Good day everyone and welcome to The Wii U Corner the Monday recaps! Trying to space out the CAPS a bit, so here we go, late.
So, how was everyone's Thanksgiving? Mine was very nice. Food, family, booze, Wii U; good times. I told Black Friday to fuck off, which was especially nice. I did a bit of online shopping, but no hassles or fighting or cold noses. It was great; I was able to have another day of family and relaxing and stuff. And more booze.
I don't want to turn the Monday CAPS into the Wii U report, but I am tempted. I'm running late, though, so I'll keep it short this time. If you're considering getting one, get Zombi U and NSMBU. No question. Zombi U is actually matching up with how it should be in my head, which is rare. The hard survival, the scariness, the gamepad working well, the connectivity, etc. It all works. The online feature of it works very well. It's just like Demon's Souls, where you can leave messages in spray paint or vote on other people's messages. In Zombi U, however, the devs seem to want to join in. As well as seemingly keeping tabs on what's happening, they're leaving messages about; thanking people, giving tips, doodling, and some other cryptic stuff. In fact, they're put a message somewhere near the start of the game, telling people to "meet here," tomorrow. That's Wednesday, the 27th. Stuff like that is pretty exciting to me, as the possibilities are many.
Like I said, I'll keep it short, but I will say: survival horror exists. This game is difficult as well as frightening. The way you swing your cricket bat and fire your gun really hammers home that you are not well-equipped for this situation, and makes you think about your every step. That and the permadeath mechanic make it pretty nerve-wracking. Oh and the zombies, too. The way some of them scream is a bit disturbing. Feels good, man.
The gamepad also works toward this end, as you have to do a lot of things with it, and usually that involves taking your eyes off the action in front of you. Although you use it frequently, it becomes second nature really quick. I thought it would be very annoying, but the way they integrated it into the game works so well. Maps, radar, your backpack/gear, notes you find, a scanner. It feels like, without this thing, you'd be fucked. It's also kind of neat that your survivor, in-game, basically has one, too.
Gotta finish up. If there isn't one system-seller for the Wii U, this is at least one to add the short stack. I might actually do a full review when I'm done.