Well, it finally happened. I died my first death in ZombiU last night. My 34-year-old Analyst had a good run, got pretty far... but ultimately got cornered by a horde and after pushing his way through, was devoured from behind. Cowardly zombies.
Though I then realized, both myself and my brother had identical starting characters on our games. I was under the impression that the survivors were randomly generated, or is that only for all characters after the initial one? I guess it would make sense if the starting guy was the same since he appears in the opening cutscenes, but if you have to play through the Ultimate Survival mode with the same dude each time, that would be a bit of a let down.
Did anyone else have the same character to start with? 34, Analyst, his name varies but he looks kinda like Desmond from AC.