What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Zombiez Seeker is an on-rails first-person shooter. In other words, players are driven through levels almost as though they are on an amusement park ride. At times, the movement will stop and players will have to shoot -- and kill -- all the zombies and other undead creatures before they continue. Even though the object of the game is to shoot zombies, the violence is not overly grotesque or intense. The graphics are crude and everything is presented in a very unrealistic, cartoon-like style. Still, there is nothing in the story to alleviate the game's dark tone, which could make it too scary for younger players.
What's it about?
ZOMBIEZ SEEKER begins with two teenagers -- a boy and a girl -- driving down a road when their car breaks down. Upon beginning their search for help they stumble across creatures that aren't exactly human and quickly realize they have to run for their lives. The storytelling ends here, giving way to zombie shooting action as players run through five levels, shooting as many zombies and creatures as they can along the way. An amusement park, graveyard, and church are some of the different areas players will have to run-and-gun their way through.
Is it any good?
Some cheap, crude zombie games still manage to be fun because they offer up an original game mechanic or a mind-bending concept. Zombiez Seeker is not one of those games. Its presentation is lackluster at best, with subpar graphics and a weak story. Aside from the novelty of going through different themed environments, there is nothing special here. Consequently, players will walk away without the satisfaction of achieving anything grandiose, without learning anything new, and without completing a worthwhile story. There are plenty of better on-rails shooters and superior zombie games.
Families can talk about...
Families can talk about the game's fantastical nature. What sets this apart from violence in real life?
Families can also discuss what it's like to be in a tough or scary situation. How did you get through it? What should you do if you find yourself in an unfamiliar place?