The Walking Dead Video Game Review
By: Megan Gotch @TheNerdyGirlie
When my gamer brother came for Christmas he began playing The Walking Dead video game on the Xbox. I was busy with all the Christmas festivities to be able to watch any of it, but I did HEAR a lot of it! LOTS of bad words and I pretty much complained ongoing that it wasn’t a very Christmas-y spirit game. Of course he protested and kept right on playing. It wasn’t until the eve of Christmas that Steam put the game up for only $10 and my husband jumped at the chance to buy it. After the holiday rush settled down, I began to play on his iMac. The very first ten minutes I got stuck and ALMOST gave up, that is NOOB talk! But I FINALLY figured it out, after dying a few times, and I never looked back!
This was THE PERFECT game to get this NOOB player into “real” gaming. The Walking Dead is pretty much a choose your own adventure game. Throughout the five episodes you are given multiple decisions that need to be made. Your choices determine where the game will go. I don’t want to give away any spoilers, but there are some TOUGH decisions. A lot of them involving children. I stayed pretty removed from the game, since I knew tough stuff was going to come up and decided to be “the nice guy” throughout all my decision making. As nice as I could be anyways. It would be fun to go back and play again, making all the opposite decisions!
I would LOVE to hear from all of you who have played the game, how it was different for you or what was the same. This was such a fun and easy play. I would totally recommend it to a non-gamer girls/guys or a gamer geek. If you love the show The Walking Dead like I do, this game will have you hooked!
4 out of 5 stars