Walking Dead: No Time Left Review

Platform: PS3, PC, Xbox 360, iOS Developer: Telltale Games Publisher: Telltale Games Release Date: November 20, 2012 Price: $29.99 Official: Telltale “A special conclusion to this story” Masterful, that is Telltales work on The Walking Dead. From the very beginning of Episode 1 I knew this small studio was going to deliver something pretty cool, but I didn’t know it would be something amazing. I didn’t know they were going to deliver one of the greatest stories ever put in front of a gamer, and I didn’t realize I was beginning my time with what has undoubtedly become 2012’s Game of the Year. If … Continue reading Walking Dead: No Time Left Review

The Walking Dead Episodes 1-4 Review

  • Platform: PS3, PC, Xbox 360, iOS, 
  • Developer: Telltale Games
  • Publisher: Telltale Games
  • Release Date: December 11, 2012
  • $29.99
  • Official: Telltale

“What will you do for Clementine?”

Those words may not mean much to you right now, but if you dive headfirst into what many have already deemed “Game of the Year”, then they have a lot of weight to them. Telltale is quite the unique studio, being one of the pioneers behind the “Adventure Game renaissance”, delivering solid games such as Sam and Max, Tales of Monkey Island and Back to the Future among many others. But they have also been pioneers of the digital format, Telltale started exploring the option of selling your titles through digital means long before the majority even knew it was an option. Each of the studios games have been sold through an episodic format, similar to television. Each episode is several hours in length, will only set you back a few bucks, and are released every couple of months. If you want to continue playing and see how the story plays out, you buy the newest episode, if you don’t like the game, you only invested a few dollars, and can easily stop. With the high popularity of zombies over the years, and the explosion caused by AMC’s The Walking Dead, a game was inevitable, but luckily Telltale Games acquired the rights to the original Walking Dead comic series, and with their commitment to solid story telling, and the episodic format they do so well; Telltale Games The Walking Dead has become one of the best gaming experiences in years. Well worth those Game of the Year nods from fans and critics alike. Oh, and it will also make you ask yourself, “What will I do for Clementine?”

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Dishonored Review

  • Platform: PS3, Xbox 360, PC
  • Developer: Arkane Studios
  • Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
  • Release Date: October 9, 2012
  • Price: $59.99
  • Official: Dishonored

“Exciting new series, or missed opportunity?”

Disappointment, that is what Corvo Attano faces in the early parts of Dishonored. Betrayed, framed and imprisoned Corvo is left to rot, left with only thoughts of anger, regret and revenge swimming within his mind. While playing through Dishonored I too felt these emotions, and had similar thoughts. Only unlike Corvo, they weren’t towards the enemies that had ruined his life, no, they were directed at the game itself, a game which on paper sounds wonderful, but in execution, is just as plague infested as the city it is set.  Don’t worry Corvo, I feel just as much disappointment as you do.

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