With The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct being released on March 22, 2013, the developers have not done much to show that this game will be worth the 50$ price tag attached. When the first video trailer was released, it was not looking good for the game in any sense. The developers went back and said that this footage was never intended to be shown, as it was old gameplay footage and as such should not be regarded as to what the game really looks and plays like. The next trailer shown had no gameplay at all, and finally just recently they had released a real gameplay footage trailer. Unfortunately, this trailer still looked pretty bland and uninteresting compared to what was expected.
We had also just heard of the pre-order bonuses being offered for those who bought the game early, and this just adds a lot to the distrust and disgust at what the developers are doing. Pre-order bonuses should not be game changing, instead they should maybe add armor skins or weapon skins at the most. But to only offer a specific game mode for those who pre-ordered the game is just ridiculous. The game will offer a “Herd Mode” game type which is similar to a survival mode seen in another games of this genre. Unfortunately, to get this “Herd Mode” you have to pre-order the game from GameStop. Yes, to get a survival mode game mode in a zombie style game that is actually titled Survival Instinct, one must actually pre-order the game from a specific store.
Aside from this ridiculous news of pre-orders, we have come to also learn that the game is being listed as cheaper than previously expected. At a base price of only 50$ compared to the original price at 60$, no one is exactly sure what this change in price was put in place for. At this moment, we can only assume that it was put into place so that there would be a base price for all stores that are selling this game. On the other hand one has to worry if the reduction in price was put into place due to the developers realizing the game was not doing so well and as such not worth the extra cost that the game was originally set at. With all of this the future of The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct does not look good, as it now seems that even the developers are not excited about this game anymore.