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How to survive in ZombiU

Exclusive interview: ZombiU creative director on how to stay alive in survival mode

2. 'If you play it like Call Of Duty, you will die'

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ONM: You mentioned Resident Evil. Resident Evil used to be traditional survival horror game but now, with Resident Evil 6, it is more action orientated...

Jean-Phillipe Caro: "They're following the market. The market is going towards more action games. Call Of Duty is driving the market and everyone is going to Call Of Duty's market.

"When we had to work with Nintendo we had two screens to make a new experience. When we were making Killer Freaks we discovered that it was not a good place for players to feel the potential of the console and the dual screens because the player needs to look at one screen and go to another screen and this move is not natural.

"That's why we decided to go to a slow pace. We thought about this for a long time and the GamePad became of use in the management part.

"When I'm playing an action game, I can aim and shoot at the TV but each time I have to look for something on my mini-map, to watch on my scanner or to look around me, think, to react and make a plan or make a strategy, I use my GamePad. That's when we had the idea to make the GamePad our survival kit.

"If you play like in Call Of Duty, you will die. You will have to learn how to use the GamePad as your survival kit. If you listen carefully to your GamePad, you will succeed because the game is hard."

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  1. Lonegamer Wednesday 19th Sep 2012 at 12:23

    so i wonder how long the game is?
    and when is the next, in the eye of due?

  2. lrwr14 Wednesday 19th Sep 2012 at 13:56

    The Survival Mode sounds interesting and fun, and the writing on walls sounds like dark souls-I just hope you can write message and not have pre set words.

  3. wambamjewel Wednesday 19th Sep 2012 at 15:55

    Damn. ZombiU looks epic! I would get it... But if I did, I wouldn't sleep! I'm not good with tension... :oops:

  4. Starman64O Thursday 20th Sep 2012 at 15:05

    The Survival Mode sounds interesting and fun, and the writing on walls sounds like dark souls-I just hope you can write message and not have pre set words.

    If there won't be any restrictions, I'm not betting against people abusing it

  5. conn1496 Thursday 20th Sep 2012 at 16:37

    I can see this game being a lot of fun when you have friends along for the experience, but absoloutely exhilarating when you're alone. I imagine this game to have a lot of replay value, and honestly, looks like a game that you would want to play over and over again. This game has several routes, so I imagine players would like to see every possible route, and maybe, if they put in collectables, that will give players the incentive to look around the entire map. It would also add a greater challenge, and I believe that it would really ramp up the tension for those who want to get 100% of things. All in all this game looks amazing. Can't wait! :mrgreen:

  6. Elwood212 Tuesday 9th Oct 2012 at 19:57

    Epic :)

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