As everyone knows, Walking Dead is all the rage in the industry right now. Everyone's dog seems to be talking about how freakin' awesome it is. How cute Clem is. Etc.
I have yet to get past the first freakin' episode though. Not for lack of trying, the game is just so fuckin' broken and has yet to be patched after 4 more months and 4 more content releases (the first of which is what seems to have introduced the game breaking bugs, plentiful that they are, to my installations of the game.) For the longest time, they game just wouldn't start, at all. It'd go through the steam dialogue making you wait for the executable to launch, and then either nothing would happen, or I could the error message of doom that has been so frequent for many users. Eventually, it slowly started to launch, but in a tiny window with all of the settings as low as they'll go, and refusing to go up. So then I'd quit the game and try to relaunch, and boom, dead again. After a while, I got it to launch long enough to try and start actually playing. Guess what? My save was completely gone! Wait, no, all of the files existed in the save folder, they just weren't being read by the game. Awesome!
So here we are about 3 months later, and I've played Episode One about 4 times, kinda hate it (instead of just being slightly entertained in the first playthrough), and I've lost my save after every single one. So finally we're at the last stretch, and I think "hey, maybe it's fixed!" Something happened at the end of the first episode the last time I played to piss me off. I think there was a pre-roll spoiling bits of Episode 2 that ticked me off. Nothing major, but still, what the fuck? I don't need a pre-roll showing what's about to happen, I need a pre-roll showing me what happened last time. So I quit the game, to leave it for another time. Anyway, I finally got around to starting it up again, and it actually started and everything was good. Untilllllllll boom, no fucking save. Not a fucking thing. I went to play, and it pushe me to the episode select screen. I was a bit confused, went to episode two, an it said "Blah blah default choices" and was like WHAT?? and then it pushed me back to the load screen to pick a save, and all three were fucking empty.
I really want to play this game! It sounds awesome, I love zombies, and no one, including the friends I talk to on a regular basis, will shut up about the damned things. But it simply refuses to cause me anything but heartache. I can't even get a rebate from freakin TellTale.
Have you ever had this kind of an issue?