There are a few games which start off rather sluggishly dampening the mood of the average gamer but then slowly pick up the pace to reach a perplexing height to capture the thought of the gamer. Whether this is a marketing strategy of the makers or something that is achieved unintentionally is something to be pondered upon but that’s the feature of this amazing game from Telltale Games.
The game starts of in a rather subdued note when the first episode unfurls. “A New Day” that’s what is called and it sets of a chain of events that spread over five episodes, taking you through the gaming nitty-gritty that will surely leave you utterly flattered. The story revolves around Le Everett who happens to be the protagonist and all the incidents go on happing around him, leaving him in the thing of the things. He is a presumed to be a criminal charged for murder though there is no evidence in support of that. The game starts off with Lee being taken off to the prison by the police. He is then handed over a card which will help him stay alive and get out of the jail. Your role is to keep him alive all though till he rides home his mission – getting out of the jail.
It’s a violent world and virtually the end of days with another character – Rick lying in the hospital bed. He later meets Lee and instances when they along with some of the familiar characters meet each other in the crossroads really lift the game up. There are fights for survival and in fact they are quite intense and if you are not that strong hearted, think twice before getting on with the game.
The game has a different look that will catch your eyes for sure. The traditional ‘zombie’ look is quite different from the traditional get up of the modern games. It gives you a sort of drawing –on-canvas look against which the characters maneuver. There’s no place for any emotional stuffs. It’s all about skull smashing and blood baths that will take the Satan in you out – with a style though. Too much blood and gore and violence and all these are supported by a neatly designed voice over and a palpable sound effect that augments the realm of horror to many a folds.
Full marks to the all the new control system that adds to credibility of the characters and you can maneuver them with the help of a single joystick and make your movements from one reticle to other. But the main catch of the game is that it does not confine itself to graphic violence, which is a after all good sign.
Official Website of the game: http://www.telltalegames.com/walkingdead