Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Party Games

As Savage, Defoe and Rogue open fire on the advancing zombie hoard, you scrabble to your feet and run for cover behind an iron boiler, finding yourself in a narrow gap that leads to the back of the room. Taking one final look back, you see Shako the zombie polar bear bellow in rage and thunder across the floor towards Rogue, who fruitlessly unloads round after round from Gunnar. Bullets slam into the furry beast's hide and burrow deep into its rotting flesh, but don't so much as slow the stampeding monster. Elsewhere, Savage is locked in combat with the zombie cyborg Artie Gruber, his shotgun blasting holes in Gruber's gut while Gruber sinks his teeth into his neck.

Finally you see Defoe facing off against a giggling, grinning Zombo, who has one rotting hand around the zombie-hunter's throat and is asking him over and over: "Can I eat you, can I eat you, can I eat you Mr. Angry Man, pleeeeeeeeeeeeease?" Having seen enough to know this battle can't end well, you turn your back on the scene and make your way to the other end of the chamber, where you find an open door that leads into a new corridor. Closing it behind you so you don't have to hear the screams of the dead and dying, you take a deep breath and press onward, making your way through a number of winding corridors until you spot a locked door with a laminated card stuck to it and a card reader set in the wall alongside. The wording on the card reads: "Party Access. Scan Invite to Enter." Doing as the card instructs, you slide your invitation into the card reader, opening the door and gaining access to a new passageway. You hurry along it to an intersecting corridor that stretches left and right away from you. Sounds of music and revelry reach your ears, coming from both directions, and its clear that the party is in full swing. The question is...where on Earth might the imposter be?

Do you...

Go left,or...

Go right?