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GF Rating
7.6

3288 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
1

Horrible

problems with lagging

posted by mokalynn (BONNER SPRINGS, KS) Feb 12, 2013

Member since Feb 2013

The graphics are very good and the game play was challenging, it is also thought provoking. It was almost unplayable because of the lag. The video would stall out but the audio would keep going.

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GF Rating
1

Horrible

Really laggy

posted by Adamj253 (LAKEWOOD, WA) Feb 11, 2013

Member since Oct 2011

This game is just a series of QTE's and a poor graphics story. The cutscenes and interactive parts are REALLY slow to catch up with each other so at certain points you can hear things that you cant see because the game hasnt caught up yet. Stick to the T.V. show....this game is a waste of time.

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GF Rating
4

Weak

Wow! Feels like I'm playing it on my phone...

posted by Citric_Ocean (COTTONWOOD, AZ) Feb 11, 2013

Member since Dec 2012

I was excited to play the Walking Dead game to fill in the gap between the tv seasons. That excitement didn't waste any time into quickly disappearing. I loved the story and the way the characters interacted. The characters made a good connection to me and how I made decisions that would alter their lives. There were issues though. For one, you get the option to ask or answer questions with four choices, but most of these interactions are timed. So the problem is that you don't have time to read them all or sometimes you can't see a choice because of the background images, which makes it hard to make the choices you want and then you just simply hit a random one in haste.

Also, the controls are such a mess; your left thumb stick is for moving around, you right thumb stick is for moving the camera, and the x y b a buttons are all you action buttons. Most of the fighting scenes that you are in require that you back up while moving the camera to aim for their head, while also pushing the action button. This is so frustrating and difficult to pull of because you need to work the camera and use the action button with only your right hand. Unless of course, you want to move your left hand to the right thumb stick and control the action buttons with your right hand. Controls are a complete mess.

Also, the biggest issue of all, the game will NOT let you install it on the hard drive. Why is this an issue? Loading screens. Cut scenes. I would say that 60 - 70% of the game is made up of loading cut scenes. I hated the controls, quick decisions, and loading scenes, but the story and connection to the characters is what kept me playing til the end. So, if you can deal with those few issues and just want to play the game for the story, then I would recommend renting it. But do not buy it. It is too short and will probably drive you more insane than its worth.

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