I loved the video, and I love the fact that Ubisoft is coming out of the gate with a mature rated, survival horror game. But what really sold me on this game is what I read from the press release:
This fear-fueled first-person shooter takes all the terror, chaos and tension found in the best of the horror genre and adds original interactive elements, including a unique death mechanic that puts players in the body of a different survivor each time they die, allowing them to track and take down their old, infected characters, recover their equipment and see if they can stay alive just a little bit longer this time.
I can't wait to get turned in to a zombie, then come back as a random survivor and then hunt down my old self (now a zombie), shoot my old self in the head and take my shit back.
On the gametrailers stream, they mentioned it's survival horror with permadeath and roguelike element's in that each character you have gets skills and you lose them upon death. Items you collect on one guy can be found later on another survivor if you happen to die.
Game looks AMAZING!!!! Though, I am a little disappointed in the graphics, and am worried about how many zombies will be available on screen at once. Thankfully, I do not care TO much about graphics, and am greatly looking forward to this game. Thanks for the video link. :P
I think having to look down or to use the touch pad on the controller adds a level of stress, which I want to believe was intended by the developers. In all of the videos so far when you go to the touch screen to do anything you are in a stressful moment, having to dig through your survival pack seems to add a new level of tension.
Maybe I'm reading waaaay too much in to all of this. Personally, I like the direction this game is taking and will definitely be picking it up day one.