geekspodcast's ZombiU (Wii U) review

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Survival Horror is Back

I realize that's a pretty sweeping statement but bear with me. As a fan of the genre, it's been long-depressing watching hallmark series like Resident Evil or even my most coveted Silent Hill stray from the theme of survival horror into more action-oriented, graphics-heavy affairs. That's fine, of course- some of those games have been a lot of fun! It just makes me sad that true survival horror has fallen out of favor as of late.

But, thankfully ZombiU brought it back with a vengeance. Reviews for this title have been erratic at best as its run the gamut from lauded as abysmal to praised as a return to form for a genre bereft of new meat. Clearly I'm in the latter category.

ZombiU isn't absolutely perfect, but its relentless assault on the senses makes for a horrifically fun romp through a zombie-infested London. Its got a few rough bits, but it shines as a showcase of things to come for the Wii U and a love letter to survival horror.

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    Good mature choice 0

    Not wanting a port or a kids game I picked this up when I got my Wii u. Good game it has a slow creeping pace and heavy oppressive atmosphere. First person melee combat that is very deliberate and gunplay with very limited ammo. The gamepad is used as a map and for inventory making the player take the eyes of the main screen causing some tense moments when zombies are bearing down. I would rate the game as hard giving the slow pace scarce ammo and health. When you do die you really feel it becau...

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