Review Santa vs. Zombies 2
Wacky and horribly violent point and tap puzzle game
Author: Kevin Vadala
Date: 16 Apr 2017, tested on Samsung GT-I9500 Galaxy S4
Funny moments inside the game, interface is too minimalist
Images aren't exactly sharp
Santa Vs Zombies 2 for Android is a funny point and click puzzle/adventure game, where you find objects to advance throughout the level. The game utilizes still pictures that are often gory and cluttered in small insignificant details that are either vital or unimportant. This will require you tapping on every object, but luckily the game doesn’t throw too many curve balls, and it's fairly straightforward to move along the levels. The game has a little more humor than most games, and plays around with genre stereotypes. Hence the name, after all.
Santa Vs Zombies 2 didn’t really impress me, until I got the chance to throw a fireman’s axe into the head of a zombie. That moment really surprised me, and felt good. It made my little frustrations with not knowing what to do dissolve away. Unfortunately, once I got into the house, I couldn’t figure out what to do again.
This game feels too minimalist. There aren't any hint systems, or directions, or menu interfaces at all. You are thrown into the game and are expected to know what to do by trial and error, or pure mental power. Neither of which many gamers have nowadays. Hints, or at least a certain amount (or a certain vague kind) of hints are always helpful. Sometimes hints are so cleverly written that it’s still satisfying to figure out the puzzles.
Santa Vs Zombies 2 is a classic point (tap rather) and search adventure game, with a funny christmas zombie theme, that manages to feel original, based on the humorous and violent interactions in the game.