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Activision announces The Walking Dead first person shooter
Posted: 06.07.2012 18:35 by Comments: 17
Telltale Games isn't the only company making a game based on the popular The Walking Dead IP, as Activision has announced a new first person shooter based on the television show; Telltale Games' game is based on the comic book.


The Walking Dead first person shooter is being developed by Terminal Reality, focusing on a pair of brothers named Daryl and Merle Dixon. According to the press brief, "No place is truly safe for Daryl as he makes his way through the Georgia countryside in this new, post-apocalyptic world," as the game will be a "haunting, unforgiving quest to make their way to the supposed safety of Atlanta."

The Walking Dead will be released on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 sometime in 2013.
Source: Forbes
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By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Jul 06, 2012
herodotus
Based on the comics sure. Based on the awful and generic TV show (squabbling men, single mother with a son, a dog...the usual lineup) not so good. I've struggled through Season One of the show, having to stop it at times as my frustration reached screen-smashing proportions so I'll go more slowly with Season Two.
Why they didn't base it on the TV show "Dead Valley" instead is beyond me. Much better, and very funny. Anyway, 3 words and an acronym put me off already:
Activision
Multiplatform
Zombies
&
FPS
By danfreeman (SI Elite) on Jul 06, 2012
danfreeman
Another zombie shooter?!?!?!?!Good God people what`s with this fetish?Next up is zombie pron.Why do you like these things so much?
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Jul 06, 2012
herodotus
That's why "Dead Valley" would be a better idea as aside from being a bit original (think of "Cops" only with the undead) in format and writing, it has werewolves, vampires, ghouls.....and yes, some zombies, but not all.
By danfreeman (SI Elite) on Jul 06, 2012
danfreeman
I`ll take it.I don`t mind zombies in a game if done right they can be pretty impressive enemies but to make an entire game around them is just a stupid idea.They don`t have interesting characters or history or abilities and don`t even think to telling me about the zombies in resident evil,if giant moth butterflyes and tentacle whales are zombies then i`m a martian.
By JonahFalcon (SI Elite) on Jul 06, 2012
JonahFalcon
Try Z-Day in ArmA 2.
By danfreeman (SI Elite) on Jul 07, 2012
danfreeman
I`ve seen it,and i have to say that`s how zombies work,very well done mod,a bit too hard for my tastes and it`s still in beta but i`m definetly keeping an eye out for that one.

I know what you`re trying to say Jonah and that mod isn`t based on killing zombies,it`s focused on survival and player interaction the real problem is making sure you`re not backstabbed by your fellows since death is permanent.
By SiyaenSokol (SI Elite) on Jul 07, 2012
SiyaenSokol
I know that a lot of zombie games are getting released lately, but they just tend to be so much fun. I love my zombie games, and I love the show The Walking Dead, so I am actually looking forward to this. :)
By danfreeman (SI Elite) on Jul 07, 2012
danfreeman
ViGotH i understand this might be a dificult to answer question but why do you like them? What is it about them that you feel is special and different that any other game?
By nocutius (SI Elite) on Jul 07, 2012
nocutius
It's better than killing Russians or Arabs all the time :).

Zombies are supposed to evoke your primal fear of being eaten alive and they are fellow humans to boot. You can also do very terrible things to them without any guilt at all since they are already dead.
I guess this second part matters, cause developers can get away with all the gore they can shove down your monitor.
By HenoKutus (SI Elite) on Jul 07, 2012
HenoKutus
Maybe they will evolve in the game itself,like the movies Blade 1 and 2
Instead of vampires that is!
I am rather curious about this one!
By SiyaenSokol (SI Elite) on Jul 08, 2012
SiyaenSokol
@danfreeman: Well... to answer that question, they way that the look, the goriness on them looks awesome, the fact that they are actually suppose to die from only headshots, and headbashes makes them an interesting target, and also I am a horror fan... zombies make creepy sounds, and they will keep on pursuing you until they either get killed, or if something else catches their attention. Overall, it is the feeling of what would happen if I were to encounter them in real life...

I know that it sounds crazy, but for me it is an interesting thought, as I am sure a lot of other people share this thought. The horror factor about zombies is what catches my interest.

I also know that zombies games lately don't tend to be very scary, and also you quickly get the hang of how to dispose of them, but zombies and Goblins will always be my favourite targets.
By danfreeman (SI Elite) on Jul 08, 2012
danfreeman
I see your point and agree with all of them but the thing is they`ve been using them so much they lost their horror factor and now they die from normal shots not just headshots,even dragons if overused just become mook mobs,there should be some balance in what creatures you pick as your protagonist`s main enemy.
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Jul 08, 2012
herodotus
@Vet
I grew up on Horror films, starting with the old Castle and Universal films then the Hammer Horror flicks in my early teens and I'd have to rate Zombies at the lowest end of the scale as far as "scare factor" goes, but that's just me.
Werewolves were my favourite ("The Curse of the Werewolf" with Oliver Reed being the best after Lon Chaney jnr.) and Vampires next (couldn't beat Cushing vs. Lee). Then I saw the early Zombie flicks....and bleh! They were far from scary and still are.
The one that got my pulse up was "28 Days Later" and it's sequel (and the third part it is ever made - was supposed to be a trilogy).

So "the infected" rate much better in my book than straight-out zombies, who just stagger and flop about and moan a lot. Bit like my ex-wife (Karma don't listen)....hehe.
By Kres (SI Elite) on Jul 08, 2012
Kres
I love zombies! And looking forward to any game related to em. Still playing L4D2 almost every day. So a fan yeah. But didn't tried the adventure Walking Dead though... Like the COOP mix with em in L4D style. Hopefully this will be something like that. But only 2 players? Hm
By JonahFalcon (SI Elite) on Jul 08, 2012
JonahFalcon
Why do people like zombies? You can kill people in every imaginable way, brutalize them, dismember them, eviscerate them, and it's all okay! THEY'RE NOT REAL PEOPLE! They're DEAD already!
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Jul 08, 2012
herodotus
Kres, they are 'The Infected' in "L4D 2", which I also play and enjoy and similar to what I mentioned in "28 Days Later". Zombies, if true to character are slow, confused, lumbering sloths having just returned from the dead.
By SiyaenSokol (SI Elite) on Jul 09, 2012
SiyaenSokol
@herodotus: I understand your point, and I also agree with danfreeman that they have been overused, and thus they are less scary... but none the less, I enjoy having them as targets, each to their own I guess.

I have to agree that the infected are far more scary than the zombies. 28 Days later was also quite intense for me. I would say that my love for zombies started with DOOM 3, since it was my first graphic encounter with a zombie, and also with the film Dawn of the Dead... superfast zombies tend to be a lot more scarier than the slow walkers.