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    Default The Walking Dead the game

    Just got through with episode 1 on PS3.

    The last Telltale game that I played through was Back to the Future, and the first episode of this was as satisfying if not more.

    The art style of the game is fantastic, taking a lot of the look of the comic book while retaining the signature Telltale style.

    It's a point-and-click adventure game at its core, and what "action" sequences were there consist of little more than some timed button presses.

    What was really nice in comparison to BTTF is that this one has a few sequences where you have to face hard choices about which characters to save from zombie attacks. There is no built in option to save both, you lose characters no matter what you do, and it's up to you to decide which ones with the rest of the story being permanently affected by your choices.

    Fans of the TV series will be remiss that this is based on the comics, but thanks to the fact that both share some characters, you'll run into a few familiar faces in episode 1.

    I'm in for the long haul. Probably should have gone ahead and done the season pass from the start!

    Anybody else play it?
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    I didn't realize there was a game for it. That's awesome! I love that show. Sounds like I should check it out sometime. Wonder if it's available for the 360?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldskool View Post
    I didn't realize there was a game for it. That's awesome! I love that show. Sounds like I should check it out sometime. Wonder if it's available for the 360?
    Yeah, Telltale's site lists PS3, 360 and PC. Looks like 360 is getting the love that was missed out on with Back to the Future.

    http://www.telltalegames.com/walkingdead/page1
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    Any idea which version is best, or if there's even any kind of appreciable difference? I'll probably just wait until the PC version inevitably goes on sale. I could get it on PC or 360.

    It would be more fun to buy it now and experience it as the episodes come out, but I'm already playing too many other games at the same time right now.

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    I thoroughly enjoyed this game (or episode). Looking forward to the next installments, just wish there was some type of deal on the 360 for buying all episodes (PS3 and PC have a "season pass" if I recall correctly...).

    Quote Originally Posted by dgdgagdae View Post
    Any idea which version is best, or if there's even any kind of appreciable difference? I'll probably just wait until the PC version inevitably goes on sale. I could get it on PC or 360.
    From my own experience the 360 visuals are somewhat dark, making some details harder to see in night scenes. Didn't think too much of it, but then I read a blog that commented on the darkness issue and that other people they had talked to thought it was dark compared to other versions. Can't compare myself, but might be something you want to look into more if it's a concern.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frogofdeath View Post
    From my own experience the 360 visuals are somewhat dark, making some details harder to see in night scenes. Didn't think too much of it, but then I read a blog that commented on the darkness issue and that other people they had talked to thought it was dark compared to other versions. Can't compare myself, but might be something you want to look into more if it's a concern.
    Thanks. I played the demo on the 360, and the interface seemed a bit strange.

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    Yeah I tried the game too on 360, the trial. The interface was a bit different, but I liked it. It's a different approach at things which makes it interesting. The graphics are great - they did a good job with the camera angles. I think I am gonna purchased Ep. 1 here in a few days and play through it.

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    This is on sale on Steam today for 40% off as part of their summer sale. It's one of the daily deals, and I think they expire at 1pm EDT usually.

    I just started reading the comics recently. I started with number 1, and I'm up to 32 now. As a side note, the iPad is great for reading comics.

    I'm maybe about an hour into episode 1 of the game. I have to say, it's emotionally draining. Fantastic game. I'm glad it went on sale so early too, so that I still get to wait on episodes to come out, rather than blasting through it too quickly.

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    Holy shit.

    I don't want to give anything away.

    But holy shit, this is a good game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dgdgagdae View Post
    Holy shit.

    I don't want to give anything away.

    But holy shit, this is a good game.
    I concur. The ending was great, and quite creepy. Definitely looking forward to the next installment.

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    I just finished episode 1. I can't remember the last time a game made me care this much about the characters. I love Clementine, and I lost it when she broke her walkie talkie and explained what it meant to her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dgdgagdae View Post
    I just finished episode 1. I can't remember the last time a game made me care this much about the characters. I love Clementine, and I lost it when she broke her walkie talkie and explained what it meant to her.
    Only kidding, but have to post it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kupomogli View Post
    Only kidding, but have to post it.
    Why??

