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Posted by PatchMaster

Guys, I'm pretty sure Patrick was implying that the comic characters don't transition well to television, not that the comic characters are inferior to the new ones.

Posted by laserbolts

Ok so I got 10 minutes in and just couldnt tolerate Patrick anymore. Jesus.

Posted by BombaLuigi

Ok so I got 10 minutes in and just couldnt tolerate Patrick anymore. Jesus.

same here... after kinda reading the review i was hoping for a funny ql, instead i got blahblahblahblahblahblahblahblahblahblahblahblahblahblahblaaaaaaaaah...

Edited by Dylabaloo

The walking dead TV show is very inconsistant with its quality, the good episodes display potential for an awesome TV show while the poorly written, misdirected ones just make me cringe (Ghost Laurie, Sophia, Andrea's speech to Woodbury, predictable and safe deaths).

Hopefully the new showrunner Scott Gimble will rein it in, the episode he wrote for season 3 where Rick confronts Morgan was fantastic.

I can't comment on the comic as I haven't had the opportunity to get my hands on it. And as we all know the TellTale game is pretty fantastic, while this game is simply shovelware.

Posted by lightsoda

Read Dead Redemption with the Walking Dead fiction would probably be my dream WD game, at least in my head.

Posted by Lurkero

Let's face it, Quicklooks exist for games like this.Marketing and materials almost non-existent and the audience is left on the fence. Bring in Giantbomb to save us.

Posted by Bishop113

@gyrfal: Also he followed up stating his ignorance on the comics by talking shit about them, real smart way to state an opinion.

Edited by Nights

Whatever, I finally got around to watching TWD and I think it's pretty hit and miss. Sometimes it's fantastic, other times, not so much. You'd think it was the greatest fucking show in the universe according to the hype.

Edited by Siked

Do they spoil anything major from TT Walking Dead? Because god damn it, I'm 10mins in and they've already ruined the 2nd/3rd chapter for me.

Posted by Pudge

@death_burnout said:

This confirms my belief that Patrick is the John Cena of Giantbomb. One minute you think he's alright, the next minute you want to punch him.

This is actually one of the greatest descriptions of Patrick I've ever seen. Bravo sir.

On another note, remember when bad games came out and then you looked forward to the Quick Look because the Giant Bomb crew would MST3K the game to death? You know, instead of droning on about what they thought of things they haven't seen or read, and playing the game on autopilot? Those were the days.

Posted by VibratingDonkey

Surprised they had the time to record this much stuff before they left.

Have Batman on you.

Posted by Sammo21

Lol Patrick talking shit about the comics...which hes never read and are crtitically and financial successes...classic. We need a tally of everytime he does that.

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@parabolee said:

Patrick is WAY off about the Walking Dead comic and TV Show. Sure the show had a bad second season (although it picked up at the end). But Season 1 and Season 3 are great.

And the comic is absolutely brilliant! It's ALL about the characters and drama and is handled really well. It has fantastic female characters and a wonderful plot. Telltale's game is great because it takes what is great about the comic and puts you into the drama and tough decisions.

I get the impression that the TV show is great when Kirkman has more involvement and worse when he has less. The show suffers when it tries to stretch out plots from the comic for too long (like season 2 when for budget reasons they stretched out a few comics worth of continuity into half a season so as not to leave the farm) and excels when it stays true or Kirkman carves some new ground.

Rick dealing with his sanity has been pretty well handled also

Yeah him walking around for a few minutes makes for excellent viewing and character development.

oh wait

Way to cut out the majority of my post and be a totally reductive about it. I don't know what show you're watching, but I thought his scene with his old friend from season one was pretty well done. He wants to save this guy whose totally gone off the deep end because Rick sees himself in him. He sees what his future could be and is trying to regain control of it. I'm not sure what you see as "just walking around".

Then again, after reading the other posts you've been making on this video, it seems like you just have horrible taste.

I think he is referring to the part at the prison before the attack. Rick walks around being not so sane there. Before he talks to Hershel.

