Walking Dead SI isn't awful

#1Ambassador_KongPosted 3/16/2013 11:57:41 AM
I had three games to look at this weekend - Need for Speed (awesome), Monster Hunter Tri (I mean 3 Ultimate), and Walking Dead Survival Instinct. I put Walking Dead off since I thought it would be terrible, but it's actually a bit of fun. The graphics are pretty ugly although I think the zombies look good up close. Zombies will go through walls when hit, so the game is not polished at all. Still it's a fairly decent FPS with missions (find batteries, get food, etc....)

The zombies are fairly simple one on one, but they will swarm you. I've died four times in the first town so the game isn't too easy.

You start off as Daryl's dad on a hunting trip, but become Daryl after the inevitable zombie bite that kills off the father. You can move between destinations using highways, roads, or backroads and your route will determine how much gas you use and how many supplies you can scavenge.

Voice acting is okay, but the unpolished graphics really make the attempts at acting fall flat.

So, from my hour or so of playing, it's not the disaster many were predicting, but it isn't anything special either.The graphics and lack of game engine polish are a disappointment, but the combat is pretty fun and shooting zombies is quite satisfying.

Too early for a final score but I'm thinking somewhere between a C and a B-.
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#2Baha05Posted 3/16/2013 11:59:39 AM
So roughly around a 7/10
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#3Ambassador_Kong(Topic Creator)Posted 3/16/2013 12:01:33 PM
Baha05 posted...
So roughly around a 7/10


Too early for a final decision, but I would say a 7/10 is pretty good.
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#4Nice_Kirbyfan9Posted 3/16/2013 12:04:21 PM
From: Ambassador_Kong | #003
Baha05 posted...
So roughly around a 7/10


Too early for a final decision, but I would say a 7/10 is pretty good.

So it is kind of like Lego city Quality?
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#5Ambassador_Kong(Topic Creator)Posted 3/16/2013 12:11:12 PM
Nice_Kirbyfan9 posted...
From: Ambassador_Kong | #003
Baha05 posted...
So roughly around a 7/10


Too early for a final decision, but I would say a 7/10 is pretty good.

So it is kind of like Lego city Quality?


Didn't get Lego City for the weekend play sessions, but I've seen that scoring quite well in the gaming press. I imagine that it is a much better game than this one. I can't comment until I've aged it though.
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#6Nice_Kirbyfan9Posted 3/16/2013 12:26:55 PM
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Nice_Kirbyfan9 posted...
From: Ambassador_Kong | #003
Baha05 posted...
So roughly around a 7/10


Too early for a final decision, but I would say a 7/10 is pretty good.

So it is kind of like Lego city Quality?


Didn't get Lego City for the weekend play sessions, but I've seen that scoring quite well in the gaming press. I imagine that it is a much better game than this one. I can't comment until I've aged it though.

It is averaging a 79 on metacritc so much better may be an overstatement.
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#7Jaime_BennPosted 3/16/2013 12:45:21 PM
I pretty much thought it would at least be a fun game. It's made by the Ghostbusters developers, and that game was pretty fun.
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#8Ambassador_Kong(Topic Creator)Posted 3/16/2013 1:46:23 PM
Nice_Kirbyfan9 posted...
From: Ambassador_Kong | #005
Nice_Kirbyfan9 posted...
From: Ambassador_Kong | #003
Baha05 posted...
So roughly around a 7/10


Too early for a final decision, but I would say a 7/10 is pretty good.

So it is kind of like Lego city Quality?


Didn't get Lego City for the weekend play sessions, but I've seen that scoring quite well in the gaming press. I imagine that it is a much better game than this one. I can't comment until I've aged it though.

It is averaging a 79 on metacritc so much better may be an overstatement.


Like I said before, I can't comment because someone didn't get my copy to me yet. It's coming Monday. I don't trust Metacritic anymore than Rotten Tomatoes. I know the critics that I trust and I pay attention to them. I like Jim Sterling when he rips on the industry, but I rarely like the same games as he does. IGN gave the new Castlevania a 4.5 and I have a serious problem with that score. You give a 4.5 to a broken game and that game was far from broken

Ill let you know my opinion on Lego City on Monday.

Walking Dead is a bit of a surprise. It's much better than I thought. Not worth full price, but a good deal at $20.
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#9shinra35800Posted 3/16/2013 1:52:09 PM
it has:


-wii lower-end graphics

-playdoh hair

-choppy movement from the protagonist and the enemies

-screen tearing

-racist merle


no thanks.
#10Mattatron42Posted 3/16/2013 2:38:20 PM
Thanks for some early impressions on these games. I will probably pick up NFS and Lego City next week.
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