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    The part about breaking down over a video game character and everything. I immediately thought of the world's smallest violin.
    Everything in the above post is opinion unless stated otherwise.

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    I still need to watch the show I've yet to make it past episode 1 and have not read the comics either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kupomogli View Post
    The part about breaking down over a video game character and everything. I immediately thought of the world's smallest violin.
    I'm not asking anyone to feel sorry for me. It's a pretty rare game that can elicit an emotional response like that, and for me, this is one of those few games. Others may feel differently, and that's ok. There's just something about Clementine. Her bushy hair, the ballcap she wears that belongs to her father, her bravery even when her parents are most likely dead. Even her name. It makes me want to do anything I need to do to protect her from the bad stuff. I think all of the characters are so well done and believable.

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    God damn. I just finished Episode 2, I played through the whole thing in one sitting. I cannot wait for Episode 3.

    Spoilers:

    I had to switch input methods from 360 controller to mouse/keyboard during the sequence with Brenda on the stairs. After about 7 tries with the 360 stick, it just kept moving me too close to her without me really trying.

    At the end, I was afraid I had made the wrong choice in not helping to steal from the car. Here I am making the moral choice in front of Clementine, when really the old morality system didn't apply anymore. But when they offered her the hoodie, and she looked at me and shook her head, I knew I had done the right thing.

    What's interesting, is that your choices really do impact the game. I'm curious, for any of you who choose to help loot the car (and 56% of you did!), when it shows the next episode teaser, does it show her wearing a red hoodie? I can tell from the dialog in the teaser that it reflects some of my other choices.

    Fascinating game!

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    WOO!

    Sooooooo glad that I didn't jump on buying Episode 2 when it dropped because Episodes 1 and 2 are FREE for PSN PLUS members starting tomorrow! 7/31/2012

    YAY PLUS!

    *EDIT*

    Okay, looks like it's NEXT week for the free episodes 1&2.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frankie_Says_Relax View Post
    WOO!

    Sooooooo glad that I didn't jump on buying Episode 2 when it dropped because Episodes 1 and 2 are FREE for PSN PLUS members starting tomorrow! 7/31/2012

    YAY PLUS!
    Play them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dgdgagdae View Post
    Play them!
    I just need to play Episode 2, which I plan to do tonight after it goes live on PLUS.
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    Has anyone else played through Episode 3 yet?

    **SPOILERS**

















    I was really disappointed in Katja. Why didn't she just let Kenny take Duck into the woods? I didn't understand why she did what she did.

    It was another emotionally draining first half of the game, but the second half or so didn't feel like much. It hurts that Clementine has been hiding something from me. But maybe she thinks her parents are in danger. I can't blame her for that.

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    Yeah.

    Everybody I cared about is dead and/or out of the group for one reason or another.

    I was originally thinking that it was based solely on my decisions, but I've seen that even in non "choose one" situations there are points where certain characters die/get killed no matter what you do. So, I feel a bit better and less responsible about that.

    Great stuff though. Can't wait for the next episode, however, I WISH that TellTale would allow PS3 owners to DELETE individual episodes off the HDD once they're finished. I have limited drive real estate on my 60 gig, and 5 episodes is going to be pretty big when everything is said and done. It's a real PITA to delete everything, re-download Episode 1 and then the next individual episode every time that I want to free up space.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frankie_Says_Relax View Post
    ...I WISH that TellTale would allow PS3 owners to DELETE individual episodes off the HDD once they're finished. I have limited drive real estate on my 60 gig, and 5 episodes is going to be pretty big when everything is said and done. It's a real PITA to delete everything, re-download Episode 1 and then the next individual episode every time that I want to free up space.
    I wonder how it compares across platforms for space. On the PC, episodes 1-3 are currently taking 2.06GB.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dgdgagdae View Post
    I wonder how it compares across platforms for space. On the PC, episodes 1-3 are currently taking 2.06GB.
    It's around that for PS3. What sucks is that you can delete individual episodes of Back To The Future from the game data folder, but Walking Dead is completely self contained in the actual game file on the XMB, it doesn't have any file or files in the Game Data folder. Every time I want to get a new episode I need to re-download episode 1 demo, the unlock file and the episode (2, 3, etc.) but not the episode(s) that I've already completed.
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