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madcougar
04-23-12, 03:47 PM
Anyone getting this? Reviews have been pretty good. Anyone played it yet?

I'm concerned about how large a file each part will be. Anyone know how big the Xbox version is total?

Rob V
04-23-12, 03:56 PM
I'll probably pick it up as a fan of the show. I had no idea it was out already.

kgrogers1979
04-23-12, 04:03 PM
I will be getting it. I love Telltale Games, and classic adventure games in general. Though what I really want is Grim Fandango 2. I wish someone would Kickstart it.

I'll probably pick it up as a fan of the show. I had no idea it was out already.

Its not quite out yet. The Steam version doesn't unlock until tomorrow. I don't know about the console version.

Matt
04-23-12, 04:13 PM
Xbox.com has it listed for Wednesday (http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-US/Product/The-Walking-Dead/66acd000-77fe-1000-9115-d802584111de) but apparently that's still up in the air right now. With two other games definitely being released that day (Bloodforge and Deep Black), I'm thinking they'll probably push Walking Dead to Friday.

covenant
04-23-12, 04:37 PM
I don't think I'm patient enough for this one.

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Groucho
04-23-12, 04:53 PM
I've already got this pre-ordered from Telltale and should be playing it tomorrow.

pinata242
04-23-12, 05:02 PM
Normally I play things on my Xbox, but I'm sitting here on my Mac and wondering if I shouldn't just shell out the $43 and get the "Almost Everything Pack"...



Noob question: They're not asking me for a platform of choice as I'm checking out... Does that mean that I pick it when I download or I can download it multiple times for any platform I'm on or is it a download-whatever-you-want-but-you-gotta-be-logged-in-wherever-you-are-to-play-it DRM thing? (haven't played games on a computer in at least a decade, never used Steam or anything like that)

Groucho
04-23-12, 05:13 PM
If you order it from Telltale, you'll have the ability to log in and download the game onto any computer (Mac or PC). The Telltale version has a launcher that you log into again after you start it up. You can install it on however many computers you'd like.

pinata242
04-23-12, 05:32 PM
Thanks, Groucho. I just bought a shitload of games.

flashburn
04-23-12, 07:15 PM
I'm pretty horrible, I'd buy the "Almost Everything Pack" if it came with a Steam code. :lol:

pinata242
04-23-12, 07:28 PM
Noob question 2: why? What's the difference?

flashburn
04-23-12, 07:51 PM
Noob question 2: why? What's the difference?

I just like having all my games (or as many as possible) in one place. Like just now, I had to "reactivate" my copy of Arkham City, which meant I had to remember where in the fuck I bought the game from, and then figure out what my username/password was in order to get my key. It also makes remembering what my backlog is a lot easier when I have it all in front of me in a nice list.

pinata242
04-23-12, 08:22 PM
Ah, ok, I didn't think there was a real reason for it. No more than me buying everything on the Xbox the last 6 years for achievements ;)

flashburn
04-23-12, 08:29 PM
Oh, it's a real reason. At least for me it is. :)

flashburn
04-24-12, 12:25 PM
I think I'm going to break down and get the Almost Everything pack. I need to just start maintaining a spreadsheet of all the games I've purchased and where from.

pinata242
04-24-12, 03:44 PM
I don't think the XBLA release is even scheduled yet and it probably wouldn't come out on a Tuesday anyway.

Even the direct download from TTG isn't available, but Steam is. No idea about PSN.

flashburn
04-24-12, 03:45 PM
Yeah, what the shit. I figured I'd be able to play it by now. TTG fail.

pinata242
04-24-12, 03:52 PM
It's my fault. I bought a computer game and the whole world flipped upside-down.

Groucho
04-24-12, 04:06 PM
Instead of playing this, I've been browsing the Telltale Games forums waiting for news on when it'll be out. So, in a lot of ways, it's a lot like the TV show: too much talk, not enough zombie action!

Barth
04-24-12, 05:18 PM
According to a couple sites I found the 360 release is slated for tomorrow. I'm hoping so, I'm excited to try this one out.

GoVegan
04-24-12, 05:50 PM
Small trailer spoiler:

I loved him asking the zombie cop "Are you dead?" after shooting him in the face with a shotgun.

glassdragon
04-24-12, 07:23 PM
Just tried the demo on ps3 and immediately bought it. Damn good game.

And yes, it's available on psn right now.

covenant
04-24-12, 07:38 PM
Small trailer spoiler:

I loved him asking the zombie cop "Are you dead?" after shooting him in the face with a shotgun.

evidently you're playing as a mentally disabled person. Gutsy move by Telltale Games!

sauce07
04-24-12, 08:32 PM
I want to play this but the BTTF game bored the hell out of me by the third episode, maybe PS+ will offer it for free eventually.

Gdrlv
04-24-12, 09:42 PM
I want to play this but the BTTF game bored the hell out of me by the third episode, maybe PS+ will offer it for free eventually.

I actually really liked the BTTF game and just downloaded episode 1 of Walking Dead.

Now, the Jurassic Park game? That was terrible.

Groucho
04-24-12, 10:09 PM
For those who ordered directly from TTG, they've had difficulties getting the game up on their site today, and are emailing out Steam codes if you want to download it tonight.

flashburn
04-24-12, 10:16 PM
For those who ordered directly from TTG, they've had difficulties getting the game up on their site today, and are emailing out Steam codes if you want to download it tonight.

Pretty cool of them. However they said that the Steam version is buggier than the build they plan on releasing on their site. I'm sure they'll update the Steam version at some point soon too though.

pinata242
04-24-12, 10:41 PM
Is this Steam code just for episode one or is it the whole season? If it's the whole season, I'll probably just donate it to the 8BB charity raffle later this year and wait on the TTG version. If its just episode one, I'll just redeem it and play.

flashburn
04-24-12, 10:52 PM
Looks like it's for the whole season. It just shows up as "The Walking Dead".

glassdragon
04-24-12, 11:09 PM
I just finished the first episode. It was awesome and I can't wait for the rest of them.

MoviePage
04-25-12, 01:13 AM
How long did it take to complete?

I wish there was a season pass-type option on XBL, but doesn't look like there's going to be one. I'd like to play this right away, but I also know that it'll be discounted later on (whether individually or as a bundle).

dino88
04-25-12, 07:28 AM
Hey guys, I'm only watching the television show and haven't read any of the comics. Does the game spoil anything that may show up on future seasons of the show? Thanks

Groucho
04-25-12, 08:25 AM
How long did it take to complete?2-3 hours for the first play-through, but there are several decision points that affect the story, so I suspect most people will try going through it at least twice.Hey guys, I'm only watching the television show and haven't read any of the comics. Does the game spoil anything that may show up on future seasons of the show? ThanksNo. Indeed, the show is so loosely adapted from the comics that it's impossible to know what they'll adapt and what they won't. The game itself is set in the comics universe, but it's a new side story rather than an adaption of events in the comics.

Rob V
04-25-12, 09:49 AM
I want to play this but the BTTF game bored the hell out of me by the third episode, maybe PS+ will offer it for free eventually.

I couldn't get thru the first episode.

pinata242
04-25-12, 09:54 AM
Those of you bored by these adventure games... Did you know what to expect going in?

Groucho
04-25-12, 10:39 AM
I played through BTTF because I enjoyed the story, but as an adventure game it was pretty boring at times...because the puzzles were so ridiculously easy. In many situations, the solution was in plain site of the problem. In others, multiple puzzles were solved the exact same way (which actually stumped me at first since that's something that almost never happens in adventure games..."surely that won't work AGAIN").

dino88
04-25-12, 11:37 AM
No. Indeed, the show is so loosely adapted from the comics that it's impossible to know what they'll adapt and what they won't. The game itself is set in the comics universe, but it's a new side story rather than an adaption of events in the comics.

Thanks, Groucho. I'm going to download the demo when I get home.

Rob V
04-25-12, 12:13 PM
Those of you bored by these adventure games... Did you know what to expect going in?

Absolutely... I grew up playing The Dig, Maniac Mansion, Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis, etc... but I either grew out of the genre or BTTF under-delivered on my expectations. I just couldn't get in to it.

argh923
04-25-12, 01:41 PM
Did this come out on XBLA today? If so, how much?

pinata242
04-25-12, 01:43 PM
Friday, 400.

argh923
04-25-12, 01:53 PM
Only 400? Nice!

pinata242
04-25-12, 02:01 PM
But there'll be 5 episodes, so it's really 2000...

