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Posted by lclay

Despite how it is spelled, it is pronounced Buckingum not Bucking-ham (at least in the part of the UK I am from). This really annoyed me throughout the quicklook.

While we're on the subject, the same goes for Birmingham.

Edited by MattClassic

ZombiU isn't that bad a name when you consider that it's a reboot of Ubisoft's first commercial game, Zombi. The name is dumb for other reasons ("rebooting" an obscure 26 year old C64 game?), but it does actually make sense. Honestly, I don't see how it's any worse than all the billions of SNES games with Super in the title.

Also: aside from some launch game wonkiness, this looks awesome. I'm a sucker for hardcore survival stuff like this, zombies or no.

Posted by AlisterCat

@lclay said:

Despite how it is spelled, it is pronounced Buckingum not Bucking-ham (at least in the part of the UK I am from). This really annoyed me throughout the quicklook.

While we're on the subject, the same goes for Birmingham.

Americans also split out the 'shire' in shropshire etc... (pronounced shear not shire, like from LOTR). In fact, American English is obsessed with compartmentalizing words. EYE RACK. MULT EYE.

Posted by Brodehouse

@HellBound: Hah yeah, I was just thinking "do you know what a shotgun is, Scoops? Carbine doesn't mean shotgun."

Posted by amishmonster

There was a zombie dance party and they missed the chance to have Kernkraft 400 be the song playing? Sadness.

Posted by RudeCubes

ZOMBIE DANCE PARTY

Posted by PulledaBrad

Fulchi

Edited by Quarters

Game looks alright, but I have no desire to get a WiiU to play it. Unlikely, but it'd be nice if it got a port at some point. Also, why Patrick didn't set the mine, then throw the flare next to it, I'll never know.

Posted by Slayer78

This game says to me: Nintendo Wii U is not only for children, we have zaambies this time around. Wow.

Posted by Korolev

Actually, it looks like it's had some effort put into it. I was expecting it to be pure shovelware, but I'm surprised it's not. Dark-Souls like mechanics can't hurt.

Posted by PulledaBrad

@AlisterCat said:

@lclay said:

Despite how it is spelled, it is pronounced Buckingum not Bucking-ham (at least in the part of the UK I am from). This really annoyed me throughout the quicklook.

While we're on the subject, the same goes for Birmingham.

Americans also split out the 'shire' in shropshire etc... (pronounced shear not shire, like from LOTR). In fact, American English is obsessed with compartmentalizing words. EYE RACK. MULT EYE.

Or is it just diction? DICK SHUN.

Posted by Tennmuerti

At this point I have a Pavlovian response to zombies; which makes me to not pay attention, get bored and doze off.

Edited by Andy_117

@MattClassic said:

ZombiU isn't that bad a name when you consider that it's a reboot of Ubisoft's first commercial game, Zombi. The name is dumb for other reasons ("rebooting" a 26 year old game?), but it does actually make sense. Honestly, I don't see how it's any worse than all the billions of SNES games with Super in the title.

I agree. Its an efficient title! It tells you all you need to know - its a zombie game, and its on the Wii U. ZombiU. Perfect!

Lots of popular games have titles that make no sense. Halo? Half-Life? DOOM? Crysis? Devil May Cry? What does that tell me?? Is Halo a religious game? Is there some kind of crisis? May the Devil cry? Why do I care if he cries? A Half-Life of what?? And beyond narrative context - what does it tell me about the game? Nothing!

I've always been a fan of Left 4 Dead's name because of how much it tells you what the game is. Team Fortress does the same thing. Aliens vs Predator. Fallout. Need for Speed. Grand Theft Auto. I like those titles. Because using my brain makes blood fall out of my nose.

Posted by Fistfulofmetal

"You have no control over the direction of the swing... Like Dead Island"

uh... what? You most definitely have control over your swing in Dead Island

Posted by Splodge

@PulledaBrad said:

Or is it just diction? DICK SHUN.

Sounds like my last girlfriend.

*snaps fingers*

Posted by Pop

wait, it's uncommon to have the washing machine in the bathroom? I guess americans have a laundry rooms and they have them in kitchens but why would you bring your dirty laundry to the place where you make food?

