Zombie Survival Guide Game Part 1: Weapons

a Horror by Imrah

Player Rating3.33/8

"#718 overall, #92 for 2015"
based on 139 ratings since 07/06/2015
played 1,669 times (finished 183)

Story Difficulty7/8

"wade in shark infested water"

Play Length3/8

"A nice jog down the driveway"

Maturity Level5/8

"aren't you a little too old to be trick or treating"
Some material may be inappropriate for persons under age 13. If this were a movie, it would probably be PG-13.

A zombie survival game based directly on the content of Max Brooks' definitive work The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead.

Since the book is so long, I'm going to split this storygame into four or five parts. This first part covers the weapons you will have an opportunity to use when the zombie apocalypse comes to your neighborhood. It will probably be the least complex of the five parts.

As far as difficulty level is concerned, well, if you are familiar with The Zombie Survival Guide, then this game and its sequels will be a piece of cake for you. If not, they will be a bit tougher.

Enjoy...z guide

Player Comments

First off I'm going to avoid grammar entirely and talk strictly about the choices.

Choice 1. I am not military trained but I know how to conserve ammo so buying a full-auto would not cause me any ammo problems, maybe recoil at first, though one of the first guns I ever fired was a 16 gauge and that was when I was like 10 so I doubt it, but not ammo. Secondly the M1 Garand and Enfield are two of my favorite semi-auto weapons, seeing as how they can be used as a sniper when in the right hands, so I would pick them due to their functionality. Also what do you have to say to any hunters or people in gun clubs who have used full-auto weapons, they are ordinary citizens yet I believe with their experience in using them they know what they're doing, and I feel that if young children can learn how to use an AK-47 properly, than so can an ordinary person, adult or not, under the right circumstances.
Choice 2. I think you need more choices than what you have, personally I do like the crowbar, but a tire iron would be better seeing as it is just as heavy/light, and it has a built in spike on one end and a bludgeon at the other end.
Choice 3. First off I think you mean trench knife not trench spike, a spike is just a spike. Secondly a halberd isn't all that hard to learn how to use, it's basically just a long axe that you can poke/slice things with and yes there are certain things that you won't know about using it at first, but overtime you can learn and seeing as most don't weigh beyond 10 pounds, almost anyone can use it and their length keeps zombies at a distance instead of having to get in close. Also with the halberd you could carry the trench knife for close encounters when necessary, since it is just a knife after all and hardly weighs anything.
Choice 4. Clothing doesn't really matter although weight does and heat factor does. Almost everyone knows you don't go walking in anything that can cause heat stroke or anything that weighs more than, let's say 10 pounds, all articles included, and of course baggy clothing can be a problem but so can skin tight clothing, here are two examples;
Baggy clothing provides some extra protection against bites while if you have skin tight clothing, it can be bitten through.
Baggy clothing may get stuck from time-to-time while skin tight clothing may not, but skin tight clothing doesn't allow for much storage space for valuable, and necessary, survival equipment that you can die without.
There are more pros and cons but these are just two, I feel, obvious examples that most people can grasp quickly.

Overall I feel that this, so called guide, needs to be rethought.
-- DeathIncarnate on 8/13/2015 4:19:29 AM with a score of 0
This is an interesting story because it has very good and very bad points. The good is that you have put a wealth of interesting information here, your writing style is enjoyable and I was actually interested in finding the right answer.
The first bad point is as people mentioned splitting it into parts (you might like reading 5 short stories instead of 1 long one but other people don't). A possible way around this is having five chapters and when someone gets a question wrong sending them back to the start of the chapter.
Another bad point is that this is a quiz not a story based entirely on your knowledge of Max Brooks's excellent book. You could make it into a bit of a story by putting us in real life situations with characters and a plot and choices we have to make along the way based on these questions but it'd still be a quiz in disguise.
A good writing style means we can ignore quibbles about parts and genre types, I'm sure the next part will be just as interesting. Be warned though: people who publish stories in parts usually lack the commitment to write more than one or two parts :)
-- Will11 on 7/8/2015 5:40:57 AM with a score of 0
Why are you doing all the work and then putting it all together? Ever heard the saying "Work smarter, not harder"? All of this just make you come off as a lazy person who simply couldn't be bothered to do work and tries to find work-arounds. I mean putting it together first is a lot better than spamming the site. And it doesn't make much sense to release these seperately and then put them together. So I must ask you, why not do it? Why evade it?

Furthermore, this isn't really much of a storygame and is quite linear. This seems more like a quiz, without the variables. Still, there is a lot of information and that seems interesting.

Also, the Walking Dead is a little different than a written work like this one :P This game took me less than three minutes to complete; one episode of Walking Dead is an hour long while the finales add an extra half hour. If you're going to compare yourself to a WD marathon you might as well make sure your games have the same level as content (which this one doesn't). I think a marathon of hour long episodes from an entire season back-to-back does not equate five-ish small quiz-like "storygames".

In any case I don't understand your justification for releasing these separately, is it really just laziness? that's kind of sad man.
-- FazzTheMan on 7/8/2015 1:19:12 AM with a score of 0
The fact that the Spandex suit was the correct answer made me laugh, because you'd never expect it to be!
-- Jaccal14 on 3/25/2019 12:55:53 PM with a score of 0
Loooove iiiit!!! Very different from the usual storygames.
-- Quorrah on 9/17/2018 8:33:48 PM with a score of 0
Well i failed each time..... so when i chose the right choices i was actually happy. Great game
-- Cam06082003 on 11/9/2017 11:19:01 AM with a score of 0
I was about to rate this game higher based on the writing quality, but then I realised it was just about choosing your weapons and armour. That's the whole game.

Oh, apparently "no armour" is the best option for armour. Seriously? No protection from zombie bites at all? Good luck with that. Some of the options were really unrealistic. I have to use a sniper rifle as my first weapon? In the time it takes to aim one of those things, the zombies would have already eaten you alive.
-- Saika on 8/4/2017 5:21:05 AM with a score of 0
This was very informative and is way more detailed than any zombie story i've read
-- Nathaniel Greenwood on 1/12/2017 7:56:46 PM with a score of 0
too many ways to lose. don't play.
-- Kiddy on 12/13/2016 7:42:56 PM with a score of 0
I did it! Haha!YES!!!!
*Does a victory dance zombie comes over and kills it.*Okay don't do victory dance during the zombie apocalypse.
-- Stormfeather on 11/25/2016 6:24:32 PM with a score of 0
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