Early ZombiU reviews disappoint producer

Thursday, 13th December 2012 23:56 GMT By Naren Hooson

Guillaume Brunier, ZombiU producer for Ubisoft, has brushed of the initial harsh feedback the game received in initial reviews, saying those are the minority.

Talking with Nintendo Life, Guillaume Brunier admits the team’s frustrations with early reviews, saying, “We were really disappointed with the early US reviews. We are aware of the strengths and weaknesses of the experience we created but we did not expect so harsh a feedback. However as more and more journalists and gamers played the game, these opinions proved to be a minority. So right now we’re rather pleased with the overall reception of the game.”

When questioned if the negative reviews may have been due to player frustrations that the survival horror elements took precedence over any first person shooter aspect of the game, Braunier responded that the team never hid what the game was, always making it clear what ZombiU offers.

The games features permanent death and calls for intense zombie-slaying action over carefully planned survival, which obviously didn’t please some but enticed others. The game recently faced accessing issues in Europe, when 18 rated content was blocked for sale on the Nintendo eShop due to the company being bound to German laws in that region.



  1. Mercu

    US journalists were expecting a CoD-like FPS with thousands of bullets and shit… only European and Japanese reviewers understood the concept of “Survival Horror”

    #1 2 years ago
  2. OlderGamer

    I liked the game, harder then hell. But cool.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Francis O

    Yeah I’m from America and I was ashamed of the reviews here. They sounded like a bunch of sissies bitching about not having bullets. The Euro reviews got it right this time.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. vormison

    Your roomate’s Mom is a hooker!

    Anyways, I am still looking forward to checking this game out when we open our WiiU for Christmas.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Maximum Payne

    @6 I lol’d.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. TheDarkWeapon

    What’s with this advertising?
    Your cousins can sell all the drugs they want
    and your friend’s mom can blow as many guys as she can per day…

    PAY FOR YOUR ADVERTISING SH*T instead of filling the comments area with it.

    Also… yeah, american reviewers were expecting COD-Zombies-U

    #6 2 years ago
  7. lexph3re

    I don’t care what the reviews say. When i get my wii u this is at the top of my list

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Fin

    There’s no way it might not be a great game, eh? It’s the reviewers who must be wrong! All of them! They all love Call of Duty!

    #8 2 years ago
  9. monkeygourmet


    Well, the point is, there’s an obvious divide.

    Also, a lot of the negative focus was actually the positive points when looking at it from a survival horror perspective.

    It was like reviewing Forza, then complaining you couldn’t get out of the cars and beat up the other drivers in the pit lane…

    Fair points, but completely irrelevant in the grand scheme of the game.

    #9 2 years ago

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