Posted by fisk0

Patrick's washing machine comment intrigued me, where do Americans keep their washing machines if not in the bathroom? I mean, if you live in an apartment and thus don't have a basement? In the Kitchen? Living room? Bathroom seems pretty logical to me, and all apartments in Sweden tend to have one of those huge electrical outlets for washing machines in the bathroom wall.

Posted by AlexanderSheen

@Fistfulofmetal said:

"You have no control over the direction of the swing... Like Dead Island"

uh... what? You most definitely have control over your swing in Dead Island

He said: "So it's not like... let's say Dead Island."

Posted by MonkfishEsq

Man look at that fucking massive blue tint over the entire screen.

Posted by AMyggen

I'm as tired of zombies as the next guy, but this actually looks really cool.

Posted by development

@fisk0 said:

Patrick's washing machine comment intrigued me, where do Americans keep their washing machines if not in the bathroom? I mean, if you live in an apartment and thus don't have a basement? In the Kitchen? Living room? Bathroom seems pretty logical to me, and all apartments in Sweden tend to have one of those huge electrical outlets for washing machines in the bathroom wall.

If no basement; bathroom. Not in the wall, though. Just a big machine against your wall. If you have a small place then you most likely don't have one; so it's off to a laundromat.

Posted by Skanker

@fisk0 said:

Patrick's washing machine comment intrigued me, where do Americans keep their washing machines if not in the bathroom? I mean, if you live in an apartment and thus don't have a basement? In the Kitchen? Living room? Bathroom seems pretty logical to me, and all apartments in Sweden tend to have one of those huge electrical outlets for washing machines in the bathroom wall.

Laundry rooms.

Posted by ZHabermann

WE do not put toilets in the bathroom that might be a Euro ass thing

Posted by PulledaBrad

@Splodge said:

@PulledaBrad said:

Or is it just diction? DICK SHUN.

Sounds like my last girlfriend.

*snaps fingers*

HIIIIOOOOOHHHH

/edmcmahonlaugh

Posted by DrJota

Director Mode = RomeroU?

Posted by bigevil1987

Yep, this will be the game I pick up when I get my WiiU.

Posted by bunnymud

I could have sworn Brad was playing and not Patrick

Posted by Lazy0718

@Skanker: My last apartment had the washer and dryer in a small closet size room off the kitchen. In my house, the washer and dryer are in the pantry area off the kitchen as well.

Posted by Mr_Skeleton

@Skanker said:

@fisk0 said:

Patrick's washing machine comment intrigued me, where do Americans keep their washing machines if not in the bathroom? I mean, if you live in an apartment and thus don't have a basement? In the Kitchen? Living room? Bathroom seems pretty logical to me, and all apartments in Sweden tend to have one of those huge electrical outlets for washing machines in the bathroom wall.

Laundry rooms.

Why waste a whole room for a washing machine?

Edited by CptBedlam

So, how open is this game? I didn't get a good sense for that aspect by watching the QL. Is there some kind of hub-world? Can you choose your own routes to mission objectives?

Anyway, seems like a pretty unique mix between Condemned, Dead Rising and Dark Souls. I can get behind that and ignore the rough edges the game obviously has.

@Mr_Skeleton said:

Why waste a whole room for a washing machine?

People use laundy rooms for storing stuff as well.

Posted by Hilbert

Very interesting game.

Posted by gbrading

Looks surprisingly deep. And this is definitely an appeal to the Core.

Posted by bhhawks78

You know what Patrick, after watching this video I'm MORE sure this is shovelware. Looks like hot garbage.

Posted by fisk0

@development said:

@fisk0 said:

Patrick's washing machine comment intrigued me, where do Americans keep their washing machines if not in the bathroom? I mean, if you live in an apartment and thus don't have a basement? In the Kitchen? Living room? Bathroom seems pretty logical to me, and all apartments in Sweden tend to have one of those huge electrical outlets for washing machines in the bathroom wall.

If no basement; bathroom. Not in the wall, though. Just a big machine against your wall. If you have a small place then you most likely don't have one; so it's off to a laundromat.

Well, most apartments here do have a shared laundry room/washhouse for all tenants, but generally there's still an outlet in the apartment where you could connect a small washing machine. There are top loaded machines that aren't all that huge.

