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Unpopular Opinion Alert - The Walking Dead: The Game

Posted by tylerh1701, 27 December 2012 · 129 views

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I'll try to keep this as un-troll-ish as possible. This is how I really feel, I'm not just trying to be a fire starter.

But how is this game so inexplicably popular? I spent about 20 minutes with it and it does nothing for me. The gameplay seemed mind-numbingly boring (which I find true of all the "point-and-click" adventure games that TellTale puts out). So is it all just because of the story, setting, and license? I don't particularly care for the TV show, or "Zombies" in general, so maybe that's why I don't "get it". Regardless, I'm tired of hearing about it and can't wait for it to fade away into oblivion (until season 2 comes out and I have to go through all of this again).

Anyways, feel free to share your thoughts if you'd like, whether you agree with me or feel like I'm missing out on the most engrossing game of the year.




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I'll try to keep this as un-troll-ish as possible. This is how I really feel, I'm not just trying to be a fire starter.

But how is this game so inexplicably popular? I spent about 20 minutes with it and it does nothing for me. The gameplay seemed mind-numbingly boring (which I find true of all the "point-and-click" adventure games that TellTale puts out). So is it all just because of the story, setting, and license? I don't particularly care for the TV show, or "Zombies" in general, so maybe that's why I don't "get it". Regardless, I'm tired of hearing about it and can't wait for it to fade away into oblivion (until season 2 comes out and I have to go through all of this again).

Anyways, feel free to share your thoughts if you'd like, whether you agree with me or feel like I'm missing out on the most engrossing game of the year.
You're spot on as far as I'm concerned. I looooooved Lucasfilm/Sierra adventure games as a kid. I've really tried to find that same joy in modern point-and-click adventure games - I just can't help but find them utterly painful. I'm glad they're still being made and that people enjoy them as it can be a really cool, creative way to tell a story. I've just found that the modern day take isn't for me. At all.
let me start by saying i have never read the comics, only watching the tv show. It takes some getting use to since it is different then what i was expecting. I have gotten use to it and its not all that bad. I would not call it game of the year or shovelware either. I think it fills a nitch til we get the activision version later this year.
I haven't played it yet, but if you don't like The Walking Dead, zombies in general, point-and-click games, or Tell Tale games, I'm not sure why you would think this would be the game for you.
I absolutely loved it. I do, however, love the comic, the tv show, and point-and-click adventure games, so I am the target audience. To each their own, though. I have zero interest in anything RTS, no matter how much buzz it has, because I know that kind of game does nothing for me. To the people that love that genre, awesome, more power to them. Just not for me.
I like it. I hate pretty much anything with zombies in it (way too overused and unoriginal), and I dislike point-and-click adventure games, but the writing is so well done that it overshadows everything else for me.
I think you answered your own question here... lol

1. You state that you think all P&C Adventure games are boring.

2. You go on to mention that you don't care for either the license or zombies.

3. Finally, (and while sometimes first impressions can be important) you only played about 20 minutes... So it sounds like you didn't give it much of a chance.

So then, why exactly did you think you were going to like it? I know not to pick up WoW b/c I hate MMO's and care nothing for anything about the game from what I've seen. You dislike the genre, the license and the subject material... Of course you don't like it!

These games aren't for everyone, but the people whom they are for nearly unanimously loved it. If you really need to know, it's the story and the way that the game goes about presenting it to you that has made the game such a success. That, and the license is one of the hottest things around at this point and time.

But seriously, you should have known to stay away... Just let the people who enjoy it do just that and stick to games you like.
^Mixer got it right. You just don't like it due to it being everything you don't care for.

It's like saying: I don't like space marines, shooters more so 3PS, and don't like gore or anything EPIC puts out. Gears of War was awful. Which isn't true it's just not for me

Also this is based on the COMIC not the TV show.

As a fan of the comics this was amazing
BLASPHEMER! BLASPHEMER! BURN HIM!

I was just about to post a blog about this myself since I finished the last 3 episodes last night. Mine was going to be with the exact opposite sentiments of course. Was up til like 5 am lol. The game absolutely blew me away. I played the two free + episodes and instantly got hooked, and NEEDED to play more. I put aside the cash I was gonna spend on things from the Holiday sale just to finish up the series. The story, writing, and immersion with the characters is just so damn good. My GOTY, by far. Also, it sounds like you answered yourself. It'd be like making a 7 layer dip and comprising every layer of somethign you don't like, and then being surprised when you don't like the dip lol.
Good input guys.

You guys are right, my personal distaste for adventure games like this does bias me to disliking the game from the beginning. The license I don't think leads to my distaste as much, if Walking Dead was a quality third person shooter or even an action-adventure game, I'd probably enjoy it.

But I'm not going to lie, it still boggles my mind that a "point-and-click" adventure game can get so much praise. I guess I should rephrase that, it boggles my mind that so many people enjoy that genre.

But to each their own. Can't wait for the XBL sale coming up soon, so it can finally be over. That upcoming sale is what inspired this post in the first place, everyone on CAG appears to be dying to play the game.
Well there are adventure games, then there are telltale games. I quite enjoy the former. This is the first thing telltale has made that isn't complete crap. Does that make it Game of the Year?

Is it really a better video game than XCOM: EU, Borderlands 2, Halo 4, etc. etc.? You have to have a real beef with the industry to argue that.
Glad to finally see someone else who hasn't completely lost their mind. I love zombies everything (movies, games, etc) and I love The Walking Dead (seen every episode and read some of the comics) but the game is the worst thing I've played in years. It boggles the mind how people even mention this in the same sentence as other games being considered for GOTY.
you only played 20 minutes of the first episode, if you only watched 20 minutes of a 3 hour movie i doubt it would be among your favorites, it takes time for character development

the first episode is also by far the worst of the season, i promise if you play episode 2 you won't feel bored

as far as the gameplay goes, that doesn't really change but the games main selling point has always been the story

i thought tell tale game like back to the future and jurrassic park were kind of boring but the walking dead's story more than makes up for it

i don't think it should be game of the year because the gameplay isn't great and some technical issues, but it is a game that will be remembered for a long time because the story was so emotional
I can see how you would be out off by the first 20 minutes or so, but I'd say you should give it another shot. I initially bought it and played a bit and was bored (I am also not a P&C adventure gamer, and didnt really like Jurassic park or the BTTF games, even though I'm a big fan of that source material too). But after hearing so many people rave about the Walking Dead game I gave it another shot and finished the first episode and then started the second and got hooked shortly after. The gameplay itself isnt anything groundbreaking, but the story is pretty amazing.
This game is all about Lee and Clementine. The voice actors for both were really good - Clementine's was amazing, in my opinion. People loved this game because they formed an emotional attachment to one or more characters in a video game, which is something that's hard to do these days.

I really think it's that simple. People definitely aren't raving about the glitchy gameplay. Some people rave about the story, but even that's just better than average. It's the two main characters that make this game a must-play, in my opinion. I'd give it another chance if I were you. Look past the gameplay elements, which are frustratingly limited, and focus on doing everything you can for that little girl.

But then again, maybe the rest of these commenters are all correct and it's just not your cup of tea.
Activision is coming to the rescue with a new walking dead game.