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  • Armoured_Bear 6 Jun 2012 08:15:22 10,240 posts
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    This is a survival horror game from Ubisoft Montpellier which I imagined to be gash but hands on are a lot more positive.

    Trailer
    Nursery Gameplay
    Death Gameplay
    More Cam Footage
    Impressions
    Verge impressions

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  • Blerk Moderator 6 Jun 2012 09:17:40 48,225 posts
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    Was there an actual game to try? I thought the Nintendo conference demo was all CG?
  • fletch7100 6 Jun 2012 09:19:13 6,915 posts
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    Only game interested in on the Wii u

    One bite and it's game over, new character gets all the equipment you left,like dead souls, find your previous character who is now a zombie, kill him to get your previous kit back

    Any skill points you character had you lose when they die

    Using the table screen to access is in real time like in dead space

    Only time you are immune from zombie bites is when you find anti virus, meant to be rare items

    No check points, no game over screens


    Edge magazine said About zombie u. Basically offline version of DayZ with out anyone bothering you. Ubisoft also mentioned MP aspect, guess horde mode. Co op would be fun

    Edited by fletch7100 at 09:20:52 06-06-2012

    Edited by fletch7100 at 09:28:13 06-06-2012
  • fletch7100 6 Jun 2012 09:29:59 6,915 posts
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    http://m.edge-online.com/news/e3-2012-zombieu-wii-us-brightest-prospect
  • Deleted user 6 June 2012 09:57:44
    @fletch7100 sounds pretty good actually from ur description, will have to check it out.
  • Cappy 6 Jun 2012 10:30:27 11,826 posts
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    Blerk wrote:
    Was there an actual game to try? I thought the Nintendo conference demo was all CG?
    Yes, all CG apparently.

    Remember the Wii launch and Red Steel, it's doubtful the real game will match up to Ubisoft's bullshots.
  • fletch7100 6 Jun 2012 10:36:27 6,915 posts
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    Didn't see the Nintendo conference, didn't they show off any gameplay of this. Was gamplay footage on spike tv
  • spamdangled 6 Jun 2012 10:41:01 27,269 posts
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    The gampeplay footage on Spike was actually really cool. I like the whole Rogue-like style to gameplay.

    One question I do have is if there will be a cap on how many survivors are in the city or if they are all randomly generated on demand?

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  • Armoured_Bear 6 Jun 2012 10:41:09 10,240 posts
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    Cappy wrote:
    Blerk wrote:
    Was there an actual game to try? I thought the Nintendo conference demo was all CG?
    Yes, all CG apparently.

    Remember the Wii launch and Red Steel, it's doubtful the real game will match up to Ubisoft's bullshots.
    I posted Gameplay vids at the top of the page!

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  • Ienjoysquid 6 Jun 2012 10:59:05 30 posts
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    Resident Evil was one of the better games on the Wii, and the wiimote worked really well with the point and shoot. Its very disappointing they seem to have abandoned it here in favour of some the new gamepad.
  • Ignatius_Cheese Moderator 6 Jun 2012 11:04:17 10,852 posts
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    This has Red Steel written all over it...
  • spamdangled 6 Jun 2012 11:07:04 27,269 posts
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    Well I think it looks good.

    More games need permadeath :-)

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  • sanctusmortis 6 Jun 2012 11:25:11 9,627 posts
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    You see, I had assumed bullshot footage, and a generic zombie shooter. Then they said permadeath, kill your previous life to get gear back, and I'm all in for that.
  • spamdangled 6 Jun 2012 11:28:52 27,269 posts
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    If the levelling system allows for sufficient skill advancement, the permadeath is going to be pretty painful (in a good way). If you can just max out a character in a couple of hours, it could end up being a bit throwaway.

    I wouldn't mind if each new character has random stats and skills, forcing you to play the game differently.

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  • DFawkes 6 Jun 2012 11:44:55 22,582 posts
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    I'm not usually a fan of permadeath, but from the gameplay footage it doesn't really look like it's ever going to be unfair. That's my main concern when they go with permadeath - you can't have that threat combined with unfair 1 hit kill traps or creatures that could potentially kill without warning.

