Walking Dead game as good as (maybe better than) TV show

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  1. Mr Pink

    Mr Pink Well-Known Member

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    Don't know how many gamers are out there, but I swear, the game by Telltale is so friggin good. Although I like the TV show, I never really cared much when one of the main charachters died.

    With the game, on the other hand, since you are somewhat in control of the heavy decisions being made, you end up much more invested in the story.

    There are many wtf moments and you can't easily go back and change things.

    I'm writing this while watching the latest TV episode with half interest. (But then episodes that exclusively feature a side character story usually suck -- as evidenced by the last South Park and the latest WD -- although Beth is hot.)

    The game is highly rated with many awards and I highly recommend it. Light on strategy and puzzles but extremely well written and executed so that stuff isn't needed. Go get it. Season 1 and 2 are out with 5 episodes each. There are a couple of dlc's too.
     
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    telltale makes great games

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    Murcielago Smoke me a kipper, I'll be back for breakfast

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    It is really good, rarely see a game where they put so much effort into creating distinct characters which actually make you care about the story. My only knock is that I would have liked a bit more freedom to interact with the environment, but that's a minor thing.
     
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    Yeah, very linear but really, you are going along for ride in a well written episode of walking dead. With that tight of a story you can't have much of an open world.
     
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    Are you talking about the with the escaped convict and little girl?? Oh god, I HATED that game!! I got it brand new, thinking it was going to actually be a game. And not just a series of choices you make and it does the rest. Don't get me wrong, I love games that have the story to go with the play. Metal gear solid series, and mass effect are a couple of my favorites. But that game was all story.. That was my take away, anyway. Good day sir! :toptip:
     
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    That's cool. Good to have a contrary opinion.

    I just judged it by the fact that I cared more for the characters in the game than I did for those in the TV show. There were some gut wrenching decisions you had to make (yes, I know it's just a game).
     
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    Oh no, I totally get that. When i got to the actual end of mass effect. I wanted to just close up shop haha. I think my problem with the walking dead game was my expectations. Not necessarily that it was a bad game. I just didn't realize what I was getting heh..
     
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    Just downloaded S2 E5, so I haven't played through that episode yet. That said, the first season was awesome, left me teary eyed at the end, which has never happened with a vid game before.

    This second season hasn't impressed me as much, seems like the episodes are shorter, and not quite as emotionally involving, but has still been fun to play.

    If you haven't tried it, A Wolf Among Us was also really good
     
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    Both seasons of the game are awesome. Very well written and emotional. Can't wait for season three to come out.
     
  10. Dick Fitzwell

    Dick Fitzwell Opinions are like assholes ... and so am I

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    Best game EVER!

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    You need to die in a fire... Omfg that game
     
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    Just finished season 2. Seemed shorter than the first with a couple of slow moments, but the quality was at the same high level.

    Another brutal ending that was satisfyingly unsatisfying. Heavy...
     
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    Absolutely loved the game. Except the part where I cried at the end. Didn't love that. Poor Lee. Poor Clementine. :(
     
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    I played the first one and that was it, did play walking dead the first 200 or some shit like that with different characters
     
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    I've played all the episodes of the Telltale series too. Love them. Kenny 4ever!!

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    Mr Pink Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, that was one of two downloadable content packs that came out between seasons. Very short.


    Ha, I know a few pain-in-the-asses like him.
     
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    Season 1 was epic but season 2 is a stinker! :banghead:
     
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    At the risk of being attacked, I didn't like the first season of the game, so I didn't play the second. I tried playing the first season as it was released and there were glitches that made it impossible to move forward in the story until it got fixed. I love the t.v. show though.
     
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    I never understood how to play that game. I couldn't get my ET to move. :jj:
     
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    I cried at the end of season 1, but overall season 2 was better, a bit less emotional on my side, but still a freaking great game

    Looking foward to season 3

    Wolf among us was sick too!!!! Telltale, the only company that is able to make me play point and click game!!!