ZombiU. A launch title that was once known as "Killer Freaks from Outer Space" renamed to zombiU and the entire game redone. Of course, with this "entire game redone" being a complete rushed launch title. It's plagued with long load times, stiff controls, poor animations, bugs, bugs everywhere. I'm glad I got gamefly instead of buying this pile of donkey droppings like originally planned. I do not recommend this unless Ubisoft patches it. The death mechanics are awesome, but whenever you're seriously screwed over by the game due to NPCs using grenade launchers to kill hordes of zombies, and the explosions hitting you almost killing you. That's where it crosses the line. Rent it, try it for yourself. But I do not recommend ever purchasing this pile of garbage.
The game is based upon surviving an apocalyptic zombie virus. Don't expect to run around shooting zombies at your free will, or thinking the zombies are push overs. The name of the game is surviving at all cost, even if you must retreat. The Graphics aren't the best I've seen on a console, but aren't the worst, the story line is simple and expands as the player progresses.
What's different about this zombie game compared to the rest are the death sequences. Once the character you use dies, he/she is no longer playable and has become a zombie in the game. This can be a headache because all your weapon upgrades and items are with that particular zombie. Once You take control of a new survivor who continues the adventure, he she can retrieve all the gear back by killing the previous antagonist, which can be found in the spot where they died. This can be a pain simply because you may have died a great distance from the restarting point.
The Wiiu tablet controller makes for great fun. 45 percent of the action happens on the tablet controller. Things like, sight aiming, and gun scope aiming happens on the controller. also your inventory (backpack), radar, lock picking, and puzzle solving happens on the controller. The game lets you know when to view the controller too.
The atmosphere is dark, so dark it can become hard to see. Not to worry, you do have a flash light that covers a limited amount of visual space, but be careful light and loud sounds attract zombies. There are rats that run across the screen, and sounds that can make you jump. when those elements are combined with the eerie visuals and dark scenes of the game, it makes for a jumpy experience.
In my opinion, the game is your basic zombie survival horror, but spices it up with the wiiu controller interactions and re-spawning challenges. The controls may take some time to get used to, but doesn't hinder the experience. I give it