"Walking Dead" Video Game

Discussion in 'Entertainment and Movie Talk' started by Kerr Avon, Apr 26, 2012.

  1. Kerr Avon

    Kerr Avon Master Member

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    I went ahead and picked it up and tried it. I'm not completely crazy about the interface, but I got three enjoyable hours out of it. And that's it. Three hours? I understand there are four more chapters coming, but will I have to pay for those too? That'd be around $100 total for the game. Anyone more familiar with how these TellTale games folks operate with these games?
     
  2. Dpeterson117

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    Game? :eek:
    I've heard nothing about this???

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  3. Kerr Avon

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    Thank you:D

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  5. crabra comander

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    Three hours of pure, unadulterated action? Or three hours of *meh*?

    I can't justify spending over $30 for games unless it has either over 40 hours of gameplay, or solid multiplayer. I've become much more selective with what I buy.
     
  6. Kerr Avon

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    It was pretty entertaining, I can't argue with that. I've only played it through once with certain decisions, and I suppose going back and trying different decisions might be interesting. But if I have to pay another $80 for the other chapters I'm probably out.
     
  7. CB2001

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    Telltale has always released their games like this, in an episodic fashion. According to their store, the $24.99 covers a Season Pass. A Season Pass for a typical Telltale game consists of all the episodes they designed for the game (for example, Law & Order: Legacies has 7 episodes, and a Season Pass covers all seven of them). In short, I'm saying that the $24.99 you paid was for all five episodes of The Walking Dead, not just one (which means you won't be paying $24.99 for each of the following episodes. One price covers all five, for basically $5 an episode).

    Again, this is how I'm reading it as from the information provided at Telltale's site. I honestly haven't played any Telltale games yet, so I am unfamiliar with how they release their games and I cannot say with 100% certainity that what I said above is fully correct. They do, however, have a section of their forums for each game that has a FAQs. Maybe you can ask about it there. But from looking at similar posts (for example, one user paid the $24.99 on Steam and asked if they were getting all the episodes or the one, to which the Moderator stated that they were getting all of the episodes when each one is released because they paid the $24.99), you've pretty much got the whole Season covered.
     
  8. Scareb

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    Yeah, as I understand it, you paid $25 so you paid for the entire full game, and as each episode is released, it's available for download. I think I read you can pay in full for $25 or pay per episode which ends up being something like $30.

    It's available in Xbox tomorrow so I think I'm gonna get it.
     
  9. Lord Boron

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    It's only $4.99 so I'm not really expecting 40 hrs of game play. I downloaded but haven't had a chance to play it yet.
     
  10. Kerr Avon

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    Okay, $25 for five episodes is a better deal, so if it turns out to be 15 hours that's a decent return on what I spent. Still, I enjoyed it, though I'm generally more interested in action games, but this had a decent blend of some action and moral choices.
     
  11. aeonpulse

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    That's how it worked with their BTTF episodes. I bought the first episode when it released for 25 bucks, and that's all I payed. Every following episode was made available to me as soon as it released. Definitely a fair price if you ask me.

    Just stay away from TellTale's Jurassic Park game. It's TERRIBLE.
     
  12. WarPig

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    Telltale games are cool. I bought the Back to the Future series (starring our very own AJ LoCascio as Marty!!). I paid around $24 for five episodes - not too shabby!

    I see on the website that for $45 you get a bundle of nine games - *including* Walking Dead and BTTF!
     
  13. Solo4114

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    That reminds me. I still need to download the BTTF game! AND I need to play through Sam & MAx Seasons 1 and 2!

    Anyway, what's the interface like? This isn't a point-and-click adventure, is it?
     
  14. Kerr Avon

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    Pretty much point and click. You do use the standard 'asdw' keys to walk around a little, and the mouse to click and pick up items of interest and select dialogue choices. You also use the mouse as a targeting reticle when when you need to attack walkers with a weapon. If you don't hit the head you just wound the body.
     
  15. Solo4114

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    Huh. Interesting. I'll probably leave it sit for the time being, but may pick it up later. I have no shortage of games at the moment.
     
  16. Wes R

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    I have Telltale's Back to the future game. I paid for the entire series but the wait inbetween episodes was hell as you just wanted more. I'd wait until they got totally done with the game and get all the chapters at once.
     
  17. allosaur176

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    I actually rather enjoyed it :)


    Anyways, I downloaded this on Xbox today, and thought it was pretty cool...Nice to see them incorporate characters from the books in the game..now we wait until next month
     
  18. DavidS

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    So this is a PC game too?

    how is the PC version>?
     
  19. CB2001

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    Yes, the game is available on PC as well.

    I don't know about how it is, as I myself have not played it yet. I'm contemplating it. Much like my Dad, I am used to doing multi-player, and the only single player games I've played have been first person shooters, such as Portal 2. The last point and click game I can remember playing is Full Throttle (to which I still believe, to this day, should be made into a feature-length movie), and that was shortly after it came out. That says a lot. But I may go for it myself, especially since Telltale has done some good looking games for the properties they have done (at least from what I've seen of review videos).
     
  20. Kerr Avon

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    I got 2-3 hours of fun out of the first episode. It was point and click, some morality decisions, who do you save, etc. And there was some zombie killing which requires some fast reflexes and aiming with the mouse. At $25 for 5 episodes, that's worth it to me.
     
  21. Wes R

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    I enjoyed the old Monkey Island games they did as part of Lucasarts back in the 90s. 25.00 isn't a bad price really, i've spent way more on worse. I never knew they even had a Walking Dead game.
     
