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The Walking Dead

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  • 16-02-2012 11:49am
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    Registered Users Posts: 29,580 ✭✭✭✭


    Telltale games will be releasing The Walking Dead game based on the graphic novel of the same name. Should be out mid 2012. It will have episodic content, so kinda like back to the future, and will concentrate on the human emotion side rather than the 'take on the horde' style like other zombie games. I know there will be a load of 'Another not needed zombie game :rolleyes:' but if done right this could actually be a nice little survival horror title.

    1st Q&A with dev below




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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 10,808 ✭✭✭✭chin_grin


    Ok, before even watching the vid I'm hoping that there are no likenesses to the terrible Walking Dead tv series (even with character design) that's deviating a little too much from the source material.

    So if this is actually based on the comic to the letter it might be fun.

    Wait just watched the first thirty seconds of the vid and it mentions them picking out favourite bits from the comic books. I've faith in this.

    Hang on. About two and a half minutes in. Did they just "steal" the game dynamic from Amy? "It's not a five hour escort mission". Well you've just ruined it by putting a needless child character in as your "help".


  • Registered Users Posts: 29,580 ✭✭✭✭Zero-Cool


    Ya they said it will be based on the comics but there is a bit on the video where they tell you to skip to a certain time on the vid as there will be spoilers about the comic series. I haven't read the comics yet but the tv series is so bad. Still have to watch it every week tho.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 10,808 ✭✭✭✭chin_grin


    sheehy83 wrote: »
    Ya they said it will be based on the comics but there is a bit on the video where they tell you to skip to a certain time on the vid as there will be spoilers about the comic series. I haven't read the comics yet but the tv series is so bad. Still have to watch it every week tho.

    I think you're getting the cart before the horse in this respect. I don't want to derail this thread and talk solely about the comics, but I'd highly recommend reading them before watching the tv series. It's slow to get in to it, but it focuses more on the survivors and what society becomes after the outbreak.

    But yeah, they're not really selling me on this game. And from the character designs it looks a tad cartoon-ey? Which isn't a bad thing (Darkness II), but I hope they do the source material justice.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,418 ✭✭✭Nollog


    Another not needed zombie game :rolleyes:

    Telltale are pretty good with episodic games, this might be worth looking into.
    Also, the graphical style looks great.


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,976 ✭✭✭✭humanji


    I'd have thought Jurrasic Park would be an idea that would be near impossible to f*ck up, yet they managed to do it. So I'll have to wait and see how this turns out.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 29,580 ✭✭✭✭Zero-Cool


    New trailer is in the vid below, skip to 9:30 to see it



  • Closed Accounts Posts: 13,126 ✭✭✭✭calex71


    I was interested until I read it was an "Episodic" release. No sale :mad:


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,976 ✭✭✭✭humanji


    calex71 wrote: »
    I was interested until I read it was an "Episodic" release. No sale :mad:
    Well they usually do a collection of all the episodes at the end which ends up costing about the same as a full game, so you can just wait to see how it turns out. That's what I'm doing, anyway.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 10,808 ✭✭✭✭chin_grin


    sheehy83 wrote: »
    New trailer is in the vid below, skip to 9:30 to see it

    And here it is fully without whatever f*ck annoying unfunny show that is....:pac:



  • Registered Users Posts: 17,371 ✭✭✭✭Zillah


    chin_grin wrote: »
    I'm hoping that there are no likenesses to the terrible Walking Dead tv series

    I'm sorry, I just wanted to point out a typo you have here. You said "terrible", when I assume meant "wonderful".


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  • Registered Users Posts: 29,580 ✭✭✭✭Zero-Cool


    I just hope Carl isn't in it....and if he is I hope the devs turn on friendly fire


  • Registered Users Posts: 28,789 ✭✭✭✭ScumLord


    chin_grin wrote: »
    I think you're getting the cart before the horse in this respect. I don't want to derail this thread and talk solely about the comics, but I'd highly recommend reading them before watching the tv series.
    Why? It's looks like reading the comics first ruined your appreciation for an excellent TV series. Looks like it would be better the other way around.

