The Walking Dead – Reanimating The Adventure Game Genre

Walking Dead
returned for a new season this
Sunday which means there are tons of fans out there as hungry for new content as
zombies are for human flesh. If you share an affinity for The Walking Dead television series like millions of other people,
then you need to take a look at the Telltale game series sharing the same name.

Walking Dead
is a third person adventure title based
off the storyline in the famous comic, much like the show. Primarily this is a
traditional adventure game, but it has much more to offer. Players will need to
be alert during cut scenes, as they are sometimes required to react to quick
time events used in certain action sequences. Players will also choose from
multiple ways to respond to characters and therefore affect the outcome of the
storyline. The game itself is pretty simple but truly delivers the frightening
moments you?d expect with something trying to suddenly bite your neck off.

Walking Dead
allows you to interact with
characters and items you come across throughout the game. Players will be
forced to utilize what they find at times and do so quickly, because this game
truly simulates a zombie apocalypse at times. If players take too long with
their inventory a zombie could easily catch them off guard and end their run. So
the game forces you to not spend time in cluttered menu screens, a unique
quality. This is unlike your normal zombie game. If you require the constant
dropping of undead enemies such as in games like Left 4 Dead, you might be left disappointed. On the upside the game
focuses on your specific decisions, shaping the outcome of the storyline and
your overall character, something many gamers would prefer in adventure games.

This is a five episode game series
concluding by the end of 2012. Just last week, Telltale Games released their
fourth installment ?Around Every Corner?
and it is a fantastic addition to the series. The new episode continues the
story of Lee Everett, a convicted killer who was being transported to prison
when the apocalypse went down. Within the first few minutes you take full
control of Lee, setting off on the most dangerous of adventures.

Every Corner
? begins with Lee and his poorly managed group arriving in Savannah,
Georgia. There are obviously zombies everywhere making their travel just as
difficult as previous episodes. The new focus is that you find an 8 year old
girl named Clementine, who you must actually rescue and protect from the
massive amounts of oncoming undead. It brilliantly feels like a real scenario
and has the power to drag players into the game, a quality shared with the most
popular basic cable drama in history.

With such specific choices shaping
the game?s storyline, there is clear replay value in a title that costs $4.99
per episode (or $19.99 for the full season, PS3 only). The titles can be
purchased on most platforms including the PlayStation Network, Xbox Live
Marketplace and PC sources like Steam. If you are one of the 10.9 million
people who tuned in for the Sunday night premiere of The Walking Dead then it would benefit you to at least check out
the trailer to a surprisingly successful zombie game.

The Walking Dead - Episode 4 Trailer - 'Around Every Corner'

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