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The Walking Dead Game Season 1 Part 3: Long Road Ahead (Steam Store)

After escaping a horrible death, the group returns to the motel.  Unfortunately, they’re divided by whether it’s time to leave or if they should stay.  If that wasn’t enough, some of their supplies have gone missing and a member of the group’s to blame.

Anyone who knows The Walking Dead is aware that no one ever stays in perfect harmony.  You can imagine that after the last episode the group is even more on edge than they were before.  Not only do they have to worry about walkers but they can’t trust humans anymore either.  I would say that this episode is the climax of the season because Lilly loses her hold on the group and the surviving members decide to leave the motel.  This is also the episode where Lee has to face certain truths about their situation.  One of them being that if he wants Clementine to stay alive, he’ll have to teach her how to fight.

The game play is the same as the last one.  You walk around and examine various items.  You can also make dialogue choices for Lee and make decisions at crucial moments.  You will have plenty of quick time events where you have to press the right button if you want to survive the walkers.

This game is addictive and intriguing.  I give it 7 out of 10; a good follow-up to the second episode.

The Walking Dead Game Season 1 Part 2: Starved for Help (Steam Store)

After making their way out of the drug store alive, Lee and the surviving members of his group are struggling with very little food at an abandoned motel.  When a couple of strangers offer to let them stay at their farm, it seems like the group’s luck has changed.  Have they finally found a home or is there more to this simple country family than meets the eye?

The answer to that last question is obvious if you remember one simple fact, if something is too good to be true than chances are it actually is.  I don’t want to give too much away but the plot is similar to Fievel Goes West when the cats trick the mice in New York to move to Utah by making them believe that cats and mice live in harmony there.  Instead, the cats use the mice as willing slaves and plan on eating the mice when they’ve outlived their usefulness, the mice never suspecting a thing.  In this game, many of the characters are suspicious of the farmers.  This episode is one of my favorites because it stays true to its source material by having the humans be more frightening than the walkers.

The game play is the same as it was in the last episode.  You explore various locations as Lee and collect items.  You also pick what Lee says and have to make difficult choices at certain points in the game.  During action scenes, make sure to press the right button if you want to get out of the game alive.

This game is frightening and addictive.  I give it 10 out of 10; a perfect demonstration of don’t fear the dead, fear the living.

The Walking Dead Season One Part 1: A New Day (Steam Store)

The zombie apocalypse has just begun and it’s up to you to survive.  Play as Lee Everett as you make difficult choices and fight through hordes of zombies just to stay alive for one more day.

A New Day

On the way to prison, Lee Everett discovers that the world has gone to hell.  Not only does he have to keep himself alive, he also has to become a surrogate parent for a lost little girl.  In other words, he finds himself out of the frying pan and into the fire.

With The Walking Dead gaining so much popularity it’s not surprising that Telltale would make a video game based off it.  This is the prequel to the series except with characters that are entirely original.  A few characters from the series do make cameos in the game, such as Herschel and Glenn, but other than that entirely original.  The plot is nothing more than an introduction to the characters and they do not disappoint.  Each character brings something unique to the group.

The game play is unique in that it’s not about killing zombies.  You talk to people and sometimes you have to make difficult choices.  One example is that two characters will be in trouble and you have to pick which one to save.  There are fighting scenes but all you have to do is press the right thing at the right time.  Sometimes you will have to move around in order to explore your surroundings.

This game is addictive and unique.  I give it 7 out of 10; a good introduction to the game.

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