I’ve been enjoying the newest installment in the Castlevania video game franchise– Castlevania: Lords of Shadow— for the past week or so, and have been especially pleased with its variation on zombies. Whilst still slow and shambling, the zombies in Castlevania: LOS remove their own heads and use them as ranged weapons against you. (This, obviously, presupposes a Return of the Living Dead-style zombie universe, in which more than decapitation or a headshot is required to kill a member of the walking dead.) Though zombies have been a ubiquitous video game foe for many years, I have never before seen a game in which they attack the protagonist in quite this manner.
A salient cutscene is below at about 1:30:
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It’s worth noting that Stubbs the Zombie, in his eponymous game, also used his head as a weapon, rolling it like a bowling ball. When it hit something or someone, it exploded. Do the zombies in Castlevania also have lethal farts?
Stubbs the Zombie sounds awesome. (My friend’s husband was a designer on that game actually, but I still have yet to play it.)