    Thankfully it seems to be forgiving enough that it could be a great motivator without feeling forced. I'm certainly interested so far.

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  • spamdangled 6 Jun 2012 11:47:05 27,269 posts
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    The little timer thing that shows how long you survived for is just screaming out for online leaderboards.

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  • Tonka 6 Jun 2012 12:06:35 20,006 posts
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    They really went all in with the gimmicks eh? First I thought having to look at the pad screen for items was downright silly. But with the permadeath in mind it's justified. Spending time looking for stuff and risking an attack is a risk/reward if I ever saw one.

    A word of warning though. I f this is the game that odd ball Miiverse video was based on then theree WILL be instadeaths. Could it be that DeamonSouls is the inspiration?

    Or maybe I'm reading to much into the fact that this features zombies and scanners.

    If you can read this you really need to fiddle with your forum settings.

  • DFawkes 6 Jun 2012 12:08:05 22,582 posts
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    I hope it discourages camping. Sends a few zombies our way if you decide the room you're in is too comfy to leave :) Couldn't really tell from the vids, given no-one is going to take the only chance they have to play and just stand around!

    I'd kick the living daylights out of the producers of Tipping Point - Ghandi

  • Tonka 6 Jun 2012 19:02:11 20,006 posts
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    Will this be a story based game or a pure score attack?

    If you can read this you really need to fiddle with your forum settings.

  • spamdangled 6 Jun 2012 21:14:20 27,269 posts
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    Kotaku seem to like it

    ZombiU Sprinkles Dead Island With A Liberal Dose of Dark Souls. In Other Words, It’s Rad

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  • Ienjoysquid 6 Jun 2012 22:07:05 30 posts
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    Can you point the gamepad at the screen to aim or do you have to use the thumbsticks?

    I'm really not sure about these zombies either, none of them are being brought down by headshots and some are being killed by a knife to the neck. This is looking a lot more like 28 Days Later than true zombies to me, yet its called Zombi.
  • spamdangled 6 Jun 2012 22:18:56 27,269 posts
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    Thumbsticks, but you use the pad for sniping.

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  • FWB 6 Jun 2012 22:19:40 43,795 posts
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    So that holding it up to the screen is misleading?
  • Derblington 6 Jun 2012 22:40:30 21,261 posts
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    It's not a knife, it's a syringe of an antivirus type thing. It's a one-off get out of jail free card, if they grab you again you're done for.
  • figaro7 6 Jun 2012 22:48:15 1,362 posts
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    After being quite underwhelmed by the initial wii u, theres a couple of games im quite interested in, this is one of them. The interview on gametrailers was interesting, permadeth, come back as another player, skill up if you dont die, liking the sound of it.
  • Sid-Nice 6 Jun 2012 23:22:13 15,852 posts
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    This game began life as a Raving Rabbids shooter on the Xbox 360; then the game evolved into Killer Freaks from Outer Space and now we have a zombie survival game on the Wii U. “How long can you survive?” Is the object of the game; is this because the game is so early in production that the developer has yet to come up with a goal?

    It would be a nice twist if you obliterated all of the zombies and the game ends where you stand face to face with the final zombie and that zombie happens to be you.

    NNID Sid-Nice

  • Progguitarist 6 Jun 2012 23:37:22 10,399 posts
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    Wat
  • HoriZon 7 Jun 2012 00:29:26 13,495 posts
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    Looks good but its Ubisoft so dont hold ya breath.

    I used to be a gamer like you, then I took an arrow in the knee.

  • roz123 7 Jun 2012 00:51:33 7,112 posts
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    I remember last E3 they showed a mode for killer freaks from outer space where one player with the pad could position the placement of the aliens kind of like a top down strategy game whilst the other player killed them on the TV fps style. I hope they keep that as it will be a little like being the director of L4D. If not I will still be tempted by this game, looks decent so far and it's set in London.
  • Deleted user 7 June 2012 01:14:24
    Just got round to watching the nursery gameplay. Got quite absorbed in that. Seems really promising. Def , if there is going to be cheevo's, going to be a one run playthrough for sure.

    Aslong as they get the survial horror basics right its going to be intersting. Liking the dark/demon souls thing going on as well.
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