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GF Rating
7.6

3311 ratings

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

Great story!

posted by GameBulldog (CUPERTINO, CA) Feb 3, 2013

Member since Jan 2013

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

Man I really have never been this attached and heart warmed with a games story in my life. I think the only game that made my heart melt was FF7. The game really tailors to the choices you make! Don't expect some crazy zombie shoot em up game. Theres very little action, its a "tell tale game."

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

walking dead

posted by nursegina81 (HURLOCK, MD) Jan 30, 2013

Member since Jan 2013

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

I loved the story line. It kept you interested throughout the entire game, can't wait for a sequel. Only complaints I have are that there could have been more involvement for the player, and had a few bugs. Overall, I would definitely recommend this game.

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Brilliant, not a game but an experience

posted by TheSolly (COLORADO SPRINGS, CO) Jan 28, 2013

Member since May 2009

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

Note- I have never seen the television show nor read the comics, this is my only exposure to The Walking Dead franchise.
This is the future of gaming. This isn't so much a game as a series of interactive movies. Each 'episode' of the game is about the length of the average movie. Each episode also covers so much ground that they feel complete in and of themselves. Only the final episode seems to be rushed.
The choice of graphics works much better than going for photo-realism. The quirky movements and sometimes huge bulging eyes on characters makes for an even more surreal feeling. You are never comfortable even during calm moments. The biggest complaint graphically is severe lag during busy moments that broke the intensity of the action.
Voice acting is hollywood-quality. Again, this is every bit as polished as any live action show or movie. The emotional impact coming from even a comic book cartoon on screen is palpable. Suspension of belief is unavoidable in TWD, and the loss of anyone in your group becomes actually distressing to the player.
The action itself is not all that great, and sometimes frustrating. Action is not what TWD is about, so times that rely on quick reflexes or precise inputs can get in the way of the story moving on. You'll come to find the action bits to be weakest part of TWD, and hurry thru them to get back to the dialog.
Now the meat of TWD- the story and moral choices simply stand alone. There is no domination of enemies, at no point are you ever in a position to bully anyone. Every noise, every encounter becomes a tense moment.
The inability to save and reload gives real weight to each decision, while a timer means you must act NOW. Many choices lead to the same thing, but you'd never guess it.
The lines between game, tv show, and movie are blurring ever more. TWD is just the first in truly interactive movies. Not perfect, but groundbreaking and worth every second spent playing it. Absolutely amazing.

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