So I just sat down and played all of the new The Walking Dead game Telltale just released. This was my first Telltale game and while I have no desire to play the Jurassic Park or Back to the Future games since I know those stories (yes I am sure they are different from the movies but those universes aren't character driven and I am sure it is mostly a re-boxing of the original stories). However this game is awesome! I am a huge fan of both the graphic novels and the TV show and this is exactly what the video game should be. There is a ton of character driven story and a bunch of very VERY tense situations. This really should become a regularly occurring episodic game much like the novels. I know there are 5 total episodes scheduled but I really hope that is not the end of our story with Lee and Clementine. I would gladly drop the $5 for every episode they put out if the story and quality stay this strong, hell I am paying almost that much to read the books every month. I think this is the perfect way for episodic gaming to be done and I really hope that the people at Telltale games get a good response from this and keep the Walking Dead games coming past the 5 planned episodes and make it a continually running series.
Yeah, totally agree. I think Telltale nailed it with this. They made Lee and Clementine interesting characters who work well off each other, without being pandering or annoying. It feels tightly in vein with the graphic novel both in tone and quality.
I'm super excited to check out the next few episodes!
The game definitely does not take away from from the comics. The game so far is taking place at the beginning of the outbreak and Rick is still in a coma (We never see Rick or anyone in his family). We do run into some members of the group but it all ties into the comics with out messing with any of the story.