Decker
04-25-12, 02:11 PM
But there'll be 5 episodes, so it's really 2000...

Yup. And no subscription discount on XBLA like there is on PSN. Because on XBLA, you can't pay in advance for future content... except DLC packages. Yeah, that makes a lot of sense.

If I get it at all, I'll get it with a discount on PS Plus or Steam.

Groucho
04-25-12, 03:40 PM
OTOH, if you don't pay full retail price for your MS points (I assume that applies to most on this forum) even at 2000 points the Xbox version may be the cheapest way to play through the series.

MoviePage
04-25-12, 03:53 PM
Yup. And no subscription discount on XBLA like there is on PSN. Because on XBLA, you can't pay in advance for future content... except DLC packages. Yeah, that makes a lot of sense.

Is there a hub menu for this game that all the episodes will be accessible within? If so, I don't see why it can't work just like a season pass. Not that it matters since it's wishful thinking.

Groucho
04-25-12, 03:56 PM
Within the PC version, there's a complete interface to access any of the episodes all as one executable. Not sure if Xbox will work the same way, but it's certainly possible.

glassdragon
04-25-12, 04:00 PM
Is there a hub menu for this game that all the episodes will be accessible within? If so, I don't see why it can't work just like a season pass. Not that it matters since it's wishful thinking.

Yes there is. When you start the game you can hit r1 and l1 to scroll through the episodes.

chuckd21
04-25-12, 04:04 PM
Is there a hub menu for this game that all the episodes will be accessible within? If so, I don't see why it can't work just like a season pass. Not that it matters since it's wishful thinking.

Episode 1 is essentially the game on the 360, and future episodes are DLC within that game. That's how Microsoft has to structure it for some reason.

glassdragon
04-25-12, 07:47 PM
Episode 1 is essentially the game on the 360, and future episodes are DLC within that game. That's how Microsoft has to structure it for some reason.


That's how they all are, if you mean the game is pretty much just a launcher for all the episodes. It's the exact same on PC and PS3

Each episode is probably going to use a lot of assets from the first episode (zombies, main characters, supporting characters you don't let die, etc) so in essence the first episode IS the game and the rest are expansions.

Obi-Wan Jabroni
04-25-12, 09:08 PM
That's how they all are, if you mean the game is pretty much just a launcher for all the episodes. It's the exact same on PC and PS3


Is that new with this title? Beause I have all of the Telltale games for PS3 except Jurassic Park, and all of them show as 5 different games in my XMB, and must be launched seperately.

EDIT: Does this mean the trophies are combined too, and if so, does that mean we can get a platinum for this title? It kinda pissed me off that they put out a disc based version of BTTF with a platinum trophy after I already bought the PSN version.

glassdragon
04-25-12, 11:59 PM
Is that new with this title? Beause I have all of the Telltale games for PS3 except Jurassic Park, and all of them show as 5 different games in my XMB, and must be launched seperately.

EDIT: Does this mean the trophies are combined too, and if so, does that mean we can get a platinum for this title? It kinda pissed me off that they put out a disc based version of BTTF with a platinum trophy after I already bought the PSN version.

Yes, the trophies are combined and going through the list all you have to do to plat it is finish all 5 episodes.. every single trophy is like "Complete episode 3-1" or something. Not special ones at all.

http://www.ps3trophies.org/game/the-walking-dead/trophies/

Obi-Wan Jabroni
04-26-12, 12:29 AM
Yes, the trophies are combined and going through the list all you have to do to plat it is finish all 5 episodes.. every single trophy is like "Complete episode 3-1" or something. Not special ones at all.

http://www.ps3trophies.org/game/the-walking-dead/trophies/

It's cool that there's a plat, but those trophies are lame.

pinata242
04-26-12, 02:21 PM
Looks like the official TTG version is up for download.

chuckd21
04-26-12, 03:50 PM
Looks like the official TTG version is up for download.

Huh?

pinata242
04-26-12, 03:56 PM
Haven't bothered to read the last two days' worth of posts, eh?

UncleGramps
04-29-12, 03:03 PM
I just finished up the 360 version of Episode 1. What a great, mature game. I actually found myself caring a lot about the kid, and some of the scenes involving her and the fate of her parents were really moving.

chuckd21
05-01-12, 01:15 PM
Agreed. This is something special.

pinata242
05-01-12, 01:20 PM
I upgraded my Mac to a preview of Mountain Lion to get AirPlay mirroring so I can play this out in the living room on the tv and, of course, it won't launch under ML :lol: BTTF does, so I guess I'm waiting on an update :(

Wolf359
05-01-12, 01:27 PM
I liked how it compares your choices with the percentage of other people's choices. Be interesting to see how much the story may change based on what you chose.

chuckd21
05-03-12, 12:14 PM
I liked how it compares your choices with the percentage of other people's choices. Be interesting to see how much the story may change based on what you chose.

That was a surprise. And what was even more surprising is that I was in the minority about the part where You can give the gun to the woman at the hotel so she can kill herself before she turns. Why wouldn't you give her the gun??

kgrogers1979
05-03-12, 12:18 PM
That was a surprise. And what was even more surprising is that I was in the minority about the part where You can give the gun to the woman at the hotel so she can kill herself before she turns. Why wouldn't you give her the gun??

Because loud noise attracts zombies. Although why they didn't just let her muffle it with the pillow like they did before doesn't make sense.

wlj
05-03-12, 12:45 PM
Why the hell did Tell Tale port this to xbox, but not Back to the Future. :grumble:


I am still sore about that. BTTF is my favorite movie of all time.

UncleGramps
05-03-12, 01:53 PM
Because loud noise attracts zombies. Although why they didn't just let her muffle it with the pillow like they did before doesn't make sense.
That's true, but I gave her the gun because I figured we had cleared out all of the zombies that were nearby. And I kinda figured she'd go back in the room and close the door to do it. :lol:

RichC2
05-03-12, 01:57 PM
Why the hell did Tell Tale port this to xbox, but not Back to the Future. :grumble:


I am still sore about that. BTTF is my favorite movie of all time.

Because BTTF is old and the games weren't great, Walking Dead is huge and the game so far is quite good.

wlj
05-03-12, 02:01 PM
Because BTTF is old and the games weren't great, Walking Dead is huge and the game so far is quite good.


BTTF was on the PS3. I just don't get why they didn't port it over to the 360. Maybe it is complicated :sad:

RichC2
05-03-12, 02:13 PM
Good point. I'm just glad there's a slight return to Adventure gaming, though imo the Telltale games being episodic has killed the scope from the good ol days. But episodic adventure is vastly superior to no adventure at all.

Obi-Wan Jabroni
05-03-12, 02:41 PM
BTTF was on the PS3. I just don't get why they didn't port it over to the 360. Maybe it is complicated :sad:

Telltale didn't port it because xbox doesn't support the subscription model. I guess they changed their minds about needing to have a subscription in order to get this game onto Xbox.

But even if they wanted to port BTTF now, I don't think XBLA would accept it, as they don't accept titles that were previously on PSN, unless the title is updated with an Xbox exclusive feature.

chuckd21
05-03-12, 02:46 PM
And the BTTF game was not that great. I too wanted it on the 360 but after playing the janky as hell iPad version, eh, I no longer felt the need.

Matt
05-03-12, 02:57 PM
Telltale didn't port it because xbox doesn't support the subscription model. I guess they changed their minds about needing to have a subscription in order to get this game onto Xbox.

Nothing's changed. They're just doing the remaining episodes as optional DLC instead.

Breakfast with Girls
05-07-12, 10:46 PM
Good first episode. :up:

bluetoast
05-10-12, 12:24 PM
The straightforward trophies suck, but the game is solid, I bought the season pass up front. Going to try alternate paths today.

fumanstan
05-10-12, 02:49 PM
I didn't realize this isn't Steam Cloud integrated. A few hours in on my work computer already so I don't want to restart at home yet :( Poop.

nodeerforamonth
05-11-12, 10:01 AM
How much space do I need on my ps3 to download this?

Edison
05-11-12, 10:23 AM
http://i453.photobucket.com/albums/qq260/icemax_06/walkingdead.jpg

fumanstan
05-11-12, 08:40 PM
Ok, finished the first episode today and it was pretty good. I'm impressed because the game itself really doesn't have much interaction at all; its pretty much all story, with a handful of decisions along the way. It did a great job with the story though; very impressed at how involved I was despite the slow pace.

