NDAs are being lifted, sites are being refreshed, and the world watches in wonder as the verdicts roll in with Nintendo's newest home console. Keep an eye on this thread for the latest reviews hitting the internet!
With ZombiU, they love the fact that it is truly a survival horror game, and a legitimately scary one as well. The attention to detail is apparently fantastic as well, they use the example of the ingame depiction of London Underground stations, featuring status boards, announcements, turnstyles, the round help buttons, etc. They also see the gamepad as being used excellently, for example as a scanner, inventory, controlling security cameras, etc. They have a few minor issues and glitches with the gameplay, but nothing too major. They also wished it had online play and Miiverse functionality. Overall, they claim that it is 'the game you'll be switching on to illustrate why the WiiU is so great'.
I'm enjoying the game so far. So are many people in the Miiverse. and I just put up the Nintendo World Report score. I really trust them as a publication and well... those three reasons I listed should be enough no?
Something else. I've noticed some reviews from 1up and others complaining about the Wii U face button layout. Saying Nintendo just did that to be different. They argue that that will cause hardcore gamers to be confused when they play games on it because they have other control schemes ingrained. That would be true except for the fact that the SNES used that same scheme 21 years ago when neither the PlayStation or Xbox were even in development. Game journalism at its finest...
If anything, it was probably Microsoft who changed the letters and colors (off the DC controller) in fear of a lawsuit.