The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct
Just What I thought
This was better then I thought because of all of the bad rattings. If you dont care all about the graphics then this game is perfect. It explains everything a true Walking Dead fan would need to know. If this compony made another game following someone else's path, then I would play it.
Not a complete loss
First off, everyone should stop comparing this to Telltale Games' game, which we all know rocked socks. This is a different style entirely, based off the tv show, not the comic. On to the review. This game was pretty fun to me. As most licensed games tend to be mediocre at best, I didn't pop this game in with high expectations. I was actually pleasantly surprised at how fun it was. Gameplay is simple: explore locations looking for fuel, ammo, and food (the health for the game) while avoiding or killing walkers. How much depth can you really get there? I don't expect a deep story and riveting action sequences, I expect only that this is the beginning of a zombie apocalypse and that surviving is my primary goal. There are little things that make for interesting ideas as well. When driving between locations, you can pick either back roads, streets, or highway. Each has different benefits and consequences: gas consumption vs. chances to stop for supplies. Sending out survivors that you've picked up to scavenge runs risks of them dying, depending on some personal traits and what you arm them with. Little things like this add to the game. The controls are perfect and responsive. One of my favorite things about this game is that there is no set number of walkers per map. They keep showing up, even if you clear an area. Leave, and more will show up later. The graphics... well it was hit and miss. The walkers looked pretty good, especially when they are in your face snapping their decayed jaws, hungering for your flesh. The lighting was impressive, as your flashlight cast real time shadows off of everything, living, dead, or inanimate. This isn't seen in many games, and I was happy to see that it was in this one. The environments however are pretty plain. I've seen much worse, but they just didn't seem very textured. Environments at least look occupied by junk and empty cans, boxes and cars, so it seems like everywhere has been looted.There are plenty of weapons to choose from. The voice acting is good enough, with the shows voice talents returning for Merle and Daryl. Overall the game is decently fun, but it wouldn't hurt to wait for a price drop. Recent (and cheap) DLC added a Herd Mode and a slew of new weapons for the story and new mode. It adds some replayability, in addition to the collectibles you can find.
Waste of money!
I preordered this game so I at least got a key chain out of it, but I played it for a couple of hours and just got bored with it! I put it on eBay after those two hours and ended up making most of my money back! For some reason every time you have to get gas the town is the exact same... how dumb and annoying is that! I love the Walking Dead and the comic game, but this was junk... yes it had the real voices but that was the only good thing about it!!!
if you like killing zombies this is for you
this game is not as bad as people put it out to be, it has its flaws like all game and there are things that I personally don't like but that's me, but I like how it makes you think twice before using a gun for sure but its also fun to use guns and see your skill in this game with lots of zombies chasing you. its also a thinking kinda game, think stealthy stay healthy.
If you are a dead island fan, then you will love this game. There are main missions, side missions, hidden items, great weapons and so much more. I liked the story line, however the ending could have had a little more to it. I like that you can play the game over and over because when you beat the game with different survivors, you unlock relics (or little cheats) to play the game the next time.
play this game if u like the show
I like the show ,so I bought the game despite the critics. For me I think it's better then the telltale game. If u like a game that's more then just running around and shooting everything,this game will challenge your patience in a fun way.trust me its a good game.
Could have been worse
The Walking Dead to me feels like Call of Duty and Left for Dead but much worse. This is just my opinion but it could have been much worse, besides the terrible graphics and annoying controls this game take the concept of one shot head shots perfectly. If you want to play a walking dead game with good story play Tell Tales The Walking Dead, if you want to play a good zombie game with action play Dead Island or Left for Dead.
I was fooled this is not a good game at all. wonder why they even bothered to make the game. it sucks that bad.
This game to me was very fun and enjoyable the graphics were not good but i still liked playing the game and just killing zombies the story line to me was good
What were they thinking
I had high hopes for this game because I'm a hardcore the walking dead tv show.
all the zombies look the same, there is no free roaming enviroment,
pointless killing at times
DO NOT BUY THIS GAME11111