posted by pswilliams986 (ROCKY POINT, NC) May 9, 2013
Member since Oct 2011
I actually liked this better than ZombiU. The controls aren't as clunky and the survival horror elements of this game do sometimes shine through. There is definitely limited ammo and other resources and there are a few effective jump-scares. I heard the AI for the walkers wasn't very good, but that must have been patched before I played it. Either that or the (several) sources I've heard it from are just exaggerating. The one thing about the combat that is kind of frustrating is that when a hoard of walkers surround you, it starts a chain of quick-time events where you can one-hit kill each walker. Your health is constantly draining in each of these quick-time events until you finally kill the walker, so if you're surrounded by a huge group of them you'll be killed long before you clear half of them and you can't do anything about it. I guess I won't hold it against the game though, a character in the show being surrounded by a hoard would probably be a guaranteed death too. The gameplay is serviceable but too basic. It feels like Call of Duty: Black Ops Zombies with uglier graphics. Survivors and your choices as to how to travel are pretty pointless. They're cool ideas on paper, but it seems like the developer didn't think them all the way through.
Aside from the below-average graphics, the presentation of the game was pretty good. There wasn't much of a story, but hearing the opening theme to the show and the fact that they got the actors from the show to do the voice for Daryl and Merle was nice. Worth a rent especially if you like the show, but I still wouldn't recommend a buy.