Excerpt: When developer and publisher Ubisoft announced ZombiU back at E3 2012, fans were instantly enamored by the new survival horror title and intrigued by its utilization and exclusivity on Nintendo's Wii U. Ubisoft's new franchise focuses on creating a game that includes all of the elements that makes the survival horror genre so fun all while introducing new game mechanics that can only be executed so well on Wii U.
Excerpt: ZombiU is easily one of the best games available for the new Nintendo Wii U console and best of all, it targets the adult gamer. This isn't a game to collect gold coins and play fair in some wondrous rainbow world but rather it's a survival horror that requires you to annihilate zombies in some truly hideous ways.
Conclusion: The Short Version: ZombiU terrifies and terrorises its players with every trick in the book, and a fair few new ones courtesy of the WiiU hardware. Though an emotionally draining and occasionally awkward affair, Ubisoft's brave hardcore proposition proves that big publishers can still deliver true survival horror.
Pros: Scary, tense, paranoid and panicky: a true horror experience, Creates a feeling of complete loneliness and vulnerability, Innovative and immersive gamepad features show off the hardware to horrible advantage, Thrillingly atmospheric sound and visual design
Cons: Interminable load times and a few glitches, Mediocre (if atmospheric) visuals, Emotionally draining rather than entertaining: many players simply won't enjoy it
Conclusion: Nintendo ne s'y est pas trompé en plaçant ZombiU sur le devant de la scène. Car non content d'être une des rares exclusivités de la machine, le titre sait se montrer aussi surprenant que stressant tout en exploitant admirablement bien le GamePad. Un choix judicieux en somme pour les possesseurs de la machine qui chercheraient un peu de fraîcheur dans un thème pourtant largement surexploité.