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Submitted by NYC_Gamer 641d ago | review

Gameinformer-ZombiU Review:A Bad Start For New Wii U IP

GI:When the Wii released back in 2006, Ubisoft delivered a new IP called Red Steel on launch day. The game aimed to highlight the console’s motion controls with first-person shooting and gunplay. Unfortunately, the sloppy aiming and slashing instead foreshadowed how much the FPS genre would struggle on the console. Ubisoft is back again for with a new game that shoehorns in all the bells and whistles of Nintendo’s latest console. Instead of an exciting showcase of the Wii U’s interesting new technology, ZombiU demonstrates just how bad survival horror can get. (Wii U, ZombiU) 5/10

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SilentNegotiator  +   641d ago
Oops, Ubisoft did it again.
bigfish  +   641d ago
why are Ubisoft so shit??......
decrypt  +   641d ago
Lol want to play a real Zombie game, Left4dead 2 is still the best out there, specially the PC version.
bumnut  +   641d ago
Im more of a Dead Rising kind of guy.
NukaCola  +   641d ago
A lot of the issues from the lower reviews, that I have seen, are not the game itself, but instead the poor implementation of Wii U features. The tablet is one touch only and doesn't work well so they have a lot of issues with it, especially since the game doesn't pause. This makes it frustrating when you need to get in your bag or do minigames while zombies are coming for you.
DigitalAnalog  +   640d ago
"This makes it frustrating when you need to get in your bag or do minigames while zombies are coming for you."

Isn't this such the case with Demon's Souls? Looking through the reviews, I can certainly say the game does have the winning formula but is unable to apply it properly on the game. My guess is that it wants to be played like DayZ but ended up being played as a L4D/Borderlands hybrid.
medziarz  +   640d ago
There's no future for the Wii U, it's dead on arrival, its traditional market has now been dominated by PS3 and 360s, the price is high and additional expensive storage is needed.
It's very tough for the consumer to justify a new system that's going to cost him around $400, and $60 for each game, when there are cheaper PS3s with the same functionality and hundreds of stellar games for 10, 20 dollars and whole series for $40.

NOW REPLACE THE WORD
Wii U with PS Vita
PS3 with smartphone
and 360 with tablet
BIASED HATER JOURNOS
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chadboban  +   641d ago
Reviews are SO freaking mixed for this game.
_LarZen_  +   641d ago
Yeah, it just shows that a review is something one should be really careful to put to much faith in.
OmniSlashPT  +   641d ago
It just shows which websites are bought by Nintendo and which arent lmao
jeeves86  +   641d ago
Because Heaven forbid that people have differing opinions.
modesign  +   641d ago
this has me worried for watchdogs.
metroid32  +   641d ago
Nah most reviews are positive ive seen more reviews over 80% than anything else im happy with it but on Nintendo everything the black ops wiiu footage look amazing just like pc wow im getting black ops/fifa/mario u/and maybe another game not sure.
Blastoise  +   641d ago
Here's a few full stops

.....

Use them.
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HarryMasonHerpderp  +   641d ago
Herp Derp

^_-
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Ilovetheps4  +   641d ago
I have no clue what to think. I'm going to get NSMBU instead of this game. I'm going to wait a little bit to see what users think of the game and then I might buy it. Based on reviews though, I can't decide if it's worth buying. Reviews are everywhere.
wenaldy  +   641d ago
Dude, it's freaking Ubisoft!! What did you expect?
KMCROC54  +   641d ago
Don't know maybe a game as good as AC,Patriots,
Splinter cell, R6. games along that Quality.maybe I

expected to much.
finbars75  +   641d ago
I played the demo for it in the store at walmart and it was pretty bad in my opinion.Todays standards are very high and I have a feeling that people are going to have a bad taste in there mouth with the new Wii-U once purchased.I just couldnt get comfortable with the controller at all.Its just a another nintendo gimmick to me that will burn out fast in sales a few months in.The graphics arent as good as they say they are as well.I think most games are going to look a little dated to what we are use to.This might be next gen for nintendo but its old gen for those who have been playing current gen for the last few years.
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HarryMasonHerpderp  +   641d ago
My gut feeling is it's all just another gimmick but I'm going to give it a year before passing it off and see what games they have released or are in the pipeline.
I don't have enough faith to put down the money yet, the wii burnt me bad as a hardcore gamer fool me once...
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Trunkz Jr  +   641d ago
Just rent it for 1 night, if you like it then you only spent say $4 more extra but if you don't like it you saved $56.

Judge for yourself everyone has different tastes.
majiebeast  +   641d ago
Why use a pic of deadisland for the submission?
jeeves86  +   641d ago
Because someone was quick to do some bashing without any actual research.
TheStorm  +   641d ago
I think this is a game made for gamers that actually like challenge, and don't have the ADD/desire to shoot something every five seconds. The reviewers that like this seem to be the ones that hate crap like RE6 and the ones that hate ZombiU seem to have liked RE6 a little better.

