The Walking Dead, Game of the Year?

If you’ve interacted with society at some point over the past two years, there is little doubt that you have at least heard of The Walking Dead. The franchise has been alive and flourishing in the comic book industry since 2003, but has only recently reached pop culture mega-star OMGWTF status within the past two years due to the AMC television series. While the TV series shows no signs of slowing its unrelenting charge into future seasons, Robert Kirkman, the creator of The Walking Dead franchise, saw fit to let their brand be developed in another form of media, the almighty video game. Thank God.

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BldyShdw1426d ago

When downloading the last episode I noticed it says "End of Season One" So here's hoping we get more!

Thatguy-3101425d ago

Year of downloadable titles. This and journey will be getting most of the awards. Gaming is all about experience and these games exceed that.

ziggurcat1426d ago

it was good, but no... i don't think it was game of the year.

Captain Qwark 91426d ago

agreed. its barely a game, its more of an interactive movie. the gameplay sequences are pointless. id much rather just have it play from scene to scene and ask me questions to branch the story in whichever direction i wanted it to go.

the story is like a 9.5/10 though, very good

Robotronfiend1426d ago

It shouldn't be up for GotY since it is barely a game. More of an interactive movie/show as are the rest of the Telltale games.

It's a decent entertainment experience, but surely not the best video game of the year.

Smokeeye1231426d ago

That's like comparing the Harry Potter books to Where's Waldo.

Walking Dead is a videogame, just a very different kind. I think it should be up for GOTY solely for the fact that I was close to crying after I finished it, something Ive never felt in a game before.

Robotronfiend1425d ago

I agree it is a game, but barely (like I said). It's different, yes you are correct. It does have an emotional aspect for a lot of people. It's just not GotY for me, as I prefer a more interactive gaming experience. It was nice, but not my favorite game this year. I'm not sure what my GotY might be, but XCOM is definitely in the discussion.

chasegarcia1426d ago (Edited 1426d ago )

Then please tell. What is your GOTY?

Catoplepas1426d ago

If we're counting remasters, then Okami HD would take that particular honour for the second time.

If we aren't then Tales of Graces f, Persona 4 Golden, Dragon's Dogma, Rainbow Moon and a few others I can't recall at this particular juncture take precedence before The Walking Dead. As great as it was...

Moragami1426d ago

Lol, now you're just making up games.

Catoplepas1425d ago

NOW I'm just making up games?

Are you implying that elsewhere in this comments section I've posted an entirely different list of games? Ones you consider to actually exist?

Your comment is beyond confusing.

Tdmd1425d ago

I agree with Dragon's Dogma, but I know I'm part of the minority of gamers who actually liked it. I also believe (disagrees incoming) games should be judged mostly by their gameplay, which - imo - makes unfair to put games such as Walking Dead and Borderlands 2 competing with each other when one is pure gaming and the other is an interactive drama. My goty contenders? Borderlands 2, Farcry 3, Hitman, Mass Effect 3, Dragon's Dogma... you know, games, with actual gameplay in the package.

Soldierone1426d ago

After the last episode I have to say no. It left you hanging completely, and the last episode wasn't the best.....

If the last episode took episode 4 and expanded on it and kept it as intense, then yeah I'd vote for it. How it stands, its an unfinished story till season 2 starts....

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