Iterating on a Theme with ZombiU
ZombiU is a tense horror strategy game for the WiiU that turns your past selves into part of the zombie horde that hunts you down.
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@WolfGrey i agree that i wont be using the screen as much as the pro controller, but dont say nintendo needs new ip's because i dont see sony or microsoft coming out with anything worth playing. everyone rehashes the same shit.
i like graphics and a good game. the grapichs is really importen and then the game should be good to play as this, but the graphics seems to sux tho..........
@WolfGrey I think you are lame and need to open up to new ways of gaming experiences.
Interesting to see how games will integrate the touchpad into gameplay in a few years.
Right now, the touchpad doesn't seem to be doing a whole lot in this game. I mean, you manage your inventory and you see a minimap, but it's only for the sake of convenience.
You can see that when he's accessing his inventory, there's not a whole lot going on in the main screen. They could've easily shown the inventory on the main screen. So all they've really done right now is move pieces from the main screen onto your touchpad.
That pad still looks way too huge.Poor kids.
Either way it is only going to gather dust as i use the pro controller instead.Just like practically anyone else.
No offense i just doubt many are going to give a slight crap about that touchpad idea.Not when you can have a far tighter and more comfortable experience with a pro controller.
I am getting the WiiU but that touchpad controller is getting tossed into my closet unless i need it when a game boots up before i switch.If i end up never needing ill just go trade it in.If i can't do that ill most likely just make it explode.On camera.On youtube.
Why do people hate gaming systems so much? I know there are negatives and positives to all systems, but it can play games. Hell the more games I can get the better. Maybe I'm just obsessed, but I owned from the first ps1, xbox, nes, snes, sega and now the wii,ps3,360,PSVita,3DS,NDS,PSP and my pc. Why? Because if there is an exclusive I will play it on that system, huge ass controller or not who cares. It is yet another game I can play.
I will definitely get a WiiU for me, maybe not on launch date, but in a couple of months. I think it can give me some entertainment when I am a bit bored with my PS3 etc.
Anyways, I think this games would be nice and would buy it when I get the WiiU.
I have a friend who likes to come over,roll and smoke one, watch me play a game on my 42'' HD cause Im good and he doesnt have much time for gaming while he still enjoys them. I cant see myself play this while he stands next to me stopping my movements every 2 mins to look at the fucking mini screen on my controller, that thing is absurd.
how the hell am I supposed to immerse myself when holding a fucking PS3-sized controller in my hands?? that console is a joke and this game looks sublime if only it wasnt limited as an exclusive for this wii U BS. Every games should be available for PC which is the all-around platform where you can play wtv type of games while buying 47382774632 ugly gadgets to live a awesome experience. I got a xbox/ps3 controller,a mouse and a keyboard and I can play wtv games from NES up to todays generation games with the most awesome graphics without all those gimmicks
Intrigued. Reminds me of the Dreamcast with the tiny screen on the controller that (a few) games used similarly. Not currently a Wii owner but, like I said, I'm intrigued.
I'm looking forward to this game, tbh. Looks interesting, has some pretty nice gameplay and good graphics too. I like the idea of playing a random survivor and that your character can become a zombie.
And still, people try to find a better alternative to keyboard and mouse... And still they fail."When you have realized the depth of your failure, you have my permission to rage quit..."
@LittleBigAlex I would love to hear what you sound like speaking French.
@mumfaud Then again i also think of the Wii as incredibly lack luster.
Motion controls only entertain me for a very short while before i could care less. While i may have a variety of gaming interests Nintendo usually does not provide what i want or hope for these days.
I am still getting a WiiU but i stand firm on what i have said.
@mumfaud You sire are lame for having said that.
Since you don't seem to understand the experience and most likely have not tested it out yourself i suggest you keep from judging me on such.
I am quite allowed enjoy ways that are far less awkard and far more comfortable than what i am presented with.
@ABEzilla116 I think more people judge on having to look down or hold the bloody thing up to see both screens. It takes away from immersion and ruins the experience.
It is the same reason pacing is so important in a game.Ruin the pacing, you ruin the game.
Btw i did get to test out the tablet. To be honest i would use it as a drink coaster or paperweight rather than a controller.
@danteswart Its why videogames will never be taken seriously and alway's for kid's and teen's
@danteswart Your first question is as old as the home video game itself. It's like sports for geeks. MY SYSTEM (or in not geek speak, team) IS BETTOR THAN YOURS!!!!! I remember arguing about the NES vs the Sega and the Saga Genesis vs the SNES when I was in 3rd grade. Man I miss those days. . . . . . . . .
Then there'd be no point to consoles if every game was created for PCs. Plus, I really don't see how the GamePad removes the immersion when looking down at it is supposed to add a level of tension and urgency since you never know when a zombie is going to attack.
that is why there is a wii u pro controller. so u dont have to use the big screen controller. duh
@Disturbed_88 haha !! preference of taste i feel my fellow gamer !! i agree pc is the future (not garlic bread) how ever i ask you can you play a decent racer on the keyboard ?? :)
I found the Wii controller superior for FPS games. You have the movement of an analogue stick with the precision of a mouse. Driving games, fighters, and action games are better with controllers because of the more precise, graduated movement. Only thing M&K still wins at is strategy.
