posted by Shadowkill56 (JACKSON HEIGHTS, NY) Mar 28, 2013
Member since Mar 2013
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Just know that before you rent/buy this, it isn't like a Black Ops 2 zombies kind of game. It's a point and click game, but that's the beauty of it. This game has an amazing storyline. Overall, this is a sad game, but that's what makes it good. It is very emotional. I think this is one of the best games I've played and has the best ending I've ever seen. I bet over 80% of people who played this cried at least once during the game. This is worth the rent and time. 10/10. Game Of The Year quality.
Having read all the comics, and being an avid fan, I must say I am not surprised but I am left with a very ill feeling about the games ending. I won't spoil anything for anyone suffice to say that it stays true to the original comics form with regards to who lives and dies. That being said, the game is fantastic. It's a great way to play this 'story' and the best telltale game yet. Like it was made for it.
-Some of the major choices/decisions in the game do not give you nearly enough time to decide and then you are left with the consequences of that decision. No going back unless you want to replay the entire episode. They are very long, and I assume they have no real bearing on the final outcome anyway, just perhaps who's with you through out.
-no bugs, freezing or issues
-running would be nice to be able to do, instead you are always slowly walking about to do your various tasks in the game.
-had no sticking points or difficulty progressing in the game. i have always been one to explore areas before moving on anyways so i managed to always find items needed to move on, no prob.
-over all this is a great game that really pays homage to TWD story in it's own original way. There's even a few easter eggs for TWD fans if you pay attention. Including getting to work with/save an original character from the series!
Get this game, what a great change of pace from the glut of carbon copy first person shooters out there now!
Thank you Telltale for releasing a solid game that helps make the already best show on TV even better. However, the game is not what I expected, but I enjoyed it ALOT nonetheless. This is some of the best storytelling, voice acting, and character development I've seen in a video game, especially one that was not a physical game release.
The Walking Dead is a point and click detective-like game. Similar to LA Noire, you have limited access to buttons and movement, but instead click on things that develop a story that is unique for every person who plays. It's all about the story and characters. You can explore some areas, pickup supplies, etc. but it's quite limited.
More so than any game I've played, every decision you make alters the story. You'll have timed and untimed dialogue, tough choices to make, button sequences, etc. I.E. at some point in time, you may decide to save a certain group member over another, and maybe that person you didn't save's father was that person. They may hold a grudge against you for not saving him, and that affects story, for example.
I loved the tough choices in both the action and dialoge sequences. What's so cool is that the great story almost forces you to grow certain feelings and attachments for group members. I hated some and also grew to love some characters. So if there was a guy I hated in my group, I'd find a way to kill them off or abandon them. And vice versa, I tried to keep those I liked around for the long haul.
But your character Lee has been tasked with protecting this little girl Clementine, whose parents are dead. She could be the coolest child character ever put in a game, and you will do anything to save her, trust me. I loved the mini episodes, and I hope Telltale uses similar formats to create more games like this in the future.