gamers (92%) found this review helpful
Before I begin this review, I need to address something...if you're searching for a violent zombie killing game to waste time on such as Left 4 Dead, Dead Island, Dead Rising, CoD zombies, etc. but set in the universe of The Walking Dead, this game isn't for you.
Instead Telltale games delivers an emotional point-and-click journey that spans across five episodes, following a convicted man named Lee accused of killing a man who was sleeping with his wife, and a young girl, Clementine, who he feels obligated to protect after learning her parents are supposedly dead.
The story is what sets this game apart from the rest. The choices you make at times can be difficult...but it's usually just like kill off A or B or something, with your decisions affecting a person's trust in you or the characters in general. What I don't like is that the game rewards mainly one play style. In fact you're actually punished alot for your decisions...so despite the dialogue options and decisions you have to make it's still a somewhat linear experience in the end.
The puzzles aren't really as difficult as I'd like them to be, though there are two separate modes that you can choose if you wanna turn off notifications and hints, and can be activated at any time during the game. The game mainly focuses on story and characters, which isn't necessarily bad because you will feel connected with the majority of these characters especially towards the end of the game.
The Walking Dead is brilliant, but the concept of a point-and-click episodic game may not be for everyone. though I encourage people to try it. If you're searching for a game with a great story, interesting character development, and zombies The Walking Dead is for you. The artstyle is cool as well! Minor bugs, though.
There's room in the market for games like this...I hope people support Telltale because I look forward to seeing what they come up with next. It's also an easy platinum, you'll get it just for completing the game. Th
posted by bananapepper (GROVETOWN, GA) Jul 30, 2013
Member since Apr 2012
gamers (100%) found this review helpful
Ok, so this is not some action game absolutely filled with zombie slaughter. This is a game with some of the best characters and story ever. The graphics look similar to a graphic novel, the dialogue is spectacular, and the characters are amazing. You get to make a lot of choices that really change the story depending on what you do. It's worth playing at LEAST 2 times to see all the different events that can happen. If you want a game like Deadrising, Left 4 Dead, or anything like that this isn't your game. If you want a game that is amazing because of the story, choices, and characters, then this is your game. The only complaint I have with this game is that there are some glitches and frame-rate issues. Other than that, I absolutely love this game.