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4.0 out of 5 stars Great Survival Horror game for Wii U!, 26 May 2013
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This review is from: ZombiU (Nintendo Wii U) (Video Game)
This game is a mixed bag, going by what reviewers have been saying. But really, should you trust everything a reviewer says?

Despite this game getting low rating scores from some reviewers, I feel this game has a lot to offer to the Survival-Horror genre. More emphasis on survival than horror, if I must say so myself.

If you're looking for a nice, deep story then please look elsewhere. Whilst this game has a story of sorts, it really isn't deep enough to get involved with because it doesn't really have a main character. I'll explain more about it later. So it's set in 2012, London during a zombie apocalypse. You stumble across a safe house in a train station, watched over a guy called the "Prepper". You have to perform missions for the Prepper, and a story of sorts begins to unfold, trying to find a cure called the panacea for this zombification.

Now onto the gameplay. The Wii U Game Pad is definitely integrated well into gameplay here. The Game Pad is used as a map, and also you can switch to your inventory with ease, and use items as needed. When you go into your inventory, your character appears to be checking his backpack on the TV screen, leaving you susceptible to zombie attacks. Before this game was released, there was a huge emphasis on this feature. Really, you rarely get attacked by zombies, as there are few around during areas.

Ah, zombies. If you're the sort who goes up to enemies in a game and kill them, you may need to reconsider your tactics. Whilst firearms are available, ammo is scarce, so unless you have an accurate shot, they're not really useful. Confronting two or more zombies is a death sentence. There is always the chance that they'll overwhelm you, and kill you. This happened to me often, and I was forced to change my way of thinking.

Now, when you die, you quite literally die. You lose all your stuff that character carried around, and sometimes this can be a problem, especially when you die in a heavy populated area of zombies. You have the option to go back and get the items you lost, but if you get killed on the way to retrieve your items, then tough. This is such a harsh punishment, especially when your previous character had useful items.

There are definitely horror elements in this game. There are a few moments where a zombie jumps out at you, and they are pretty scary the first time around. Heck, in the Sewers there was a zombie that was detected on my radar, I knew it was there, but it still scared me when it jumped out at me.

However, a bad thing about this game is the fact there is a game breaking bug.

**SPOILER**
When you complete the game, and fly away on the helicopter another survivor stumble across the train station, an option should be available where you can start the game again, with the items you got during your previous game, on the same save file. Sadly, you won't be able to access this save file; selecting it does nothing.

So to conclude, Zombi U is a must-own for Wii U, it's definitely a decent survivor-horror game. If you're looking for quite a long gaming experience with this game, it's sad to say that it's quite short; I managed to complete this game 100% in a measley 14 hours.

RATING: 4/5
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