Walking Dead: The Game 1.0
Flawed, but still one of the best.
The Walking Dead opens before the zombies break out. It threw me off for a bit, since you have a relatively normal conversation with a police officer, where you can tell him about you, keep silent, or lie to him. This is your first taste of the game`s dialogue, which is both the most engaging part of the game, and about as much of a game as it gets. This doesn`t mean it`s bad, however, since the conversations are very well written, and even more so, acted. The characters are NOT from the TV show, rather the comic book. They`re still similar, but the people that appear are the characters from the written portion of the series, not the live-action edition.
The graphics are amazing, with details like thick lines to shade and outlined objects really giving the game a comic-book look, not unlike Borderlands. Animation isn`t perfect, but some of the most intense parts of the game show just how believable the characters can be in dire situations.
However, the performance is a serious issue; scenes will sometimes pause for a few seconds before loading the next scene, killing the suspense, or major graphical stutters in situations during which you need to react as quickly as you can. This is a serious issue that could be corrected by toning down texture detail, or increasing compression on the textures. The iPod Touch has limited RAM, so it`s a necessary choice to make.
Either way, it`s an excellent game that is not yet complete: don`t feel cheated out of your $5, this is exactly what the Xbox and PS3 owners got last month. It`s the exact same game, but it`s in the pocket of your hand. And if you pre-purchase the episodes, you`re getting it for $5 cheaper than them.
Not worth it yet
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