Captain Dan vs. Zombie Plan
What-ho, my refined gentlemen and ladies! You have been chosen not just for your good taste and exceptional breeding. We have seen the expressions of disdain on your faces at the grand galas as you listen to the inane patter of your peers. We have heard the yawns you try to stifle during the operas, while all around you subdued men and women clap demurely in their kid gloves. We have determined that you, along with the one known only as Monocled Man, are the only ones who pick up a pistol and help… Captain Dan versus the Zombie Plan! (brought to you by Ian Snyder and the good people of BonusLevel)
Oh, yes, you may well laugh. Perhaps you consider it beneath you? Mayhaps I should have mentioned that these are no ordinary zombies? They are vicious creatures with unusual abilities coupled with ravenous taste for your sumptuous flesh, and you are armed only with a simple pistol.
Yes, it will be a long road, to be sure, with many, many levels of difficulty, but Captain Dan's remarkable technology will assist you! In fact, he tells me that by pressing something called the [WASD] "keys" you may direct Monocled Man about the "screen". Further, if you have such a device as a "mouse", you may simply "click" to fire when you acquire a weapon! Such things are beyond a simple maid like myself — I haven't the foggiest what rodents have to do with this crisis — but I am sure you will fare well!
Analysis: Yes, stealth and quick feet are rewarded here rather than running pell-mell into a level, gun blazing, but you may find yourself doing a tedious amount of waiting. Often you will have only a short window of opportunity to move unseen, and missing this means you will simply have to sit and stew before it presents itself again. Of course, sometimes this happens slower than you may prefer, as these zombies are in no hurry to move anywhere when not making a beeline for your delicious cranium. You must be swift and stealthy as you guide Monocled Man through the area using the environment to his advantage, for if he is spotted, he shall quickly be swarmed. A single touch means certain death.
Ah, but these are trifles, my friends. I know we are speaking of life and death here, but you may even find yourselves enjoying it all. It sounds positively scandalous, but it's true! It's incredibly satisfying to spin about and ventilate the heads of the oncoming horde after spending so much time sneaking about. The challenges mount at a steady pace, so you will likely not feel overwhelmed even in the more frenetic levels, and the introduction of new creatures keeps things "fresh"! Perhaps an odd thing to say about rotting corpses, but it's true!
Ah, me, but I do prattle on. I can see you're anxious to go. I won't keep you, for destiny and bullets await! Godspeed, good friends. And do try to keep your clothes clean. Polite society frowns on even heroes such as yourselves tracking brain matter across the bearskin rugs!