So where to i begin. Lets start with the cons first.
The combat. There were a few incidents where i had to do something 15 times before i got the hang of it. By the end of the game i got good at the combat but it is an extremely steep learning curve, at least for me.
The combat makes you really think.
The graphics are great.
The character development is better than ANY game i have EVER played.
The ending is perfect, i have read that some don't like it. I can't fathom why.
How could he let her die? Also how could he tell her the truth? She is still just a kid no matter how bad !!! she has become and that means she process stuff like a kid.
I do only have one complaint. The Emma character was 14 years old, the apocalypse happened over 20 years ago. She wouldn't know modern slang.
Other than that. I was on the edge of my chair; heart pounding scenes. I had all of the weapons by the end of the game; and I used almost every bullet, Molotov cocktail, sugar bag or can of Scissors or the hatchet, pipe or wood stick to survive. I love the winter scenes.
it was the best 20 hours I had spent playing. The modeled charchacters were amazing. I don't care if it's 2013 - most designers do not take the time to put out this quality of game. I was so enthralled that I couldn't stop playing - but also didn't want the story to end. I was so hoping for a chapter 2 that I could have downloaded right then.
I hope another type of game like this comes out soon. Once you've played this game and XCOM you'll be wishing for more of the same.
I have to say one thing. You have to care about your players in order to have an exhilarated gaming experience.