When the original Wii launched in 2006, one of the most hyped lunch games was Ubisoft’s Red Steel. However, that game turned out to be quite a disappointment, and was subsequently panned by game critics.
With the Wii U, Ubisoft once again delivered a much talked about launch game: ZombiU. And while that game is much better than Red Steel ever was, some critics still didn’t like it. ZombiU producer Guillaume Brunier has admitted that they were “really disappointed” with how the game was received, 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, he added that Ubisoft was eventually pleased once more gamers and journalists got their hands on the game. Brunier said:
“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.”
Despite some negative early reviews, ZombiU has a 76 rating on Metacritic, which is considered quite good. For our own thoughts on the game, check out our in-depth ZombiU review. And be sure to join the ZombiU forums for more discussion on the game.