Posted by onarum

looks kinda neat, those scripted sequences are putting me off though.

Posted by dubios451

For all the concern about where people put their laundry machines in these comments, I was a little more concerned about the amount of blood in that bath tub, and the dead people

Posted by Amafi

That actually looks really interesting.

Posted by development

Graphics like the first Condemned, seems boring, controls like butt, and it's entirely uninventive. Patrick's making far too many excuses for the game simply because it's "horror."

Ubisoft Bill: "I got this idea for a game. What if we combined Dead Rising and Dead Island, but strip out everything fun?"

Ubisoft Producer: "Hmm..."

Ubi Bill: "Also, motion contro-"

Ubi Producer: "-sold."

Check out the bottom of the wiki; the game used to be interesting.

Posted by falling_fast

I didn't think this would be any good. happy to be proven wrong.

Posted by Kamylow

Still seems interesting but i wonder if it holds up on the long run. unfortunately there is tow big cons that make it a big no no.

From the start is the crappy FOV, i despise that console generation for it constraints on FOVs especially for shooters even if TPS aren't spared and that game seems even lower than average, probably for the "sake of fear" if your were to talk about that to devs but on top of plainly sucking because lowering your awareness to make your game harder is a cheap game design it gives nausea or head pain to a lot of people and i sadly am one of those.

The second thing is the stick movements. They are sooo slow it's seems like a chore to turn a mere 90 degrees. Once more it will be justified by the genra but again, the only thing that it does is artificialy hardens the game by making you clunky. At least the zombies do not run like crazies but still.

Those two only make it a deal breaker for me even if it were to be the best survival game ever, wich is hard form proven as combat seems kinda meh especially when guns are involved, the close combat is a straightforward one animation runned over and over again with no depth in it and i am curious about campaign value. Will wait for the review to see how that goes.

Posted by depecheload

This doesn't interest me, but I"m glad to see some variety in the WiiU's launch library.

Posted by pornstorestiffi

@development said:

Graphics like the first Condemned

You haven't played condemned in a while.

Posted by Leafhopper

Is it me or does the game seem to run a tad slow? Not that it is skipping or anything but, a really low framerate than usual.

Posted by depecheload

@dubios451 said:

For all the concern about where people put their laundry machines in these comments, I was a little more concerned about the amount of blood in that bath tub, and the dead people

Us American see that shit all the time. But a washer in the bathroom? Fucking crazy.

Posted by AmericanNinja

"Look at your Wii U GamePad." Looks like thats what your're doing the majority of the time instead of actually playing this game.

Edited by pyromagnestir

@Mr_Skeleton said:

@Skanker said:

@fisk0 said:

Patrick's washing machine comment intrigued me, where do Americans keep their washing machines if not in the bathroom? I mean, if you live in an apartment and thus don't have a basement? In the Kitchen? Living room? Bathroom seems pretty logical to me, and all apartments in Sweden tend to have one of those huge electrical outlets for washing machines in the bathroom wall.

Laundry rooms.

Why waste a whole room for a washing machine?

I think he's referring to most apartment buildings having a laundry room full of machines for all the tenants to use, thus individual apartments don't need one, usually.

Posted by ZeForgotten

"These guys take like six hits" he says. 
Well yeah, they do, if you keep hitting them in the shoulder(yes, there is a difference)

Posted by Mumrik

@AmericanNinja said:

"Look at your Wii U GamePad." Looks like thats what your're doing the majority of the time instead of actually playing this game.

Why are those things mutually exclusive?

Edited by Hitchenson

I'm from the UK and I've never seen anyone keep their washing machine in the bathroom. Kitchen/utility room always.

Edited by Stormdragonblue

While the clipping issues and some other minor stuff make this look pretty unpolished it does look more then interesting enough to be a decent game. Looking forward to play this when the Euro launch happened and I get my system.

Besides, nothing could be quite as horrible as picking up Red Steel at the time of the Wii launch. Baaaad memories.

I do have to say though as a comment regarding the video. Same for the other Wii U quick looks. The HD quality overall is pretty tragic. Not sure if it's bad capturing or encoding but it looks like it's HD through a light blur filter.