What is the book? Is that a compiled comic collection?
Picked up my collector's edition today:
What is the book? Is that a compiled comic collection?
Yeah, it's a compilation of the first 48 chapters of the comic. It's also heavy as fuck and a deadly weapon.
wow. there is a collector's edition for this game...
Just wanted to bump this thread and mention that on XBL Episode 1 of this game series is currently free to download/play, I think? it's a limited time offer, not sure on that though. Also heard that this friday 12/28 - the entire collection will have some kind of sale. So worth looking into for those who haven't gotten it yet. I just completed the first episode twice, it really is enjoyable. I hope they continue more within this world
Got this game from my Sister in Law last night for Xmas, was pretty bumed you can't link up/activate the physical copy with Steam.
I got this on the Steam sale a couple days ago. Pretty cool game. The acting is better than the show.
Game is on sale right now for the next 2 days, all 5 episodes around $13.00 on Steam.
I know most people have played this by now but with the sales there might be more like me that just picked it up or are planning on it so here's my stance.
Was pleasantly surprised at this game. I haven't read the comics and stopped watching the show in the first half of the second season with the horribly boring farm junk being so disappointing after its stellar first season. As far as point-and-click games I've never been able to get into Telltale's other stuff because it's just too many "puzzles" that aren't really puzzles but more about clicking everything until you find the right combo that lets you progress. That and I've only ever been able to get into a few dialogue heavy games because the story told in most of them isn't worthy of it. So outside of my predisposition to the genres The Walking Dead game is easily the best point and click game I've played and definitely near the top of my list of dialogue oriented games out there. It's a shame the story played out the same no matter which way you took but that's understandable with the compounding dev time it takes to give truly tailored stories. Even after I caught on that the storyline was mostly the same no matter your decisions I was still really torn between some of the choices you end up making and they still carried emotional weight.
If you've been on the fence about point-and-click or dialogue games like I've been you should definitely buy this.
If anyone wanted more of a video game than the "interactive movie" that this series ended up being I suggest checking out any of the old LucasArts or Sierra games. They're loads more fun to actually play.
There's some newer stuff good that's pretty too like Deponia on Steam, it's very reminiscent of Monkey Island.
So I watched a Let's Play of some of it, is the point of the game to just blindly click around until you find a path to killing zombies?
Yeah, somewhat. Anyone expecting to pick up a chainsaw and take on hordes of undead are going to be sorely disappointed.
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I guess it makes sense that the game would force the player to be as narrow minded as the character's on the show. I still can't believe nobody made a spear yet.
The game is literally like an interactive version of the comic. I'm not sure how to even fail at the game, but the writing and acting is far better than the show. It's worth the 12 bucks it cost me on Steam, but it's definitely not an action game.
It's worth experiencing for sure, but if anyone expects it to be like the Adventure Games of yesteryear (Monkey Island, etc) then they'll be sorely disappointed. It's mostly press A to advance the movie. There's barely any puzzles and figuring anything out. You basically walk around really slowly, pick obvious things up, and advance dialogue.
Fantastic fucking game. I have never been so engrossed in a story. I can see why it's receiving so much praise. While the gameplay is limited and arguably weak or nonexistent, it is worth it just to experience the story and characters. I think it may even be better than the TV show.
For me personally there's no doubt the storytelling is better than the TV show. I do think i cared more about the characters in the game partly because I made decisions for them/based on my feelings for them, rather than watching things unfold on screen. Even still, I definitely had more of an attachment/cared than I do for the characters of the respective TV show. All around fun game, glad I caught up on this when it was on sale.. totally worth it. Really looking forward to "Season 2" of the game, since its already confirmed there will be another.
ah shit I guess I will buy it. Good stories are always my top priority in a game.
I thought the characters were shallow as shit. No matter what choices you make, no one changes their opinions of you enough to matter. You can help Kenny out all fucking game and you still need to scrap with the fucker at times, and he still cries like a little bitch every time you tell him to shut up.
It's possibly the episodic nature of the original release that caused that. The first time through, I thought it was pretty good. With nothing else to do but load up the game again and pick the opposite choices while we waited for the next episode, a lot of the allure was lost. Nothing you do makes any fucking difference. If people are going to die, they'll die anyway, whether you try to save them or not.
The only "bad choice" you can make where you die is where you don't shoot the zombies in the head when they come at you. Or where you don't see that you need to pick up the screwdriver to stab them in the eye.
There are no other "bad choices" you can make. Every choice leads to the same outcome.
Yeah it all leads to the same ending, only thing that will be slightly different will be dialog you have with characters at the end.