Mixed game for sure, but I think it's made for those that like an actual challenge, and use strategy over just firing again and again.
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Mikito11  +   641d ago
Why is everyone focusing on the bad reviews more than the good?... Oh right, this is N4G.. Sigh
_LarZen_  +   641d ago
It's in human nature to focus more on the negative parts...
MasterCornholio  +   641d ago
Just because the game gets a few positive reviews doesn´t mean that its a good game. Just look at Resistance Burning Skies which has 10 positive reviews but it has a metacritic of 60.

Just because ZombiU is a launch title for the WiiU doesn´t mean that its immune from being a bad game. Some people have to accept this and move on because in the future the Wii U will have its share of great games and horrible games.

Slapping Nintendo on a console doesn´t mean that all the games for it will be good.

P.S IF a game flops for your beloved console (PS3, XBOX360, WiiU) just accept that its a bad game and move on with your lives. If Zombi U is a horrible game than so be it the only reason why people are defending it to the grave is because it was one of the most highly anticipated launch titles. Just play Mario Bros U which is a great game compared to this.
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momthemeatloaf  +   641d ago
As soon as they called it Zombie U I knew it was bound for the dumps.
smashcrashbash  +   641d ago
Some reviewers seem to think the tedium, lack of good story and questionable graphics aren't worth lowering the score and some seem to think otherwise. The bad ones do sound like they make some good points but it won't matter anyway. Most people will close their ears to the bad scores anyway. Any bad score just means the reviewer doesn't know what he is talking about. How he said that changing of characters due to death give you no commitment towards any one and therefore lessens the experience. I said that the first time I heard about that mechanic and he seems to echo my concerns.

@ Mikito11. No matter how any of us deny it we have to look at the bad scores as well as the good ones too. I don't like to do it either but everyone's opinion of the game counts too no matter what anyone thinks. People harp on about the good reviews so why can't anyone harp on about the bad ones too?
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skeeter149  +   641d ago
man i a glad i went with scribblenauts. after red steel i was scared to get this one right away and it looks like caution paid off. waiting to hear more opinions from users because i dont trust mags 100%. still hoping:)
AO1JMM  +   641d ago
most reviews are positive. I am not basing my purchase off of 1 reviewers opinion.
WildStyles  +   641d ago
We're looking at another Red Steel folks.
Eyeco  +   641d ago
Well if it's anything like Red Steel hopefully the sequel will be a much better game, seriously Red Steel 2 was badass
DeadPixel  +   641d ago
Getting pretty bored of all these different reviews, don't know what to believe anymore...
Embeepee  +   641d ago
Reviews for this game are all over the place!
Braid  +   641d ago
Which is never a good sign.

It was written "mediocre" all over it, though. You could have seen that coming from the trailers, and gameplay videos. It looks okay, but not something spectacular. I'd rather play War Z, honestly.
WeskerChildReborned  +   641d ago
So many mixed reviews.
Moncole  +   641d ago
I think this person played the game with a mindset it will be like Dead Island when its a completely different game.
spicelicka  +   641d ago
isn't that a dead island screen?
amaguli  +   641d ago
People are seriously complaining that there are mixed reviews for ZombiU? God forbid people have to read more than one review instead of glancing at the number.

If you are really unsure about the game, just rent it if you can, if not just go with your gut feeling.
insomnium2  +   641d ago
It's always safe to wait a few months for a pricedrop.
ronin4life  +   641d ago
So...
Negative reviews: comments galore.

Positive reviews: ghost town.

I think that speaks volumes about the mentality of n4g...
TenkoTAiLS  +   641d ago
So only Gameinformer and IGN have given it a midrange score that I have seen thus far, and that means its a bad start? All those 7's, 8's and 9's don't look bad to me. Then again I've always made up my own mind. There's been so many games "critics" have panned and I've had a brilliant time with them. You follow what critics say and your gunna miss out on some great gaming.
etowntwo  +   641d ago
That's it... I'm def selling my WiiU for a profit.

There is not one game that I want to b lay on the WiiU. This game was my last hope.

Oh, and I tried the kiosk Rayman game on WiiU..... And the screen on the controller seemed really really gimmicky to me.
millzy102  +   641d ago
play it first you Dick if the game looked good to you in the first place then it probably will be. can't people make there own mind up these days. plus survival horror games have always have mixed reviews like silent hill. (best survival horror ever) and always have mixed reviews don't be a sheep
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ylwzx3  +   641d ago
Here is a tip.... Stop reading reviews.. All reviews are is one persons opinion on a game. I can't believe so many people listen to reviewers...
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Kamikaze135  +   641d ago
Reviews are so mixed. I wonder if this game is only meant to appeal for people who are in a zombie phase. I know I'll be getting this game when I get my Wii U and I'm excited for it!
millzy102  +   641d ago
no it intended for people who like SURVIVAL HORROR not FPS.
Plagasx  +   641d ago
Jesus, this, RE6 and Hitman Absolution has to have the most mixed reviews ever in the past 10 years..
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