- Fans are expressing disappointment and frustration with various aspects of The Walking Dead: Destinies, raising concerns about its quality and the overall gaming experience.
- Criticisms range from the absence of animated cutscenes to missing characters and rushed narrative, leading to an underwhelming gaming experience.
- Reports of game-breaking bugs and a flawed state at launch have further fueled negative pre-launch sentiment and uncertainty about the game’s reputation.
As the release date for The Walking Dead: Destinies approaches, a storm of criticism has engulfed the game across social media platforms. Fans are expressing disappointment and frustration with various aspects of The Walking Dead: Destinies, raising concerns about its quality and the overall gaming experience.
Scheduled for November 17, The Walking Dead: Destinies is just around the corner. The new title is an immersive third-person action-adventure game that allows players to step into the shoes of iconic characters from AMC’s The Walking Dead show, including Shane, Michonne, Carol, Rick, and more. Inspired by the TV series, the game promised an engaging experience by enabling players to rewrite the narrative of The Walking Dead, spanning from Season 1 to Season 4. Players are compelled to make crucial decisions that reshape the course of action, providing a unique and interactive storytelling experience distinct from the series. However, this initially promising landscape for fans of The Walking Dead has been marred by the apparent disappointment the game brings.
Disgruntled players on Twitter, TikTok, and Reddit are criticizing The Walking Dead: Destinies for several issues. A TikTok user pointed out the absence of animated cutscenes, questioning how the developers are getting away with such a choice. Some say the game looks as if it was developed on a very low budget, while others declare their unwillingness to spend money on what they perceive as an underwhelming gaming experience.
A Reddit user called ttas93, claimed that key characters like Andrea, Amy, and Ed are missing, and certain cutscenes highlighted in trailers are absent, while others express no surprise about the final results, arguing that nothing good can come out from a trailer that looked like a mobile game. Destinies promised to feature 150+ ending variations; however, players expressed disappointment in the rushed narrative, which progresses through multiple seasons in a matter of hours.
A Twitter user called Shirrako, also reported game-breaking bugs, with the PS5 version becoming unfinishable after a specific section, indicating that the developers priced the game at $50 and launched it in a flawed state, requiring a patch to complete. Among its many promises, Destinies incorporates a Stress System, mirroring the survival elements characteristic of the show. However, the intense backlash against the game’s first impressions raises questions about the game’s quality and whether it can meet the expectations of fans.
The critiques have contributed to a negative pre-launch sentiment of this new Walking Dead video game. As fans express their frustration online, the fate of Destinies in the gaming world becomes uncertain. With its imminent release, the developers face the challenge of addressing player concerns to salvage the game’s reputation post-launch.
Based on AMC’s The Walking Dead TV show, Destinies retells the source material’s story while allowing players, as Rick Grimes, to make decisions that might alter the characters’ futures.
- The Walking Dead
- PC, PS5, PS4, Switch, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One
- November 17, 2023
- GameMill Entertainment
- Adventure, Horror