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The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct trailer is ... hmmmm

10:00 AM on 01.02.2013·  2 minute read   ·  Jim Sterling@JimSterling
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Footage of first-person zombie spin-off fails to impress

[Update: This is a not an official trailer by Activision or Terminal Reality. Rather, it's a fan made video of gameplay clips taken from an interview by IGN Start on the upcoming game.]

The Terminal Reality-developed The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct has gotten itself a full trailer, showing off all the minty fresh gameplay you can expect from this TV series spin-off. Yeah ... let's just say that comparing it to TellTale's effort isn't exactly fair. 

The first thing you'll note is the surprising lack of quality in the graphics department. With its flat environments and lackluster animation, it looks like an indie budget game as opposed to an Activision-backed licensed product. Also, am I wrong or is the trailer full of screen tearing? 

I'm willing to forgive games that aren't visually up to snuff, but the gameplay looks substandard too, featuring as it does meager pockets of zombies that seem fairly uninterested in doing damage, and the kind of shambling humdrum combat of years ago. Hardly inspiring stuff. 

Of course, the game is still in development, and there's no set date for its 2013 release, but if this video is what Terminal Reality thinks is acceptable to show the viewing public, I am going to remain quite wary. As big a fan as I am of withholding judgment until a game's released, even my woolly optimism has its limits. 

Trailers are meant to make games look attractive -- this makes Survival Instinct look like crap. 

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Oh. Looks like I wasn't wrong about the screen tearing.

 

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