I need to go back and give some dumb ass replies to some people in the game to see what happens now.

nodeerforamonth
05-12-12, 10:14 AM
http://i453.photobucket.com/albums/qq260/icemax_06/walkingdead.jpg

Thanks. For some reason I couldn't find this info anywhere.

Larry C.
05-12-12, 10:48 AM
DL the first episode last night. I played until right after the tractor life saving choice

Pretty cool so far.

bluetoast
05-12-12, 11:27 AM
I guess the main things from your decisions that will carry over to the next episode is

Your relationship with Kenny (and I guess the girl) thus far, as well as whomever you picked to survive at the end. I picked the dude and was nice to Kenny most of the time, so I want to try it the other way, and be against him in the pharmacy argument.

Also was it just me or was it kind of funny how

Kenny took charge of all the people in the pharmacy from out of nowhere? I didn't see him as a leader when we first met him, so that was interesting.

nodeerforamonth
06-05-12, 07:55 PM
Any word on when Episode 2 is being released?

majorjoe23
06-06-12, 09:13 AM
Sometime in June. But no firm date yet.

In last month's issue of The Walking Dead Kirkman did reveal there will be a disc version down the road.

pinata242
06-06-12, 09:25 AM
I just want my official TT version of episode one to launch on my preview copy of Mountain Lion.

MoviePage
06-06-12, 02:58 PM
Sometime in June. But no firm date yet.

In last month's issue of The Walking Dead Kirkman did reveal there will be a disc version down the road.

That's excellent news, thanks. I'll most likely wait for the disc.

majorjoe23
06-26-12, 06:03 PM
Episode 2 comes out tomorrow for Xbox, Friday for PS3 and PC:

http://www.ign.com/articles/2012/06/26/the-walking-dead-episode-2-release-date?utm_campaign=ign+main+twitter&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social

Edison
06-26-12, 06:15 PM
Episode 2 comes out tomorrow for Xbox, Friday for PS3 and PC:

http://www.ign.com/articles/2012/06/26/the-walking-dead-episode-2-release-date?utm_campaign=ign+main+twitter&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social

Yay! :banana:

fumanstan
06-26-12, 08:10 PM
Yay, about time.

Edison
06-27-12, 08:57 PM
I died <u>a lot</u> this time around once was my mistake, one was a timed action and I wasn't fast enough, and a context sensitive one I missed. I finally got frustrated and quit for tonight. I wish I had backed up my (episode 1) save on a flash drive and could go back and start episode 2 again.

Groucho
06-27-12, 10:34 PM
Why do people who bought directly from Telltale have to wait until Friday? :mad:

pinata242
06-27-12, 10:38 PM
Why do people who bought directly from Telltale have to wait until Friday? :mad:

Hell, I still can't play the first episode on my Mountain Lion preview! At this rate, I'll just have a nice evening running through the season.

chuckd21
06-28-12, 12:37 AM
Story wise, this is another great episode, with some amazing moral dilemmas. But man, there is some JANK in this episode,

bluetoast
06-28-12, 12:46 AM
It's OUT? Finally. Thought I was going to go sleep, but I guess not.

Edit: Nevermind. Fucking Friday for PS3.

Obi-Wan Jabroni
06-28-12, 01:57 AM
I thought PSN only updates once a week, on Tuesday? How could this come out on Friday?

bluetoast
06-28-12, 11:22 PM
Yeah that's what I though too but I heard Friday for some reason.

Edit: This is absolutely fucking ridiculous. I have everything downloaded and when I try to play episode 2 it boots me to the XMB.

fumanstan
07-01-12, 03:21 PM
Episode 2 was fantastic, some messed up decisions to make.

flashburn
07-01-12, 06:38 PM
Yeah, I really liked episode 2. My only disappointment was... big spoiler unless you've finished it:
That I figured out that family on the farm were cannibals almost immediately.

The writing was really good this episode.

nodeerforamonth
07-01-12, 07:06 PM
I need help on Ep 2, level 7:

When I'm trying to advance to the woman who is on the stairs holding the gun, no matter how slow I go, she just shoots me. I don't get any of the dialogue options that everyone's getting on the walkthroughs I see on youtube. I got them the first two times around, but not since.

What am I doing wrong? I'm using the PS3 version. I'm thinking it's a programming error.

flashburn
07-01-12, 07:37 PM
I need help on Ep 2, level 7:

When I'm trying to advance to the woman who is on the stairs holding the gun, no matter how slow I go, she just shoots me. I don't get any of the dialogue options that everyone's getting on the walkthroughs I see on youtube. I got them the first two times around, but not since.

What am I doing wrong? I'm using the PS3 version. I'm thinking it's a programming error.

Here you go:
Only move when she is pointing the gun at the lady. You'll step forward, then talk to her, step forward, talk to her, and so on.

glassdragon
07-01-12, 08:03 PM
So i installed twice and no icon, then i remembered that you had to have episode one installed. Who's bright idea was it at Telltale to make episode one required? Now i have to reinstall episode 1 and keep it installed wasting a gig of hard drive space just to play the game I bought.

nodeerforamonth
07-01-12, 09:27 PM
Here you go:
Only move when she is pointing the gun at the lady. You'll step forward, then talk to her, step forward, talk to her, and so on.

Tried that about 30 times.

edit: ok.

I guess the key was to take ONE STEP. I.e. move the left joy stick forward once. Not a slight inch of a step, nor a couple steps.

Maybe there was some sort of lag that was making me take more than one step when I was inching toward her.

THANKS!

fumanstan
07-01-12, 09:53 PM
So i installed twice and no icon, then i remembered that you had to have episode one installed. Who's bright idea was it at Telltale to make episode one required? Now i have to reinstall episode 1 and keep it installed wasting a gig of hard drive space just to play the game I bought.

Seems normal to me; its also possible that Episode 1 contains assets and the framework for the other episodes, so the other episodes rely on it to work. Just a wild guess though.

Not sure what platform you're playing on, but is 1 GB that big of a deal?

nodeerforamonth
07-01-12, 10:02 PM
What a great episode/series/game.

Hopefully we won't have to wait another 2 months for the next episode.

Rob V
07-02-12, 06:35 AM
Seems you would def need Episode 1 since you're choosing people who will live and die and carry on in your game.

glassdragon
07-02-12, 08:39 AM
Seems you would def need Episode 1 since you're choosing people who will live and die and carry on in your game.

I understand having to own it, but the save game should suffice and I shouldn't have to reinstall 1 every time I get a new chapter. I don't like keeping stuff installed that I am done with or don't play, it just makes everything cluttered.

Groucho
07-02-12, 08:50 AM
Episode 2 definitely uses assets and such from Episode 1.

bluetoast
07-02-12, 01:32 PM
Yeah, you need all the character models, locations, all that crap. It's not just the saved data.

I really enjoyed this episode (and kind of figured out the cannibal thing after she didn't let you see the injured guy), but felt it kind of cheap that there person you saved (Doug or the reporter) was barely in the episode. It's like they push them out of the way so that they don't have to do too many branching stories, and just have them show up at the beginning and end.

pinata242
07-02-12, 01:35 PM
Downloading WalkingDead100_v3.dmg from TellTale directly now. Hopefully this one works unlike v1 and v2 :fc:

Groucho
07-02-12, 01:44 PM
I like the nickname folks have given the survivor you save in Ep. 1: Dougley.

I really liked Ep. 2, even though the plot "twist" was easy to figure out. There does seem to be a bug in that Kenny misremembered a decision I made in episode 1:

I defended Duck, but he accused me of siding with Larry!

pinata242
07-02-12, 01:57 PM
Downloading WalkingDead100_v3.dmg from TellTale directly now. Hopefully this one works unlike v1 and v2 :fc:

:banana: Finally I can catch up!

Ghym
07-02-12, 04:50 PM
I like the nickname folks have given the survivor you save in Ep. 1: Dougley.

I really liked Ep. 2, even though the plot "twist" was easy to figure out. There does seem to be a bug in that Kenny misremembered a decision I made in episode 1:

I defended Duck, but he accused me of siding with Larry!

Yeah, I had the same problem with Kenny.

I've really enjoyed the first two episodes. Only wish they'd come out a little quicker.

Groucho
07-02-12, 04:51 PM
No kidding. These episodes have been coming out slower than Anderson Cooper!

nodeerforamonth
07-02-12, 10:51 PM
No kidding. These episodes have been coming out slower than Anderson Cooper!

lol! Good one! (who knew!???!!)

bluetoast
07-03-12, 01:34 PM
I like the nickname folks have given the survivor you save in Ep. 1: Dougley.

