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Posted 28 December 2012 - 04:55 AM

Even take away the sale, I'm just still weirded out that a genre defined dead by many for over a decade is still one that's getting game of the year awards and one that people are talking about. Just a bit baffled when you stop and look, or at least for me I guess.

Besides that though I am enjoying the game.


Really it doesn't play much like ye olde adventure games, what puzzles there are, are simple and kind of annoying (ep. 1 motel lot, for example). It's more about the (good) story and occasional QTE's.

I think most of the appeal comes from the fact that people just don't read much anymore. The fact that the television show is just not any good probably helps as well.

If I hadn't just finished this and this maybe I'd be more inclined to dance on the hype train like a Bollywood hero.

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 05:01 AM

I know what you mean, it is pretty odd. Odd in a very good way though imo. If you had told me this would be one of the biggest/best games of the year back in 2011 I would have thought you were nuts. No way would what is basically a point and click adventure see this kind of success in this day and age. I've always loved games like this though and I hope more are made because of it's success.


Exactly. The game reminds me of the "choose your own adventure" books that I grew up with, (yeah, showing my age a little there). I like how the choices you make actually stick with you, and influence the story.

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 05:01 AM

Anyone getting this error message whilst trying to queue up Ep 3 and 4?

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 05:05 AM

For anyone thinking of buying Bully don't. Bought it and said could not download. MS had no idea what to do and just refunded me

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 05:08 AM

Exactly. The game reminds me of the "choose your own adventure" books that I grew up with, (yeah, showing my age a little there). I like how the choices you make actually stick with you, and influence the story.


Play 999 and Virtues Last Reward if you can and haven't. They've both got pretty amazing stories and are also like a choose your own adventure book with multiple paths and endings.

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 05:09 AM

Anyone getting this error message whilst trying to queue up Ep 3 and 4?


Yep, came to the thread to see if it was just me. I bought all 4 eps, it added 1, 2 and 5 to my queue but several times in a row told me it couldn't add 3 or 4. Will try again in the morning.

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 05:12 AM

I'm very confused. The Walking dead - Full Game is showing up in my purchase history on 12/25, but is not listed under my https://commerce.mic...com/PaymentHub/ history. I might have downloaded ep. 1 on 12/25, but not the full game. I would have noticed the points being missing.

Anyone have any idea what I'm missing here?

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 05:17 AM

I'm very confused. The Walking dead - Full Game is showing up in my purchase history on 12/25, but is not listed under my https://commerce.mic...com/PaymentHub/ history. I might have downloaded ep. 1 on 12/25, but not the full game. I would have noticed the points being missing.

Anyone have any idea what I'm missing here?


12/25 is when episode one (listed as "full game") went on sale for free. you wouldn't see any points missing b/c it didn't cost any.

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 05:32 AM

Question for anyone in regards to The Walking Dead. I'm gonna buy all 4 add-ons but I'm gonna play them episodically, probably a few weeks between episodes as I've been told by mates who played them all at once off the disc that that wasn't the way to go. Anyways I'm stuck with a full harddrive and full 32GB sticks at the moment (I've got a 60GB HD). Does anyone know if I could delete episode 2 and still play episode 3. I figure episode 1 is totally undeletable but I'd love to be able to delete each previous episode starting from 2 onward prior to downloading the next one as I could use the space. Anyone have any experience with trying that and know if it's possible or not? I'm hoping that the save game doesn't need to access the previous episodes DLC but I guess I'll just buy another USB stick if need be.

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 05:43 AM

Cliffy - thanks for the info. Very strange that they list ep 1 as "full game".
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edit - Bought the remaining 4 episodes. I can't wait to play this game.

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 05:45 AM

More then half way into Walking Dead episode 1 and I got to say the Achievement pop ups are pretty damn distracting. As in they should've done it in the loading screen if anything, but I think some of the desired effect of some scenes is lost when a witty pun filled pop up comes up. Still enjoying it, but this will be the first game I turn the notification off on.
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Posted 28 December 2012 - 05:57 AM

Cliffy - thanks for the info. Very strange that they list ep 1 as "full game".
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They have to list it as "full game" in order to have a marketplace entry. The only other way would be to have a free zero-episode "full game" hub like game room and such. It's just the way they are set up.

The thing that really annoys me are the typo monkeys that set the game titles on the marketplace, using whatever capitalization and abbreviation suits their fancy at the time. Now I scroll through my games on the dashboard and I have gems like "AC Brotherhood" "[PROTOTYPE]™" "GTA IV" "Geometry Wars Evolved²" etc etc

Crap like sequels not lining up, the completely useless and inconsistent trade marks... really the whole marketplace looks like an mp3 collection from the kazaa era.

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 05:57 AM

I picked up episodes 2-5, although 3 & 4 don't want to go on my queue on the xbox site. I got 3 & 4 to work by re-downloading them on my 360.

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 06:11 AM

I picked up episodes 2-5, although 3 & 4 don't want to go on my queue on the xbox site.

I had to go into the game to dl ep 3 and 4
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Posted 28 December 2012 - 06:16 AM

Well I see it did not take long after the sale went live for people to start bashing the game. Internet you are so dam predictable.

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 06:18 AM

There is a tile for this sale all over the dash, but really it's best to track them here since there still is not a comprehensive sales hub, plus you need plan out your points spending.

