When the original Wii launched in 2006, one of the most anticipated launch title was Ubisoft’s Red Steel. However, that game turned out to be quite a disappointment, and was subsequently bludgeoned by negative reviews.
With the Wii U, Ubisoft once again delivered a much talked about launch game: ZombiU. However, the game was released to a less than positive reception, something which reportedly “disappointed” Ubisoft.
In an interview with Nintendo Life, producer Guillaume Brunier spoke about the team’s reaction to the reviews that the game initially received.
“We were really disappointed with the early US reviews,” Brunier said. “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.”
Despite some negative reviews, ZombiU has a 77 rating on Metacritic, which is considered quite good. For our own thoughts on the game, check out our in-depth ZombiU review.