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
I love this game! Like others have said this is not a "shooter" type game. If that is what you are looking for, look elsewhere.
If you are looking for a REALLY creepy game that takes a long time to beat, takes thought, and are looking for a game to kill creepy zombies with a machete(and Molotov cocktails, and mines, ect. ect.) ... then this is for you!
It does require thinking, problem solving skills. Not like Sudoku, but it is kind of a rush trying to figure out a code to a door to run into before acid spitting zombies get you.
Was it just me, or was the children nursery scene really freaky?!
Bottom line is this- I was looking for something different. I love this WiiU game! One of my favorites!!!