Telltale’s The Walking Dead series is pretty well established now. The first season received critical praise from many. While I don’t quite understand all the game of the year awards, it was a great game nonetheless and I really enjoyed it. The second season is nearing its conclusion, with just one outstanding episode. Looks like a third season is on the way too.
I’ve really grown fond of Telltale and their Walking Dead games. I love ruining peoples lives with my horrible decisions, its survival of the fittest after all! If you’re a fan like myself, you can rejoice, because the next instalment in the episodic game has some sort of release date.
I don’t think I would be entirely wrong in saying that Telltale’s The Wolf Among Us is better than The Walking Dead in a number of ways. I’ve been playing both, and while the storytelling is excellent across the board, there’s something about the Fables universe that makes each episode a bit more inviting, never mind entertaining. It could just be Snow White, who knows.
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Telltale Games have made a name for themselves, with point ‘n click revivals such as Sam and Max, undead cult favourite The Walking Dead and their current darling Fables. Their next project though? A trip to Pandora, in Tales From The Borderlands. I’m not exactly sold on the idea of merging that game with the style of Telltale. But at least it looks solid visually.
I've been skeptical about Telltale Games' Tales from the Borderlands. Sure, the art style will fit, but how were they gonna take a gun happy game like Borderlands and turn it into a point-and-click choose-your-own-death game? Well, they have a plan, and it actually seems like it could be interesting.
Telltale Games now has two episodic games in the wild with only one episode each. The Wolf Among Us gets its second episode tomorrow, while The Walking Dead is teased to be just around the corner - like a walker? Check out all this twitter teasing.
I thoroughly enjoyed the first episode of The Wolf Among Us from Telltale Games. I'm not ashamed to admit it - I'm developing quite a crush on Bigby Wolf. After a long wait between episodes, Telltale has announced that the wolf is coming.
Love it or hate it, Telltale Games' approach to interactive story-telling combined with choose your own adventure decision making is here to stay. Some may argue that it isn't compelling gameplay, yet popular demand and appreciation seems to prove otherwise. I fully enjoyed The Walking Dead Season One, and so far it seems that Season Two will be equally addictive and compelling. I'm avoiding any spoilers for Season One and Two for those who haven't played it, so if you still need to play the game (and really, you should) you can carry on reading without "the fear".
Tequila often leads to strange pairings, as any bartender or bar fly can attest. However, at last year's Spike VGAs, it helped bring Telltale Games and Gearbox together, eventually leading to that strange love child that will be Tales from the Borderlands.
After earning numerous awards for The Walking Dead, Telltale Games became something of a household name among gamers. Sure, it's sort of a point-and-click adventure mixed with dialogue choices, yet it goes so far beyond that in terms of story and characters. It's no wonder that people were excited when they heard that Telltale was turning their attention to the much enjoyed graphic novel series, Fables.
As far as games go, I’ve got to be honest and admit that I didn’t think that much of The Walking Dead. As far as stories go however, Telltale Games managed to craft something spectacular with that episodic series where not having your flesh dined upon by zombies was a priority. Time for season two of those games to kick things up a notch.
I'm a bad hipster - sure, I've got Mac products, but I don't have skinny jeans or any ironic eye wear. Maybe I should start wearing my Gunnars to boost my street cred, but I'm not sure my brain can take it. Oh well, at least I've still got love for the indies - here's all the indie news of the week!