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Topic: Why has ZombiU got mixed reviews?

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TysonOfTime

41. Posted:

Gameplay looks decent.

But I am the most wimpy person on this side of the planet, I cannot play horror games save for if I have friends over.
Purchase pending.

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Malic

42. Posted:

TysonQ7 wrote:

Gameplay looks decent.

But I am the most wimpy person on this side of the planet, I cannot play horror games save for if I have friends over.
Purchase pending.

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BenAV

43. Posted:

Considering a few of my favourite games have pretty mixed reviews, that's not going to stop me from buying it and giving it a shot (when the Wii U launches here).
Worst case scenario is that I really don't like the game and I have a week to return it for a full refund... but I doubt that'll be happening.

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44. Posted:

I generally do not care for reviews, because I can review games myself. However, if every website gives the game a 3, then we all know its a crappy game.

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bonesy91

45. Posted:

gonna wait for the demo before I decide on this one. Since I rarely let reviews make the choices for me nowadays. I'm not gonna let a few people decide what I should and should not play :P

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WesCash

46. Posted:

^ Is there going to be a demo for sure then?

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bonesy91

47. Posted:

WesCash wrote:

^ Is there going to be a demo for sure then?

Well that's what I heard or read about somewhere. I can't see them not adding a demo down the road...

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sdcazares1980

48. Posted:

I remember playing Red Steel for the Wii. I was really excited for the game. When I first read the reviews, I was thinking "No, it can't be that bad, can it?" Well... it wasn't bad, but unfortunately it was far from great.

ZombieU looks great, but then again, a 7.0 score from Metacritic (yes, I'm using Metacritic as a source, sue me) isn't considered a bad score either. So I'll approach the game with caution when I get a chance to play it.

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WesCash

49. Posted:

bonesy91 wrote:

WesCash wrote:

^ Is there going to be a demo for sure then?

Well that's what I heard or read about somewhere. I can't see them not adding a demo down the road...

Okay, thanks for the response. Yeah, a demo would be great since the reviews aren't exactly swaying me one way over the other.

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Magi

50. Posted:

I'm one of the few people (maybe?) that hasn't had nearly enough of zombies. If it's got zombies, it gets at LEAST 5 bonus points on a scale of 1-10. :)

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SirSmugleaf

51. Posted:

It's really weird, because you can't really trust any of the reviews, because some people loved it, and others hated it. Obviously, there will be some who love it, and others who hate it, so what will you think of it??

Well hopefully a demo or something will be released, so you can make your mind up...

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fortius54

52. Posted:

Well, I say this game could definitely benefit from a DEMO. I think a lot has to do with whether or not you like survival horror. Then, how difficult do you want the game to be. I read one review where a guy said he was being killed off about every 16 minutes. Of course, the way the game is set up is very unforgiving. I had this high on my list, but when I think about it, I have not played a lot of survival horror. That is about the only way I can explain the reviews being all over the board.

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kkslider5552000

53. Posted:

This game is clearly ridiculous survival horror game that's been needed in the genre and I welcome it despite never being a fan of the genre. But that was more for the RE 3rd person lame camera...game. I hate to use this phrase but it seems like the dumber parts of gaming journalism (which is like failing in a 3rd grade class) aren't going to "get it". This game is designed to be a semi-unique throwback game to old school survival horror. Going into the game as anything other than that is just missing the point. Now I don't know if it actually does it well but the worse reviews so far did miss the point and the positive reviews not so much. But from what I can tell, it's kinda like La Mulana. Regardless of problems or your own personal opinion, it's clearly designed correctly for what they were going for.

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GameLord08

54. Posted:

I echo @kkslider's post. A lot of reviewers went in looking for an experience akin to Resident Evil or Left 4 Dead, but the concept of Zombi U is entirely different. I thought anybody could see that at first glance; it's inarguably blatant that Zombi U is a game courageous enough to rebrand survival horror in its original roots and standards. Too many gamers have forgotten what that is, and their approach to it seems considerably close-minded. I suppose true survival horror has become an extensively alienated concept, what with the industry's recent turning.

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GameLord08

55. Posted:

I echo @kkslider's post. A lot of reviewers went in looking for an experience akin to Resident Evil or Left 4 Dead, but the concept of Zombi U is entirely different. I thought anybody could see that at first glance; it's inarguably blatant that Zombi U is a game courageous enough to rebrand survival horror in its original roots and standards.

Too many gamers have forgotten what that is, and their approach to it seems considerably close-minded. I suppose true survival horror has become an extensively alienated concept, what with the industry's recent turning. Reviewers are meant to evaluate the game for what it is, not what they may want it to be.

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Mandoble

56. Posted:

After watching some gameplay vids, the first weird thing there is the movement, you move like a robot and turn like a robot, it doesnt feel natural at all.

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Tsuchiya

57. Posted:

@GameLord08

Resident Evil?!

Oh, you mean Gears of War right?

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Lan

58. Posted:

I think the games industry needs more objective reviewers. People like TotalBiscuit who (for the most part) keeps bias out of his videos. Tells you what a game is without really holding it to a standard based on whatever's popular.

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skywake

59. Posted:

Answer to the original question is pretty obvious. It's a different game and many reviewers would have rushed to have it reviewed before the deadline. Kinda like the reviews of the console itself that didn't bother to wait for the System Update so they could include it.

That said this is where sites like metacritic show their true value. Some will overestimate, some will underestimate... so the average tends to be right. Of those reviewers IGN was closest to the average but even they were maybe a little bit critical. So their review is probably the one to listen to the most.

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GameLord08

60. Posted:

@Tsuchiya: No, Resident Evil. There series has deviated from its original roots as a survival horror game, and has become more submissive to the flow of action-orientated shooters.

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