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Topic: Why has ZombiU got mixed reviews?

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kkslider5552000

101. Posted:

tealovertoma wrote:

It's clearly a marmelade title. People complaining about low review scores need to take 2 things into account: the words the reviewer used to justify the score, and the fact that if it only got high ratings, it wouldn't be fair to all the people who end up regretting buying it. If you're into extremely-hard survival horror and you don't mind hitting dozens of zombies 5 times with a cricket bat for hours, then this is probably a good game for you.

I myself prefer more variety, so I'm glad there's reviews warning people of the negatives.

"But repetitive gameplay isn't an issue in survival horror games, because it's realistic!"

Sure it is, to plenty of people. Including me.

This whole "reviewers only play the game for 3 minutes and only score high when the publisher pays them a big bonus" crap's really annoying. Read several reviews, get a balanced opinion, and decide if a game is right for you. It's not rocket science.

I did read the negative reviews. They were the worst written reviews that said the least about the game (well mainly Gamespot). That's the problem. The fact that others will jump on the score automatically doesn't mean they weren't terrible reviews from laughably dumb sites.

There's this show I watch called Video Game Awesome where Fraser and his buddies are like the anti-thesis of the people who appreciate this game and despite being apparently really dissappointed with ZombiU, even he thought the most negative reviews were bs.

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Magi

102. Posted:

PinkSpider wrote:

Also i would love to hear peoples official opinions of the game as we are all moaning (myself included) that the reviews are not good but what do you guys and girls think of the game that have bought it?

Your ratings out of 5

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Second, I only have about 2 hours of experience with it. Hopefully, I'll be able to give it more attention tomorrow night.
Third, with all that being said I will try as hard as I possibly can to give a completly unbiased opinion based on my short experience: It's a 4.

I'll say more when I've played more. :)

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Gamesake

103. Posted:

Looks like this game took the Wii U GamePad a little too far. Repeatedly tapping the touch screen to interact with manhole covers and barred doors is an idea that needs to go away immediately.

Malic wrote:

I can understand knocking a game because its tedious but a 4.5 states the game is basically unplayable and that isn't fair at all

The belief that a playable game automatically falls somewhere between 5/10 and 10/10 is another idea that needs to go away.

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PinkSpider

104. Posted:

@Magi cheers

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105. Posted:

I love horror movies and zombies are one of my favourite monsters, but does this game satiate my need to render some zombies unconscious? No i mean seriously, who is having a good time with this game? I want to know before I buy it when the Wii U is released here on the 30th.

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In Shaun of the Dead he has to bash that zombie more than 10 times with a cricket bat... Realistically you would not be able to defeat a zombie with a cricket bat...
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mudjo

107. Posted:

I won't read every past page to see if this has been said already, but ONM has noticed that the Brits applaud the tension of the game but the Americans hate on the breaks in zombie-bashing action.

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Magi

108. Posted:

RetroGBHippie92 wrote:

No i mean seriously, who is having a good time with this game?

I am.
But as always, YMMV.

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Magi

109. Posted:

Here's another USER comment about ZombieU from a guy at CAG, named spicoli420:
"I was very surprised at the various bad reviews and was questioning whether to open my just purchased game. I decided against that because it was one of the main reasons I purchased a u right at launch. Zombiu is terrific......the atmosphere is awesome, the use of the gamepad is so new and refreshing. I am still on my 1st character with 2 hours in and 75 infected killed. I haven't felt this level of supense in a game for a very long time. Those bad reviews are wrong........ "

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GameLord08

110. Posted:

Apparently, Ben Kuchera (the guy at Penny Arcade) also dismissed the GameSpot review as being rather superficial. He said something along the lines of the reviewer reviewing it negatively for not liking the game's goals, not for not liking what the game attempts to achieve.

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111. Posted:

Are the graphics in ZombieU really that bad as they look great from all the youtube walk throughs and trailers

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@PinkSpider: They're not horrible per sé, but Zombi U doesn't show effectively any graphical improvement from most current-gen titles. However, it's very atmospheric and has bits of detail in abundance (thanks to the Wii U's RAM), so that is an improvement in its own.

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113. Posted:

So are the reviewers saying the graphics are poor coz there not better than current gen

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@PinkSpider: Well, to be honest, the graphics don't look very refined and they are noticeably rough around the edges, more so than a lot of recent current-gen titles. However, one thing these reviewers overlooked is how atmospheric it is, which indeed does qualify it as a substantial improvement.

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RetroGBHippie92

115. Posted:

Do you get Club nintendo points with ZombiU? Also @PinkSpider Who cares about graphics? I know the Wii U is HD, but from what i've heard about ZombiU, it's still pretty awesome to play. I've played some of it at a local expo, it's actually pretty good in both the graphics department and the gameplay department, these reviewers should do a proper job and stop being lazy or hateful PS360 fanboys .
You know I bet you those PS360 gamers are now grinding their teeth now that Nintendo has a HD platform, but oh they'll get really critical once the next consoles come out and point out the obvious enhancements and benefits of their consoles over ours. Oh well....Haters gonna hate.

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116. Posted:

Gamesake wrote:

Looks like this game took the Wii U GamePad a little too far. Repeatedly tapping the touch screen to interact with manhole covers and barred doors is an idea that needs to go away immediately.

Agreed.

PinkSpider wrote:

Are the graphics in ZombieU really that bad as they look great from all the youtube walk throughs and trailers

The graphics aren't going to wow anybody but I certainly wouldn't call them "bad". They're decent.

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dolabla

117. Posted:

I personally like the game. It's not the prettiest looking graphically, but the gameplay is very fun IMO. It kind of reminds me a little of Resident Evil because you use lockpicks, keycards etc. to open doors.

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Malic

118. Posted:

Gamesake wrote:

Looks like this game took the Wii U GamePad a little too far. Repeatedly tapping the touch screen to interact with manhole covers and barred doors is an idea that needs to go away immediately.

Malic wrote:

I can understand knocking a game because its tedious but a 4.5 states the game is basically unplayable and that isn't fair at all

The belief that a playable game automatically falls somewhere between 5/10 and 10/10 is another idea that needs to go away.

that's funny because most of the negative reviews talked about how the game pad wasn't used enough and yeah the idea of a playable game being in the range of 5-10 does need to go away because skyrim was unplayable on my ps3 but was getting perfect reviews from everywhere ;)

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119. Posted:

The number system needs to go away altogether

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RetroGBHippie92

120. Posted:

If this game sells well and achieves the status of 'sequel worthy', what do you think the sequel'll be called? ZombiU 2 or Zombi U2? I'm thinking the latter would be hilarious! LOL

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