OMG, this game right off the bat grabs you with its story. You become apart of this zombie world where you cling onto survival through you quick reflexes and game changing decision making. When I heard that this wasn't a normal zombie game I was turned off, but I gave it a chance and it gave me one weekend of straight gameplay where my eyes were glued to the screen, you're not running around with an M16 blowing brains out, but deciding the lives of others or to steel supplies or just move on, yet every decision makes a difference an every time you take a break from the game, all You can do is think about should I have taken the gun or saved that kid and before you know it your obsessed. I recommend this to anyone who has a free weekend and a love for zombies.
BEST GAME EVER
After playing The Walking Dead, it is easy to see why it received so many awards from the VGA's, including Game of the Year.
Over the years, many games have claimed that your choices effect the rest of the game, yet very few actually deliver on that promise in any meaningful way. TWD really delivers on this point, as you are constantly reminded of some action you took. Be it a few minutes before, or in one of the earlier chapters of the story. The emotional level in the game is also quite high, as I found myself really struggling to make the tough decisions, especially when one of the characters life's was on the line.
Visually, the game borrows the art style from the comic book series, just with color instead of black and white. Though, perhaps it would have been cool if B&W was an option or an unlockable after playing through it the first time. Harking back not only to the original source material, but also the original Night of the Living Dead movie, the movie that started the zombie genre.
The voice acting is top notch, and not once did it feel like any of the actors just phoned it in so they could collect a paycheck. You can hear the tension and emotion in their voices.
The only reason I did not give this game a perfect score was due to a glitch in the third chapter that forced me to shut the game off and start it again when the camera dropped beneath the world, preventing me from playing, or even seeing what was going on. Nothing major, but quite an annoyance since I had to replay about ten minutes of the game and sit through another five minutes of unskipable cut scenes to get back to where I was.
All said and done, I cannot recommend this game enough. Especially if you are a fan of the show, as it adds to the world. Just be sure to have some tissues handy, as there are a few moments that will bring a tear to your eye.