Walking Dead: A new Benchmark for Stories in Games
posted by GameMonkey27 (SAINT LOUIS, MO) Dec 27, 2012
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Telltale did it. even with a miniscule budget, telltale has successfully made the most emotional yarn crafted this generation. This game succeeds where many have tried and failed: creating both a cast of memorable characters and providing real choice and consequence. morality fades into the gray as you just try to keep your people alive as long as possible. You will make both friends and enemies in this epic adventure to find sanctuary. But enough about the story of the decade, a definite 10, and lets get down to the other stuff.
Gameplay: This game plays like a point-and-click adventure, but thats not really a bad thing. its actually a good thing for this kind of game. you will have to make a whole lot of dialogue choices along the way and this will drastically affect the storyline. there will be a lot of tough choices to make along the way too, also affecting the outcomes. 9.
Graphics: the cel-shaded graphics look overly cartoony at first, but they work for a game that was on this type of budget. at some parts of the game they can be gorgeous and really remind you of the comics. everything is very stylized and its a good thing that we see more of this type of art style more nowadays, where almost all the graphics are tied to making the most realistic characters and backdrops. i did experience a lot of framerate drops, which is more minor annoyance than anything, but i still thought i should mention it. 9.
Sound: music provides a lot of epicness to tough situations. voice acting is superb, especially for clementine and lee. zombies sound like real zombies, i guess? 10.
Overall: despite walking dead's flaws, i found that this game both changed the way we will see stories in games in the future and it changed me. you come to care for these characters and really want to see what happens next and see their stories through to the end. This game is a must buy, as it also has some replay value. I'm looking forward to season 2. 9.75
i really enjoyed this game. it did an amazing job of capturing what the walking dead is all about. this game isn't about bashing in zombie head. yes there is that, but the real meat of the game is the characters and their development.
I really liked the graphics. i'm kind of a sucker for cell shaded graphics and i think tell tale did a great job capturing the atmosphere of the comics. The sound it also really good. Voice acting is very nicely done, though from time to time the lip syncing is off.
gameplay is okay. this is a point and click adventure not a shooter. which i personally don't mind. i kind of found it annoying that lee always walks everywhere though. even in the few moments he runs he still doesn't move very fast. not a huge deal, but i thought it just seemed like a cheap way to stretch out the game.
I loved the story of this game. The ending is one of the most emotional moments in gaming. you come to care about these characters and how they develop, and you'll play a part in that. also clementine is probably the most well done child character ever in a game.
This is a great game, i only really have one big complaint. There is lag during scenes pretty often, which i've heard is only the 360 version. not bad enough to be game breaking, but it's really annoying.
I've been playing the parts to this game piece meal since the first one was released via Xbox Live Arcade.
The story is highly engaging and anyone who is a fan of The Walking Dead tv series or Comic books is going to love this game.
I also really enjoy this because of the way it operates. This style of gameplay is new to me, it's the first time I've never played any of telltales games before and do hope they release more in the future that I'll be interested in playing. It's like playing in a comic book. If you haven't experienced it, you definetly need to at least try it to see what I'm talking about. Anywho, I dig the style and am looking forward to more.