The Walking Dead: The Game

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  1. Peace and War Bianca, you minx!
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    The Walking Dead Tv Series has a game out, made by the same developers of other point and click wonders, such as Wallace and Gromit, Jurassic Park and Back to the Future.
    The game is story driven and features dialogue options, an open ended story and interesting combat. It's only the first of 5 episodes being released, which are suppose to be released monthly.

    Really thinking about buying the season pass to get all 5 episodes when they're out. I figured out that if I pay Telltale directly, the cost is only £14 instead of £17. I know that's not much, but I life making a good deal anyway.
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    I'm a big fan of the comic and tv series. I played the Jurassic Park game for the lols, and I thought it was actually fun. Looking forward to getting this game. I have seen a few trailers for it, and it looks good so far. And I like the idea that its all new people.
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    I watched one of my friends play this game and it was pretty cool. Couldn't stop watching him play :p got more and more interesting as the game went on.
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    Bought all the episodes and the first game, to be honest, very different but in a good way I think.

    Telltale have been doing alot of turning the traditional point-and-click adventure games on their heads, and this one does the same, it blends in ideas of pointing and clicking on what you want but more in a sensitive and direct manner, such as when fighting the Walkers and how to handle stressful situations,

    The biggest point for me was the fact that the story felt like it was evolving with my choices, and that they had an affect on the relationships and dynamics on friends and foes throughout, and it's all at lightning speed and you only have a limited amount of time to do it. It's very akin to the relationships in a Mass Effect game I found, really top notch stuff.
    Even the inbuilt trailer shows you the decisions you've made will move on to the next episode, I found that the icing on the cake.

    Worth the buy I say, if you're looking for a faced paced adventure, with not so much emphasis on the fighting but the surviving and the relationship mechanics. Oh and story centred of course.
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    I might have to buy it at some point, but i need to finish the comics first.
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    ^ Hell, I still need to START reading the comics. :/

    I am horribly addicted to the show, and I plan on checking out the game sometime soon. Gotta find some money :D
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    So, after the release of Episode 2:

    The choice system really responded in a way I would not have imagined, relationships and people carried over, but the game ramps it up. Your adventure to finding a new fortress agains the walking dead, we encounter both new friends and foes, the realities of a wasteland and the beastly nature of humans is shown, the madness taking them.
    The dynamics between characters in your group are strained and food is short. It comes down to your actions on how the group dynamic will turn out.

    Really tense and creative take on things. Loving this series so far.
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    Funny that you would bump this topic, PaW, when I was just looking at it earlier.

    Anyway, I am loving this game; very fast-paced and tense. It's so cool that the choices you make impact the next episode. It is even a little creepy/scary - although those dairy farmers were probably more scary than any of the the zombies, as well as that crazy lady at the camp.

    Also, I've mentioned this once before off-site, but don't you think little Clementine bears a striking resemblance to our very own little admin?
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    That's what I love about apacolypse games in gneral, not the zombies and fighting of them itself, but the way humans react to such devestation. What do they do? Do they sink to barbarian tactics with little order and reason? Or do they protect everyone they can, and be fair with all the people they meet?
    The Walking Dead in any format has done this really well.

    Someone has got to photoshop misty's head on Clem's body! 12 year old jokes are as fresh as ever!
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    I just need to mention, it's based on the comic, not the TV show. They're having a game based on the TV show coming out for consoles, and it's going to be a shooter.
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    What kind of game is this? Point and click adventure? Hooow is it fast-paced?

    And like GoT, it will be sh*t.
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    Actually, it's really good.

    I'm expecting the one based on the TV show to suck.
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    That's what I was saying. The shooter will suck.

    I'm curious as hell about this game.
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    telltale has had a great track record with the quality of their games. look into it when you get the chance.
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    It's a point and click, but it's not quite as calm and lightly paced as mos all point and click, time is quite a considerate if unseen force in the gameplay.

    I would really advise watching the first 5-10 mins to get an idea of it. Shouldn't spoil your experience at all.

    I recommend it wholeheartedly, if my opinion means anything.
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    Welp, I'm finally going to be trying this game out. Episodes 1 and 2 are going to be free for PS+ members the first week of August.
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    You so cheap!

    But no, enjoy. It's mainly dialogue, action, puzzle solving based around point and click mechanics.
    I'm fairly sure you'll enjoy it.
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    I'm sure I'll enjoy it. I enjoyed their previous games, like the Back to the Future games (Also got those for free as a Plus member, though that was the entire season) and the Sam & Max games. I just never really got into the whole Walking Dead Universe to get me to try out this game.
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    To be honest, the game barely touches on the wider universe much. You meet and work with a character from the TV series and comic books, but apart from that it's pretty much self contained.

    I've only watched the two TV series, but it impressed me as a zombie series that had a lot more drama in it then most zombie movies, with great character development and some great set pieces. This translates well into the game I believe, but you definitely get more connected because you're playing.

    But yeah, if you liked them I can almost guarantee you'll like this to some degree.
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    Oh it wasn't that I was worried about references or me needing prior knowledge or anything; I just wasn't all that interested in the universe or anything, as a side effect to that anything related to it means it didn't really have my interest.

    But hey free is free. I'll try anything so long as its free.

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