I really liked Ep. 2, even though the plot "twist" was easy to figure out. There does seem to be a bug in that Kenny misremembered a decision I made in episode 1:

I defended Duck, but he accused me of siding with Larry!

I read that even if you say anything involving reasoning with Larry (not necessarily siding with him) then it will be as if you disagreed with Kenny. Kind of a lame way of skewing it I say.

fumanstan
07-03-12, 01:59 PM
I really want to play again and pick all the fucked up options.

That or let all the conversation options just time out so that my character just looks socially inept.

chuckd21
07-03-12, 02:56 PM
I plan on playing a nothing but "..." option once all the chapters are out.

UncleGramps
07-04-12, 01:44 AM
Episode 2. Holy shit. Amazing!

Wolf359
07-08-12, 02:25 PM
I somehow turned on some kind of in game hint system, but now I can't find out where I can undo it. I tried the options but don't see anything...

Osiris3657
07-18-12, 07:40 PM
I played the demo today and really enjoyed it, I'll have to download these when they are all available.

glassdragon
08-17-12, 11:31 AM
<iframe width="640" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/akgcch6735Q?feature=player_embedded" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Pretty interesting stuff here about episode 2 choices. Spoilers galore on episode 2 though.

nodeerforamonth
08-18-12, 12:21 AM
when the hell does episode 3 come out? This waiting game is getting old!

majorjoe23
08-24-12, 11:01 AM
IGN is reporting episode 3 will be out "as soon as next week." Maybe they just need to say the game is on a bi-monthly schedule.

http://www.ign.com/articles/2012/08/23/walking-dead-episode-3-as-soon-as-next-week

Michael Corvin
08-24-12, 11:29 AM
Finally started this last night thanks to PS+. Played all the way through Ep. 1, and it's fantastic. I'm surprised how little buzz around DVDtalk this has gotten.

Some of the choices you make are kinda questionable. Choosing between Doug & Carly was beyond stupid.
Carly barely had a crawler going towards her ankle and she has a gun pointed at said crawler. Doug has two zombies on his back about ready to enjoy his neck. Easy, Carly can fend for herself(either shoot zombie or run from a slow moving crawler, save Doug is the logical option. Oops, a walker comes out of nowhere and takes out Carly because she's apparently a moron.


Kinda bullshit.

But other than that it's been great. I've never been a fan of adaptive games like this because I want to see everything, but I'm really digging it in the Walking Dead universe.

I really want to play again and pick all the fucked up options.

That or let all the conversation options just time out so that my character just looks socially inept.

:lol:

Matt
08-24-12, 01:04 PM
Is anyone else waiting for all five episodes be be released before they buy? I want to play through them all at the same time, not one episode every other month or so.

cruzness
08-24-12, 04:03 PM
This really is a fantastic game. I knocked the first two episodes and I want more. The wait is killing me.

Obi-Wan Jabroni
08-24-12, 04:30 PM
Is anyone else waiting for all five episodes be be released before they buy? I want to play through them all at the same time, not one episode every other month or so.

I never play these Telltale games until they're all released. I actually have the first 2 on my HD in this case, because they were released for free to PS+ members, but I'm not going to play anything until they're all released (and if the first 2 weren't free, I wouldn't have considered a purchase until they were all released, although now I'm contemplating if I want to pay for the rest or wait to see if those are eventually free as well).

MoviePage
08-24-12, 06:41 PM
Is anyone else waiting for all five episodes be be released before they buy? I want to play through them all at the same time, not one episode every other month or so.

Yes. I want the full game on disc.

Osiris3657
08-24-12, 07:46 PM
Can't wait for the 3rd episode! The first 2 have been a lot of fun.

Boba Fett
08-26-12, 09:23 PM
I don't like the comic nor the TV series but all the praise here convinced me to give Ep. 1 a try. I bought Ep. 2 immediately after finishing it and have to say, this is an early GOTY contender for me.

Solid Snake
08-26-12, 10:51 PM
Yeah, just got it last weekend. Fucking thing got tense. I felt way more involved w/ the game's story than I did w/ the show. I actually liked Season 1 as well, Season 2 was iffy..well up to the point of the middle is what I saw..just..didn't feel engrossed w/ the stories.

Michael Corvin
08-27-12, 12:14 AM
Played through Ep.2 tonight. Holy shit that was intense. Kinda saw where it was going about halfway through though.

I love the post game stats. Apparently I was part of the 12% that shot Jolene. :lol: What can I say, it was the first time you get a gun and bitch was clearly crazy.

So that leads me to...is the ending the same for everyone?
mine ended with the camcorder footage of Jolene spying on the Motel and talking about kidnapping Clementine and eating the St. John's meat. Clearly alluding to the cannibalism driving her crazy.

Which leads me to believe those 12% made the right choice.

this is an early GOTY contender for me.

Bold claim with Borderlands 2 and Halo 4 around the corner. As for the first 8 months of releases it's definitely #1 for me. Then again this may be the first new release game I've bought all year.

Boba Fett
08-27-12, 03:23 AM
Played through Ep.2 tonight. Holy shit that was intense. Kinda saw where it was going about halfway through though.

I love the post game stats. Apparently I was part of the 12% that shot Jolene. :lol: What can I say, it was the first time you get a gun and bitch was clearly crazy.

So that leads me to...is the ending the same for everyone?
mine ended with the camcorder footage of Jolene spying on the Motel and talking about kidnapping Clementine and eating the St. John's meat. Clearly alluding to the cannibalism driving her crazy.

Which leads me to believe those 12% made the right choice.



Bold claim with Borderlands 2 and Halo 4 around the corner. As for the first 8 months of releases it's definitely #1 for me. Then again this may be the first new release game I've bought all year.

Yeah, I fully expect something like that to fully overtake it, but thus far this year, it and Max Payne 3 are the best I've played.

Groucho
08-27-12, 10:34 AM
Bold claim with Borderlands 2 and Halo 4 around the corner.Both look to be "more of the same" in terms of their respective franchises (I haven't played either yet and could be wrong). Which is not a bad thing if you like those kinds of games, it just doesn't make them GOTY material (for me).

As for The Walking Dead, I suspect we'll see longer and longer delays. Each episode it's going to be harder to handle the previous episodes' choices. I can see the programmers throwing in the towel early and

Killing "Dougley" in episode 3 or 4 just to be done with it

alxreys
08-28-12, 08:40 AM
Walking Dead Episode 3 hits today on PSN, tomorrow on XBLM, PC, and Mac (http://www.joystiq.com/2012/08/28/walking-dead-episode-3-hits-today-on-psn-tomorrow-on-xblm-pc/)

The Walking Dead: Episode Three: Long Road Ahead arrives on PSN today, and tomorrow on XBLM, PC, and Mac. The PSN price is $4.99, while on XBLM it's 400 MS points. PC and Mac players will have access through Telltale's Season Pass or various online portals, including Steam. International release dates remain unconfirmed, though Telltale Games hopes to have word on that soon.

Telltale announced the news after yesterday teasing the next episode of the zombie-stuffed adventure would drop "very soon." Meanwhile, iOS shuffles along just behind the pack, with Episode Two releasing as an in-app purchase for the Walking Dead game tomorrow.

chase3001
08-28-12, 10:30 AM
Well that was cool and unexpected.

RichC2
08-28-12, 10:34 AM
Telltale is pretty good about getting their episodes out, unlike some companies *cough* Valve *cough*

Solid Snake
08-28-12, 01:11 PM
holy shit. That was unexpected.

atxbomber
08-28-12, 01:56 PM
:banana:

chase3001
08-28-12, 03:25 PM
Maybe they are wanting to tie it to the release of Season 2 today.

majorjoe23
08-28-12, 04:16 PM
Maybe they are wanting to tie it to the release of Season 2 today.

Maybe we'll get lucky and they'll release episode 4 near Season 3's premiere date of Oct. 14. But given that two months seems to be how long each episode is taking, they could just wait for a Halloween release.

Edison
08-30-12, 03:52 AM
Played episode 3 last night and enjoyed it for the most part, more so than episode 2 anyway.

I miss Carley. I looked around on the net, and what I found so far is there is no way to save her?

nodeerforamonth
08-30-12, 09:51 AM
It only unexpected because it's so late. It was supposed to be out in July. Then mid au. It's now end of Aug.

