IGN- The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct Review

IGN: While games such as Batman: Arkham Asylum and Arkham City stand as shining examples of how you can take a known franchise and lovingly make it into an awesome game, more often than not, licensed titles end up disappointing fans. That’s what The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct does; it gives licensed games a bad name.

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Swiggins2095d ago

No surprises here, it seems like it's a bad year for Zombie Games.

Plagasx2094d ago

Day Z Standalone will fix that.

BanBrother2095d ago

Okay, so where are all the 'fans' that were calling everyone 'haterz' when we said this was going to suck? I hope you all wasted your money on this garbage and never try and argue with another gamer again. Lol they lost all credibility. Real fans are the ones who aren't blind fools, but the ones who notice when something has gone to s***.

Blaze9292095d ago (Edited 2095d ago )

I'm a fan and I enjoyed the game beginning to end. Sure I had my share of complaints but as a fan, I still enjoyed the "game"...

Like as I'm reflecting back, I don't honestly see what was so bad about this game. What is it really that is making this game get all this hate? It's gotta be nothing but the visuals and graphics.

"You’re supposed to sneak up on walkers and stealth-kill them with your knife, throw bottles to distract the horde while you slip by, and stick to cover. The only problem is it does a bad job of giving us any reason to play by those rules. "

What? -_-? If you don't go about things stealthly, then you will just get a lot of walkers coming in hordes trying to kill you....and you will die, and restart that checkpoint.

As someone who played and completed that game, I can't help but to laugh and this review I just read.

But whatever that's just me. As a "fan", I'm just so tired of everyone bashing on this game like it's REALLY that bad. Slap $29.99 on this title and it's would've been a perfect "type of game" for that "type of price." But I agree, $60 is just Activision being greedy.

BanBrother2095d ago

I have watched a good 1 hours worth of game-play on the internet. It is not just the graphics, the game-play looks weak, and the story seems so basic. So, it has failed on those three main fronts. When the game drops to about, free, I'll pick it up and hope for some redeeming fun factor.

As it stands, it looks like it should be a $10 download. Even then it wouldn't sell too sell. And also, I am a fan of the show and the episodic games, just disappointed that they would treat us like little stupid kids and give us this trash. They knew it was going to suck, so it shouldn't have been released until it was half-decent or not at all.

Ask yourself, when you wanted a Walking Dead game, which served as a prequel with the main characters being Darryl and Merle, is this what you wanted? Exactly, there should be laws against this. You can't sell mouldy bread in a supermarket, so why is this acceptable?

I'll probably be labelled as a 'hater' or a complainer, but the only way things can improve is if the 'real' fans tell them this is not on. I never buy games from Activision anyway.

Blaze9292095d ago (Edited 2095d ago )

See, you keep talking about "looks" "seems" "seen" and "watched" but not once did you type "played" or "tried" - so automatically, any and everything you are saying about this game, holds no weight.

In fact, you kinda really can't talk about anything.

I would find it hard for me to bash or judge something that I have personally never tried.

HarryMasonHerpderp2094d ago (Edited 2094d ago )

Dude but as a "fan" surely you must know this isn't what The Walking Dead franchise is about?
It's all about the interaction with other people and the emotions and conflicts.
Not running around stabbing zombies in the head.
If you like it then good for you, I'm not going to give you a load of crap for liking it but surely you can see the difference between this game and Telltales game? it's obvious which one stays true to the franchise.

I mean look at this ending, how could you be happy with that? (seriously guys just watch it you're not spoiling anything for yourselves)
It's literally Call Of Duty.

someoneoncetoldme2094d ago

Like someone else said, if you were truly a fan you'd know that this is not what The Walking Dead is about. This is supposed to be a prequel to a television show, not just some pointless game. You agreed with someone else saying that it was just a dumb fun game, so how can you really call yourself a fan if you think that's acceptable? When they decided to make a game based off of real characters from a highly popular show with real drama and strong character conflicts and emotions, they threw out the option to make a "dumb fun game" and they should be called out on it. What else do you like about the game aside from Daryl and Merle being in it and it being named The Walking Dead?

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xPhearR3dx2095d ago (Edited 2095d ago )

The second I saw the gameplay footage I knew it was going to be a fail. However, I "downloaded" it. It's not THAT bad. It's actually some dumb fun with some interesting features. Had this game been $29.99 on launch, I think reviewers would be a little more forgiving.

I haven't beat it, but from what I played I'd say it ranges in the 6-6.5 range. It's not bugged out with glitches or anything, it's just a low budget dumb fun game.

Magnus2095d ago

It sucked I picked it up and played it took it back made up an excuse the game had problems. Used the credits to pay off Bio Shock.

TemplarDante2095d ago

Remember when footage 1st leaked onto the internet-
an article a day later gave a dev statement saying "dont judge us on old alpha footage" ...
..... lol

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