It all started many years ago with Halo; my buddy, seeing my new obsession with the Xbox 360 and Halo, insisted that I try CoD: WaW but I kept saying no, stating I didn't like the controls, looks, etc; any excuse I could come up with not to play it because I was a Halo fanboy. Well, let's call him BoB, be damned, he got me WaW for my birthday so I kinda HAD to try it. Hated the campaign, but I found a little nugget called Zombies. From that first game, it was all over and I didn't even know it.
The years since then have been filled with new maps, exploring, new records, etc., etc. However, life has seemed to find a way to pull me away from Zombies from time to time be it work, girlfriend, moving, or whatever, but one thing I've noticed is that, while it may take some time, I have always, ALWAYS, come back to Call of Duty WaW, BO, and now BO2 for the much loved, hated, but always treasured Zombahs.
I'll say this, I lost a lot of interest in Black Ops 2 Zombies when it first came out because 1) It seemed a lot different, I mean story mode? In Zombies? 2) the survival maps were tiny and 3) my usual crew of slayers had left me for other games and for some reason, it didn't (and still kinda doesn't) have that same single player appeal that the Zombies of yester-year did, mainly because you can't seem to do Easter Eggs on Solo (been out of it for a while, maybe I missed something to do with that?).
Anywho, I got a few hours free a couple weeks ago decided to download and try the new map Die Rise with a friend of mine who, coincidentally, had been hanging out with me a lot lately. Now this friend, I'll be honest, I didn't expect much from because we used to play together and he was not good...at all...he sucked. And that's putting it nicely. But lo and behold, we start playing and couple hours later, we've got the flipper, we're PaPing, we're rocking into the high 20's low 30's not running around but holding out in one spot and for me who hadn't played in almost a year and him who used to play like he was mentally challanged, I considered our runs pretty good. In the coming couple weeks, we continued to play, branching out to other maps.
On to last week, Friday at work with everything finished up for the week and browsing youtube and what's this? Mob of the Dead? Surely it couldn't be but alas, it was; NEW ZOMBIES MAP!! And not only that, but it looks to be the most epic since Ascension, at least in my opinion.
So if you've made it this far, I'm not sure what made me type out my Zombies life story but there it is, what got me started and what got me here today. Oh, and the fact that the new map has seemed to refuel my love of the game after I thought I had almost lost it. It almost feels like it did when the first BO map pack came out, or even WaW; just can't quite describe it.
So what's it for you? What got you into it? What makes this game mode so damn special that you just keep coming back to it? Does this new map remind you of the original zombies at all, or even give you that WaW or BO new map feeling?