But I agree with you though. I thought the way Rick loses his shit was quite well done. I found it believable, which is hard to pull off; having a sane character go insane in a believable way. Also, I thought the part you are referring to was great, but it may just be because I really like the actor who played Morgan. I haven't seen much of his other work, but he was a seriously great actor in The Walking Dead.

Edited by Castiel

I haven't seen the quick look yet, but I have seen the intro to the game and that was actually kinda cool. It's a shame that the game isn't very good according to Alex's review or what ever else few reviews I have seen of this.

Edited by GrooviestPine

The comic peters out because it has bad characters? Are you fucking kidding?

For someone who wants better female characters in games I would have thought Patrick would love TWD because Andrea and Michonne are two of the best female characters I know of in modern entertainment, but it has bad characters? Really...REALLY? Wow, that's some impressively stupid bullshit, Patrick continues to show his impressive journalistic skill.

What does his opinion of a comic series have to do with his journalistic skill exactly?

Edited by The_Hiro_Abides

Guess I shouldn't be surprised but I'm amazed how insulted a lot of the comments are because of Patrick's statements about the show or comic.

I have to agree on the show, I haven't started season 3 yet but some of the plots are really not entertaining to sit through. Like that pregnancy subplot is season 2 was telegraphed early on and was just painful to watch it stretched out for at least 3 or 4 episodes.

Posted by lumberingjackal

Another ql skipped

Posted by Castiel

Does this QL contain spoilers for season 3?

Posted by sixpin

Man... This quick look is a real bummer. They barely play - or pay attention to - the game. Instead Patrick talks about how the comic and show are bad while admitting to not reading more than the first few issues and watching the show while distracted by his iPad. If you don't like something, that is fine. However, don't go on a quick look talking about something you don't know enough about as if your opinion is the only truth. I feel like this whole video is a conversation that should have happened off camera. At least that way only Brad would be misinformed by Patrick's opinions.

Edited by zerdune

Another shit QL by the two most unfunny members of the staff. YAY!

Edited by theveej

cmon Patrick don't talk shit about the comic when you haven't read it!! The only reason I stopped watching the TV show was because it was no where near as good as the comic and it was progressing way too slowly (compared to the breakneck speed of the comic).

Also it is is mad obvious that he doesn't know anything about the comic from his discussions about the Walking Dead Game (telltale). Most of the "dramatic" stuff in the game pale in comparison to some of the hardcore shit that goes on in the comic (specifically talking about the movement in episode 3). The reason that game was so good, was because it took after the comic in creating great characters and memorable set pieces and moments (and having everyone yelling at the group leader constantly)

I'm not a patrick hater, but cmon bro, you have G-Man sitting right next to you guys in the office.......Don't spew BS about comic books when you have a LEGIT COMIC BOOK CRITIC SITTING RIGHT NEXT TO YOU IN THE OFFICE. In fact, if you want to talk about the comic, bring G-Man in, he can be much more insightful than any of you when it comes to the TWD comic.

Literally patrick, you are the first person I have seen who has criticized the TWD comic book about having weak characterization...... I have no idea who told you this, but mb if you are taking time to play games like Monster Hunter to see if you like it or not, you should give the TWD comic the same benefit of the doubt.

Posted by jsnyder82

Jesus Christ. Another Quick Look comment section full of hate. You people need to grow up.

Posted by jakonovski

What the hell, the worst quick look ever. They just randomly wandered around ignoring everything that was happening in the game, spouting tangential bullshit. Bad Patrick! Bad Brad!

Posted by Beb

Count me among the people annoyed and Patrick's seemingly uninformed opinion on the Walking Dead comic, his "evidence" for that opinion, and that it is all presented as 'the consensus' of how it is viewed at large.

When the site already has an exhaustive review of a bad game, the only point of having a quicklook is for the quicklook to be fun to watch. Having the quicklook be this weird apologetic look at the game (which they still tell us not to buy) and then randomly trash the source material is a weird choice.

