The Walking Dead - XBLA

Based upon both the fantastic graphic novel and hit TV series, The Walking Dead is set to come to the Xbox Live Arcade, with an original story following a new character named Lee Everett. Zoning in on the key theme of people losing their humanity amid a zombie apocalypse, The Walking Dead will pick up the action with Everett as he escapes from his prison escort after it'**** by a car and rolls into a ditch. A free man, Everett finds himself trying to leave Atlanta as the zombie hordes bear down upon him and a little seven-year old girl named Clementine who looks to him for protection. Taking Clementine under his wing, Everett will find himself facing both the undead and unfamiliar characters, some of which will be out to double cross him.

Familiar faces like Lilly from the books will also make an appearance, as will locations like Herschel's farm, which you'll visit before Rick Grimes manages to make it there. The Walking Dead game hopes to "push the boundaries of what's been done by Telltale in the past", says Telltale's Kevin Boyle, and as such, the game will focus on the human aspects of the story, creating tension with the ever-looming threat of death around every turn. Although there's no screenshots or gameplay on offer of The Walking Dead as yet, the game will be evocative of the books' visual style, will be a 3D adventure game and will be episodic. The exact mechanics also have yet to be settled upon, but what we've learnt about the game so far is intriguing nonetheless.

The Walking Dead will be shuffling onto the Xbox Live Arcade in winter 2011 as an as yet unspecified number of episodes, at a price that's still being agreed upon.


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Good news for fans of the show/novel!

 

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heard about this months ago.

Three possible ways the game is going to go

The Sims Zombies : by this I mean pretty much what it sounds like, you have to control the people like sims telling them to eat sleep and barricade places aswell as shoot zombies etc and work out their group issues to stop people storming off on their own.

A hidden object game: thats right searching environment after environment for items to prgoress to the next area.

The interactive book : done by Farenheit, Heavy rain and soon Jurrassic park on 360 you play the game with some quick time events and the game seems to seamlessly transition to gameplay from cutscenes with events that occur in the quick time events often branching the story off in different ways.

Baaaaaaaaad series.

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Baaaaaaaaad series.

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I like it even if it is ver soap operat like, it moderately brutal in how it kills characters off (and will continue too)

Well, I loved the first season. Probably will buy the game.

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Baaaaaaaaad series.

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I like it even if it is ver soap operat like, it moderately brutal in how it kills characters off (and will continue too)

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There are plenty of other shows that will kill a character at the drop of a hat, but the problem with Walking Dead is that the characters and their motivations are so poorly fleshed out. Even when they do try to establish a bit of backstory it's usually really cringey stuff (like the thing with that beardy man, forgot the guy's name). So you never really care when someone dies.

 

The most common defence is that it only had 6 episodes so it was barely a warm up, yet Breaking Bad's first season (another popular AMC show. They seem to be everywhere now) was 7 episodes and right from the get go you knew enough about the main character to understand and empathise with his plight. Something was at stake the entire season and it evolved at a really fast rate, whereas Walking Dead just shuffles onwards with really weird storylines and protracted conflicts between characters that really show the writing team's lack of direction. Thank god they've all been fired. Maybe the new team can salvage something out of this once promising premise. I mean, the pilot was still pretty good, all things considered.

 

Also, 'T-Dawg' is without a doubt the most offensively bad name I've heard for what is supposed to be a 'ghetto' character in a series.

I thought the first TV season is great, and tells the story brilliantly. I have the novels but have not had the chance to read them, but i assume the game will also present the story in a very vivid way.

I started off quite enjoying 'The Walking Dead' but it just kinda fizzled out a bit for me towards the end.

 

'Breaking Bad' on the other hand .... awesome. It just progressively got better the further in it got and season 3 was bananas!!!

 

In terms of whether Walking Dead will make a decent game I don't know but it'd better do something special if it wants to stand out from every other zombie game that's saturating the market at the moment

 

 

Also I don't think anything beats 'Oz' for killing off its main characters as that'd get through about 4 - 5 per episode