Wolf359
08-30-12, 10:37 AM
As for The Walking Dead, I suspect we'll see longer and longer delays. Each episode it's going to be harder to handle the previous episodes' choices. I can see the programmers throwing in the towel early and

Killing "Dougley" in episode 3 or 4 just to be done with it

Spot on with your spoiler guess there Groucho.:thumbsup:

fumanstan
08-30-12, 11:55 AM
Ugh, I really wish this game supported cloud saves. Lost my saved games and have to reply the first 2 episodes. :sad:

Groucho
08-30-12, 12:23 PM
Here's a solution to the lost saves that's worked for some people:

http://www.telltalegames.com/forums/showpost.php?p=605617&postcount=12

Barth
08-30-12, 04:26 PM
Played episode 3 last night and enjoyed it for the most part, more so than episode 2 anyway.

I miss Carley. I looked around on the net, and what I found so far is there is no way to save her?

Man this one had some tough decisions and sequences. Really enjoyed it though.

I liked Carley too and wondered how I screwed up to get her killed. Looks like it would happen no matter my choices. The Ducky sequence was pretty difficult too. The writers are definitely doing well at pulling on the heart strings.

Solid Snake
08-30-12, 05:45 PM
Didn't expect to see what happened happen. It actually really took me off guard. How sad to lose that element.

fumanstan
08-31-12, 02:58 AM
Another great episode, although I didn't think it was enjoyable as part 2 for me. I skipped right into episode 3 since my saves were lost on my work computer, so it randomly generated a lot of decisions. It actually got most of what I did in the previous game right from the "previously" intro bit so that was good.

As for the episode...

Got stuck with Doug, and he was annoying so I was happy to see him die. I liked Carly, so it would have bummed me out to see her die. Didn't think Lily would run off since I expected her to be around for awhile; something tells me she might come back. Crazy to see Duck and Katja both die as well. Neither shocked me as much as Kenny killing Lily's dad in Episode 2, but that was still pretty sad to see.

It seemed like they randomly shoved in the homeless guy Chuck and the two new people at the end pretty quickly though. Cool twist at the end with the radio, can't wait to see what happens with that.

Loving this series, game of the year for me too.

nodeerforamonth
09-01-12, 09:40 PM
Excellent game. Can't wait another two months for episode 4.

chuckd21
09-02-12, 03:50 AM
Fuck me, that one huge thing this episode MAKES you do is the single most emotional thing I've ever experienced in a video game.

Baron Of Hell
09-02-12, 07:27 AM
Loved this episode but it was the weakest one so far. Well it had the best start to any of the episodes but ending weaker.

I let Lily back on the RV. She kind of had a point about how everybody had done bad things and were forgiven.

atxbomber
09-02-12, 07:11 PM
Just finished. Really enjoyed it. Is Episode 4 out yet? ;)

Definitely some real emotional punches in this one.

Didn't think Lily would run off since I expected her to be around for awhile; something tells me she might come back.

4 year old, very vague comic spoilers:
Lilly actually shows up in the comic and plays a short, but major role in resolving the prison/Woodbury arc. Unless we end up in Woodbury, I'm not sure if Lee and Clementine will cross paths with Lilly again.

fumanstan
09-02-12, 07:34 PM
Just finished. Really enjoyed it. Is Episode 4 out yet? ;)

Definitely some real emotional punches in this one.



4 year old, very vague comic spoilers:
Lilly actually shows up in the comic and plays a short, but major role in resolving the prison/Woodbury arc. Unless we end up in Woodbury, I'm not sure if Lee and Clementine will cross paths with Lilly again.

Oh shit. As a comic book reader, I didn't even realize that.

chase3001
09-03-12, 12:39 AM
Fuck me, that one huge thing this episode MAKES you do is the single most emotional thing I've ever experienced in a video game.

Yup.

I am a bit curious to see what others did. If you wait long enough in shooting Duck, does he turn into a zombie? I felt I shot him when he stopped breathing, but I am not really sure.

Osiris3657
09-03-12, 11:12 AM
Oddly enough (to me), the choices I made were all in the minority when they put up the game stats at the end of the episode.

Solid Snake
09-03-12, 11:57 AM
Oh shit. As a comic book reader, I didn't even realize that.

this. Holy fuck.

flashburn
09-03-12, 05:17 PM
Some sad shit in episode 3.

It's kind of disappointing that it seems like a lot of the "choices" really aren't choices at all though.

chuckd21
09-04-12, 12:00 PM
In retrospect now I feel really shitty that I didn't high-five Duck in time

flashburn
09-04-12, 12:43 PM
In retrospect now I feel really shitty that I didn't high-five Duck in time

Wow, you ass!

fumanstan
09-04-12, 12:55 PM
I didn't bother doing that, and I don't feel bad at all.

I never liked Duck, he always just seemed mildly retarded to me so I purposely never helped him.

Breakfast with Girls
09-06-12, 09:33 PM
I went to the "Playing Dead Live" panel at PAX and it was pretty great. Very funny and interesting. Unfortunately I couldn't ask any questions about episode 3 because they wanted to avoid spoilers for people who hadn't yet played it. :(

Apparently Gary Whitta (the writer for episode 4; he also wrote <i>The Book of Eli</i> and is overseeing the overall narrative for the game this season) had a baby girl halfway through writing the episode and he said it "significantly influenced" the latter half of the script. He joked that the story will end with Lee and Clementine escaping to a tropical island with rainbows where nothing bad will ever happen to her again.

Plus I got a neat poster for attending:

<img src="http://i.imgur.com/YT0Oa.png" />

And a T-shirt:

<img src="http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Pax-Prime-2012-The-Walking-Dead-Telltale-Large-Shirt-And-Fake-Severed-Hand-/00/s/MTAwMFg5OTk=/$(KGrHqZ,!lIE+2BFE1GzBQRUTYQMO!~~60_58.JPG" />

<img src="http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Pax-Prime-2012-The-Walking-Dead-Telltale-Large-Shirt-And-Fake-Severed-Hand-/00/s/MTAwMFg5OTk=/$T2eC16FHJFoE9nh6n!luBQRUT,NCdg~~60_58.JPG" />

Supermallet
09-07-12, 12:44 AM
Based on the reactions from everyone here, I ordered the Almost Everything Pack. Looking forward to playing this when I get home from work.

bluetoast
09-07-12, 01:22 AM
Wow, I really liked this episode. I expected it to end much much sooner, it seemed about as long as 1 and 2 combined, so that was also a pleasant experience. I think most of my decisions sided with the majority this time around, although it has been half and half in the past. Kenny was definitely starting to get on my nerves.

Supermallet
09-09-12, 07:32 PM
I've been enjoying the game so far, but it's really buggy on my Mac. Every so often it will freeze and I'll have to restart the computer because I can't get back to the desktop, and if I do manage to get back to the desktop, I can't force close the game or do anything else. Is anyone else having problems playing this on the Mac? If I had known it was this buggy I might have foregone all the additional games included in the Almost Everything Pack and just bought it on the Xbox.

Matt
09-24-12, 09:40 AM
Apparently an Xbox/PS3 disc version with all five episodes is due December 4th, for $30.

Osiris3657
09-24-12, 11:31 AM
so basically people are paying an extra $5 for the disc. Glad I've bought the episodes individually the moment they are released.

UncleGramps
09-24-12, 12:05 PM
Well, at least we know that the last two episodes will be out before December 4th. :up:

chuckd21
09-24-12, 02:24 PM
You guys waiting for the disc should really go ahead and just jump in now. You're depriving yourself of a contender for Game of the Year for no real reason.

Matt
09-24-12, 03:20 PM
Here's a real reason: I want to play through the whole thing at once, not three episodes now and one in October and one in December.

So I'll either be buying all five episodes as soon as the fifth one comes out, or I'll be buying the disc. And even though I usually prefer digital downloads to physical discs, in this case, I'm leaning toward the disc because the game doesn't seem like it would have a whole lot of replay value for me, so I could trade it in and recoup some of my money.

Spiderbite
09-24-12, 03:46 PM
Here's a real reason: I want to play through the whole thing at once, not three episodes now and one in October and one in December.

So I'll either be buying all five episodes as soon as the fifth one comes out, or I'll be buying the disc. And even though I usually prefer digital downloads to physical discs, in this case, I'm leaning toward the disc because the game doesn't seem like it would have a whole lot of replay value for me, so I could trade it in and recoup some of my money.

Great post and exactly how I feel!

atxbomber
09-24-12, 04:18 PM
I've been enjoying the game so far, but it's really buggy on my Mac. Every so often it will freeze and I'll have to restart the computer because I can't get back to the desktop, and if I do manage to get back to the desktop, I can't force close the game or do anything else. Is anyone else having problems playing this on the Mac? If I had known it was this buggy I might have foregone all the additional games included in the Almost Everything Pack and just bought it on the Xbox.