Don't hate any of the Bombers, but I think Patrick/Brad is my least favorite combo for a video. They don't balance one another well in terms of commentary.

Posted by Funkydupe

Wow I should have continued to not watch quick looks on this site. Totally lost its magic. :/ Back to the forums. :)

Edited by Quarters

This game isn't terrible. Certainly not deserving crippling negative reviews, treating it like an utter offense. It's just kind of mediocre. It has some decent ideas, just not enough budget to work them out all the way.

Also, as a side note, Patrick totally played it wrong in two specific ways. One, in the grapple sequences, if you keep hitting RT it gets you hurt more. You have to be careful of what you're doing. Two, if you hold down the attack button, you do a strong swing. That's really important to later levels.

Also, the game does get harder as you go. You're faced with more opposition in terms of numbers.

Posted by BasketSnake

What if I was to say that the "video is unavailible" and that I don't care.

Posted by Brighty

a patrick and brad quicklook

why

Posted by Chris2KLee

The level of hate being thrown at Patrick and Brad for this quicklook pretty much reached the level of satire. It was a middling game with not much to say about it. That's it.

Posted by TheHBK

People get spoiled, what happened to quicklooks being about seeing what a game has to offer. they don't always have to be some SNL sketch or conversation like what we see from the Bombcast.

Furthermore, I think the Walking Dead is fucking stupid and a bad TV show. So not everyone loves that shit.

Posted by DeeGee

"I've never read the comics, but all the characters are shit and poorly written."

Goddamn Patrick. Goddamn.

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@sixpin said:

Man... This quick look is a real bummer. They barely play - or pay attention to - the game. Instead Patrick talks about how the comic and show are bad while admitting to not reading more than the first few issues and watching the show while distracted by his iPad. If you don't like something, that is fine. However, don't go on a quick look talking about something you don't know enough about as if your opinion is the only truth. I feel like this whole video is a conversation that should have happened off camera. At least that way only Brad would be misinformed by Patrick's opinions.

The game is abysmal and they knew that going in. Although, their conversation was off topic at least it was appropriate in that it pertained to the plot. Also Giantbomb is famous for their Quicklooks, which by definition is the cast talking about stuff they don't anything about as they stumble through the game without reading tutorials.

Posted by InvaderSkooj

Patrick... Please never try to speak authoritatively about anything ever again.

Edited by ripelivejam

yeah quick look was about as good as it could be given circumstances. the alternate path/resource mechanic is kinda interesting but besides that the game feels completely soulless. hard to riff on something when there's so little to latch onto.

unless it's manos: the hands of fate.

Edited by wrecks

Ratio of bad to good episodes for sure skews to the bad. But still far better than the sea of csi-cold-criminal-intent-case-special-victims-unit and reality bullshit. Plus, Zombies.

Game looks bad, very bad.

Edited by BadNews

5:05, Top right, Cursor on screen

Its not giant bomb, its in the intro video in game

Holy Shit! Are you serious? That's pretty sad.

Posted by cloudnineboya

i agree with every one here. this QL was fucking annoying, and them constantly talking about that other game sheesh while not giving the game they are playing any real time to see if it could be as bad as the internet makes it out to be.

Posted by elcalavera

It's OK. People don't have to agree with you, guys.

Edited by sixpin

@indure said:

@sixpin said:

Man... This quick look is a real bummer. They barely play - or pay attention to - the game. Instead Patrick talks about how the comic and show are bad while admitting to not reading more than the first few issues and watching the show while distracted by his iPad. If you don't like something, that is fine. However, don't go on a quick look talking about something you don't know enough about as if your opinion is the only truth. I feel like this whole video is a conversation that should have happened off camera. At least that way only Brad would be misinformed by Patrick's opinions.

The game is abysmal and they knew that going in. Although, their conversation was off topic at least it was appropriate in that it pertained to the plot. Also Giantbomb is famous for their Quicklooks, which by definition is the cast talking about stuff they don't anything about as they stumble through the game without reading tutorials.

