severely under rated game
very scary and amazing game. Im still having fun creeping around corners killing zombies with my cricket bat, molotov bottles, grenades, and plethora of guns. this game uses the gamepad extremely well and makes the game better because of it. It will also make you fall in live with the gamepad because it helps spot zombies, and the few times when the gamepad goes dark for in game reasons, it gets really scary. all in all a great game.
Truly a survival game!!
I bought this game with skepticism. I read many mixed review and they were all over the place. This game truly nourish what is required by a survival game.
So, how did I come up with this conclusion? It's definitely not a run and gun type of game. You can certainly try to do so, but you will soon learn that it doesn't work. You need to plan your moves and conserve your ammo. Specially since it is scarce.
Controls: The mechanics are great. Sure, if you've never played with the GamePad before, it may take a bit to get used to it, but it's quite easy to learn.
Graphics: They are certainly not next-gen, but the atmosphere set within the game is creepy and it fulfills the current-gen standard.
Sound: Creepy...it will definitely make you ask yourself if you want to enter a room, once you hear a few footsteps, or groans.
Multi-player: Not bad if you don't mind playing locally, other than that, don't expect an online component to it.
Story: You need to survive and apocalyptic London.
Hope this review helps.
If You've got a Wii U, You Should Pick This Up
It's certainly not a reason to buy a console, and probably doesn't even factor into that, but if you've already got a Wii U, it's a pretty good game and worth picking up. I'd recommend waiting for a sale. The commercials make it look like a shooter, but it's not. It's survival horror with some shooting. Ammo is limited and scarce, and that makes the experience more thrilling and less of a conventional run-n-gun power trip. It makes great use of the game-pad and has a fantastic setting, but the story is mediocre.
Excellent Survival Horror
Gameplay: This is probably one of the best examples on how the WiiU's second screen is used right. The suspense gets only better when you have to look away from the main screen as you move your items. Survival is the main concept behind this game, as you play a character that once he/she is killed, they stay dead. You must begin with a new character and if you're lucky and skilled enough you will find your former self and recover any items you might've lost..
Graphics: The environment is very creepy. For being the WiiU's first line of games, the graphics are well done, especially the lighting effects.
Controls: I understand that there are mixed feeling on the control scheme, but I had a relatively easy time getting used to them and loved them.
Story: It's zombies. Does it matter how they came to be?
all of the reviews i hav e come across for this game have been unfavorable to say the least, but i was shocked when i was dropped into a truly desperate situation of the loading screen , the many uses of the gamepad really force you into the world of death and survival horror. this is for sure a breath of fresh air for the fan of true survival horror games also quite a nice surprise to find a gem like this on a system that i only bought for my wife to play mario on . GOOD STUFF
Awesome Game, Hope they come out with a 2nd
Awesome Survival game, and its original. You cant go around just shooting things up. You have to conserve your ammo and resources. Its like your in a real life zombie crisis. You never know whats around the corner!
ITS FREKAN GOOD MAN!!!
I am a Dead Space fan, so i am supposed to be prone to this stuff.....well this game caught off guard, ya you will get used to it, BUT you will get exited and paranoid. It is pure survival to the realistic point. Also head shots do not do anything. it is pure survival. so you have to think things through. Anyway the Demo for the game is free BUT its a DEMO. other then that have fun and WHEN I TELL YOU THAT IT COGHT ME OFF GARD, IT REELED DID. well see ya.
Run & Gun FanBoys... GO AWAY!
You would think when you search your memory for games gone by.. We'd be a little more appreciate of the gaming industry and its progress. I read my first ZombiU review on a "unnamed site" - and to be honest.. I was turned away from the game with all the whining and complaining. Then I come to Gamestop's gamer reviews page and read all the compliments and the good things about ZombiU...... Listen to the compliments. Sure this game is not perfect, though, no game is perfect. I'm into this game for five minutes and I realize.. Hey--- I don't have a gun.. I felt helpless.. Though it felt good not to have an AK47 with 350 rounds ready to fire.. I felt truely as if I was in a fight or flight situation. Then I realize that my Gamepad is the only access I have to a map, my flashlight and my inventory.. Having to scan your eyes back and forth from the TV to the Gamepad TRUELY makes this an incredible experience alone. Ya know those games where you get to pause the game and change weapons, heal yourself, reload and magically unfreeze time? Forget those days.. At least for now. All digging through your inventory, changing weapons, turning your flashlight on and off, etc. is done by Gamepad only. A-MAZING! The saving system allows you to nap in safe areas and you awake, I assume, hours later refreshed and with a newly saved game file. Though I do have a fair share of complaints... this game THRIVES when you plug in your headset to your Gamepad and turn out the lights. I was upset to find out when I plugged in my headset and changed my audio settings to "headphones only".... It wasn't that loud.. Should be a way to fix that. Oh well. The player movement CAN feel a little clunky and tank-like at times.. Sprinting into walls and getting hung in doorways. I'm not even a quarter of the way through the game and I feel like the survival horror genre has taken a step in the RIGHT direction for a change. So with a few MINOR complaints and a cart full of compliments... I'll simply say, if you want the survival horror genre back.. Invest in this game. What's really sad to think.. The WiiU did something in its first year of existence that the 360 and PS3 have did only a handful of times in their multi-year life span. Nintendo.. You FINALLY have my support.. Great system, great game.. I hope there's more to come.
This game is great. Anyone who likes survival horror will really enjoy this game. It has a great story. Bashing zombies heads with my cricket bat is really fun. You should get this game if you haven't yet.
Great, but could be better.
ZombiU is a innovative game for zombie survival. However the game would be better if new zombies, weapons, and more players for multiplayer were added. I do give zombiU credit for being the first console game I've seen were you can spawn enemies to attack other players with an classic zombie game feel mixed with a new one. I hope they add DLC or updates!!!!!