Gametime: ZombiU

Posted: December 29, 2012 by puremassacre in Games, Zombie
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ZombiU. 2012.

ZombiU. 2012.

ZombiU is a first-person survival horror game set in London, in which the player assumes the role of a random survivor in a zombie apocalypse. The player collects various items and weapons, used to fight and kill zombies, that are located or looted from different areas. If the player’s character is killed by a zombie, which can occur with a single bite, the character will permanently die and the player will then take the role of another random survivor. The previous character will become a zombie, who the player must kill in order to reclaim his original inventory.

I ended up buying my rugrats the new Wii U console for christmas this year, cuz ya know they gotta keep up with the latest techno gadgetry. With available titles including the steadfast Mario, Just Dance and Sonic titles I am just not that into the Wii (I have both); I’m a PS3 guy. So I decided to pick up ZombiU, a little treat for myself. Was I in for a blood soaked, fear inducing surprise. Right from the frantic introduction run through a horde of blood thirsty zombies the player is thrown into a desolate destroyed world filled with the undead. Every misstep is death, every miscalculation is death around every corner is death. Literally. If you plan poorly or try to go in guns blazing your zombie food; and when that happens you start over as a new survivor and might end up running into your zombified old character hungry for your flesh (very cool aspect of the game). Whether it’s scrounging for supplies, stockpiling your safe house or barricading yourself against the undead every decision is life or death. There are some truly terrifying moments in the game which are brought to life by the eerie score and the true feeling of lone desperation. The Wii U gamepad truly shines in this game, using for things like realtime maps, inventory switching, black-light scanning and sniper scoping makes for a truly immersive apocalyptic joyride. ZombiU isn’t your typical run through the hordes of zombies blasting away in a haze of blood drenched lead. It’s quite the contrary actually, high tension realism is the name of the game here. Its easy to die and ammo is hard to come by. I don’t remember playing a game that made me sweat with fear (well Doom 3 did) like this does. If your into real bone chilling survival horror, check it out.

London Bloody London

London Bloody London

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