I think you missed the point of my post. My issue is with Patrick ripping on a comic and show he has little interest in. The fact that he is doing that instead of playing the game (which is the focus of a quick look) is extra annoying. And being famous for quick looks is true, but not for unentertaining ones. There are plenty of funny, well done quick looks on this site - this isn't one of those.

Edited by davo

Gotta love how Patrick skips the prompts and then comments about not knowing what to do. The game doesn't seem as bad as I thought it was going to be, sadly. I was expecting some laughs. Shame on me.

Posted by curlyq101

PATRICK DOESN'T LIKE A SHOW/COMIC I ENJOY, THUS HE IS BAD.

Also: This game looks terrible.

Edited by RE_Player1

Gotta say not the best quick look from you guys.

Edited by iceman228433

Dam this quick look was painful to listen too I gave up a few mins in Brad and Patrick don't know what the fuck they are talking about, better luck next time boys. Just for the record some shit goes down in issue 100 of the walking dead.

Edited by HatKing

@sixpin said:

@indure said:

@sixpin said:

Man... This quick look is a real bummer. They barely play - or pay attention to - the game. Instead Patrick talks about how the comic and show are bad while admitting to not reading more than the first few issues and watching the show while distracted by his iPad. If you don't like something, that is fine. However, don't go on a quick look talking about something you don't know enough about as if your opinion is the only truth. I feel like this whole video is a conversation that should have happened off camera. At least that way only Brad would be misinformed by Patrick's opinions.

The game is abysmal and they knew that going in. Although, their conversation was off topic at least it was appropriate in that it pertained to the plot. Also Giantbomb is famous for their Quicklooks, which by definition is the cast talking about stuff they don't anything about as they stumble through the game without reading tutorials.

I think you missed the point of my post. My issue is with Patrick ripping on a comic and show he has little interest in. The fact that he is doing that instead of playing the game (which is the focus of a quick look) is extra annoying. And being famous for quick looks is true, but not for unentertaining ones. There are plenty of funny, well done quick looks on this site - this isn't one of those.

He was pretty clear that the show has only now become something that he only watches for the drama while keeping his iPad nearby. I think it says more that somebody would feel that need, than anything else. Also, I've seen the first two seasons and it's not very good, and I don't even own an iPad.

Posted by mrsmiley

I don't understand why everyone thinks season 2 of Walking Dead was so bad. I didn't find it to be any different than season 1 or 3. I've found all of them to be enjoyable, as they all feature great characters, drama, and zombie goodness.

Edited by Larsa

The Telltale game continues being the only good thing in The Walking Dead franchise.

Posted by geirr

@mrsmiley said:

I don't understand why everyone thinks season 2 of Walking Dead was so bad. I didn't find it to be any different than season 1 or 3. I've found all of them to be enjoyable, as they all feature great characters, drama, and zombie goodness.

We (me and my wife) found season 2 to be like a common soap opera with a little zombie thrown in for a few seconds here and there. Season 1, to us, had more focus and drive and the characters hadn't developed into complete idiots yet. We've made the decision to watch the show when it's all done so we can skip the (to us) uninteresting parts.

Posted by Nettacki

Jesus Christ. Another Quick Look comment section full of hate. You people need to grow up.

The complaints look legit. What are you on about?

Edited by mrfluke

lol so the monster hunter QL got people back on patricks side, and this QL seems to turned people away from him,

oh the irony of the internet, all he needs to do now is write a sexism article next :P

Edited by mrfluke

@deegee said:

"I've never read the comics, but all the characters are shit and poorly written."

Goddamn Patrick. Goddamn.

@davo said:

Gotta love how Patrick skips the prompts and then comments about not knowing what to do. The game doesn't seem as bad as I thought it was going to be, sadly. I was expecting some laughs. Shame on me.

oh boy..........

yep these complaints are legit. patrick and brad could learn more from vinny and ryan on how to do a QL of a bad game.