Saturday, December 28, 2013

The Walking Dead (Adventure PC Game 2012)

So I bought this game on a Steam sale last year sometime but never got around to playing it until now. It got a lot of accolades from other reviews and I got to say that I totally agree with everyone else.

You have to be in the right mood to play this game though. If you're involved in some fast-paced FPS, you really shouldn't jump back and forth from this game to others if you really want to experience it all. The whole story needs to soak in like a marinade.

So yeah the gameplay is different in that it's a story-driven adventure or at least that is how I would define it as. I can't think of a single game that's similar since I don't think any of them have this type of structure. Essentially you're watching a movie but are able to make certain dialog decisions at specific times. The result of your decisions do play a part in how other characters treat you as the story progresses.

The highlights of this game are the voice acting, music, story, and "animation". I swear the facial expressions of the animated characters are better than what some real actors can produce. The great voice acting only buffered this. I don't know how the makers did it, but all the characters seemed so real even though they were totally animated. As the story proceeds along through all of the episodes, you start feeling like you're a part of the adventure, emotions and all. I don't think I've ever felt an emotional connection to characters in a game before...movies yes...games no. So yeah it was definitely a new thing. I highly recommend it to anyone who has the time.
Rating - High