Zombi is a survival horror game from Ubisoft that is a "reimagining" of their 1986 arcade game of the same name. You play a survivor trapped in post-apocalyptic London completing objectives, scavenging for supplies, and trying to not die. If you are unfortunate enough to die, you wake as a new survivor and continue "your" quest, usually tracking down and killing your old character to get back "your" equipment.
The game is a brushed up port of the Wii U game Zombi U from 2012, with the PC-XBO-PS4 ports handled by Australian developer Straight Row, previously responsible for porting Mass Effect 3 and Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut to Wii U.
This is a remake? I mean I guess the 1986 version would have been wildly different from what we got on the Wii U...and other consoles. Anyway, I don't think this sold very well because when you look at screenshots (I) immediately think LEFT 4 DEAD. It looks like another entry in a genre that's been over-saturated over the past however many years. How many titles in the past few years for the PC for example have been 1st person Zombie Survival games for example? How many first-person shooters featuring zombies have been on consoles in the past few years that look similar to this? Having played this, I know that it's a completely different beast but the drooling masses probably took one look at ZombiU, said "SEEN IT" and immediately tuned it out.
This isn't the best game I've ever played. This isn't the best Wii U game I've played. This isn't even the last Wii U game that I've played but it's definitely under-rated and too often overlooked.
I've heard that it was a flawed but still good game. I don't own (nor intend to own) a Wii U so I'll have to watch for the reviews on the "new" releases and see if they're still worth grabbing or if time has passed it by.
A quick look at metacritic places it in the 7's so I'll likely get it...just not until it bargain bins :)
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