90°
Submitted by Linko64 702d ago | opinion piece

The Walking Dead: Survival Instincts Never Got The Chance To Be Good

Gamer Euphoria writes:

''Lets be honest, The Walking Dead: Survival Instincts was up against the world from the moment it was thought up. TV/Film cash ins have always been met with a degree cynicism , especially those based upon popular films and shows. It also doesn’t help that the game came out of no where, almost creeping up on people.'' (PS3, The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct, Xbox 360)

SlapHappyJesus  +   702d ago
I rented the game for a night out of morbid curiosity. It was liking playing a proof of concept for what could be a very good game.
Many of the mechanics were interesting and even the combat had a fair bit of weight behind it.
If it was given more than (about) nine months of development, it really could have been something worthwhile.
#1 (Edited 702d ago ) | Agree(5) | Disagree(1) | Report | Reply
Linko64  +   702d ago
It's a shame really, but that's just the nature of licensed games i suppose. Maybe the concept will be revisited in the future, be it by another developer.
BXbomber  +   702d ago
thats true but also the fact that anything activision produces tends to be complete shit. Their games COD and even this walking dead has some what of a smiliar look to them when it comes to the engine they use i mean look at the golden eye games that they make they all look like COD clones. seriously i never buy activision games only thing is destiny has my attention even tho activision is publishing the game bungie are making it.
ironfist92  +   702d ago
I blame activision. The developers of this game have been proven to make excellent games such as the Ghostbusters video game which came out a few years back.

Im guessing low budget, lack of time and high expectations is what made the developers struggle with the game.

Im sure if they had the time, money, resources, and freedom, then we could have a better game.
#2 (Edited 702d ago ) | Agree(2) | Disagree(2) | Report | Reply
admiralvic  +   702d ago
"Im sure if they had the time, money, resources, and freedom, then we could have a better game."

How many games would actually be worse or as bad with these things? I believe a lot of people believe that even Declassified could have been a better game if they had all of the above.
caseh  +   702d ago
"Im sure if they had the time, money, resources, and freedom, then we could have a better game."

Tell that to Gearbox and the recent all-time epic Aliens release. :)
Josheasyboy  +   702d ago
3/10 From Me
Its seems rushed and less thought out that the popular TV-show. Seems to be following in the foot steps of most Movie and TV games.
Excalibur  +   702d ago
I don't get these developers releasing stuff like this, it is inexcusable.

1. We have this little thing called the internet now, word spreads instantly.

2. We are at the tail end of this Gen, you should be able to make a decent game in your sleep with all the devs tools out there, the free Unreal engine Dev kit for example.

3. You have your Characters and story pretty much written for you, all you have to do is fill in some blanks.

4. You already have a built in audience, TWD has the highest rating of any TV show EVER, make something decent and you are almost guaranteed sales.
#4 (Edited 702d ago ) | Agree(0) | Disagree(0) | Report | Reply

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
Remember
New stories
40°

Say Goodbye to Maxis Emeryville, EA Shut Them Down

13m ago - Maxis Emeryville is being shut down by EA. Here's why you should have expected that all along. | PC
20°

GDC 2015: Open-World Space Trading Game 'Drifter' Still in the Works for iOS

21m ago - TouchArcade: Colin Walsh of Celsius Game Studios stopped by the Touch Arcade GDC war room to show... | iPhone
20°

Oculus Plans to Go ‘Full Consumer’ on Next Gear VR

21m ago - VRFocus-By Oculus VR’s own admission, the Gear VR smartphone-based virtual reality (VR) head-moun... | Android
20°

Zelda Meets Don't Starve in Deadwood: The Forgotten Curse - Cliqist

27m ago - Marcus Estrada writes: "When a game suggests it's "Zelda meets Don't Starve" folks simply have to... | PC
Ad

New looped animations from White Night, a completelly black and white game

Now - White Night is a noir horror game inspired by classic horror movies and games, with a focus on strong visual storytelling. | Promoted post
30°

Preview: Victor Vran - Geeks Under Grace

30m ago - Geeks Under Grace takes an early look at the PC exclusive isometric-rpg Victor Vran by Haemimont... | PC