Reviews by spdrmnfn

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A worthwhile experience despite being barely a game

spdrmnfn | July 9, 2013 | Review of The Walking Dead

This game is just so unique in that it succeeds as being an engaging interactive experience but fails in providing much in the way of fun gameplay. I liked "The Walking Dead" like I enjoy a good TV show. The story is gripping and the characters are meaningful. This game should definitely be a experienced by everybody.

It's just too bad that the game couldn't maintain a consistent level of quality throughout the entire campaign. Some moments were very slow and some lock and key sequences got very tired. There was little challenge in any parts of the game and you don't really get that satisfaction from completing any of the tasks. I feel like that's what really separates video games from other mediums of entertainment. The other small complaint is that decisions don't really change much of the game other than immediate outcomes. There are no branching paths and no permanent consequences other than stats at the end.

I don't mean to rail on the title so much. It's still worth playing for all the same reasons you'd want to read a good book or watch a good movie. I just think it could have been even better with a little bit more "gameness" infused.