I dont agree with the choices dont matter argument that people have. While I understand that none of the choices you make will change the outcome at the end, the entire playthrough is molded to the way you have chosen.
Ill be general to avoid spoilers.
In some scenes you can choose to save person A or save person B. I chose B. Now that Ive done that Ive had meaningful dialogue with person B and had some interesting encounters with person B. If you choose A your story becomes completely different. Now while the end result is that they will both die eventually, it still didnt change the fact that I was able to choose who I shared my story with.
Now if the game was presented with save person A or save person B, but no matter who you picked Person B never lives, then I would agree with people, but thats not the case in this game for the most part.
There are literally no outcomes that change at all. At best MAYBE a line of dialogue.
I don't know what game you people are playing where you think there are any differences in the choices you make, because I've played through parts 1-3 multiple times, and that's not the case, and just from how shit unfolded in episode 5, I can guarantee you that nothing you choose in 4 will make any difference either.
Cutlery's right in that there are things that happen no matter what you choose, certain outcomes are unavoidable. There's a like 6? major decisions at the end of each episode, and most of them change dialogue but not the ending to that episode. Things that do change though Cutlery (just for example):Spoiler:
At any rate, I've played through it multiple times and it was worth it, first playthrough was definitely the best though.
Does this spoil/require knowledge of the show?
No, its totally separate from the show.
The storytelling and the writing are good. Characters are mostly interesting and well done, even if it is a horror movie, with some of the usual clichés. It is definitely an interactive movie, in which you are only one character.
The choice are also very binary. You can side with one character or the other. Save one or the other. Your freedom is quite limited and your actions' impact does not last very long. Mostly because, whoever you side with or manage to save, they are probably going to die a gruesome death soon after anyway. The story is brutal like that. It was a cheap way for the writers to limit the number of possible story branches, I guess.
If you don't metagame it too much and just enjoy the ride, I think it is a very good interactive movie. They use this medium very well and manage to build a story that got me much more interested than the TV show and probably even the comic book.
If you can't help yourself, it is a little too obvious that you have no freedom and very little impact on the story. Depends on what kind of gamer you are.
I bought this in the steam sale... Holy crap chapter 4-5 fingered my emotion hole like a German double fisting.
I really enjoy this game. If you know that you're not a fan of adventure gaming, or a game focused on story/decision making over headshots than look elsewhere. To each their own really, it's not like there is a scarcity of zombie shooters out there. L4D, No More Room in Hell, Nation Red, and Deadlight all offer unique zombie-slaying gameplay. I've been a fan of Gary Whitta (PC Gamer mag when it wasn't shit, Book of Eli) for a while and the story, to me, hasn't disappointed. If you've been stomaching season 3 of the show, this will seem like Faulkner.
Season 3 ↓
Picked this up awhile ago during a Steam sale, but never got around to playing it until this week. Holy shit I've never been so emotionally ripped apart by any media. I don't care if most of the decisions are superficial...
Seriously, amazing game, but also fuck it for breaking me down over those choices. I'm gonna sleep like shit tonight.
I just finished it recently as well. Very amazing game. Shows what good writing can do for the source instead of the shit we see on the TV show.
Yep just beat it as well. I loved it.
P.s. i hate the show show.
My save game got fucked up or something and it forced me to start over after going through the first 3 episodes. I haven't found the motivation to pick it back up yet.
It feels strange that the only time I came close to crying was:
Loved it.even though you don't do much (just click ahah),the story,action,dialogues,voice acting are great.and has gore
worth buying for sure
A war is coming, I've seen it in my dreams. Fires sweeping over the Earth, bodies in the streets, cities turned to dust... retaliation.
Hollywood is out there. It can't be bargained with. It can't be reasoned with. It doesn't feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And it absolutely will not stop, ever, until everything you love is dead.
Man people said this game was good, I had no idea how good though. This is the best game I've played in years, better than the first two mass effects (haven't played the third yet).
Top 5 game I've played in the last five years
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You could probably skip the dialog and beat the entire game in like 1.5 hours. I wouldn't imagine it would take too long to get back to where the save corrupted.
Nigga, I ain't got time for all that.
Had to come out of lurking for this since this is the best game I've played in a while and everyone deserves to experience it. The save game problem is that at the end of each chapter, the game "Saves" the results to the prefs.prop file in one folder, and when it starts up, it reads that same shit from a different folder. So you just have to copy the file from the save folder to the read folder after each episode. Better details here:
To my surprise, I loved this game. I don't like these types of games normally, but the story-telling and decision making difficulties really pull you in. Like when I pitchforked that guy in the chest and Clementine runs out and sees it, I actually felt regret.
