VB - I think it’s safe to say that developer Telltale’s The Walking Dead (released in episodes over the last year for Xbox Live, PlayStation Network, PC, and iOS devices) has already embedded its legacy in video game history, and it’s quite apparent that many others would agree. This past November, the Spike Video Game Awards marked the title as Game of the Year.
It’s true. The Walking Dead really was an incredible experience, but why do we all remember it so fondly? I’d be willing to bet that the game’s story gripped players and compelled them to continue from start to finish. The narrative of The Walking Dead was indeed one of the most memorable and engaging stories told through a video game in this generation. It had realistic and relatable characters, it had emotions across the board, and it forced players to ponder their own methods of making decisions.