Arma 2: DayZ Mod to Get Canine Companions
The Arma 2 Zombie mod DayZ has been causing quite a stir of late. For those of you who thought that the game couldn’t get any better, DayZ creator Dean “Rocket” Hall has been talking about his plans to bring even more features to the unbelievably popular mod.
The latest upgrade to the DayZ universe will be Alsations. They can track down animals, keep you company, and will defend you from zombie attacks if he is trained well enough. A young dog will just come looking for you after 30 seconds whereas a more experienced animal will follow your orders. They can be killed in zombie attacks though which makes for an even greater risk. You will have to weigh up the pros and the cons.
For those who aren’t familiar with DayZ, firstly get it, get it now. Those looking for a more compelling argument; DayZ is a mod for Arma 2 that throws the player into the zombie apocolypse. The game features perma-death, and you aim to survive. You can do this by forming groups of other survivors but you will all be fighting for the same dwindling supplies, both sustenance and and weaponry/ ammunition. So not only are you surviving the hoards, there is also the human threat too as rival factions and hostiles form.
Forgive my waxing lyrical about this game, but believe me, if you haven’t played it yet then please do. You will need a copy of Arma 2 before you can install the mod (obviously). According to Steam the sales of Arma 2 have sky rocketed since the launch of DayZ. Anyway do yourselves a favour and check it out.