I've been playing on both an iMac and Macbook Pro via Steam, and haven't had any problems.

fumanstan
09-24-12, 04:25 PM
While the wait sucks, I actually like seeing the cliffhangers between episodes. I think the experience would be slightly different if I played the game straight through versus stopping to reflect on the decisions I just made in each episode.

Matt
09-24-12, 05:05 PM
A podcast was discussing an episode recently and someone mentioned that he had forgotten some of the characters and the choices he made during the previous episode. I want to avoid that on my play through, and playing, say, one episode a day will give me kind of the best of both worlds I think. It's a game, not a TV series. Waiting two months to see what happens next is for the birds.

MoviePage
09-24-12, 06:45 PM
so basically people are paying an extra $5 for the disc. Glad I've bought the episodes individually the moment they are released.

Or not, if they rent the disc or buy it and then trade in after they're finished playing.

Matt
09-24-12, 06:59 PM
Or buy it pre-owned from Gamestop, beat it, and return it within seven days for a full refund. Cheap as hell and seems almost fraudulent, but it is within their return policy as I understand it.

fumanstan
09-24-12, 07:14 PM
A podcast was discussing an episode recently and someone mentioned that he had forgotten some of the characters and the choices he made during the previous episode. I want to avoid that on my play through, and playing, say, one episode a day will give me kind of the best of both worlds I think. It's a game, not a TV series. Waiting two months to see what happens next is for the birds.

Depends on how you look at it, I guess. I don't really see a difference between the breaks during a TV show season versus waiting for the whole season to finish and seeing episodic games like this. Either way works for people.

bluetoast
10-10-12, 02:06 PM
Episode 4 is here!

Osiris3657
10-10-12, 03:19 PM
Nice, playing it as soon as I get off work.

Mok
10-10-12, 07:55 PM
Finished episode 4 can not wait for the last part.

Baron Of Hell
10-11-12, 04:35 AM
I was surprised when the guy on the talkie turned out to be Darth Vadar and Clem's father. I was also sad at the part where they all get on the boat only to have it hit a iceberg and sink. But the biggest surprise was when they get to the town and find out everyone in the town thinks it is 1820 and has no idea there is zombie outbreak or computers. Hmmm Well I guess there are no more computers.

I think the next episode takes place in space and has zombie storm troopers.

Osiris3657
10-11-12, 07:46 AM
Did anybody else drop Ben?

Baron Of Hell
10-11-12, 02:39 PM
I didn't and I'm surprised at the number of people that did.

Mok
10-11-12, 02:57 PM
Did anybody else drop Ben?

I did.

chuckd21
10-11-12, 11:56 PM
Did anybody else drop Ben?

I did as well.

This game is soul crushing.

Wolf359
10-12-12, 10:03 AM
I can't understand why anyone WOULD?! What did you think the repercussions would be of saving him?

Baron Of Hell
10-12-12, 11:24 AM
Well my thinking was the world was full of dead people and evil people. The number of good people is falling fast. Ben might have done dumb things but he isn't evil.

chuckd21
10-12-12, 11:39 AM
I can't understand why anyone WOULD?! What did you think the repercussions would be of saving him?

I let him go because he asked to be let go, and Kenny would have killed him anyway.

UncleGramps
10-12-12, 12:01 PM
Episode 4 spoilers:

Regarding Ben: I was all set to let him drop, and then I decided at the last second to save him. I was willing to let Kenny beat him up later, or maybe even kill him, but I figured that if I could save him at that moment, I should do it. It was odd - I felt like saving him was the right thing to do, but at the moment I made the decision, I couldn't really tell you exactly why I felt that way.

The most heartbreaking thing in the whole episode? Telling Clem the truth about not having time to find her parents, having her cry, reaching out to her, and then having her turn away from you. I've still never cried because of a video game, but I came pretty damn close at that point.

And...holy shit. The bite. Ballsy move to seal the main character's fate before we even get to the final episode. They did an excellent job setting up Episode 5, and if they can follow through on it, I can't see any game topping it for my personal GOTY.

Wolf359
10-12-12, 12:06 PM
Well my thinking was the world was full of dead people and evil people. The number of good people is falling fast. Ben might have done dumb things but he isn't evil.

Exactly. I wasn't clear enough but thats what I meant. Why let him die?

Breakfast with Girls
10-13-12, 11:37 AM
Great setup for the final episode. I loved that despite killing waves of zombies earlier, Lee was bitten by a single walker in a trash can. Still... sad. But you knew it had I happen.

fumanstan
10-16-12, 04:51 AM
Another great episode. The last episode would have to be a dream to make this anything but my GOTY :lol:

As for my choices...

I saved Ben. I had everyone but Kenny at the end help me, but then I was a dick to Kenny for most of the way. Didn't really like the guy's attitude so I rarely helped him. It was interesting to see how split up the breakdown of all the possible choices with you at the end were, although it seemed like it didn't mean much when the episode ended. The Vernon/Clem stuff was definitely heart breaking, and i'm surprised to see how that all ties together. The whole Crawford story kind of disappointed, since I was expecting some crazy town, not one that was already taken over. Molly was kind of predictable, but I liked her character and was sad to see her leave already.

The bite stuff shocked the hell out of me, I didn't expect it to happen at all at the end like that.

Groucho
10-19-12, 01:51 AM
My favorite part of episode 4:

Lee stumbles upon a sign reading "FALLOUT SHELTER" and says "This must be a fallout shelter!"

:lol:

fumanstan
10-22-12, 11:22 AM
Retail release details - http://kotaku.com/5953722/episode-five-of-the-walking-dead-should-be-out-by-december-along-with-this-snazzy-retail-edition

starseed1981
10-22-12, 11:35 AM
Ugh....Gamestop exclusive.

fumanstan
10-22-12, 11:43 AM
Ugh....Gamestop exclusive.

It would be interesting if the CE contains anything else beyond whats described there, as otherwise it's nothing special since you can buy the Compendium separately anyway.

http://www.amazon.com/The-Walking-Dead-Compendium-One/dp/1607060760/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1350920550&sr=8-1&keywords=walking+dead+compendium+1

alxreys
11-14-12, 08:43 PM
Telltale's The Walking Dead season finale coming next week (http://www.joystiq.com/2012/11/14/telltales-the-walking-dead-season-finale-coming-next-week/)

Telltale has announced that the final episode of The Walking Dead game series, subtitled "No Time Left," will be available November 20 on the PlayStation Network in North America, and then on November 21 in the EU alongside Xbox, PC, Mac, and iOS versions. Telltale has said this fifth episode will mark the end of the current story, with more expected to follow.

According to our reviewers, the series has gotten better as it's gone along, and Twitter users seem to indicate the emotional duress of playing it has gone up too. So get those tissues ready, because the story of Lee and Clementine is coming to a close next week.

chuckd21
11-15-12, 12:28 AM
Great, Thanksgiving is going to be a total bummer.

alxreys
11-19-12, 02:46 PM
<iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/Ig_-viLiyAU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

madcougar
11-20-12, 04:44 PM
Anyone played Episode 5 yet? Spoiler for Lee's fate? I think I'm gonna cry if he dies...

Brent L
11-20-12, 04:57 PM
Stupid question, but what is the best way to play this? PS3, PC, and I may as well ask...iOS? I'm leaning towards PS3, but I'd like some opinions.

madcougar
11-20-12, 05:07 PM
Stupid question, but what is the best way to play this? PS3, PC, and I may as well ask...iOS? I'm leaning towards PS3, but I'd like some opinions.

I've played the first four episodes on XBox and it's played fine. I'm sure a PC would work, too, having played this type of game on a PC before. Although, I would recommend a console as I've found playing it on a larger TV makes it a bit more intense IMHO.

Brent L
11-20-12, 05:14 PM
Yeah, that's why I'm leaning towards PS3. I'm hoping to avoid spoilers since it ends soon, but I'll be picking it up as soon as it comes out. Thanks!

Obi-Wan Jabroni
11-20-12, 10:01 PM
Yeah, that's why I'm leaning towards PS3. I'm hoping to avoid spoilers since it ends soon, but I'll be picking it up as soon as it comes out. Thanks!

Plus if you care at all about trophies, this is one of the easiest platinums ever.

OldBoy
11-20-12, 10:27 PM
What is the game play style of this game and how long is gameplay with all episodes together?

