Scheming Through The Zombie Apocalypse: The Beginning Review

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Scheming Through The Zombie Apocalypse: The Beginning is supposedly an episodic title in the same vein as the Walking Dead series, so your choices do matter in theory. You play as retired salesman/rabbit, Hank, and his doggy pal Larry, as the zombie apocalypse goes into full swing outside of their apartment. Whilst they hide in their apartment, the power goes out and you then take part on their journey to survive the ever worsening zombie apocalypse. Scheming Through The Zombie Apocalypse: The Beginning, as you can tell from the screenshots, goes for a more cartoon feel rather than the semi-realistic that the Walking Dead series portrays.

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You jump into Scheming Through The Zombie Apocalypse: The Beginning fairly quickly as your protagonists run out of food and need to loot a nearby shop. Hank plays lookout as Larry is forced to do the running and looting. It’s at this point you realise you have to work with other characters in Scheming Through The Zombie Apocalypse: The Beginning to progress, but how you work with them can be done in different ways; leading to different outcomes that effect the story. You recruit various characters and have to make life and death choices for them, this definitely gives Scheming Through The Zombie Apocalypse: The Beginning some replay value as you will obviously want to roll a scene back to see how it may have played out differently.

As mentioned earlier, generally to have an enjoyable point and click experience the plot must be good, whether it goes does the humour route or something more intense and believable. In the case of Scheming Through The Zombie Apocalypse: The Beginning, it’s humour; very dark humour. Throughout Scheming Through The Zombie Apocalypse: The Beginning you will laugh at the various comical dialogue and consequences of your choices. Scheming Through The Zombie Apocalypse: The Beginning is very heavy on the dialogue, but it’s far too funny and entertaining to skip, but if you don’t enjoy the first half an hour then you’re likely not going to enjoy the remainder. The voice acting is on point and a definite high point in Scheming Through The Zombie Apocalypse: The Beginning. The dialogue and rapport between the two main characters is really important and works really well. The locations are well designed and everything in Scheming Through The Zombie Apocalypse: The Beginning feels almost like a comic book plot that you’re taking part in.

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Scheming Through The Zombie Apocalypse: The Beginning does have very simple gameplay, there’s not much walking around and doing things. There is far more dialogue and watching what happens when you’ve made a critical choice rather than dynamic gameplay. Scheming Through The Zombie Apocalypse: The Beginning is a short game, but thankfully, due to the choice mechanic, you will want to go back and replay some choices; luckily, in the second playthrough and onwards, you can fast-forward through the dialogue.

Scheming Through The Zombie Apocalypse: The Beginning is a fun game and an entertaining start to what hopefully will be an enjoyable series. A few more playable elements would help you get more engrossed into Scheming Through The Zombie Apocalypse: The Beginning, but it’s only a minor issue.  If you like point and click games or games with more than it’s fair share of dark humour then Scheming Through The Zombie Apocalypse: The Beginning will give you a few hours of fun.

REVIEW CODE: A complimentary Playstation 4 code was provided to Bonus Stage for this review. Please send all review code enquiries to editor@bonusstage.co.uk.

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The world has gone to ruin and you’ve run out of food. Time to get some help in Scheming Through The Zombie Apocalypse: The Beginning.

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