    I don't think zombie games are over done, they've all been more or less the same so far and there's plenty more to do in the zombie world.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,734 ✭✭✭Newaglish


    Zillah wrote: »
    I'm sorry, I just wanted to point out a typo you have here. You said "terrible", when I assume meant "wonderful".

    The TV series is a disaster. Incredibly poorly written characters, a pacing nightmare, innumerate plotholes and ridiculous plot devices (Where has Carl run off to today?). Even the zombie sequences are nonsensical, I presume the game will come with an auto-headshot feature also?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 10,808 ✭✭✭✭chin_grin


    Newaglish wrote: »
    The TV series is a disaster. Incredibly poorly written characters, a pacing nightmare, innumerate plotholes and ridiculous plot devices (Where has Carl run off to today?). Even the zombie sequences are nonsensical, I presume the game will came with an auto-headshot feature also?

    How I felt about the tv series too. A LOT of bs padding.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,249 ✭✭✭Stev_o


    Newaglish wrote: »
    The TV series is a disaster. Incredibly poorly written characters, a pacing nightmare, innumerate plotholes and ridiculous plot devices (Where has Carl run off to today?). Even the zombie sequences are nonsensical, I presume the game will came with an auto-headshot feature also?

    Actually it does


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 10,808 ✭✭✭✭chin_grin


    Stev_o wrote: »
    Actually it does


    Did he actually just shout out "Hey! Are you dead?" to the 'mysterious figure'? Way to go writers. :pac:

    So it's a point and clicky, this I like.


  • Registered Users Posts: 34,788 ✭✭✭✭krudler


    Zillah wrote: »
    I'm sorry, I just wanted to point out a typo you have here. You said "terrible", when I assume meant "wonderful".

    its a terrible series, started so well and it just got worse every episode. its soap opera melodrama and the occasional zombie, if the characters were strong enough to keep the drama doing then lack of zombies wouldnt be so bad, I want everyone in the show to be eaten due to their sheer stupidity.


  • Registered Users Posts: 29,580 ✭✭✭✭Zero-Cool


    Nice find with the Gameplay vid SteveO. Had to laugh at one of the comments "I'd prefer a generic FPS zombie game than a 'Press X to Jason' zombie game" hahaha

    JAASSSSOOOOOOOOONNN


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,249 ✭✭✭Stev_o


    sheehy83 wrote: »
    Nice find with the Gameplay vid SteveO. Had to laugh at one of the comments "I'd prefer a generic FPS zombie game than a 'Press X to Jason' zombie game" hahaha

    JAASSSSOOOOOOOOONNN

    Tbh I couldnt imagine doing a game doing the series justice other then going adventure game. Walking Dead isn't about killing zombie hordes sure.


  • Registered Users Posts: 29,580 ✭✭✭✭Zero-Cool


    So this is out on the 24th April. It's up on Steam with a 10% discount if you preorder. $24 before discount. but is that for the whole 5 episodes or just one? It would want to be a pretty amazing game to put down 100 quid for the lot.

    EDIT: I just read it's $5 for one episode. PC users have to pay full amount up front while PSN/XBLA can pay individually.

    IGN said the first episode took them 2 hours to complete and said it was really good

    http://ps3.ign.com/articles/122/1222545p1.html

    <H2>Key Features:
    • Based on Robert Kirkman’s Eisner-Award winning comic book series, The Walking Dead allows gamers to experience the true horror of the zombie apocalypse
    • A tailored game experience – Live with the profound and lasting consequences of the decisions that you make in each episode. Your actions and choices will affect how your story plays out across the entire series.
    • Experience events, meet people and visit locations that foreshadow the story of Deputy Sheriff Rick Grimes
    • Meet Glenn before he heads to Atlanta, explore Hershel’s farm before Rick and his group of survivors arrive and before the barn becomes a notorious location in Walking Dead lore
    • You’ll be forced to make decisions that are not only difficult, but that will require you to make an almost immediate choice. There’s no time to ponder when the undead are pounding the door down!
    • An Adventure Horror game of 5 monthly episodes. Features meaningful decision-making, exploration, problem solving and a constant fight for survival in a world overrun by the undead
    • Artwork inspired by the original comic books
    </H2>
    Well I'll be keeping an eye on it for PS3 but for the PC'ers, the specs are below:

