George A. Romero
The Game He Could Have Made: Dead Rising
Bloody, tongue-in-cheek, with a wry, daft sense of humour, Capcom's zombie-fest is already the perfect companion to his Dead series. It simply couldn’t be anymore up Romero’s decomposing alley.
Let’s be honest, there’s no way a game where you’ve got to survive in a confined space against a mall full of zombies wouldn’t have benefited from his input.
Games He Should Make: Probably something to do with shooting undead folk in their rotting faces. We hear something called Resident Evil made it popular.
As the Grandfather of the Zombie, George would be perfectly placed to work with virtual shuffling hordes of the living challenged. Left 4 Dead, Resi and Dead Rising would all be rife for a Romero collaboration.
He’s also open-minded to working in video games. And he even lent his name to 2003 zombie shooter City of the Dead, which was canned before it saw release.
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