I'll start by talking about the bad. The graphics are real cartoonish but the reason why the game was made like this is that there is too much gore and blood!
The game is slow, if you don't have the patience to search and find and pay attention to dialogue (which is important btw because you make decisions in the dialogue that can determine someone's life.)
This game is definitely one of my favorites. It reminds me when I played the first resident evil for Playstation 1 for the first time. I'm looking for for the sequel! 2 thumbs up! I'd buy this game!
...you can not invert the Y-axis. And I am too set in my ways to change how I play, so it was a very frustrating experience for me. The story is well thought out, and if you play with standard controls, you will enjoy the game. I, however, could only play for about an hour before getting too frustrated with the controls.
The previous TellTale games never did it for me. At all.
But when I this was available on Playstation Plus, I picked up the first two episodes and they were so good, the game was what actually inspired me to watch the show.
I waited until the complete edition came out to play episodes 3, 4 and 5 and needlesstosay, the entire "first season" is absolutely great.
Between when I played episode 2 and the time the Complete Edition came out, the game was getting insane praise, and I started to feel like a lot of it was just hot air, fan boys, hype, or whatever. I was especially doubtful when I saw it win Game of the Year and some other awards.
But then when the Complete Edition came out and started playing... it didn't take long for me to become a believer once again.
It truly is a one of a kind experience in terms of story telling and conveying empathy in a meaningful way. It also is about 100X better at having an effective choice/consequence system that not only rivals but puts to shame anything Bioware has tried to do in its games.
The only downside is the technical hiccups between scenes where the game lags (almost seems frozen) when it tries to save, or transition. Sometimes during very important or critical scenes that really take you out of the experience. But it's not game breaking by any means. Just enough to give it a 9 instead of a 10.