Last week’s post was pretty short and sweet, as I didn’t have a game to talk about. This week is the complete opposite, as not only do I have a game to talk about, it didn’t take me long to decide the game for this week. Let’s cut to the chase and talk about the game whose title begins with the letter ‘W’.
This one won’t surprise some of you but this week’s game is The Walking Dead, to be more specific season one. The Walking Dead was the first game I played that was developed by Telltale Games and it was a solid introduction to the game mechanics that are a staple for all of Telltale’s games.
In The Walking Dead, you take on the role of Lee, a man caught up in the end of the world. A series of events will lead him to taking on the role of protecting a young girl called Clementine and together they will try to survive the zombie apocalypse. The game itself is set within The Walking Dead universe but follows an entirely different group of characters, separate to the cast of the TV show and graphic novels; however some characters do pop up in cameo-like roles. It was because I was a The Walking Dead fan, that I decided to give this Telltale game a go and I was glad I did.
The game is essentially an episodic point and click adventure game. The story is split up into five episodes and would take you about fifteen hours to play through. I like the fact that the story was succinct and focussed. You spend enough time with the characters that you would feel connected to some of them, in particular Lee and Clementine. I can honestly say that Lee’s and Clementine’s relationship is one of the strong points of the game and one I was invested in.
One of the aspects of the game that I really liked was the art style which is reminiscent of the art style of The Walking Dead graphic novels. Not only is this a nice link to the original source for this apocalyptic world but it gives the game a nice animated feel that has aged quite well.
The Walking Dead is a great example of a point and click adventure game and is one of two Telltale games that I would recommend to people who want to try out a game in the genre, the other being The Wolf Among Us. I think that The Walking Dead Season One will be remembered as a great entry in both the point and click genre, as well as the zombie apocalypse genre, which is why it is my pick for the letter ‘W’.
So, that was the game I chose, but what game would you have picked whose title begins with ‘W’? Let me know in the comments below and I will talk to you soon!