posted by gman11 (HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO) Jan 13, 2013
Member since Jun 2012
This game is absolutely amazing and will probably be unforgettable for the rest of your gaming life!
The story is so good and is the best I have ever seen in a video game. They perfected the art of building your character up, and connecting with the other characters in the game as well. You will eventually feel a real connection with the other characters especially Clementine. I found myself getting frustrated or feeling sympathy for many characters and very sad when one of people of your group dies. The beginning of the game will immediately draw you into the game since it starts off quick and with a bang. I don't want to go into a lot of detail of the story since it may contain spoilers. Overall, the story is amazing and the end will leave you shocked, sad and with a lot of questions. Story: 10/10
The graphics are very impressive. They are a comic book style graphics but better since the colors are very vibrant and the detail of the characters and the environment are awesome. Graphics: 10/10.
The gameplay is pretty good as well. If you have ever played Heavy Rain than you these controls are pretty much identical. The camera angles are similar and the action/interacting of the game is all a interactive button gameplay. Yes, this means that you won't be able to run around and free roam, build weapons, kill hundreds of zombies, and do whatever you want, but is a lot more slower paced and focuses on the story, but it's not a bad thing because this is not what this game wants to achieve. It's all about the story and the feelings you develop for the characters. Gameplay 9/10
///\\\ The only reason I did not rate this game a perfect 10/10 was because of the choppiness of the cutscenes and the delay of the character voicing. Especially during episode 1, the cutscenes were lagging so bad and were so choppy I almost wanted to break the game in half. After ep. 1 it gets a lot better though.
Overall, without these technical issues this game is a 10/10 and a MUST PLAY!!
posted by ichooseyou (PLEASANTON, TX) Jan 13, 2013
Member since Jan 2013
For anyone about to get this game that plays inverted, dnt, because for some rediculous reason they dnt even give u the option u MUST play normal controls, some pple arent as bothered by this but to me at this point in our gaming generation this is an outrage and is very, very disapointing....
This post-apocalyptic adventure game is one of the best zombie stories to play out in video game form since the upstart of the zombie craze. As you make your way through the now zombie-ridden world to safety, you’re faced with life and death decisions, and your knee-jerk decisions determine how the tale moves along. Interactions with NPCs are tracked, and the type of character Lee ultimately becomes is entirely up to the player. The five episodes were released at various points throughout 2012, but the disc release allows players to take the whole story in at once. I was glad I waited, honestly, because it plays like having your favorite TV show on DVD. You don’t have to wait a week or a season for the next episode! The Walking Dead plays through much less like a zombie killing free-for-all, and more like a choose-your-own adventure book. Instead of mindlessly wandering through hallways of buildings and down dark back alleys hacking, slashing, and dumping tons of rounds of ammunition through a shotgun, players will meet complex characters, make tough decisions, and ultimately act to kill or be killed. You’re playing through a story more than meeting checkpoints and leveling up. The gameplay and characters develop on their own as the story progresses. Transitions between video sequences and action are relatively fluid. There are some animation bugs, but not enough to detract from the experience. Controls are basic, but effective. The beauty of the game lies in its simplicity. There are no long control sequences, or complicated button-mashing marathons. There are no monetary systems or leveling enhancements. You simply play through an excellent story and make tough split-second decisions. Speedy reflexes are rewarded while sloth is typically punished with death. This elementary gameplay formula coupled with a dark, delicious narrative puts The Walking Dead on my list of must-play games of 2012!