Video Game Review: The Walking Dead Telltale Game Saga
After winning a good amount of Game of the Year awards, I decided to see what all the fuss was about with The Walking Dead. The game is divided up into five episodes that each cost 400 points on the XBOX Live marketplace. I have played some great games from the marketplace, but nothing too exceptional. This game, all five episodes, was exceptional.
The Walking Dead is essentially an adventure game, and if you grew up on computers in the 90s you probably played many games just like it. You usually pick between three answers to reply to another character, and you interact with people and objects to move forward in the story. Some parts are simple, others take time to piece things together so you can move on.
You begin the game in the back of a police car during the early stages of the zombie outbreak. You converse with the police officer transporting you when suddenly the vehicle collides with a zombie and you the car crashes over the hill. With the officer who transported you dead, it doesn’t take long before he is coming for you. Like this scenario, the game puts you in many fast-paced situations where you must piece things together quickly to survive. Continue reading