Liver&Onions
11-20-12, 11:49 PM
What is the game play style of this game and how long is gameplay with all episodes together?

FPS, and about 1 hour total. Easy achievements though.

nodeerforamonth
11-21-12, 01:02 AM
FPS, and about 1 hour total. Easy achievements though.

one hour total?!??! Wha?!?!?

I must really suck. Takes me 3-4 hours for each episode. So with 5 episodes all together, should take at least 15 hours.

Supermallet
11-21-12, 01:05 AM
FPS, and about 1 hour total. Easy achievements though.

What a lie! It's a Japanese RPG that takes at least 376 hours to complete.

fumanstan
11-21-12, 01:14 AM
one hour total?!??! Wha?!?!?

I must really suck. Takes me 3-4 hours for each episode. So with 5 episodes all together, should take at least 15 hours.

Wow.

bluetoast
11-21-12, 02:24 AM
Damn, that final episode felt VERY short.

Baron Of Hell
11-21-12, 05:03 AM
I think the file size was big to account for all the possible paths, but yeah it was a short one.

Barth
11-21-12, 02:39 PM
Just wrapped it up. It did feel short, but was still awesome nonetheless. I really liked this game. My brother hasn't gotten it yet and I told him he should definitely pick up the retail version that's coming out. Although I do think waiting a couple months between each episode made it seem ever better than it already is. It's in my top 5 for games released this year and I hope there's more to come.

fumanstan
11-21-12, 02:40 PM
It's only $12.49 on Steam! :)

Osiris3657
11-21-12, 03:32 PM
I'm fucking furious right now. I downloaded and played the first section of episode 5 earlier today. I just log back on to finish the episode and the game fucking reset. I can't play episode 5 because the only save file is now episode 1.

http://paulbuckley14059.files.wordpress.com/2007/12/pissed-off.jpg?w=305

Breakfast with Girls
11-21-12, 07:57 PM
You probably shut off your Xbox while it was autosaving.

pinata242
11-21-12, 08:00 PM
A couple of hosts of a bi-weekly Xbox 360 podcast recently said they had similar problems with their save files. I doubt it's related to amateur hour and shutting off the console during a save.

Barth
11-21-12, 08:48 PM
I had a problem loading the new chapter today saying something about "if you rewind yada yada." and I exited back to the dashboard. After that everything worked fine.

chuckd21
11-21-12, 11:14 PM
I had a problem loading the new chapter today saying something about "if you rewind yada yada." and I exited back to the dashboard. After that everything worked fine.

Same thing happened to me. No save detected, so I rebooted and then it showed up. I was ready to rage.

And goddamn... Game of the Year. Hell, Game of this Gen.

RichC2
11-21-12, 11:24 PM
I'm mildly amused that a zombie adventure game made such an impact.

love adventure games.

pinata242
11-21-12, 11:27 PM
I've had the Mac version direct from Telltale since the pre-sale, but I've yet to start because I was waiting for the whole thing to be out.

Tonight I won Episodes 1-4 on XBLA from Twitter, so I'll probably just buy the 5th and play it there instead :lol:

chuckd21
11-21-12, 11:28 PM
I'm mildly amused that a zombie adventure game made such an impact.

love adventure games.

It's easily the best narrative ever in a game.

UncleGramps
11-21-12, 11:51 PM
Episode 5 was short, and it had more "that's not what I thought that dialogue option meant" moments than the previous episodes, but it was also the culmination of a very emotional story, and in that regard it was incredibly effective. It was also the first video game that actually made me cry. Taken as a whole, The Walking Dead is easily my GOTY. Unless I'm completely forgetting something, nothing else really comes close.

Episode 5 spoilers:
Did Kenny survive in anyone's game? Ben fell while trying to jump from the fire escape, and Kenny stayed behind with him once it seemed that Ben was well and truly screwed. They seemed to keep it intentionally open ended, but I get the impression that Kenny doesn't survive.

Also, did everyone else get the same post-credits bit? Clem's in a field, and she sees two figures walking along a distant hill. I didn't know if that was supposed to be Omid and Christa, or just two walkers, or if it was intentionally vague.

chuckd21
11-22-12, 12:00 AM
Episode 5 was short, and it had more "that's not what I thought that dialogue option meant" moments than the previous episodes, but it was also the culmination of a very emotional story, and in that regard it was incredibly effective. It was also the first video game that actually made me cry. Taken as a whole, The Walking Dead is easily my GOTY. Unless I'm completely forgetting something, nothing else really comes close.

Episode 5 spoilers:
Did Kenny survive in anyone's game? Ben fell while trying to jump from the fire escape, and Kenny stayed behind with him once it seemed that Ben was well and truly screwed. They seemed to keep it intentionally open ended, but I get the impression that Kenny doesn't survive.

Also, did everyone else get the same post-credits bit? Clem's in a field, and she sees two figures walking along a distant hill. I didn't know if that was supposed to be Omid and Christa, or just two walkers, or if it was intentionally vague.

Different circumstances with Kenny in my game. He jumped in to the hole in the roof to rescue Christa, boosted her out, then disappeared into the shadows surrounded by walkers. They never specifically said he died, but the postmortem before the credits rolled seemed to imply so.

Same post credits bit for me.

And I cried like an infant.

OldBoy
11-22-12, 10:13 AM
i dunno. i kinda liked the all too short demo and wanted to see where it went, but wasn't keen on all the quicktime events or whatever they were when you pan over the dot and press a key.

is the whole game like that?

i didn't hate it and perhaps if demo lasted longer i would have liked it more, so debating to get the whole set on 12/4. seems like the emotional payoff is well worth it though, but i think i like to have more control over characters.

chase3001
11-22-12, 08:47 PM
is the whole game like that?



Have you played any of their other games? Jurassic Park, or the Sam and Max games. It has a very similar control scheme.

I'd still recommend this game for story alone.

Obi-Wan Jabroni
11-22-12, 09:29 PM
^This is the only kind of game that Telltale Games makes. It's like an old school point and click adventure game (Maniac Mansion, Monkey Island, Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis, etc., if you've ever played any of those).

OldBoy
11-22-12, 10:11 PM
Have you played any of their other games? Jurassic Park, or the Sam and Max games. It has a very similar control scheme.

I'd still recommend this game for story alone.

haven't played those. i kinda liked it, but not entirely convinced. reminded me of the "Choose Your Adventure" books i used to read as a kid though.

wlj
11-22-12, 11:52 PM
you can get the pc download on Amazon for $12.49 today

Groucho
11-23-12, 02:33 AM
Just finished the game. I think somebody is cutting onions in the room...yeah, that must be it.

chuckd21
11-23-12, 11:15 AM
haven't played those. i kinda liked it, but not entirely convinced. reminded me of the "Choose Your Adventure" books i used to read as a kid though.

That's not far off. The game is much more of an interactive story than a "game". But still, game of the year.

Guru Askew
11-23-12, 02:24 PM
I was extremely impressed with it overall but it had too many substantial flaws to be GOTY-worthy as far as I'm concerned. Most of the QTEs could have been handled alot better, there were several performance issues (episode 5 was the only episode that ran smoothly for me, I did get a title update right before playing it) and glitches (lost saves etc.) and too many instances where it was apparent from reading the experiences of others that your choices didn't have as much of an impact on the narrative as you'd think. Without getting into spoilers the whole idea that a major character's presence in the game itself is ultimately traced back to a decision made several episodes either is particularly damning because the other characters just ignore your choice and do what you decided not to do anyway. That's something that happens over and over again. I know it's hard to branch too much on an episodic game but that's what we're paying Telltale to figure out, and every episode starts with a screen that hypes this non-linearity.

A nice way of putting it is that there's a lot of room for improvement in season 2 but I would still happily buy a season 2 regardless.

majorjoe23
11-23-12, 10:23 PM
Just finished it, and also loved it. I'm a little unclear how Clem got an unconscious Lee off the street, but I can overlook that.

RocShemp
11-25-12, 02:10 AM
I've been playing this thanks to the Steam sale. So far I've been good about living with my decisions and seeing how it all plays out. But a certain event in Episode 3 had me replay a key sequence over and over again. Sad to discover there's no way to save Carley. Man, do I hate Lily right about now! :mad:

superdeluxe
11-25-12, 04:26 AM
Just finished. Bleh. What a punch in the gut :\

fumanstan
11-25-12, 11:27 PM
Finally played Episode 5. Game of the Year for me, loved every minute of it and I was satisfied with the conclusion. I was afraid it would get a bit hokey given the lead in to the episode, but everything played out extremely well. It's interesting to see the different responses to Kenny listed above. Spoilers for Episode 5 ahead...

