Original Release Date: November 26, 2010
Publisher: Doom Press
Everybody loves a little retro action, right?
Whether it’s fashion trends coming around again, a Hollywood movie being re-made for a new generation of viewers, or simply taking a stroll down memory lane by looking at old pictures or boxes of treasure in the attic, it’s always an interesting experience to re-connect with a piece of our past. It can also produce a wide range of emotions, as well – happiness, nostalgia, wistfulness, yearning, fondness, the list goes on and on.
Now, I can be a pretty sensitive guy, so imagine the emotional kaleidoscope I saw in front of me when “Choose Your Doom: Zombie Apocalypse” showed up at my door. “Zombie Apocalypse” is the first book in a planned line of “Choose Your Doom” novels, all following the always-entertaining second-person-perspective “gamebook” format made popular by the “Choose Your Own Adventure” series in the ‘80s and ‘90s.
For those unfamiliar with the “gamebook” format, the idea behind it is deceptively simple, yet quite genius: at the end of many pages in the book, you (the reader is actually inserted into the story as the main character) are presented with two or more choices, each choice instructing you to turn to a different page and resulting in a different outcome for your character.