  22. Solo4114

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    You know they came out with both a new Monkey Island game, and remixed and re-released the old ones, right?
     
  23. Scareb

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    I'd love them to do a new Grim Fandango game.
     
  24. nick daring

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    I love that Adventure Games are finally making a comeback!

    Nick
     
  25. CSMacLaren

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    Just finished playing. I found the story as riveting as the comic. Helps that Kirkman was involved!

    I played it on my Mac, and it played flawelessly. Purchased it through STEAM.
     
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  26. Scareb

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    Just finished the episode, I really enjoyed it. For me it was less a video game and more an interactive comic book but I enjoyed the puzzles and how the game really made me think. I can't wait for episode 2. Does it have a release date?
     
  27. Chevyh0tr0d

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    Well game had a decent story line, but it was to much like BTTF game for me. Wish there was more actual zombie killing with guns and such like in the beginning of the episode. Oh well maybe episode 2 will be better
     
  28. aeonpulse

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    ABSOLUTELY. Grim Fandango is still to this day one of my favorite adventure games. Fantastic story, memorable/lovable characters, hilarious dialogue. I still break it out and play it every now and then, it never gets old, and I still chuckle whenever I hear Manny say, "Run you pigeons! It's Robert Frost!"

    If Tim Schafer stuck on as lead designer, I'd love a sequel. Hell, I'd be happy with an HD re-release.
     
  29. Scareb

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    Totally, I mean if they can update Monkey Island, they can updated Grim Fandango.

    Is there any word on when episode 2 of walking dead is gonna be released?
     
  30. CB2001

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    So, basically, you want another typical run-and-gun zombie game. You know that the game was designed with this game play so it wouldn't be like the typical run-and-gun zombie game because of the overabundance of availability of those games, right?

    I mean, the whole point of this game is that its not about zombie killing, it's about the story and the characters. Kirkman himself has stated this. That's why this game stands out from the others, because it takes what is the typical zombie game, and makes the story like the comic: a story about the characters and dealing with survival.
     
  31. Chevyh0tr0d

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    No I do not want another R&G zombie game(LFD,COD Zombies etc). Also do not get me I enjoyed the story. I just wish you had more control to actually aim the weapons you get to kill zombies and such. Or maybe you have the ability to switch to different characters when there is a xombie kill moment.
    for example

    When you are in the drug store and have to choose to save Carly or Doug, just before you should get control of Carly to shoot the wave of zombies that comes through the windows


    Also I wish you had a true ADS(Aim down the sight feature with the guns). All and all though it is a good game with a good story and will for sure play the other episodes!!!
     
  32. Wes R

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    Sadly you won't see anything like that from this company. Their games tend to be more about making you think.
     
  33. CB2001

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    They tried that "switching between characters" thing in the Jurassic Park game. A lot of people didn't like the Jurassic Park game, the switching between characters thing being one of the reasons. Keeping with the one character is easier, as you are seeing the story through one set of eyes instead of eight different sets.
     
  34. batmann539

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    Sounds intetesting. I'll have to download it and see how it is since my kids have the PS3 tied up.

    Sean
     
  35. payton paison

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    Any news on the next episode release date?
     
  36. Scareb

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    Apparently on Telltales blog, they posted a video for episode 2 and at the end it said "June". The episodes are monthly so if I had to guess, it would be out next week sometime.
     
  37. Wes R

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    They were kinda wishy washy on releasing the BTTF stuff as it was supposed to be monthly I thought but then it kept dragging out more and more.
     
  38. CB2001

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    From what's been stated in Playing Dead, the game isn't already made and they're releasing it a piece at a time. They're making and adjusting the game for each episode on a monthly basis. This means that when the episode is done, they'll release it. They've got a deadline to get it done, so it's a safe bet that it's going to be release on the same day number as last month.

    Of course, I could be wrong, I'm going off of what I've read and seen.
     
  39. Scareb

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    So it looks like Telltale is hoping to have episode 2 ready by the end of June.

    BAH.
     
  40. transformershy

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    This game is awesome, I cannot wait for Episode 2.
     
  41. Scareb

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    Now according to OXM, episode 2 should be released in the next month or two.

    Man did they ever drop the ball on the whole monthly episode concept.
     
  42. Scareb

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  43. PeteVenkman

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    Excellent, I got the season pass and have been eagerly waiting for episode 2. I really enjoyed the first episode. Was a nice change of pace from the typical zombie shoot 'em ups.
     
  44. CB2001

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    Dude! That's tomorrow! :D
     
  45. Kerr Avon

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  46. allosaur176

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    its about time! and I love the short notice!
     
  47. Scareb

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    Of course at the rate they're going, we'll have episode 3 in late September.
     
  48. Scareb

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    Beat the game today in about 2 1/2 hours. Telltale really hits a home run with the story and the decisions that they place on you. I found myself debating at a couple parts for like 10 minutes on a decision.

    Sadly that extra month wasn't utilized for checking for bugs. Almost every cutscene lagged when changing shots/cameras and for some reason, I beat the chapter but didn't get the achievements I should of. I guess I have to play throught it again.
     
  49. payton paison

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    Heard PS3 was supposed to be out yesterday.
    Has it been released yet?
     
  50. theronstang

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    Absolutely love the game. Very intriguing the way they made it, and even though I was skeptical at first, I am very impressed with the product so far.
     

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