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Submitted by killyourfm 859d ago | opinion piece

ZombiU: Why Ubisoft's Divisive Wii U Launch Title Is Misunderstood

Forbes: ZombiU is a misunderstood game. The exclusive launch title from Ubisoft Montpelier for Nintendo‘s new Wii U console has garnered some divisive critical reaction. While it shouldn’t be heralded as the second coming of survival horror the point is that ZombiU is survival horror, a genre which has been diluted and, in many circles, completely forgotten.

I’m not here to suggest that reviewers who pan the game are wrong, but I am suggesting that their expectations might be. (Wii U, ZombiU)

Neonridr  +   859d ago
More and more reviews trickle in, and the game seems to be leaning more towards the positive now. I for one am really enjoying the game and the tense atmosphere and moody lighting it brings. I honestly recommend everyone with a Wii U to at least try it. And those without Wii U's should have no business saying it sucks. That's like me saying Uncharted sucks (I don't own a PS3, only a 360). This game may not be for everyone, so the only way to know for sure is to try it for yourself.
Lovable  +   859d ago
it sucks.
Neonridr  +   859d ago
The majority of people who downvote this game, or say it "sucks" are people who don't even own a Wii U. As I said before, this game isn't for everyone, so you are entitled to your opinion. Care to elaborate at all on your reasoning?
Lovable  +   859d ago
Nope and I agree. I just want a reaction from you :)
konnerbllb  +   859d ago
@Neonridr I don't own a WiiU and don't plan to purchase one, but if I had one ZombieU would be my first purchase. We need more games that challenge gamers like this game does. I hope this idea spreads to other consoles. The developer also said porting the game to other consoles isn't out of the question so I look forward to that possibility as well.
DaCajun  +   859d ago
Reminds me of when Demon's Souls came out on the PS3 a ton of people where complaining because they tried to treat it like some hack and slash button mashing game, when you needed to take your time and think before running in like a chicken with it's head cut off hoping for the best. There is too much of the COD mentality out there that thinks if it isn't easy or makes you a super hero in every game that it isn't fun.

Pretty sick of this give every pathetic little kid a trophy attitude. Love Demons Souls, Dark Souls and love ZombiU also for the challenge. It's not perfect, no game is but it is a very good survival horror game.
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WPX  +   859d ago
It seems that this game you either love it to death or hate its guts. I, for one, bought this game yesterday and am loving it. This reminds me of Killer7. Its reviews were like this too, either real high or very low(loved that game too).
TheLyonKing  +   859d ago
The GT one is really good, showing both good and bad very well.

They raise a point that it seems that it should have been left in development a bit longer.

Judging from the reviews it seems like Ubisoft has done another red steel and maybe rushed this out cause of nintendo but non the less I am still looking forward to it and it seems multiplayer is good.
ronin4life  +   859d ago
In many ways redsteel was fundamentally broken while being a little junky. ZombiU is a little... rough around the edges. The concept and design(from what little I've played so far... got to the first manhole and played a bit of MP) is sound, but the package is not polished up to a higher standard one would expect from a physical release exclusive(from what little I've heard from reviews)
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Moncole  +   859d ago
Its a survival horror game and lots of people are playing it like an action horror game and thats why its getting mixed reviews.
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iamnsuperman  +   859d ago
The ones that I have seen that are giving it mixed reviews are because of technical issues, animation issues (I mean its the same reaction animation for every hit you hit the zombie with a cricket bat), some corner cutting in development and the only logical weapon seems to be the cricket bat and swinging it around gets boring and samey after a while (edit also story). No I haven't played it so I can't comment if they are true but I can comment on the fact that they seem to have issues with those areas and not because they are playing it like an action horror and not the way it "should" be played.
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