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The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct (Activision)

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Will Activision's The Walking Dead; Survival Instinct live up to the standards, I am sure all, fans expect?

 

From the little I have seen, it is Darryl and Merl at the onset of the outbreak.  This may be a great way to see and play what the show only eludes to in random flashbacks.

 

I have only seen one trailer; it is all titles and does not show any game play yet.  If anyone has any preliminary game play, please add it here.

 

Additionally, I do not have the current The Walking Dead game on PS3, and I am frankly confused.  Is it a game, is it a digital comic?  Does it play like a FPS, or is it more like Myst, where you are on a "monorail" type systems, with only choices to make.  The descriptions are not very clear.  All I see is new episodes being released, lending to my confusion.  Perhaps I am misinterpreting two different things.  I would appreciate anyone's clarification.

 

What ever it is; is it worth getting, or do you think I should wait for the Activision title?

 

I appreciate any feedback, any input, and any insights.

 

Moble

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Nov 15, 2012

The Walking Dead on PSN is like an interactive movie. You have choices to make that'll affect the outcome but basically there are no wrong choices. I still think it's great and can't wait for Episode 5 to see how it all turns out. I even purchased the season pass so if my Plus membership lapses (doubtful) I'll still be able to enjoy it again if I chose.

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Nov 16, 2012

ne1atall wrote:

The Walking Dead on PSN is like an interactive movie. You have choices to make that'll affect the outcome but basically there are no wrong choices. I still think it's great and can't wait for Episode 5 to see how it all turns out. I even purchased the season pass so if my Plus membership lapses (doubtful) I'll still be able to enjoy it again if I chose.


Sounds intriguing, but I think I would rather wait for whatever Activision has to offer then.  I missed my opportunity to get the current "Game"/Episodes for free through PLUS.  Kind of bummed.

 

I figured it was something like you have described ne1.  Doesn't sound bad, but just not what I really want.  I suppose the "Episodes" should have given that away though.

 

I am still tempted to get Left for Dead or Dead Island, but I am not sure they would be worth it.  Any feedback on those?

 

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I liked Dead Island for the most part. I couldn't play it when my daughter was around because of all the bad language. I know it's supposed to be realistic but WOW even when they were safe the language. I liked how you were free to roam or play the story line. Lots of side missions. Upgradeable weapons. Vehicles. Not a bad game all in all. I played a little of Left for Dead on Xbox I think. Didn't seem bad but i guess I got a new game for the PS3 and let it gather dust. Maybe someone else can give a better review of that one.

 

 

Buy the season pass for the walking dead. I doubt you'll regret it.

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All good info.  I will definately consider it all.  Thanks again :smileyhappy:

 

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Jan 7, 2013

I hope its going to be good because I plan on getting it, love that show :smileytongue:

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Jan 10, 2013

As a fan of the television show, (will be buying many of the comics soon) I have to say that Telltale Games' Walking Dead is amazing.  If you're a fan of the show, you should play at least one episode.  It's very well done.  It's totally different than most anything you've played, but it's a better experience overall.

 

Survival Instinct is likely to be a CoD clone with zombies and some Merle and Daryl backstory.  You can only hope that Activision cared enough about the property to put it in the hands of a team that will treat the source material with dignity.  There's an outside chance that the Merle/Daryl narrative will be as good as it deserves to be, and given that Daryl's the best character on the show and Rooker is phenomenal as Merle, I certainly hope this is the case.

 

But yeah...most likely a CoD clone.  That sounds like the cheapest, quickest path of least resistance to rush out a full price product based on recent consumer demand...and that would be Activision's M.O. to a tea.

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Feb 18, 2013

Like the Game but I wish they could of put in the option to invert the control Right stick as this is what I'm used to.

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Feb 22, 2013

I've been a fan since the first night season 1 aired on Halloween night (never read the comics). When this game was announced I was very excited, but from watching some of the very scarce gameplay that's available for us to see, I don't know if it'll be worth the launch date price.

But I never expect much from Activision...

 

 

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Feb 22, 2013

The game is so much fun omg

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