This post will contain spoilers.
When I first heard that a Walking Dead videogame was in development, I had no interest at all. That all stems from the fact that movie / TV show to videogame adaptations are usually terrible, and wouldn’t you know, The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct is terrible. Thankfully The Walking Dead from TellTale games is not terrible, it’s fantastic. I had never played a Tell Tale game before so I was excited to learn that the game was going to be an interactive videogame like Heavy Rain where your choices drive the narrative.
The best part of The Walking Dead was that I actually felt like I was in the zombie apocalypse. I felt like I was Lee and I based my choices and responses to different characters and events just like I would if the zombie apocalypse were actually happening. I saved Duck, I gave the children the very little food we had left, I tried to save Larry, I showed Lily mercy by allowing her back on the RV, I put Duck out of his misery, I decided taking food from a strangers car was wrong and in the end decided to reveal my zombie bite. These were all incredibly tough decisions that I felt like I had to make for the sake of the group, for the sake of Clem’s safety and because I felt like it was the right thing to do.
There were only a few other games this past generation that made me care about the characters in this game as much as The Walking Dead did. I did everything I could in my power to make sure that I kept Clementine safe because I felt like it was my job. I felt like it my job to protect that little girl from
The Walking Dead was truly an amazing experience and I absolutely cannot wait to see what Season 2 has to offer next year.