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ZombiU is not a game about the students from Monster High going on to college – it’s your average zombie apocalypse. In this game, you play as one of the few survivors of the zombie outbreak, and it’s up to you to get out there and try to find a cure for the infected undead.
To do that, you use your WiiU pad to pick up items, unlock doors, search for hidden items, pick locks, remove barricades and so on. This game makes great use of the WiiU pad- and the graphics on both the pad an on the TV are top notch.
The fighting controls do take some time to get used to – especially the melee controls (which you will be using a lot of because guns and ammo are in short supply here.) But I found it very satisfying to beat the heck out of a zombie in a one on one situation.
But for all the great things this game offers, the one feature they put into it to separate it from other games in the genre may be the greatest headache for some players.
If you die in this game, you will take over another survivor – back at the beginning of the game. This poses several problems.
First off, you have to go back to where you past self died – and if you haven’t found the shortcuts, you could be in for a VERY long hike.
And you lose all your items and skills; you only get the cricket bat and a gun with six shots in it – which may make it tough for you to beat back the zombies that killed off your past self. This can lead to many, many deaths – and to very frustrated players. I figure that a lot of us will beg for the checkpoint system where we pick up near where we died last, and with all our gear – no matter how unrealistic that is.
It’s too bad this game can really infuriate players because if you can get far into this game, then you are rewarded with bigger guns, several vast areas to explore, a story with a few nice twists, and the ability to upgrade your guns.
ZombiU is one game that is a define rent, and anyone looking for a challenging action shooter will want to pick it up
posted by dgolightly519 (PRESTON, ID) Nov 26, 2012
Member since Oct 2011
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The critics have given this game some very bad reviews over the last several days, but the more I play this, the more I see how misunderstood it has been. This IS NOT a shooter. This game is within the genre that Silent Hill was before they started giving out loads of ammunition and focusing on repetitive story. It absolutely IS Horror/Survival.
Spot on and dark, as any zombie game should be. They are designed to keep you on your toes.
Dark and vague. You don't know the main character, but you do feel a sense of attachment as you scramble from relative safety to relative safety throughout the game, searching for a way to keep safe. You will quickly learn that there is no safe place. Your character changes each time you die. Their backstory is limited to a name and occupation. What their lives were no longer matters. The world has ended.
Moans and Groans... and strange creaks and buzzes of electrical wire... screams.... silence... it's all a bit much when played alone in the dark with the realization that to actually beat the game requires you to see them before they see you. You only live once, as it were.
Well thought out, well mapped, hectic, and hard to use. It is meant to be this way. Don't knock it just because you can't play. They work very well...nearly flawless.
There is a multiplayer that is currently offline only (that could change considering how Nintendo chose to do updates and such with this game.... things can be patched and added or taken away by devs with relative ease... but don't count on it... maybe in a sequel). That multiplayer will change how you look at multiplayer and you WILL experience hours of fun watching the survivor be destroyed. I found myself laughing preposterously, and annoyingly (to the survivor's dismay), every time the survivor died. On the other hand, surviving comes down to peripheral vision and tact... don't lose track of your surroundings, particularly behin
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This is a game where the main character is a normal person, like you and me, plain looks, boring job, puts their pants on one leg at a time, who was fortunate enough to survive the zombie apocalypse in current day London until the opening cut-scene. Whether they make it all to the end or not is entirely up to you. This game has no concept of game over. You die? You lose your character, and all the items they were carrying. Then you start over as a new survivor where the old left left off, and if you're lucky you'll get to see meet the old player who has now turned into a zombie and kill them, or run into their corpse and get all your items back.
There are many times when you will be faced with 5-10 zombies, and you only have 1 bullet. Sometimes the solution isn't to shoot them or melee them. You can simply kite them, round them all up close to a gas cylinder, and BAM! They're all gone. This game really improves your kiting skills, you will be ready for games like CoD: Zombies after this. Other times you have no choice but to run, and completely avoid otherwise impossible encounters.
The game utilizes the Wii U Controller in an very practical way. The touch screen shows your map, with LOTS of information that you simply can't live without. You use it to scan places around you to uncover secrets and solve puzzles, and you also go through your inventory using the touch screen. May sound uncreative, but its very practical and in some areas of the game where the mini map stop working, you will realize how important it was.
The setting of the game doesn't leave much room for an epic background story because it takes place in current day, with normal people as protagonists. It is a very simple setting that could potentially take place right now where you live. The game does however have an interesting chain of events going on and gives you a sense of progression. If you're really big on the story then you'll have to go through these audio/text but don't expect muc