It sounds like there's different things that can happen with Kenny. I had Ben fall in the street as well, with Kenny dying sacrificing himself. Sounds like Christa can fall in the gap, which didn't happen at all in my game... we just walked past it with comments about being careful.

Anyone choose to not cut off your arm? Curious what happens and if you get to keep it. Also, I asked Clem to finish me off at the very end; I'm also curious what happens if you tell her to just run away and leave Lee behind.

chuckd21
11-25-12, 11:39 PM
Finally played Episode 5. Game of the Year for me, loved every minute of it and I was satisfied with the conclusion. I was afraid it would get a bit hokey given the lead in to the episode, but everything played out extremely well. It's interesting to see the different responses to Kenny listed above. Spoilers for Episode 5 ahead...

It sounds like there's different things that can happen with Kenny. I had Ben fall in the street as well, with Kenny dying sacrificing himself. Sounds like Christa can fall in the gap, which didn't happen at all in my game... we just walked past it with comments about being careful.

Anyone choose to not cut off your arm? Curious what happens and if you get to keep it. Also, I asked Clem to finish me off at the very end; I'm also curious what happens if you tell her to just run away and leave Lee behind.

I kept my arm. Not sure how it would have changed things.

T-bone22
11-25-12, 11:47 PM
Really enjoyed this, it's been a long time since I've actually really cared about the story in a game. Hope there's more to come soon.

JTH182
11-26-12, 01:46 AM
i dunno. i kinda liked the all too short demo and wanted to see where it went, but wasn't keen on all the quicktime events or whatever they were when you pan over the dot and press a key.

is the whole game like that?

i didn't hate it and perhaps if demo lasted longer i would have liked it more, so debating to get the whole set on 12/4. seems like the emotional payoff is well worth it though, but i think i like to have more control over characters.


I downloaded the demo and was disappointed it wasn't more of an action/adventure game. I just can't stand the whole "take 5 minutes to open every cabinet and drawer in the kitchen to find one item" type of game. Also hate the "Hit square! Hit triangle! Tap circle!!!" mechanics.

I was hoping it was going to be more along the lines of "The Last of Us."

RocShemp
12-03-12, 10:21 PM
Okay, I just finished episode 4. I've had an impending sense of dread regarding what the conclusion might be since the first episode. However, the lead-in to the fifth and final episode still caught me by surprise. This is some rivetting stuff.

fumanstan
12-03-12, 10:36 PM
I downloaded the demo and was disappointed it wasn't more of an action/adventure game. I just can't stand the whole "take 5 minutes to open every cabinet and drawer in the kitchen to find one item" type of game. Also hate the "Hit square! Hit triangle! Tap circle!!!" mechanics.

I was hoping it was going to be more along the lines of "The Last of Us."

While it moves along slower then I expected when I initially tried the game too, I think you would get past it pretty quickly. You don't spend that much time having to search for items or anything, and after getting deeper into the story I actually started feeling like the pace of those times where you are doing some exploration fit in pretty well later in the game.

Larry C.
12-03-12, 10:48 PM
I haven't even finished the 1st episode yet, but last weekend my daughter(14) asked about this since she loves the show. I told her to give it a try(she's really not into video games unless its Kart racing or Mario Party) and she loved it. Finished the episode rather quickly. So now of course I have to DL the other episodes. :D

XavierMike
12-03-12, 11:47 PM
This is in my top five ages of the year.

pinata242
12-04-12, 01:11 AM
This is in my top five ages of the year.

Dang. Most people only get two ages per year.

wlj
12-04-12, 09:10 AM
LOL I just started the game up and i am stuck in the pharmacy

I am trying to get the key from my dead brother. however i can't figure out what to do. i have looked at everywhere I can click and talked to everybody over and over. I am terrible at figuring things out lol. I say that "i need to make some noise" but i can't figure out what to do. I threw that brick at that store earlier. did i do that too soon?

RocShemp
12-04-12, 09:59 AM
LOL I just started the game up and i am stuck in the pharmacy

I am trying to get the key from my dead brother. however i can't figure out what to do. i have looked at everywhere I can click and talked to everybody over and over. I am terrible at figuring things out lol. I say that "i need to make some noise" but i can't figure out what to do. I threw that brick at that store earlier. did i do that too soon?

Get the TV remote and have Doug reprogram it so you can turn on the TV's in the store across the street. That and the broken window should lure the walkers.

Larry C.
12-04-12, 10:24 AM
Dang. Most people only get two ages per year.

:lol:

wlj
12-04-12, 01:11 PM
Get the TV remote and have Doug reprogram it so you can turn on the TV's in the store across the street. That and the broken window should lure the walkers.



well i'll be damned. thanks!!

RocShemp
12-04-12, 01:20 PM
well i'll be damned. thanks!!

No problem. That part was a headscratcher for me as well. I forgot to look for a second battery for Carley because I was so pissed trying to figure out that problem that had you stumped.

wlj
12-04-12, 03:59 PM
as i get older and older, i get worse at figuring things out :lol:

Lego Batman 2 is my first lego game. I have had to look on youtube twice already to help me figure out how to advance, and i am only 15 minutes in :lol:

dvdjunkie32
12-05-12, 09:13 AM
While it moves along slower then I expected when I initially tried the game too, I think you would get past it pretty quickly. You don't spend that much time having to search for items or anything, and after getting deeper into the story I actually started feeling like the pace of those times where you are doing some exploration fit in pretty well later in the game.

I just hate it when they intentionally hide things or add red herrings, and you start to doubt your plan of action. I remember one sequence where I needed to find a pencil, and surprise, Clem doesn't have one. It was located in an area that was hard to spot visually.

Despite this grumble, The Walking Dead was the most enjoyable gaming experience I had all year. It finally stratched that itch I had where my decisions actually changed the storyline. I got a bit of a taste of this element in the ME series, but TWD really raised the bar. I hope they make the next season even more interactive with multiple endings to the game.

RocShemp
12-06-12, 11:16 PM
I felt the ending was a tad abrupt but I suddenly started feeling like shit a few seconds into the end credits. So the cumulative effect of the narrative must be what got to me rather than the ending itself.

Finally played Episode 5. Game of the Year for me, loved every minute of it and I was satisfied with the conclusion. I was afraid it would get a bit hokey given the lead in to the episode, but everything played out extremely well. It's interesting to see the different responses to Kenny listed above. Spoilers for Episode 5 ahead...

It sounds like there's different things that can happen with Kenny. I had Ben fall in the street as well, with Kenny dying sacrificing himself. Sounds like Christa can fall in the gap, which didn't happen at all in my game... we just walked past it with comments about being careful.

Anyone choose to not cut off your arm? Curious what happens and if you get to keep it. Also, I asked Clem to finish me off at the very end; I'm also curious what happens if you tell her to just run away and leave Lee behind.

I told them of my bit early on and had them cut off my arm. Kenny died trying to save Ben in my playthrough. Christa and Omid crossed the sign and it broke.

As for Lee's fate, I chose to have Clem leave him and told her to find Christa and Omid. He just passes out on the radiator and the end credits roll. Post credits, I saw Clem alone and she saw a pair in the distance. I don't think they were walkers but the screen cuts to black before Clem decides wether to call out or not.

I wonder if Telltale will leave the surviving characters' fates a mystery or if season two will pick up where episode five ended.

By the way, I had no clue you could spare the stranger. Anyone manage to do that? What happens?

I strangled him to death but didn't pop him in the head. The bullet came in handy for the walker outside the door.

fumanstan
12-06-12, 11:36 PM
By the way, I had no clue you could spare the stranger. Anyone manage to do that? What happens?

I strangled him to death but didn't pop him in the head. The bullet came in handy for the walker outside the door.

In my game...

I didn't strangle the stranger but Clementine came and shot him in the head :eek:

RocShemp
12-07-12, 06:12 AM
In my game...

I didn't strangle the stranger but Clementine came and shot him in the head :eek:

In one part of episode 4, I missed a shot (I think I was trying to save Holly) and Clem saved the day with a well timed headshot. That little girl became a badass. :up:

Brent L
12-10-12, 03:17 PM
I still haven't played any of this game, but I have the PS3 collector's edition on preorder at GS and I'll pick it up tomorrow. Heck, I'm tempted to use some trade credit and just get another single copy of the game and keeping the CE sealed.