I am loving this game because I knew exactly what to expect out of it. And that is it's all about survival. Not story (although, it's not half bad), not an all or nothing action adventure. The game is great. Leave it to over-paid critics to over-exaggerate everything and make it look like the second coming. --- C-C-C-C-COMBO BREAKER!!!
its pretty good if you can come to accept that there is a high likelihood that you will die (maybe many... many times) to clunky controls or poor planning.
Its gets easier to control, and once you calm down and take your time you will die less... but you will still die.
For 1 or 2 zombies just mind your ABC's (always be clubbing) and then bring out the toys for anything more. Also make sure you have an exit strategy before you engage zombies, open doors, or walk past anything a zombie could hide in just in case. You will still get surprised though. :)