The dashboard really does need a much better sales section, and (don't shoot me) a hub that mirrors all of the current ads for your region. When there are decent offers through ads it can be a real pain drilling through levels of the dash to find the one you need, if it is even up.

Yea I see that ad and I see some sales but I didnt see mention of Walking Dead and I see a lot of sales here that I don't see on the dash. It's like they cover 65 percent of what's going on. Of course I could have just missed the ads for TWD but I definitely did not see them.
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Posted 28 December 2012 - 06:27 AM

For anyone thinking of buying Bully don't. Bought it and said could not download. MS had no idea what to do and just refunded me


Really? That's weird, I bought it a while ago (before this sale) but never downloaded it. Maybe I should try to download it and see what happens.

EDIT: I was able to get Bully to start downloading through my purchase history on xbox.com. However, when I went to the actual game page on my Xbox and Xbox.com, it would not let me just download it from there, it wanted me to re-buy it for $9.99. I guess that means that whatever "Bully" file I bought in September is not the same one that is currently on the Xbox marketplace.

Weird. Anyway, if I get it to install all the way, I'll be leaving it on my hard drive just in case.

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 06:34 AM

I picked up episodes 2-5, although 3 & 4 don't want to go on my queue on the xbox site. I got 3 & 4 to work by re-downloading them on my 360.


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Posted 28 December 2012 - 06:41 AM

Well I see it did not take long after the sale went live for people to start bashing the game. Internet you are so dam predictable.


Maybe, when the backlash dies down, we can all settle in to a more reasonable consensus for the title than "Game of the Year." Frankly it was long overdue for some perspective.

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 06:48 AM

I want to get The Walking Dead episodes, but I'm a little nervous about this "save bug" that I've seen in the PC versions (I noticed an article about the retail version having problems). As far as the XBLA version, I'm guessing/hoping that's been well fixed? I'd find it pretty discouraging and frustrating if I got far into the episodes and my save would go corrupt :(

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 06:49 AM

More then half way into Walking Dead episode 1 and I got to say the Achievement pop ups are pretty damn distracting. As in they should've done it in the loading screen if anything, but I think some of the desired effect of some scenes is lost when a witty pun filled pop up comes up. Still enjoying it, but this will be the first game I turn the notification off on.


Thanks for the tip. Ill turn em off before playing.

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 07:05 AM

Anyone getting this error message whilst trying to queue up Ep 3 and 4?


same thing with me. I downloaded episode 2 and 5 but not 3 and 4...

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 07:07 AM

same thing with me. I downloaded episode 2 and 5 but not 3 and 4...


I solved the problem by going to the game itself and dl it from there. I just had to confirm the download.

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 07:17 AM

Really? That's weird, I bought it a while ago (before this sale) but never downloaded it. Maybe I should try to download it and see what happens.

EDIT: I was able to get Bully to start downloading through my purchase history on xbox.com. However, when I went to the actual game page on my Xbox and Xbox.com, it would not let me just download it from there, it wanted me to re-buy it for $9.99. I guess that means that whatever "Bully" file I bought in September is not the same one that is currently on the Xbox marketplace.

Weird. Anyway, if I get it to install all the way, I'll be leaving it on my hard drive just in case.


Noticed this as well with my copy, and the only explanation I can think of is that Xbox Marketing messed up (reset) the region code of the current "Bully" GoD by writing a new file, rather than changing the original file's price. It'll probably resolve once the game goes back to $14.99, but all in all, I think I'm so far scoring about 3 out of the 5 mistakes I predicted for this sale. :)

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 08:58 AM

Nice, in for the 4 Walking Dead Eps at 200 points a pop.

Shame I'd already bought Ep1 and now it's free but I'm kind of glad to have supported them.

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 09:48 AM

Giving the Arcade 1st Esp as free is god damn better than price it as 200msp. I'll tell you why:

The 1st does not show up in your billing history, so if you happen to delete the 1st esp you might need to purchase it at 400msp in the future in order to play the 4 other eps which are add-ons.

So, watch out not to delete the Arcare 1st eps TWD game.

For those who could not get the TWD deals this is not a problem.

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 09:53 AM

Giving the Arcade 1st Esp as free is god damn better than price it as 200msp. I'll tell you why:

The 1st does not show up in your billing history, so if you happen to delete the 1st esp you might need to purchase it at 400msp in the future in order to play the 4 other eps which are add-ons.

So, watch out not to delete the Arcare 1st eps TWD game.

For those who could not get the TWD deals this is not a problem.

What?

It doesn't show up in Billing History because you paid nothing for it. Though it shows up in Download History if you do delete it so you still don't have to pay anything if you do delete and have to redownload it.
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Posted 28 December 2012 - 09:59 AM

An interesting thought - anyone else think that Episodes 3 and 4 don't queue properly from Xbox Marketplace website, because they have that huge ESRB disclaimer in the title, while 1,2, and 5 don't? It creates a ridiculously large title that is probably having issues or not matched properly to the actual game.
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Posted 28 December 2012 - 10:18 AM

Anyone know of/want to recommend a place to get inexpensive, larger size USB flash drives? (maybe 32GB or more)

I've had a full 60GB HDD for like a year or 2 now, switching games off and on, depending on file sizes and backlog and stuff lol, and it's getting ridiculous.

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Such a great price on all the walking dead series. A total of $10!
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