I loved the farm house and the bell gonging ninja girl. Great game!
Really enjoyed 1-4 but found #5 to be very subpar to the rest.
Season 2 teaser out. Pumped
Walking Dead Season 2 got released this morning. Still as awesome and as horrific as the first season. Pissed off Clem rules.
Heh, at the rate Telltale got things done when they were only working on a single game, I can't wait to see how absurdly long we have to wait between episodes of Wolf Among Us and Walking Dead S2 while they also develop Borderlands and Game of Thrones at the same time. They already got me with Wolf Among Us before announcing all the other games, and ep. 2 of that will now be out in January at the absolute earliest; definitely not giving them any more money until their games are complete from now on.
Theyvevalways worked on many titles concurrently, Sam and max Wallace and gromit, monkey island all overlapped, walking dead overlapped with jurrassic park and back to the future. I'm too lazy to look up a wiki, but they're pretty much the only game company that ever pulled off episodic gaming successfully, if you count each episode as a separate game, hell they've released like 50 games in the last 6 years
P.s. the only game of theirs I did not like is Jurassic park, everything else I'd rate at least 75% or better, including some of the lamer Sam and max episodes.
Wolf Among Us was delayed from Q1 2012 to Oct. 2013 even before the first episode was released, mainly due to Walking Dead. Ep. 2 was supposed to come in November or early December, and now the earliest we'll see it is January (maybe), and I fully expect it to get pushed aside further as they fall behind on Walking Dead S2 episodes just like they did with S1. I foolishly bought into it because I thought such a massive delay meant that they had learned from their mistakes with TWD S1 and had multiple episodes mostly ready to go with much shorter gaps between them.
They take on took much work for the size of their company and the games suffer for it, both in timely release schedules and in quality. Walking Dead S1 was completely unplayable for a significant portion of their customers--including myself--from ep. 2 to ep. 5 without using a crack. Either the game wouldn't run at all, or it wouldn't save your decisions at the end of each episode. Basically, their DRM was broken and despite threads on their support forum with hundreds of posts reporting the issue they did nothing about it until the very last patch the game received.
I haven't downloaded this yet, but does the 400 days bonus chapter from the 1st one influence the 2nd game, or is the 2nd game just a clean slate?
400 Days FAQ:Take with a grain of salt as always with claims about decisions mattering, generally it's a safe bet that it will be cosmetic only.Will my choices in Season 1 affect 400 Days and will my choices in 400 Days affect Season 2?
Yes. 400 Days will check to see if you have a Season 1 save file. The decisions you made in Season 1 will have an effect on your 400 Days experience. And yes…choices made in 400 Days will resonate in Season 2.
If you liked TWD you should play 400 days before season 2 regardless. It was pretty well done overall and a nice change of pace from their standard formula. And it's only like $2.50, and only takes about as long as ep.5 (read: much shorter than eps. 1-4) to play through.
Ya I played 400 days, but I was trying to get the ending where everyone joins the group. I could never get the prisoner to join, although I later found out it's because you have to shoot the rapist's foot instead of the white collar criminal.
The only thing from 400 days I noticed in season 2 was.Spoiler:
I can't believe that
Gotta say, I am over the episodic model. It's too short and the time between makes it less compelling once you do get back to it. I'll be waiting for the whole season before I finish this.
This Nick asshole reminds me so much of Ben.
I can't think of any character that I've wanted to eat a bullet more than Carver.
I also hated dealing with Sarah for the past 2 games. I usually help her, but I treat her like an idiot.
Ya, I stayed as well for that part. It's time for Clem to become a bit more badass! Btw, is it just me, or does the new girl they meet kinda look like a younger Winona Rider to anyone else?
I'm guessing Bonnie joins always then in 400 days. I didn't see the asian prisoner dude, though.
Oh ya, you're right. Doesn't matter, they're all fucked anyways with that zombie horde ;p
There didn't seem to be a lot of game play in the episode.
Nice, thanks for the heads-up. Time to see how fucked up Caroline gets this episode lol.
I played her pretty hardcore this episode. Fucked up ending (as usual)
What is the ETA on this being "complete"? I don't really feel like starting until all the episodes are done.
Probably another 2-3 months.
I love this series, and just finished episode 4. But I think next time (if there is a season 3) I am going to hold off until all the episodes are released and buy it on a sale for 10 bucks.
Looks like I know what I am doing when I get home
The entire Season 2 is on sale on Steam right now for 9.99.
But never again will I buy a season until all episodes are out.
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Yeah. Big spoilers.
All in all, awesome series.
Also quick question:
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