Oh my, Telltale Games has released their first episode in their new episodic game, The Walking Dead. Much like Back to the Future, Law and Order, and Jurassic Park before it, The Walking Dead is based on the comic book and it is going to go for a total of five episodes. But I digress, let’s get into this review. Expect it to be rather short, as each episode is supposed to be maybe 2 hours of gameplay at most, which is why they make five episodes instead of one large game.
The Story: The Walking Dead (The Game) follows Lee Everett, a man who, when the game starts out, has been arrested for murder. Lee is involved in a car crash with the cop he is riding with and so the story begins. He finds his way into the back yard of a family who has apparently left, but that was only partially true. The daughter, Clementine, was hiding in her treehouse when her babysitter turned into a zombie, long story short, Lee helps her and they go out and try to survive. Along the way you will encounter several characters from the comics, including Hershel and Glen. This five part series is sure to please fans of all sorts, both the comics and the tv show.
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Title: The Walking Dead (The Game) – Episode 1
Genre: Third-person Strategy
Developer: Telltale Games
Platform: PC, Xbox 360, PS3
Price: $25 (on Steam)
Release Date: 4/24/12[/toggle_box]
All in all, I cannot wait for episode two. As a huge Walking Dead fan, this was an extreme joy to play, even if it was short. This time though, I can go through it several times, with different outcomes, just to see how the characters react and how it shapes my story. I would easily recommend this, especially for those of you who fully go for story over gameplay.
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Replay Value: 7
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