Reading on the Ubisoft forums about the update, Ubisoft Montpellier the ZombiU developers, have addressed many criticisms of the game in a new patch. They hope that this update will make the game into the action shooter it was meant to be.
The low review scores disappointed us so we went back to the drawing board to see what we could do about it," says director Jean Philippe Caro, "While we wanted the game to have more of a survival horror feel, many felt it should be an action shooter. I would rather have some people play the game than no one play it at all.
One of the major complaints about the game was that there was not enough ammo," Caro says, "People love shooting zombies so we decided to add many random ammo spawns in all the maps. Now people can go trigger-happy on all the zombies they see so instead of panicking when there are 4 or 5 zombies surrounding you, you can just shoot them all and go on your merry way.
Another thing that people complained about was the permanent death feature of the game," he continues, "So we added lives in the game. People were too frightened about losing everything they earned so now they can breathe a little bit easier. No one likes losing progress in a game and we agree with that. After all, what's the point of being scared of losing everything?
One more thing that bothered people was how difficult the zombies were to kill. Our intention was to make every single zombie fight to be a struggle rather than an easy encounter seen in other games," Caro explains, "Our execution of this concept may not have resonated with all the players so now most zombies die in one hit. Maybe our next game will deal with this concept better.
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