ZombiU Nintendo Wii U Review

Zombie U also features a local multiplayer option for those that have Pro controller or a Wiimote and Nunchuk.  It is pretty limited and without the online capability many will never have an opportunity to try it out.  The way it works is that the player with the GamePad is a zombie overlord who can see where the second player is and place zombies to obstruct his progress.  Not quite a zombie version of Tower Defense, the zombie king is also trying to achieve objectives and if you can find a second player, there is some fun to be had.

buckingham-inside_FULLtcm1969315Having played through a handful of Wii U games, ZombieU make the best use of the GamePad.  I must confess that I was a huge fan of original Resident Evil games and the number of games that copied them on the Dreamcast.  For that reason I may be a bit more forgiving of survival horror games but despite a couple of technical issues, ZombieU is an immersive experience.  There’s no great narrative and the game can be tedious but if you were really in the middle of a zombie apocalypse, how much fun would that really be?  ZombieU isn’t easy and doesn’t give you any really great abilities.  Your handheld scanner and the prepper is the only leg up you get.  Deer Hunter doesn’t give you suitcase nukes or let you get 50 hit combos and neither does ZombieU.

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The story is pretty light and delivered in a similar fashion as the original Bioshock.
The sound and voices do are pretty solid.
The game's graphics have some issues but for the most part everything looks pretty good.
Even though the multi-player offering is a little weeak, the single player experience is immersive if not a little difficult and is the best use of the GamePad to date.
ZombiU is the Demon Souls take on survival horror. It's not a first or 3rd person shooter and as long as you're good with that, you'll probably really enjoy what Ubisoft has done.

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