The Walking Dead Videogame. Your thoughts?

More details about Telltale’s upcoming The Walking Dead videogame have trickled through. And by details, I mean extremely-minute-practically-nonexistent details.

From the sound of it,  Telltale games will be creating a brand spakin’ new storyline featuring two new characters. The characters, a seven-year-old girl named Clementine and a prisoner named Lee Everett, will have to work together to escape and survive the zombies swarming Atlanta.

Telltale has said that new duo will cross paths with famed characters from the comic.

Now, I’m not a Walking Dead guru or anything like that (I’ve read the compendium and a few trades after that) but the more I hear about this game, the more I’m warming up to the idea. I’m pleased the game won’t follow existing characters and/or storylines from the comic (which really could only lead to disappointment. Did you SEE the television show?!) and if I recall correctly, Robert Kirkman is working close with Telltale. This multiplatform, episodic beast is slated for a Q4 release (October-December), so my guess is it won’t too long before we hear more. 

Are you looking forward to this game? Hesitant? So excited you can’t see straight?!

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  • Sean

    I thought that the show was a disappointment as a film form of the comic, but i still thought it was an enjoyable zombie show. As for the game, I’m reticent.

    • Britt

      Agreed. As a standalone, I think it would have been received more…hmm. Let’s say “warmly”.

  • Chris

    I was actually a big fan of the show. I accepted that it was going to be different from the get go. (I highly recommend this method)

    I learned from The Watchmen movie that different isn’t always a bad thing. I went into that movie expecting to see a page by page recreation of the book. I was furious that it wasn’t until I watched it again with an open mind and got to see what a great movie it still was.

    Some of my favorite parts of the show were parts that weren’t even in the book so to hear that the game will focus on a completely unique story makes ma really jazzed for it. I mean do we really want a third version of the same story? A book, a show (for the most part) and a game following the same characters would get very boring.

    I’m glad to hear that “the duo will cross paths with famed characters from the comic.” because who didn’t love that scene from X-Men: First Class? I won’t spoil it, but people who watched it know what I’m talkin about.

    So yeah, I think its great news.