PS3 Stinkers Of 2013 – Part 4 – The Walking Dead:Survival Instinct

Oooops, it’s time for the 4th stinker(s) of 2013 articles serie and this one game might not come as a huge suprise to many as it have been pretty well covered in the press with so much negativity that one have to ask how on earth the developer and the game got out on the market oh and yet again it was an pretty famous developer who’ve got lured into the shitter by none other than Activision.., i am sorry to announce the 4th game as:

Typical Activision.. they just had to do a cash-in because of the Hit game from 2012 by TellTale and ofcourse because of the amazing tv series, they probably put out a 6 months contract on it and expected the developer to do something amazing of the time and i am also 100% certain that Activision wanted nothing else than a FPS game and they succeced in creating one of the worst games in 2013 and possible one of the top 5 worst games on the PS3, quite a feat all considering….

Picture above:i love a good sound sample in horror movies and games..there is nothing to like here.

Don’t you hate when someone puts hate on something you don’t hate?, stuff it as this game is a very lazy game and a recycling of stuff they never did release as this is old assests that was too crappy to be in their own game so they just wipped up a buffet of what they had in their cupboard and some leftovers which had been blocking the door to keep the smell of rotten pizza in the office,yup a doorstop.
So the TV series is a cheap production, it has a cheap cast, it is darn cheap to produce and they re-use assets so i guess this is why Activision accepted the developers crappy project and only saw it as a cash cow.

Picture above:amazing deals, top state on second hand games, WE DO GAMES!

When there are games i need that no other take in i go to eith Gamestop or something called Spaceworld, both shops are the worst kind as they take twice the price the games are worth and if there is something cheap there then something evil happend in the world and they decided to make some gamers happy by reducing their games with an amazing 10% off the allready overpriced product…oh and ofcourse Gamestop have that amazing bargin were used games costs more than new games in their own store for their own games….
Anyway…. i mention gamestop now i decided to drop in there to check out this game (and other crap titles like Hotwheels,ride to hell etc) and i could not find a trace of this game so i asked the “n00b” at the counter and all he had to say was that it had sold out and that they won’t stock it again unless it is an used copy which they would be very happy to re-sell.
Eventually i found out that this game had never been sold there and that there was only 1 shop in my city (yes i own a city… NOT) and that was spaceworld…. they was sold out, they had taken in 1 copy as they had heard how bad the game was before it was released. WTH , this is amazing, how is this even possible? these 2 shops would normally take loads of money for this game as it is considered RARE in this city, my god! where has the greedyness gone?, have they finally understood our concern?… OH WAIT, 25 copies of RIDE TO HELL and a bunch of Wii titles float around at some table at an amazing 40% price cut…

Picture above:Graphics can sometimes sell a game to me, this game looks like it will never do so…unless i find a ultra rare PS2 release of it… Do they still release PS2 games in Russia?

Ok so, no there ain’t a PS2 version, i was mocking the graphics, i am not so sure i should as sometimes the graphics can be pretty average but most of the time they’re just ugly and while the framerate can sometimes be OK there still should have been an 60fps version as i am sure even the ps2 could have done it in just that.
So what normally comes with sloppyness in the graphical department?, exactly, A.I. there is no such thing as A.I. in this game , well ok there might be some sort of it here but if so then it is so stupid that i have seen nothing like it in years, theyre almost like zombies…OH WAIT!… even dumber than zombies is what i meant…if there is such a thing.

Picture above:very dark and at times so dark that you most likely get lost and switch the game off, or atleast the tv as it would be the same thing…the picture here is very bright btw!.

So the game does some stuff right, some of the stuff in their cupboard was pretty ok but due to their rushjob of an cowcake they managed to make it into yet another sloppy attempt at something cool, zombies with closecombat and dark areas are cool and amazing but when you got fiddly controls and can’t see shit and at the same time have an hard time to focus means that the game yet again fails, how come no one can do what Naughty dog have done since 2007?, to create dark stages dark yet not dark due to amazing lightning effects.

Picture above: Hey hun?, HONEY,SUGAR!! what have i said about your double parking?

Skillz, god damnit this game have skills, it’s almost like they used zombies to develop it, i mean, who came up with special effects like the one above?, double parking got a new meaning here, either that or some american bus company came up with a type of “sidecar” for their busses for students with special needs……oh look mommy, i can drive to school!..
Ok so enough with the jokes and while i know collision detection and normal z movement can be rather hard in 3d tools from the 90s i somewhat expect that a paid studio should get the hang of it now or atleast have upgraded to one that does it for you…
Amazingly enough the developer of the game is none other than:


Picture above:Terminal Reality, 4×4 Evo 1+2, Ghostbusters.

Yep, this is the team who made great games like Ghostbusters which btw was awesome in my opinion and almost like a proper movie sequel but since then they have made killer games like Kinect StarWars which was slated one of the worst games too… what happened to these guys?… oh i just have to report to you guys that these guys have a very jumpy past as they have made one of the best games ever “TERMINAL VELOCITY” in 1995 and since then they joined Microsoft? (ooooooook, now we know..) and made amazing (NOT!!!) games like monster truck madness, Cart Precision Racing (WTF??) and then all of sudden they managed to kick back with an awesome game 4×4 EVO and while i like 4×4 EVO 2 more than the first i still think the game(s) are pretty good.
Since then they basically just produced crap…until they got the liscense to do an Metal Slug Compilation and ghostbusters.
Rocky past and maybe this is why Activision used these guys for a cash-in as no-one would recognize their name or whatever and just ignore if the studio was closed down..
And yes, the studio closed down in December 2013 , what was the reason?, this game i bet.

DO NOT BUY THIS DISASTER OF A GAME!, let activision pay for it if so!.

Stay tuned for the 5th game, i am sure that you know which one it is by now….or maybe not!..

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