It has been known for quite sometime that Telltale Games was making The Walking Dead video game. Telltale Games is know for making adventure games, like Sam & Max Beyond Time and Space, Jurassic Park and Back to the Future. For better or worse The Walking Dead is going to be a point and click adventure game that relies on quick time events and exploration. It does look to have some conversation depth, seeing as to how each conversation with another character gives you multiple options, but a lot of people are immediately upset that it is going to be a FPS or some other type of game. Many are justifiably worried that it will be another poorly designed game that overly relies on quick time events like Jurassic Park, but the newest trailer and gameplay give me some mixed feelings.
The gameplay trailer has been removed two or three times in the last couple of days, it isn't supposed to legally floating around the internet, but they did just release a debut trailer that shows off the art style and the game in motion, although there isn't any actual gameplay in it. If anyone finds the gameplay trailer up again please let me know so I can post it here. The gameplay video that was up showed the main character, the one in the screenshot above with Glenn, getting out of a car crash and escaping from a forest full of zombies into a house where a little girl is hiding out. The way they handled combat is interesting and could turn out to be terrible. If a zombie is coming near you have to quickly move around the screen and find whatever it is you need to use in order to kill the zombie or escape. It's a system that doesn't look like it will involve any amounts of skill, only speed. Hopefully it will all turn out for the best and the game will be fantastic, god knows there aren't enough good zombie games out there that aren't first person shooters.
IGN has been told by Telltale that the game will be releasing it's first episode next month and there will be five episodes in total. The first episode is available to preorder for $23 over at Telltale Games website, but it will normally be $25. I really hope that they aren't expecting people to pay $25 for each episode, no one wants to pay $125 for a game (turns out $25 gets you access to all five episodes). Something also worrisome about the game is how it is coming to PC, Mac, Xbox 360, PS3 and iOS, all at the same time apparently. For now, watch the debut trailer and I will keep my eyes for some gameplay. Thanks for reading.
Main Website: http://www.telltalegames.com/walkingdead/page1
*Edit 3/24* Found some new gameplay from an interview that IGN put up. Will put it up after the debut trailer.
If you just want gameplay skip to seven minutes in, it also starts again right before twelve minutes in.
-Written by Sean Cargle