Month: December 2012

The Walking Dead

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Since I use to watch the walking dead TV show. I was interested to play the walking dead game PC version. The game format is similar to the American TV shows that include seasons and their episode. Here is my review of season 1 which included episode 1 to 5.

The game is developed and published by Telltale studio. The first episode was launched on 24th Arpril 2012 and the last episode of the season on 20th November 2012. The game  is an episodic point-and-click adventure role-playing video game, based on Robert Kirkman’s comic series The Walking Dead. The gameplay keep changes as per you choose options as your wish. I mean the story is made to be different as per the player. The game a person would not be the same as for some other. That I personally like about the game. You can play as clever, lair, rude and smart or truth, honest, sacrificial and sensible as you wish. I recommend you to be judicious and do behalf of innocent kids.

The first main thing you notice about this game is the unquie comics style of graphics and story. Unlike high requiring hardware games with DirectX11, Tessellation, Anti-Analysing with a particular story this game is kept simple and capable to run it smoothly in a typical PC. Also the comics style of 2D graphics gives the game more authentic as it is based on comic book series. But the game is not totally 2D you can see graphics partially in some areas like water bodies and some places where it is logically required.

The plot of the game is developed in a  zombie apocalypse in the state of Georgia, USA. The main character which is being played the user is on a university professor of History Lee Everett. It is voiced by Dave Fennoy who is popular by voicing the character of Tetrax Shard in cartoons of  Ben 10. Initially Lee is characterized as unknown convicted killer. Later you will found the reason that one day came home to find his wife sleeping with another man, and in a fit of rage, killed him. He is is subsequently tried and sentence to prison for murder, long since coming to regret his actions. This story reminds of American athlete O.J. Simpson may be it is being little bit inspired by this.

Lee’s main objective in the zombie apocalypse is to help to to survive mainly Clementine and other fellas. She is the real emotional heart of this game. An innocent yet brave eight year old girl from Savannah who is looking for her parents with Lee. The relation between Lee and Clem is really emotional. He always take care of her as a guardian and a father-figure for her. There are many occasions in the game in which you have to be a sensible care taker whether to be with Clem’s need or make her understand what is better for her.