Excerpt: Zombi U re-introduces survival as a key component of survival-horror, forcing you to decide between taking on the hoard or living to fight another day. Ever since then, my trigger finger has been itching to take on some zombies Wii U style. Now that the day of reckoning is here the question remains: is Zombi U a reason to keep surviving or would it be better off left to the undead?
Summary: ZombiU will be viewed through a very particular lens, one designed to scrutinize the Wii U's worth as a "hardcore" gaming system. One of the few original launch titles built to appeal to the lifelong gamer, many are going to judge its worth as a demonstration of the GamePad's functions and how they can make familiar experiences more engaging.
Excerpt: Zombies are very much in vogue at the moment, so what better game to launch a console with than a zombie game? It’s precisely this that Ubisoft has done with ZombiU for Nintendo’s new Wii U console, though it’s a zombie game that does things a bit differently to modern day games featuring the undead. For starters it’s set in London, which in itself grants the game a refreshing flavour.
Excerpt: Horror games are few and far between today, the expensive nature of these projects always means that they are hardly considered to be viable investments by publishers. With ZombiU, Ubisoft’s arguably most ambitious launch title yet, the team at Ubisoft Montpellier have managed to capture the essence of the survival horror genre, and distil it to it’s most pure.
Is Zombie U the best multiplayer game of the year?
6 December 2012
Excerpt: Before I answer whether Zombie U (I refuse to call it ZombiU) is the best multiplayer game of the year, I am contractually obligated to talk about the single-player. Which is kind of a shame, because I couldn’t care less about the single-player, despite that it’s old-school bullet-by-bullet survival horror in the tradition of the original Alone in the Dark.