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ZombiU on the Wii U
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ZombiU Review (Nintendo Wii U) (9.0)  by  

So ZombiU seems so hot right now, consumers are queueing up out the door to get a piece of what is surely to be one of the biggest selling Wii U launch games. Are you guys interested in picking up a copy? Are you waiting on reviews? Please discuss the game below and feel free to post any media you may find.

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Posted: 10/01/12, 15:38:57  - Edited by 
 on: 11/23/12, 20:15:36
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I only have one question - is the melee combat as tedious and painfully non-fun as it looks? because if it isnt this game could be awesome
Posted: 11/22/12, 14:57:24
@Hinph

Check your sound setting on Wii U. When you go to the Wii U settings - make sure you TV is set to Stereo and not Surround unless your TV has an HDMI/Digital output to your surround sound system.

This is messing a few people up here with a lot of games. Happened to me with FIFA - the commentary was completely missing.
Posted: 11/22/12, 16:30:12  - Edited by 
 on: 11/22/12, 16:31:35
This game really impressed me. Feels like something fresh because of the integral use of the gamepad. Controls well, looks good, the sound is quite good, and I'm having a blast.
Posted: 11/22/12, 21:16:33
@Smerd

Thanks. There is an optical output on my TV, but I guess it doesn't actually function properly in translating the HDMI signal to my receiver. Guess I'll have to figure it out or just play in stereo...

Oh, Nintendo. Could you really not just include an optical output on the Wii U?

Edit: So, it turns out that literally the only way to get any form of surround (even analog) is with a receiver that has HDMI inputs/output. Guess I know what my next big purchase is... shame, because my current system otherwise suits me just fine, even if it is old. Ball gravy...
Posted: 11/22/12, 21:38:02  - Edited by 
 on: 11/22/12, 22:01:44
@Hinph
This this fucking this. Agree with every word. I know what I need to buy next.

Speaking of 5.1, does Zombi U support it? Lame that Mario doesn't. And NL?
Posted: 11/22/12, 22:15:43
I just made it through the third or so trial they end up having you go through. It's so damn intense. I wish I had more bullets! Five hits per zombie with a cricket bat is TOO MUCH.

This game brings me such anxiety lol. But I guess it does feel like real life... which is both it's blessing and it's curse.
Posted: 11/23/12, 01:10:19
@GelatinousEncore

Like DrFink said (and a lot of others have), this game is so TENSE that you don't even think about tedium. At least I haven't. I REALLY wanted to see how far I could go without dying (btw, there is a mode where you get one life, and one life only, and nobody to pick up your slack), and I didn't want to go down like I did. Knowing where I went down this time, I instantly started thinking about what I could've done differently, and how I'd like that moment back.

So yeah, those cracks of the bat are pretty tense. Your character sounds pretty panicked, too!

EDIT- This would've been the ultimate game for the Vitality Sensor.
Posted: 11/25/12, 02:12:09  - Edited by 
 on: 11/25/12, 02:12:40
It's the tensest game I've played in forever. Like, I actually feel tense scared and intimidated. Quite the achievement.
Posted: 11/25/12, 03:55:14
@carlosrox

Yeah, they did a really good job. They one-upped Resident Evil somehow in that department. Eternal Darkness, too.
Posted: 11/25/12, 04:27:40
Ugh, I want to play this.
Posted: 11/25/12, 04:54:27
@Renjaku
Buy it! Download it!

It deserves it!
Posted: 11/25/12, 14:17:09
@carlosrox
Already bought it. =3 Made plans to play it fresh with my sis in december though.
Posted: 11/25/12, 18:49:44
Just started getting into this last night with the wife and kid. We didn't make it all that far, but we had a blast. It is as tense as everybody says. We pass the controller when we die and freak out together. What gets us the most is the creepy scream of the zombies. Hearing but not seeing the zombies is great, in a freaky way.

Also like zombifying my face.
Posted: 11/25/12, 20:13:28  - Edited by 
 on: 11/25/12, 20:17:45
carlos is kicking ass on the leaderboards, damn son.

That onslaught before you enter Buckingham Palace... I mowed down as many as I could but then had to retreat back to a safe house... realized I couldn't actually save because there were zombies banging on the door right outside... FML. No ammo left, just grenades, so I pop the door open and let one go.. took out a bunch of them but a couple got through the door and ate my face. Shit was intense!
Posted: 11/26/12, 18:03:12
@anon_mastermind

That's where I left off last. I died a few times after that trying to redeem my backpack but wound up losing everything. Ugh. I am so angry at and in love with this game at the same time. It's so difficult but so good!
Posted: 11/26/12, 18:08:39
I played for the first time around noon yesterday. I lasted a whole 38 minutes before being devoured, mostly due to panicking and my clumsiness. I loved every minute of it though. I was a afraid to roam beyond where I was told to go.
Posted: 11/26/12, 18:17:54
@anon_mastermind
I am? How can you tell? What does it say? I'm not even that far in the game! Pissed I died so easily actually. I died at an easier part than I should have and did good at the harder part. I died cuz I was attacking one Zombie and wasn't aware there were others ganging up on me from behind.

Apparently I'm doing something right in AC3 because the game is telling me I have a certain thing around the world/on the leader boards.
Posted: 11/26/12, 20:22:03
@carlosrox
Check the leaderboards from the main menu of Zombi U. You're #1 on my friends list for average survival time.
Posted: 11/26/12, 20:24:21
Here is a fantastic review from Kotaku. What's actually even better are the comments that follow, which are generally very supportive and not full the the common anti-nintendo snark that abounds on most big gaming sites. I think this might be the game that makes the WiiU, even more than first party games. With all the attention this game is garnering, I am sure Ubisoft is looking to sequelize this. I just hope that the sequel is improved, enhanced, remains true to the original, and most importantly, stays WiiU exclusive.

Now, I just wish I had the game. My wife is really excited to buy this one for me for the holidays.

Posted: 11/27/12, 03:44:33
So, I played the multiplayer mode of ZombiU....

...

IT'S AWESOME!

Seriously, it's so good. The player with the gamepad is "King of Zombies" has a top-down view of the map, to place zombies and capture flags, while the "Survivor" plays in first person on the TV also trying to capture flags. It's crazy fun from both sides. As the gamepad player you get a sense of control and trying to eliminate an irritating bug (the survivor). As the survivor, it's balls to the wall survival, with so many zombies coming at once, it's tough but rewarding to survive. There was another mode called "assault" but we didn't play it.

Even a casual gamer can get the hang of using the gamepad, since it's all about touch inputs. I look forward to many rounds as I will be attempting to survive against my fiancé, the king of zombies.

Edit: wiimote/nunchuck in multiplayer... so good! Poppin' headshots like crazy.
Posted: 12/03/12, 18:49:09  - Edited by 
 on: 12/03/12, 18:56:04
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