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Zombie Apocalypse was next on our docket. The easiest way to describe this title is to imagine the gameplay of I Made a Game With Zombies In It with dialogue reminiscent of the Left 4 Dead series. While Zombie Apocalypse had some nice graphics and an interesting variety of characters and weapons, Jill and I were both rather bored after only a few minutes. The games this title is trying to emulate are simply better than this new mash up.
Finally, Jill and I were allowed to try Leedmees, a new title for the Kinect. Out of everything we sampled, this was easily the most enjoyable. Leedmees is a lot like Lemmings in that the main objective is to move small creatures across a stage from point A to point B without any of them perishing. The neat twist is that you can use your body as a moveable platform and object for the Leedmees to ride on. I was able to put out my hand to catch a Leedmee, then flip my wrist to fling him over my head onto my other hand. When two people play, the action gets really crazy.
After leaving the Konami tent, we headed into Hall H, the 6,500 seat auditorium where the movie panels were going on. We were treated to some wonderful clips, starting off with Pirates!, a new stop-motion picture from the creators of Wallace and Gromit. Next, Guillermo Del Toro introduced a horror-flick called Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark starring Guy Pearce who was also in attendance.
Next up was 20th Century Fox who started off with a bunch of clips from the Alien-movie prequel, Prometheus. Charlize Theron helped narrate the stunning trailer and we even were privy to a live conference call with the director himself, Ridley Scott who is finishing up the flick in Iceland. The next big surprise was Justin Timberlake taking the stage to talk about a new science fiction thriller, In Time about a man who is scheduled to die and instead goes on the run.
Later on, we did sit in on a Gears of War 3 panel, but I’ll give you more on that tomorrow. After a long day, Jill and I decided to indulge ourselves by going to a Dr. Horrible Sing-a-Long (where Felicia Day showed up) and then saw Captain America at midnight at a packed theater. If you have any questions about anything I saw at Comic-Con on Thursday, please feel free to ask!
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