Walking Dead: The Game Review – A legendary title, with a legendary price tag
App Type: Uncategorized
By: Telltale Inc
Version #: 1.1
Date Released: 2012-10-08
Developer: Telltale Inc
Price: 4.99User Rating:
Based on the critically acclaimed series of the same name, Walking Dead: The Game has finally made it to iOS devices. Everyone loves a good scare, and this apocalyptic title does an amazing job at impressing.
To start off, Walking Dead: The Game is a horror themed role playing game where players explore and solve puzzles while making critical decisions that come back later to haunt them. I have always been a huge fan of games that involved such functions, whereby different outcomes can be played out by the different choices made by the players. I must say Walking Dead: The Game does a great job in this, with seemingly infinite possibilities made possible based on the rash (or not) choices players make throughout the game. Answers and reactions made through dialogue and the such can have severe consequences and impacts later on in the game.
Cut scenes are excellent with wonderful voice overs, but I would stop short of calling it graphically amazing. Gameplay aside, the cut scenes could do better seeing how games like the Infinity Blade series have actual gameplay being displayed better than Walking Dead: The Game. I did, however, extensively enjoy the rich storyline which kept me engaged to the gameplay and thus the graphics were not really much of a concern to even begin with.
I did, however, find the game a tad too expensive. The game starts off at $4.99, already a pretty hefty price tag to pay despite the rich content. However, this initial purchase only makes the first episode available for play, where further episodes have to be unlocked for another $4.99 each. Given that there are a current total of 4 available episodes with episode 5 due to be released soon, that would make the entire game cost almost $25, pretty much overpriced for an iOS app in my opinion.Otherwise, this game is indeed one of the best I’ve ever played in terms of overall gameplay experience.
While the game is indeed in a league of its own, the hefty price tag would be the only factor that draws me away from it. If you do have the spare cash though, Walking Dead: The Game is one app that you definitely would not want to miss.
Would I Buy Again:No
Learning Curve:Game is rather simple to understand, but solving the stages will take some thinking
Who Is It For:Fans of intense horror based games
What I Like:The engaging plot and gameplay
What I Don't Like:The price tag
Final Statement:Zombies, zombies everywhere
**NOTE: Compatible with iPad 2 and up, and iPhone 4 and up - WILL NOT RUN ON EARLIER DEVICES**
***How to play ‘Episode 4: Around Every Corner’ of 'Walking Dead: The Game' after making your in-app purchase***
***'Walking Dead: The Game' app MUST be installed on your iOS device to purchase and download 'Episode 4: Around Every Corner'***
1. Launch ‘Walking Dead: The Game’ app, select ‘Episodes’ from the main menu and choose to buy either the Multi-Pack (Episode 2-5 bundle), or if declining that offer, select the ‘Buy’ option listed next to Episode 4. If you purchased the Multi-Pack, choose the ‘Get’ option listed next to Episode 4.
2. Once you have selected ‘Get’ or confirmed your purchase, Episode 4 will download to your device, showing ‘Installed’ once the download is complete.
3. When Episode 4 is installed, select ‘Back’, choose ‘Play’, then select which saved game slot you would like to continue from, followed by ‘Play’.
4. To play Episode 4, select the arrow in the upper right corner of the screen until Episode 4 is displayed, then select ‘Play’, Episode 4 will begin.
The Walking Dead is a five-part episodic game series set in the same universe as Robert Kirkman’s award-winning comic books featuring Deputy Sheriff Rick Grimes.
This is not another shoot ‘em up; it’s a game that explores some very dark psychological places, revealing that the undead are not the only thing to be afraid of when society crumbles.
In this brand new story, you are Lee Everett, a man given a second chance at life in a world devastated by the undead. With corpses returning to life and survivors stopping at nothing to maintain their own safety, protecting an orphaned girl named Clementine may offer him redemption in a world gone to hell.
Experience a dark, visceral and emotional series where every action and decision you make can result in the story changing around you. This tailored experience means that your story could be very different to that of someone else.
Pre-order the remaining episodes in The Walking Dead game series by purchasing the Multi-Pack [Episode 2-5 Bundle] via in-app purchase and save 25% on these additional episodes!
'Episode 1: A New Day’, 'Episode 2: Starved For Help', 'Episode 3: Long Road Ahead’ and ‘Episode 4: Around Every Corner’ are available now; ‘Episodes 5: No Time Left’ will be released soon and available via in-app purchase.
•Based on Robert Kirkman's award-winning comic book series: The Walking Dead allows gamers to experience the true horror of the zombie apocalypse, with artwork inspired by the original comic books. Live out events, meet people and visit locations from The Walking Dead lore.
•A tailored game experience: Live with the profound and lasting consequences of the decisions you make in each episode. Your actions and choices will affect how your story plays out across the entire series.
•Act fast: You'll be forced to make decisions that are not only difficult, but require you to make an almost immediate choice. There's no time to ponder when the undead are pounding down the door.
•Adventure horror spanning across five episodes: Gameplay involves meaningful decision-making, exploration, problem-solving and a constant fight for survival in a world overrun by the undead.
•Episode 1: A New Day - *AVAILABLE NOW*
•Episode 2: Starved For Help - *AVAILABLE NOW*
•Episode 3: Long Road Ahead - *AVAILABLE NOW*
•Episode 4: Around Every Corner -*AVAILABLE NOW*
•Episode 5: No Time Left - *COMING SOON*
Article By Eng Wei Jie
A water polo player from Singapore, Wei Jie devotes most of his time to training. However, when he's not occupied by water training or pushing himself in the gym, expect to see him squinting at his iPhone testing out new apps.
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