While this may sound like an average zombie game, I'm genuinely impressed by how much use it got out of the Wii U GamePad--a Swiss army knife's worth of functions. After offing a zombie, I held the GamePad to the screen to scan the corpse for items. While I occasionally got loot, other times I found out the zombie wasn’t fully dead as it suddenly lunged for my neck. When the lights went out, I waved the GamePad around and used it as a flashlight. The crossbow had to be aimed with the GamePad by holding it against the TV screen. Locks needed to be picked with the touch screen. And perhaps most importantly, the GamePad served as my inventory, functioning like a makeshift backpack.
ZombiU is a game to keep an eye on, but don't expect it to go easy on you. I died numerous times during the demo, never lasting more than a few minutes. This game is challenging and that challenge increases as your dead characters are soon added to the zombie ranks. Explore the infested London streets when ZombiU hits the Wii U this holiday season.
What do you mean, you don't own a zombie detector?