    Recommended:
    • OS: XP Service Pack 3 / Vista / Windows 7
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo 2GHz or equivalent
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 2 GB Space Free
    • Video Card: ATI or NVidia card w/ 1024 MB RAM (Not recommended for Intel integrated graphics)
    • DirectX®: Direct X 9.0c
    • Sound: Direct X 9.0c sound device


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  • Registered Users Posts: 29,580 ✭✭✭✭Zero-Cool


    Also, if you preorder for PC you get entered into a competition to become a character in a future epsiode who gets killed and turned into a zombies. 4 runners up will get parts in a future episode as a zombie. Cool idea. If you buy the season pass (all episodes) on PS3, you get a premium XMB theme.

    Details in linke below:

    http://www.telltalegames.com/walkingdead/page1

    $25 should be about 20 euro which I would gladly spend 5 episodes. I'm still playing I Am Alive and really enjoying it, well worth the 15 quid.


    EDIT: Also, here is the 3rd episode of Playing Dead, small show talking to the devs, writers, etc. In the vid below, it shows some gameplay on puzzle solving and how your choices affect the story change. Looks really class! Can't believe that woman put the batteries in wrong tho :rolleyes:

    Gameplay from 7:00 to 10:00



  • Registered Users Posts: 30 th3 lunatik


    the game looks pretty good !!


  • Registered Users Posts: 29,580 ✭✭✭✭Zero-Cool


    IGN gave the first episode 8.5. Sounds really good, think I might even put down 20 quid for the season pass.

    http://ie.ps3.ign.com/articles/122/1223558p1.html


  • Registered Users Posts: 29,580 ✭✭✭✭Zero-Cool


    Here are some pics of the premium theme you get if you get the season pass on ps3.

    7105177227_60e6dc2ce5.jpg

    7105177401_b52e009142_z.jpg


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,478 ✭✭✭brianregan09


    So how much are the individual episode ?? Is it out now ?


  • Registered Users Posts: 29,580 ✭✭✭✭Zero-Cool


    I think it was out on PC last night, it's out on xbla and psn today. Each episode is 5 euro but on PSN, you can buy a season pass for 20 euro so you get one episode free and the premium theme as above. Still deciding whether to get the season pass or not. It's getting great reviews.


  • Registered Users Posts: 29,580 ✭✭✭✭Zero-Cool


    Reading some user reviews on gamefaqs, everyone seems to be really happy with it. The trophy list is out as well. A trophy every time you clear a chapter, with 7 chapters in an episode and a platinum at the end. I would avoid the trophy list though as it could be spoilery.

    Just got 20 euro psn credit off gamesnash, gonna get the season pass as soon as I get home!


  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators Posts: 10,291 Mod ✭✭✭✭F1ngers


    sheehy83 wrote: »
    Just got 20 euro psn credit off gamesnash, gonna get the season pass as soon as I get home!

    I picked up credit in the square yesterday for this.
    It's $19.99 for season pass on US PSN.


  • Registered Users Posts: 29,580 ✭✭✭✭Zero-Cool


    Ya, absolutely sick of the Europe PSN charging more for games than the US. Same with I Am Alive. Season pass is $19.99 and in europe it's €19.99. Doesn't take a genuis to see something is up with that!

    EDIT: Just looked up xe.com. $20 = €15.13. I can understand paying an extra euro or 2 to round up the price but an extra fiver is cheeky. I put in on Sony Irelands facebook page but prob won't get an answer. I remember checking the same with I Am Alive and someone said it's Sony decides the pricing


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  • Registered Users Posts: 28,881 ✭✭✭✭CastorTroy


    Sure they're the same with the sterling exchange rate. Think it was when the Ico/SotC collection came out. It was £20 and €30. Think they use the same calculator as play.com.

    Still, €20 is pretty good for the season pass, I think.


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