I am bilingual, however French from France sounds so nasty.
@WolfGrey @ABEzilla116 Just quickly go grab a bag and look through it...now tell me, can you see what is in front of you and what is in your bag at the same time? Can you pause time while looking through said bag in real life? Unless you can manipulate one eye to look elsewhere while one is looking in the bag and can stop time i don't understand how this breaks immersion.
@itchyflop cause owning a xbox controller is deff innaccessible to us
I am high ranked in BF3, Max Payne 3, even back in the Unreal Tournament days using a gamepad.
You don't need to worship a Mouse + KB to be a PC gamer, just like you don't need a fightstick to be elite in fighting games.
Rank among the best, using your most preferred method. Gamepad.
@LittleBigAlex Considering you referred to a French accent as sounding like Borat, I would say you are the one who has been displaying their ignorance in every comment you have made on this video.
@AJ47 Does it matter what sounds better? Who's being ignorant now? Haha, what a joke. Peace. So shook.
@LittleBigAlex Oh I guess you speak the fake French they speak in Canada, right? Yeah that sounds so much better(A real French accent is so sexy on a woman)
@WolfGrey I admit when i first played Zombieu, the controls threw me a bit which broke from the experience...it didnt help being surrounded by hundreds of people and other gaming booths making so much noise either.
However i can easily imagine sitting at home lights out, this gives you your atmosphere, connecting your game experience with the room your in. I cant imagine a more fitting way to play a survival horror game then to actually have to think and act as if i myself was in the same situation and act accordingly. Frantically looking around in game, then stopping, checking to see if any zombies are around me, then opening up the inventory...you are shuffling through all of a sudden you hear a moan from the tv...you look up to the tv and see a zombie now you have seconds to sort out what your gonna do, pick your equipment, close the inventory and take action. All of this happening in real time.
I lasted about 7 mins when i played the demo which was fitting because they told us to get out anyway because they were running out of time, but apart from the initial time it took to learn the controls i loved every second of it.
@Dizzy10 Regardless it is still and outside source causing the break in immersion or even the suspense.
I understand the comparision to real life however this is a video game.You need to be able to stay "soaked" into a game like this. To remain connected with the atmosphere , this is highly important to a horror game's success factor.
While walking dead was very successful it was not much of a horror game at all as much as it was more of just a video story.
@WolfGrey You don't seem to understand what i meant by my previous comment. If you look into a bag on the floor, you have to look up to see whats in front of you. When looking down at the gamepad to look through your inventory, you have to look up to see whats around you in game.
Time is constant, therefore even though its a game, to make it realistic when looking through your inventory it doesn't pause the game like in other games. This means that being a survival game it adds an element of suspense to it by making you spend your time wisely, as you would if you were in a dangerous situation in real life.
A good example of this is The Walking Dead game by Tell Tale games, you only get a certain amount of time to make each decision as you progress through the story. You also have to use the mouse to click on what you want to do instead of just pressing a button like a quicktime event, which means you actually have to make a quick but accurate input on the screen.
@ABEzilla116 And for the record i am really dam tired of Mario and Zelda. I really want Nintendo to bring a new big IP to the table.I haven't seen one i could care about for a decade or so from them.
@ABEzilla116 I don't limit myself either.
I got a 360 for free(i still stare at it like it shouldn't be in my life) that i keep for some reasons.
I enjoy my ps3, my vita, and i am a PC gamer at heart.
I owned the Wii for a while but since i dislike most nintendo franchises it was pretty much worthless for me.Though MHTri and No More Heroes were excellent.
And your right not the best example.That requires no looking back and forth too much(especially as turned based)therefore no immersion issues.On any game that WILL require looking back and forth i assure you will not be a fun experience.Pro controller only thank you.
As Super Smash Brothers getting decent netcode because of Namco Bandai that is a 50/50. The Naruto games did fine to an extent and Dark Souls had downright terrible netcode.Namco Bandai as of late has been taking shortcuts when it comes to net code and stability. I wouldn't count on it. I am sure i will buy the game simply to play with friends though.
@ABEzilla116 I enjoy the DS just fine.Both screens are within your view.
This is a completely different matter.But i suppose your welcome your opinion.
Your also welcome to automatically assume i am biased despite stating having tested out the tablet myself.
@Savoritias @ABEzilla116 @Disturbed_88 IMHO bad controls in a horror game add to the thrill of it. Take Resident Evil and Silent Hill back on the PSX for example. They had this clunky control system which would have generally been bad, but considering that they were survival horror games, the 'bad' controls just made the games more terrifying.. which was a bonus!
This is probably the only time I can see a controller as being more suited for a FPS over m&k.