn’t to say they are perfect. When the pile on each other in hordes, for example, they all sort of blend in together then just sort of splitting apart as you kill them, it doesn’t look bad and I understand what they were going for I just didn’t care for it.

The sound also did leave something to be desired, it wasn’t bad by any means it just wasn’t anything to write home about. The guns and zombies sound nice, but they are all pretty standard. I am however ok with that because let’s be honest, nobody is playing this game or games like to it to see beautiful graphics and hear amazing movie quality sounds. We play them for fun.

Now the fun is the most important factor here, and I don’t say this lightly. If you enjoyed Left 4 Dead, you will probably enjoy this one. There is a very real comparison here. It has less humor but the concept is the same. Four people start in one spot with a general set of weapons, you will move through a level shooting zombie finding new weapons as you go and fight a horde occasionally. There are special zombies like screamers and some that explode or will charge you that you will also have to deal with.

The huge difference is the class system. Each class has a different set of abilities such as starting with claymore mines or medkits. As you level those classes up you will get new abilities and you will level up your weapons which you will pick from to start with or find throughout each level. That is a big part of where the replay value of this game comes from, just messing around with your friends killing zombies, and leveling up the different classes.

This game for me is all about the multiplayer, The PVP wasn’t much fun for me and I rarely played it, I didn’t enjoy it at all but the PVE took me back to a time I would stay up late with friends and my girlfriend, shoot zombies, drink beer (I was 25 don’t get any idea kids) and just let all of likes problems just drink away for awhile. For me, this is worth buying and is a solid 8/10. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

Carriers

Carriers is an odd movie for me. It is a movie about a sort of plague illness that spreads across the world that is quite contagious but seems to only be in certain situations. If you get blood on you from a carrier or such you can catch it, but not being near someone with it. But everyone is wearing masks as if you can get it from the air.

The movie itself is about a couple and a brother and a random girl they never really explain very well as to why she is there. They are attempting to get to an old beach house the two brothers used to vacation at. Chris Pine, the oldest brother, plays the role of the hard headed jerk that does what needs to be done very well. In fact they all do.

As the movie goes on they slowly turn on each other, which is done in a rather interesting way. The issue really is much of the story is pretty much filled with weird holes that easily could have been filled. Like where did the 4th member of the group come from and why? It’s never explained very well. And if Pines character worked buring people with the plague how did he never get it if the thing was so easy to get? Any why the mask if you can’t get it that way?

The movie was fun, but far from great. Go check it out but keep expectations low.best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

Anna And The Apocalypse (2017)

Anna and the Apocalypse is a weird movie. I went into it thinking it was just a Christmas horror comedy and ended up watching a musical. At first, this annoyed me but admittedly the songs are kind of catchy.

The story is about a girl, Anna of course, and her high school friends just going about their lives as normal. Then one morning, boom zombie apocalypse. They will have to fight their way through town and meet up at a bowling alley then to the local high school in order to be escorted to safety.

The story is pretty basically honestly, but as a musical, the story is there to just give them a reason to sing and it serves its purpose well. The songs are catchy and if you are into musicals (admittedly I am not) are easy to sing along with.

The movie is fun and you should absolutely check it out, best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

Dead House (2014)

I put off watching Dead House for what seems like forever because it just seemed like a silly movie. Thieves break into a house only to discover hidden in the basement is a house of the dead. A silly but fun movie it seemed like admittedly.

I was so damn wrong and should have avoided this damn movie for longer. First, the thieves are essentially demented rapist that film it and stop to steal money from a safe for about 10 seconds to move the plot along. It is pretty graphic, so if you are easily upset or bothered by such things don’t watch it and definitely not around children.

The zombie portion doesn’t even show up until the last 20 minutes or so and even that seemed to be there for no other reason than to give us a twist ending and some shock value. Truthfully everything done in this movie is done somewhere else and it is done better. The movie has no real redeeming qualities outside of the acting being pretty well done on all parts. If you are morbidly curious feel free to give it a watch, aside from that skip this burning heap. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

Cooties (2014)

Cooties is a 2014 horror-comedy about a school and some teachers that have to deal with Cooties, which are basically zombies. Sort of. You see this started with some chicken nuggets that made a little girl sick. She, in turn, bit another kid who bit another. This keeps going until everyone has cooties. Why is it called cooties? Well, it only turns people that haven’t hit puberty yet.

The movie is actually pretty funny to me, but admittedly many people won’t like it for one very big reason. All the zombies are kids, which means all the adults are beating kids to death. You will later discover in the movie it is a worldwide thing since of course, it is a huge chicken nugget factory.

None of this bothered me of course since it is just a movie and a comedy, and the love story in there wasn’t front and center but just kind of tacked on in a fun way. This is pretty much a B movie with some real celebrities in it which I am ok with it. Go check this one out on Hulu, but just know it isn’t a great movie it is just silly and tasteless. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

Day 5, Zombies

Look, we all knew certain things would show up on this list. Zombies obviously be here. They are classic, shuffling dead beings that number in the hundreds or even millions. That is what makes them so terrifying. How do you escape or defeat something that essentially is an ocean of the dead coming for you that knows no fear, no pain, and no exhaustion.

Also, because I legally can, have what might be the most classic zombie movie of all time.

Seriously, its public domain, if you haven’t seen it sit here and give it a watch. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

Day 2, Banshee

Banshees are from Irish Folklore and despite popular belief isn’t actually evil. They don’t cause death or kill people, they warn of impending death to family and loved ones. She is still quite terrifying however and it is said she takes on many forms from a beautiful woman wearing a shroud to a headless woman that is topless and carrying a bowl of blood.

The wail, however, seems to be universally scary as hell. I have included some other pics for your enjoyment, best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.