Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Review: The Walking Dead Episode One by TellTale Games!

Okay, so this might not be your typical mom blog review, but this is not your typical mom blog. 

In this house, we heart zombies, and we ESPECIALLY heart The Walking Dead! 

We love the show, the comic books, anything!

So, when we heard that TellTale Games was coming out with a Walking Dead video game, we HAD to review it! 

The folks at TellTale Games were kind enough to give us a review code, and we have had a great time reviewing this game! We absolutely loved The Walking Dead Episode One!

This game is unlike any video game I have ever played before. It is an episodic video game, and I have never played a game like it before. The first game in the series is "Episode One", and then each month, (or around there...) a new Episode will be released, continuing the gameplay experience. I wasn't really sure how I would like the episodic gameplay, but I was excited to find out! 

I mean really, what better type of game to play by episode, than a game based on a TV show (with EPISODES!) and a comic book (EVEN MORE EPISODES!)!?!?

The game starts out with you playing as Lee Everett, who is on his way to prison. On his trip in the police car, things go awry and it quickly becomes clear that the Zombie Apocalypse is upon us! 

If you are used to the TV show, be aware that you are playing in the same "general area" as the TV show gang, but not exactly. I think the video game is taking place right at the onset of the ZA, probably when Rick was still in a coma. You will run into Hershel and Glenn during the course of the game, and I can only predict seeing more familiar faces in the episodes to come!

This is a point and click style game, and I really like the ability to make the character's decisions for him. You can decide how you want him to be, a helpful, honest man, an asshole, or somewhere in between the  two. You have a lot of tough decisions in the game, including which lives to save, and which lives to sacrifice, which is never an easy choice! 

The graphics, in my opinion are awesome. It is almost as if you are playing in the comic book. The scenes are dark, a little depressing, but for goodness sake, it's the ZA, so what do you expect? 

All in all, we LOVED the first episode of the game, and have played it through several times. I am really excited to see what the next episodes have in store! We loved making the decisions for Lee, and helping him figure out what to do!

This game is available as a digital copy, for Xbox 360, Playstation, or PC.

I received a review code in order to conduct this review. All opinions are 100% my own and no monetary compensation was received, just some good, clean, zombie fun! 

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