When it was first announced, the Saw game was subject to much criticism among the gaming industry. Nearly everyone reported the news with a wink, asking if there was a point to the tie-in, and expecting the title to be shelved, never to see the light of day. While the film series is still making money in theaters, critics have blasted the past four movies, and it's hard to imagine why Zombie Studios would bother with the IP this late in the series' life, especially when the track-record of movie tie-ins is factored in. This all changed once initial previews proved somewhat positive. After showing it to various members of the press over the past few months, it became obvious that they were on to something, and as time went on it became harder and harder to ignore Konami's questionable endeavor.