I've never seen an episode of the Walking Dead. People tell me I'd love it. But I've never just had the time nor the inclination to sit down and actually do it. I've also never read the graphic novels/comics. I know these are almost mainstays in any gamer/geek's lifestyle but I just haven't done it.
There. That's out of the way...
During this Steam Summer Sale they knocked the price of the Walking Dead from TellTale Games down 50% or so. I decided it's finally time to dive into the franchise and what better way to do it than through my favorite hobby. Gaming!
This blog will simply layout how I played the game and explain the decisions I made, and what those decisions ultimately led to during my run through of these episodic adventures. I have played TellTale adventure games before including Jurassic Park and Back to the Future. I'm going into this with and open mind and I hope you enjoy our little adventure together!
Part 1 - A New Adventure Turns Into A New Nightmare (Episode 1 - A New Day)
Afternoon. Somewhere outside of a large Georgian city, possibly Atlanta. I sit in the back of a police car wearing street clothes and handcuffs. The older officer in the front of the cruiser is talking about taking me to jail for a crime I possibly didn't commit. From the sounds of it I apparently killed my wife. This officer really likes to talk but doesn't pay too much attention to the road. The radio chatter is apparently annoying to him because he shuts it off after various requests for backup due to a riot in the city. A few helicopters cruise by on their way to the city followed by other police cruisers and ambulances.
The mindless bantering coming from this officer is finally getting to me and I'd love to just tell him to fuck off, but I bite my tongue. I don't need any more trouble. Suddenly, I scream out as the officer crashes into someone walking across the highway. Who the hell walks across the highway!? The car immediately cuts through the person and then the guardrail and careens into a large ditch beside the road. The car rolls six or seven times and I'm knocked un-concious as I feel something cut through my leg. I can vaguely here groaning and possibly some sort of animal growling. I think it might be eating the chatty police officer judging by the muffled screams coming from the front seat. I black out.
I wake up to the sun in my face. I'm crumpled up in the back of the cruiser. I look around and can see the elderly police officer, shotgun by his side. He's face down about twenty feet from the car. It looks like he's been attacked and dragged. He's an awful shade of grey. How long have I been out?
With my hands still in cuffs I won't be able to accomplish to much. I look around and decide to try and kick out the back window of the cruiser. After four or five tries I manage to pull myself out of the window and fall onto my shoulder. I have to get these cuffs off and get some help for this leg. I stumble around the cruiser and pick up a lone shotgun shell but can't hold the actual shotgun until I get the handcuffs off. I shamble over to the officer and realize that he is most certainly dead. He smells terrible and it seems like he's been dead for hours. I reach down and grab the handcuff keys off his patrol belt. I fumble with the keys and after dropping them a few times manage to get them off. It feels good to be free again.
Immediately the "dead" officer lunges at me. I fall backwards and kick wildly at him. He looks like he has rabies, but he also looks dead. What the fuck is going on? I crawl backwards and feel the shotgun behind me. I grab for it and stumble to load the lone shell into the gun. Of course I drop it, my hands are shaking. This "thing" keeps coming at me, frothing at the mouth, growling, and snapping at me. I keep crawling back and feel the cruiser behind me. Nowhere else to go. I finally push the shell into the gun and slam it home. I beg for the officer to stop but my instincts tell me it's not going to happen. I aim the shotgun at his face, close my eyes, and pull the trigger. Half of the officers head to pink mist and the rest drips out all over the ground in front of me. He finally stops moving...
What the fuck is going on!?
Steam Achievement Unlocked - Out Of The Frying Pan.
End Part 1 Episode 1...