Gamespot-ZombiU Review

GS:With an uninteresting world and dull combat, the survival horror game ZombiU is a weak link in the Wii U's launch lineup.

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NukaCola1739d ago

This game is getting mixed scores, but some of these scores are low down into the Black Ops Declassified AKA 'broken game zone'.

Jinkies1739d ago

I think it's mostly because some sites are giving it the benefit of the doubt since it's a launch game.

iamnsuperman1739d ago

Either that (and the other reviews sway more on the multiplayer which seems to be positively reviewed) or the review is dead wrong but he does provide evidence in what he says. I guess its a rent first then if you like buy it because these reviews are all over the place (from 4.5 to 9)

StrawberryDiesel4201739d ago

No, most reviewers who are also nintendo fans were so pumped for it and can't accept the fact that it is a broken game. Nintendo fans can't give a launch game that was so hyped as the most awesome zombie game a low score and just can't be objective. Every good score for the game is more than likely a skewed and subjective review from a long time nintendo fan. The reviewer from Gamespot has no reason to lie, he just did his/her job and played the game and reviewed it accordingly from an OBJECTIVE opinion. The game just outright sucks.

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Panthers1739d ago

I think it is just too hard for some. That seems to be the overall jist of the reviews. Either people love the difficulty, or hate it.

Yes that difficulty is created with clunky controls and limited ammo, but this isnt COD Zombies. I think it looks like a lot of fun. Too bad I probably wont have a WiiU for a while.

XxWalksOfShamexX1739d ago

I honestly see this as another assassins creed, because just like assassins creed, they had a really good concept and didn't pull it off right. Any game with mixed reviews, I usually hold off on, but I will keep my eyes on the sequel.

LastDance1739d ago

"Many of the environments are claustrophobic?"


It's a survival horror is this a negative point?

Neonridr1739d ago

@StrawberryDiesel420 - Oh yes, all the positive review scores are biased and they are just Nintendo fans, but all the bad review scores are the truth right?

So if a Sony game gets a bad score, oh they just don't understand the game, and the game is actually much better than they say it is..

Give me a break.

jeseth1738d ago

I have to say I'm pretty bummed about the reviews. Most have been mediocre to just plain bad!

I like how if you die you come back as someone completely new that picks up where your last character dies off.

Other than that, it looks like a sub par Dead Island. The graphics look pretty bad to for something touting to have graphics as good and better than PS3/360.

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LOGICWINS1739d ago

At around 2:45, he talks about how the prepper doesn't even recognize when a new character has arrived. Thats incredibly dumb. How could the devs miss that? This game was clearly rushed.

extermin8or1738d ago

yeah and @neonridr is a game gets several reviews and say 2 are worse than all the others by a fair bit then it's be fair to say the reviews being so harsh were unfair, when a game like this is released and it gets mixed/low reviews then I think probably what with it being a launch title wealth which people tend to be more lenient with.

wastedcells1739d ago

Well at least the cricket bat is getting some love. Maybe too much. Could the cricket bat become a wii u mascot?

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dark-hollow1739d ago

What happened to "gaming journalism is a joke and we shouldn't trust it" that we see in every black ops declassified review comments just some days ago?

DonMingos1738d ago

Don't worry, Nintendo Fans will bring those comments back preety soon

DonMingos1738d ago (Edited 1738d ago )

Both games are bad... But this was suppose to be a launch hit for WiiU... wich game will sell better, ZombieU or COD BO Declassified?

donman11739d ago

Sigh!!!... Well this game is now off my list. There is no denying the fact that the game mechanics isn't robust enough for purchase. 4 to 6 time of applying the cricket bat to the head over and over again as your primary means of gameplay = Fail. Plus no real online experience makes this game a pass for me.

This is Red Steel all over again. What is up with Nintendo quality management.

coolman2291738d ago

You're trusting a Gamespot review?

donman11738d ago


No I do not, but I did watch over 50% walkthrough gameplay which confirms some of the overly repetitive gameplay mechanics talked about by gamespot. ZombiU 2 will be the version I will own. The only two games I will be purchasing for the Wii U this year are Call of Duty: Black Ops II and Assassin’s Creed III. Then download Trine 2: Director’s Cut.

i will wait for the real Mario game. I can always get a used New Super Mario Bros. U game later.

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Enmson1739d ago

Sad to see this game get bad reviews

LOGICWINS1739d ago

Bad games should get bad reviews. Thats why we have them. To stop us from spending our hard earned $60 on something that isn't worth it.

StraightedgeSES1739d ago (Edited 1739d ago )

So what if the game got a bad review but you liked it?

maelstromb1739d ago (Edited 1739d ago )

He's not saying that despite it being a bad game that he wishes it got more favorable review scores. He's simply stating that he was hoping for a better game, like a lot of us. Jeez, why don't you just calm down.

WeskerChildReborned1739d ago

So are you saying this game is bad? Cause i've seen some positive reviews and these are all just opinions.

LOGICWINS1739d ago

^^I'm saying that bad games should get bad reviews. I'll have to play it to see if its TRULY a bad game for me.

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AsimLeonheart1739d ago (Edited 1739d ago )

LOL! There goes Nintendo fans' killer app. After all the hype created by Nintendo and their fans by touting the BEST launch line-up EVER, these are the reviews they get. The graphics of this supposedly "next-gen" console are also worse then current gen. Moreover, slowly the reality about Wii U is being revealed. We now know that WiiU RAM is slower than 6/7 year old PS360. The 5GB firmware update is bricking consoles. Soon the underpowered CPU and GPU will be revealed as well. Nintendo was hiding the specs and details for this very reason. They were tricking the Nintendo fans into buying this crappy, underpowered and last-gen console.

Jinkies1739d ago (Edited 1739d ago )

Well Said

Hardcore Nintendo fans are gullible though. I mean how many same old Nintendo fans have been saying the opposite of what you've just said on here for months.

LOGICWINS1739d ago (Edited 1739d ago )

As I said before, Nintendo is ALL about perception. They have this ability to manipulate people into buying underpowered consoles over and over again even though all they do is underdeliver and overpromise.

As a kid, I bought a GBA Pocket, GBA Color, GBA Advance, and GBA SP. To this day, I have no idea why I did it.

maximus19851739d ago

lol man you just blew my mind. i did the same thing now that i think about it.

sashimi1739d ago

That is exactly the same as my childhood, I also have no idea why i had every one of them.

Blastoise1739d ago

The gameboy advances were awesome, that's why!

Neckbear1739d ago

Game Boy Advance Color, Game Boy Advance Pocket, Game Boy Advance Advance?

Yeah man, lord knows why!

SuperShyGuy1739d ago

What about "GBA Express", "GBA Lynx", "GBA micro", "GBA DS", "GBA DSXL", "GBA DSi". "GBA 3DS" and "GBA 3DSXL"

Oh and you may have bought them because they had the best games despite being weaker.

Like PSX and PS2 had the best games but was weaker. Just a thought

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demonddel1739d ago

Man U sound stupid Give the system some time a console never came out with a good looking games in the beginning except for maybe the Dreamcast wait till you see the next Zelda game at E3 make sure u have a wiping rag with you

AsimLeonheart1739d ago (Edited 1739d ago )

"Humph. Hope, it is the quintessential Nintendo Fan delusion, simultaneously the source of your greatest strength, and your greatest weakness." (The Architect)