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How The Walking Dead Game Could Change The Way We Play

Kotaku - Telltale's fantastic Walking Dead game was a surprise for several reasons. Not only did it reverse the studio's reputation for middling-to-unsatisfactory games, it will no doubt be in the running for many a publication's Game of the Year award. It proved that good writing and characterization can carry a video game, that the point-and-click adventure game still had some life left in it, and that choice and consequence can feel vital and terrifyingly important.

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isa_scout1281d ago

This is what Mass Effect 3 should have been like. Maybe not the gameplay, but definitely the story structure. The ending is truly beautiful, and your decisions matter significantly. Its not a; Do you want the blue light or the red light ending? I haven't heard many people talk about the credits either with Alela Diane's "Take Us Back" song playing in the background. That song was terrific for the ending. Most assuredly a GOTY 2012 contender.

kingdavid1281d ago

I finished it about half an hour ago and I couldnt agree more.

The choices dont necessarily have to alter the ending but they should be made to alter how the game and story plays as you play it (and this is what the walking dead did perfectly).

stuntman_mike1281d ago

finished it last night a really ground breaking game story wise and in character, also one of the best I've played this year.

Hopefully it will win some awards and get the attention it deserves.

Abdou231281d ago

Great game in every way, just minor technical issues.

MilkMan1281d ago

Issue is, Mass Effect did it already. So did Dragon Age and Arc The Lad before those games. I think maybe Pool of Radiance also. It not that The Walking Dead hasn't giving it its own spin, its just that its different. Those other games I mentioned had to contend with more than just conversation, didn't they.
We have to call a spade a spade.
For as awesome as TWD is, these other games are top notch as well.

I suspect that the reason we don't see more of this kind of thing is that its just to much work to implement.

rmedtx1281d ago

I play the demo and absolutely hated it. Definitely not my type of game. Don't get me wrong I love zombie movies and I'm a big fan of the series, but the game just didn't do it for me.

kingdavid1280d ago

The demo wouldnt be indicative of the whole game. You really get attached to the characters and story. In essence, it plays just like all the other point and click games. I'd consider it more of an experience rather than a game.

The game's story imo is much better than the tv show.

rmedtx1279d ago

Maybe I should give it another try kingdavid...