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Buy it, Rent it, or F*** it: The Walking Dead Survival Instinct

#1horror_spookyPosted 3/21/2013 1:17:52 AM(edited)
+Norman Reedus and Harper from Black Ops II reprise their roles from the show
+Zombies are done right in that they can only be effectively killed via headshot
+Zombies are also done right because they are deadly in groups but weak alone
+Variety in what the zombies look like
+Survival elements are all very good ideas, such as managing supplies, people, and vehicles
+Every weapon feels different
+Using the crossbow is immensely satisfying
+Old school survival horror elements such as a severe lack of ammunition
+Nicely implemented jump scares
+Lots of zombies on screen at once
+B movie charm that may appeal to some people looking for a bad time
+Hilariously, the choices in this game actually have a bigger effect on the gameplay and story than the choices in Telltale's The Walking Dead adventure game series!
-Lots of repeating dialogue
-Lacks the emotional qualities the franchise is known for
-Story is thin as paper and has virtually no bearing on the show or anything else
-Ugly, ugly, ugly game
-Car is guaranteed to run out of fuel no matter what you do
-Sending survivors out to scavenge is a giant waste of time
-Zombies tend to get stuck on invisible walls
-I witnessed an entire roadside, plus all the vehicles on the road, disappear - and got it on video!
-Some truly awful level design
-Repeating textures and environments makes many areas feel exactly the same
-Distraction items simply do not work
-"Zombie grapple" QTE happens way too much and makes the zombies less of a threat
-Tutorial level is the best level in the game
-Doesn't tell you where you've already got collectibles, so completionists will have to play through the game multiple times and go by trial and error to figure out what level they're missing the damn squirrel statue or whatever
-Terrible platforming is terrible
-Bad sound effects
-All the good core survival ideas are poorly executed
-Had weapons and items magically disappear for seemingly no reason
-Too many roadside side-attractions that are just a cheap way to lengthen the already super short game
-Could've seriously used new game plus
-Graphical glitches I didn't even know existed
-Daryl's sweating when sprinting is gross
-Bad checkpoint system
-Imagine a poor man's ZombiU. Then imagine a step down from that
-No mission select
?Daryl's grunting when pushing objects is both hilarious and annoying

Verdict:

F*** it

And in case you haven't heard, these are now all are on a blog. I changed the verdict of a couple of 2012 games to better match with my stricter style of scoring these, so if you're interested in what I changed, check out the blog:

http://buyrentf.blogspot.com/

[Previous Entries]

2013
Anarchy Reigns - F*** it
DmC: Devil May Cry - Buy it
Black Ops II: Revolution - Rent it
Dead Space 3 - Rent it
Aliens: Colonial Marines - F*** it
Crysis 3 - Rent it
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance - Rent it
God of War: Ascension - Rent it
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 - F*** it

Archives - 2013
Call of Duty Classic - Buy it
Closure - F*** it
Spyro the Dragon - Buy it

2012
http://buyrentf.blogspot.com/search/label/Games%20-%202012
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#2velvet_hammerPosted 3/21/2013 12:29:01 AM
Rent it, $7 is chump change
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#3656stoogePosted 3/21/2013 12:32:24 AM(edited)
DmC=Buy

Oh M Gee! I can not take this seriously now. I can not. No sir bob siree. Not going to happen. Are you insane? If you are then I apologise? Or maybe you have a limp? A sick cat? No? You're in perfect health? Then let the ripping continue...

...I lost my place. Was it fruit related? Melon? No! Banana. My answer is banana. Lock it in.

...Did I win? What did I win? Is it pizza? If not then why not? Why is it not pizza? I did win after all.
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#4Killah PriestPosted 3/21/2013 12:34:11 AM(edited)
doesn't it tell you in the pause screen or inventory if you got the collectable or not?

if you got it there should be an icon?
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#5MK_GodPosted 3/21/2013 12:33:37 AM
velvet_hammer posted...
Rent it, $7 is chump change


Try redbox for $2
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#6JSusiePosted 3/21/2013 12:35:05 AM
656stooge posted...
DmC=Buy

Oh M Gee! I can not take this seriously now. I can not. No sir bob siree. Not going to happen. Are you insane? If you are then I apologise? Or maybe you have a limp? A sick cat? No? You're in perfect health? Then let the ripping continue...

...I lost my place. Was it fruit related? Melon? No! Banana. My answer is banana. Lock it in.

...Did I win? What did I win? Is it pizza? If not then why not? Why is it not pizza? I did win after all.


That pretty much sums up my thought process as well....in a very strange way.
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#7BrutalBrockenPosted 3/21/2013 12:38:53 AM
I thought about buying it, is it that bad?
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#8656stoogePosted 3/21/2013 12:39:51 AM
BrutalBrocken posted...
I thought about buying it, is it that bad?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rC-HBQbeLgU
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#9BrutalBrockenPosted 3/21/2013 12:40:38 AM
656stooge posted...
BrutalBrocken posted...
I thought about buying it, is it that bad?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rC-HBQbeLgU


i'll check it out when i leave work. Youtube is blocked here
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#10Killah PriestPosted 3/21/2013 12:41:17 AM
Well... at least Alien Colonial Marines has competition for the butt of everyones not so clever jokes.
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