Is Zombie U still worth getting?

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#1 Posted by lamprey263 (24157 posts) -

I know Zombie U was the more prominent Wii U launch title, but I was wondering upon a year's chance to reflect if it's still considered worth getting. Any of you who might have picked it up, what do you think? You still play it? Is it still fun?

#2 Edited by JordanElek (17873 posts) -

Yeah, it's a great game as long as you know what you're getting into. It's slower paced than most recent zombie games, and it's less about the mechanics of the combat than it is about simply keeping yourself alive as long as possible while still making progress.

And if you have some friends to play with, the multiplayer can be a ton of fun

I don't think ZombiU was praised simply because it was one of the few decent launch titles. It's unique and well made.

#3 Edited by trugs26 (5573 posts) -

Well there is a demo if you're concerned about getting it or not. I actually never got it, only played the demo. The demo did its job and scared me - hence why I didn't want to play the entire game :P

#4 Edited by lamprey263 (24157 posts) -

@JordanElek said:

Yeah, it's a great game as long as you know what you're getting into. It's slower paced than most recent zombie games, and it's less about the mechanics of the combat than it is about simply keeping yourself alive as long as possible while still making progress.

And if you have some friends to play with, the multiplayer can be a ton of fun

I don't think ZombiU was praised simply because it was one of the few decent launch titles. It's unique and well made.

yeah, I watched a review and they say how when you die you just wake up as another survivor, that it really isn't about a single character and it's about surviving as long as you can (but expect to die!), I think I can dig that

#5 Posted by hyperjj3000 (973 posts) -

Yes its very worth it, i had so much fun with that game, gonna play it again sometime on hard.

#6 Posted by IMAHAPYHIPPO (2604 posts) -

Considering you can probably find it for 10 or 20 bucks now, it's definitely one of the best games on the system. Whether that's attributed to the game's quality or the Wii U's lack of software is up to you.

#7 Posted by Kaze_no_Mirai (11415 posts) -

@IMAHAPYHIPPO said:

Considering you can probably find it for 10 or 20 bucks now, it's definitely one of the best games on the system. Whether that's attributed to the game's quality or the Wii U's lack of software is up to you.

This. The game should be pretty cheap now and for 20 dollars I highly recommend it.

#8 Posted by CTR360 (7102 posts) -

zombie U its good game go for it

#9 Posted by Litchie (16376 posts) -

I wondered this as well. Glad to hear that so many still likes it. I might get it if I find the right price. We need more horror games with zombies.

#10 Posted by YearoftheSnake5 (7484 posts) -

I'd say rent it. After you beat the game, there's not much to go back to and multiplayer is terrible. It's a lot of fun on your first go. Don't think of it as a Left 4 Dead type of game, though. You need to think about where and how to handle zombies in the smallest quantity possible - not plow through them guns blazing.

#11 Posted by kbaily (13042 posts) -

I would go with a lot here and say since it's cheap now and if you're a big Zombie love, then go for it but you've seen the reviews so you know what to expect. I mean in my experience, I've played games that got medicore reviews and loved them while at the same time playing stuff that got 9s and 10s that I didn't care for.

#12 Edited by enrique_marrodz (2092 posts) -

@lamprey263: The game is still great by itself. You can play it a lot of times and get really good at it, but still enjoy it. Maybe the community is not as lively as original but go ahead and try it, now is at a very good price!

#13 Edited by Solaryellow (489 posts) -

Two words I'd use to describe this game are quaint and cozy.

A survival game, like this, offers a compelling story and interesting environments that aren't too overwhelming. You still feel trapped wherever you go. it's a few steps above the L4D series which offered a very simplistic approach to survival. You have numerous interactions with people, weapon upgrades, etc..,

I would play through it again.

#14 Edited by ominous_titan (728 posts) -

i really enjoyed this game good atmosphere and plotting, its best to be approached like you would with a game like dark souls rather then trying to be rambo

#15 Posted by pc-ps360 (3460 posts) -

did not enjoy the demo at all. so imo dont get it, instead get splintercell or assassin creed 4

#16 Edited by GH05T-666 (298 posts) -

I recommend downloading the demo in the Nintendo eshop before you buy it.

It is the type of game you will either love or hate.