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Submitted by Gekko 747d ago | opinion piece

ZombiU: Why I ignored negative reviews

John Vekinis:

Like many others, in the build up to the Wii U launch I was consumed by the hype. Many a review was read and trailer watched as I awaited getting my grubby mitts on the system. By far the game I had the most vested interest in was ZombiU, simply because it's the game I chose to pre-order well in advance as my launch game. Judging by reviews, it seems ZombiU ended up dividing opinions more than Marmite and I was pretty worried that I would be wasting my money on a mediocre launch game. But along came ONM's review, a noble score was dished out and I immediately felt better. (Wii U, ZombiU)

Ramon3MR  +   747d ago
I agree...played it myself and loving it so far.
Zuperman  +   746d ago
because reviews really don't matter.
sitharrefus  +   746d ago
Ya Reviews are opinions nothing more!!!!
darkride66  +   746d ago
Find a reviewer you trust. We can't play every game that comes out so it's not surprising that we lean on reviewers to help us make purchasing decisions, but make sure it's from a source you've vetted against your own tastes.

For example, I find Destructoid to be all over the map when it comes to reviews and I don't trust them, plain and simple. I swear, sometimes it seems to me they low-ball scores of popular games that everyone else is raving about simple to stir up negative sentiment for hits. It's dishonest, and I won't use them because of it.
MEsoJD  +   746d ago
Reviews are intended to inform and hopefully aid the consumer in their purchases. Personally I utilize many reviews before buying a game, because this hobby isn't cheap. Anyway it's your money and you can do what you like.
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ritsuka666  +   747d ago
This game has many great ideas from looting with the Wii U GamePad to permadeath to its spooky setting, but none of them grow into a great game.
is 666 cool for you? You like Nero or something?
1upgamer99  +   746d ago
I really liked the game. It seems with this game people Like it or they don't. I really liked it, It was Much better than RE5-RE6, Not that 5 was bad, BUT it should not have been a RE Game. Resident evil used to be a GREAT survival horror game, and that is What Resident Evil means to me. Zombi U is a really good survival horror game. It did take getting used to the gamepad, but it really adds to the experience. It makes it MUCH more realistic. You just can not get the experience on any other Console, at least not yet. Now I would love to see Capcom make a RE game like they used to...and see a port for it on Wii U.
GiantFriendlyCrab  +   746d ago
The negatives:
graphics are bad,
animations are bad,
combat is dull and repetitive,
game is incredibly buggy.
no depth in the story

The positives:
scary survival setting
innovative ideas

This game had so much promise, and even though i prepared myself for disappointment I cannot believe how badly this game was made.Ubisioft rushed this game for wii u launch title. This game is Mediocre at best. Not bad, just mediocre. 5/10
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sal77  +   746d ago
I got my reviews for this game on Mii Verse buying it this Thursday.
dubal-e  +   746d ago
Yeah its nice, I just wish the graphics were a little better but the gameplay is great. Very spooky enviorment.
RaptorGTA  +   746d ago
Im very happy with this title. Ive had a few friends watch me playin this game and their opinions the same as mine. We've enjoyed this game very much. I give this game an 8.5. Yea the graphics could be better, but the feeling the game give is just amazing.

I personally this is a great launch title.
xruiner89  +   746d ago
Aside from some bad textures and some spotty performance issues i'm really having a lot of fun.
Summons75  +   746d ago
Bad gameplay = bad game and zombiU just has terrible gameplay. The game has a great concept and idea behind it and good presentation but ubisoft purposely making the combat controls clunky outright kill the game
TongkatAli  +   746d ago
Reviews aren't all bad.
Thepcz  +   746d ago
only the classics
i dont have a lot of money to spend on games, never have. neither do i like spending what money i have on games. so when i buy a game, i have to know with the most confidence as possible, that the game i bought is not total garbage.

i used to buy games magazines, a few each month lol so i have always been 'in the know' of what is considered a good game or not. the internet makes it easier to judge a game.

i can honestly say, i have almost never been disappointed with a game i purchased. the only game i ever returned was turok 2 on n64. within 10 mins i knew i had made a big mistake and returned it immediately lol

i know what is a good game and what isn't, and zombiu is not what i consider a good game. sure, i would like to play it, but i wouldn't buy it, and there is a massive difference. its just not my cup of tea.

i personally only buy AAA classics lol
BitbyDeath  +   746d ago
I usually just pay attention to Yahtzee (Zero Punctuation) and also sometimes IGN but otherwise i don't usually bother.
sway_z  +   746d ago
A bunch of us spent Saturday night at a mates to help him celebrate his Wii U purchase, and to see Wii U in action.

To be fair, Zombie U is a cool game, but it underachieved. I like the ideas more than the execution....we all kept thinking 'why can't we do that, or go there, or use that'?

Wii U has double the ram of both 360/PS3 but U cannot see evidence of it yet...Nintendo will need to Wow us.

Also it has a similar play style to Dead Island (which I lost interest in after 1hr) both have a similar clunky control scheme and poor combat system.

We mostly agreed Left4Dead on 360 was a better Zombie game in SP/MP.

I'm looking forward to The Last of Us for my survivalist game.

I'm not convinced enough to purchase Wii U at present, but I'm keeping an eye on it.

Zombie games are so last decade anyways.....
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