Zombie Cliche Lookout: Stand Back, I’ve Got This
We’re talked about a lot about the importance of groups and teamwork when it comes to surviving the zombie apocalypse. I stand by all that, of course, but a lot of of times things come down to just a single person. Even when the whole of your group is facing off against a horde of zombies, each person in that group is fighting their own battle.
This trope really tends to come to the forefront in video games. Games, in point of fact, take it to the logical extreme by essentially having a single person responsible for damn near everything. This is, or course, a convention to keep the player engaged, but when looked at from a story perspective, it’s absolutely ridiculous. I was really happy to see Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead at least point this out in their latest episode.
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There’s a great bit of back and forth about whether Joy and Michael actually have any ammo for their guns. One theory is that they’re making Stewart take out the zombie because they’re completely dry, while others have pointed out that they probably wouldn’t have wasted their only cartridge on a warning shot.
Discussion Question: Blades or Bludgeons?
In the last episode, I discovered that the key to getting a lot of great responses to discussion questions is to ask about weapons. Now, I’m not sure if that’s specific to guns, but hopefully today’s question clears that all up.
Excluding guns and other distance weapons like bows or slings, what would be the most effective and safest weapon to use to fight zombies? Note, I asked both about effectiveness and safety here. Are blades safer because they could possibly kill quicker and end the threat? Or are bludgeons the safer choice because there is less of a chance of blood spray?