[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.
Oh. Looks like I wasn't wrong about the screen tearing.
|9:00 AM on 04.19.2013|
The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct makes NPD's top 10
Yesterday, Hamza popped up and screamed "Told you!" to our staff. And he was right. Not too long ago he said that miserable game The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct would do better than we'd expect it to. In NPD's March 2013...more
|9:00 AM on 03.22.2013|
Review: The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct
"Merlenderl, in a game, what can be better than that?" mumbled The Walking Dead actor Michael Rooker, in a voice that betrayed a man who could easily recall a dozen things better than Survival Instinct. The brief trailer, in ...more
|10:30 PM on 03.20.2013|
'Highlights' from The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct
As Jim told us earlier today, he's currently in the process of reviewing The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct. If you've been following this game at all -- and, really, even if you haven't -- you'll know that it is regrettabl...more
|2:30 PM on 03.20.2013|
The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct review coming soon
In the meantime, enjoy this hastily taken shot of the intro cinematic. This is running on a retail Xbox 360. Yes, that's a PC mouse cursor just sat there in the corner. Excuse the low quality of the pictures. Very much like the game, they were clearly made in a hurry! Look for our full review coming soon.more
|4:45 PM on 03.18.2013|
Launch trailer for The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct
This latest trailer for The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct looks to be indicative of the game that will be playable as of ... tomorrow; yes, it's out tomorrow in the US and on Friday in Europe. That's a sentence I shouldn't...more
|11:00 AM on 02.07.2013|
Walking Dead: Survival Instinct pre-order DLC revealed
The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct is getting downloadable content in the form of a "Herd Mode" game type and "Amazon Walker Execution Pack." They'll be available to those who pre-order the game from GameStop and Amazon resp...more
|10:30 AM on 02.07.2013|
Walking Dead: Survival Instinct finally gets real trailer
Activision's tried to put it off for as long as possible, but has finally released a real gameplay trailer for The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct. Now the day's finally arrived, I don't even know what to say. In all honesty...more
|7:00 PM on 01.10.2013|
Don't get your hopes up for Activision's The Walking Dead
Last month, Alessandro Fillari brought you a preview of The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct. I attended the event with Alessandro and we both thought there were some good ideas behind the project. A lot of work still needed t...more
|2:45 PM on 01.10.2013|
The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct trailer is ... HAHAHA
Last time we saw footage of The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct, it was presented as a trailer that turned out not to be a trailer, though it managed to even fool folks from Activision. The early footage made ...more
|6:20 PM on 05.21.2013|
Destiny also coming to the Xbox One
Not to be left out of the "Oh we're going to be appearing on the Xbox One as well!" parade is Bungie, as they too revealed that Destiny will be released on Microsoft's next-gen console. So that's Watch Dogs, Thief, Assassin's...more
|5:00 PM on 05.21.2013|
Review: Sanctum 2
I think the first Sanctum game surprised a lot of people. It took the intellectual strategy aspect of tower defense games and combined it with the more action-oriented first-person shooter genre to create a unique, wonderful ...more
|2:35 PM on 05.21.2013|
You don't say: Battlefield 4 also coming to Xbox One
Joining other announced titles like Call of Duty: Ghosts, Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, Thief, Watch Dogs, and Fora Motorsport 5, Electronic Arts has confirmed that Battlefield 4 will be available on Xbox One. The game wil...more