THE WALKING DEAD REVIEW

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THE WALKING DEAD GOTY INCLUDING 400 DAYS

Platforms: Xbox 360/PC/PS3/VITA/OUYA

Game Supports English text only.

Audio Support English only.

Supports 1p only.

Story: Lee Everett a convicted criminal is about to be sent to jail, but on the way there a accident happens and he is gives a second chance at life in a world that is now infested with the living dead. So he and every other person he meets must find a way to survive against the dead and anything else that stands in their way. In 400 days you will get to see what the 5 new characters experience after the events of the 1st season.

Good or Bad Story?: The Story in season 1 is 1 of the best stories in a video game to date as you get to learn about each character that you interact with and along the way you will have to make decisions some easy and some really hard. All of the decisions you make in the story will alter the dialog and the events for the game. 400 days does a good job of giving you a taste of what to expect in season 2 and all of the choices you made in season 1 carry over to 400 days. GOOD!

Graphics: Since the game is based on a comic book, the graphics are cell-shaded to match the look. It looks really good.

Audio: The voice acting is some of the best I ever heard in a game.

Game play:

Good: The Walking Dead is a Survival horror point and click game. In Season 1 you play 1 character, but in 400 days you get to play 5 characters and you can play those 5 in any order you want. The majority of the game is cut scenes with the ability to make decisions, but you will get to move the character at times.

Bad: The retail version has issues with the frame rate and audio not syncing on the previous and next time cut scenes.

Overall: The Walking Dead is a story driven game that is more like a TV show than a game, but it’s not a bad thing as it tries something new for games. The only problem is the retail version having issues on the previous and next time cut scenes. This game shows that games can tell stories just like a TV shows and movies. And it’s 1 of my favorite games of 2012. A must have.

Likes: Graphics, story, voices, and game play.

Dislikes: Retail version having issues.

Wish list: Sequel.

Score: 5/5 AWESOME!

Recommended for fans of: Walking Dead, Horror, Survival, point and click, and Telltale.