For those that have the game, what was your previous experience with The Walking Dead?

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#1 Posted by BeachThunder (14578 posts) -

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#2 Posted by ToxicFruit (1913 posts) -

I watched the first season of the TV show and did not really like it but I am loving this so far, Just finished the first episode

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#3 Posted by BonOrbitz (2475 posts) -

The TV series so far. My biance read the first volume and is planning on buying the Compendium soon.

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#4 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7097 posts) -

@bonorbitz said:

The TV series so far. My biance read the first volume and is planning on buying the Compendium soon.

The Compendium is a fantastic buy. Best way to get into the comics so far.

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#5 Posted by Redbullet685 (6453 posts) -

I'm about 5 issues behind on the comic, and I'm up to date with the show.

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#6 Posted by Hey2theZeus (18 posts) -

Watched tv shiw and read the comics and loved them, i think theyre both great. The game is alot like the comic, it feels like the comic and has a comic art style. Story is great and feels like reading the comic only im making the decisions for the group.

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#7 Posted by Brodehouse (10827 posts) -

I watched the first half hour of the TV show and hated it completely. I hated the characters they showed, found the dialogue to be completely boring, and Oh No Zombies does shit all for me in 2012. I did like the set design in the ruined hospital. As soon as he got to the house and it became clear this would be about bunkering and stupid arguments I was done.

Played 45 minutes of the game, really like it.

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#8 Posted by Mr_JPeps (185 posts) -

Read the first few major arcs in the comics, watched both seasons of the show. The game is more on target with the comics. I already prefer the game over the TV show.

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#9 Edited by TentPole (1856 posts) -

Love the comics. Love season 1. Think season 2 is fucking awful. Love the game.

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#10 Edited by Hector (3547 posts) -

The TV show, which I just started watching last weekend. I'm half way through season 2.

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#11 Posted by Ehker (232 posts) -

TV show, but a few episodes of season 2 ruined it all for me.

Enjoyed the game. Don't expect it to turn into an slow paced melodrama.

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#12 Posted by Jackel2072 (2510 posts) -

i only read book 2 of the comic. (the one that takes place on the farm) and i watched most of season 1 but never finished it. 

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#13 Posted by TLKnight (30 posts) -

I've read all of the comics, and seen all of the tv show. Overall I found that the game was an excellent addition to the franchise. It completely shattered any expectations that I had. I can't wait for the next episode

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#14 Posted by Morningstar (2375 posts) -

No previous experience.

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#16 Posted by ShaggE (8394 posts) -

Saw half of the pilot episode of the show, never had a chance to watch them like I want to eventually.

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#17 Posted by SuperTess (154 posts) -

The tv show, even though it's gotten really irritating. I have volume one of the comic, just haven't gotten around to it yet.

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#18 Posted by MoseSSesoM (236 posts) -

Season 1 of the show, thats it.

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#19 Posted by cutyoface (580 posts) -

I watched a few episodes of the first season and i did not really like it.

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#20 Posted by bkbroiler (1731 posts) -

Watched both seasons of the TV show. I've been growing more frustrated with it over time. Not sure if I'll keep watching season 3 or not.

Loved this game though. Can't wait for part 2.

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#21 Edited by louiedog (2388 posts) -

I own the big The Walking Dead: Compendium One book. I liked what I read, but only got about 1/5th of the way through before getting distracted and forgetting about it.

I've seen the first season of the TV show. I liked the first couple of episodes, but I didn't really like where it went or the way the characters were handled. I got the same vibe from it that I get from a lot of Stephen King adaptations. There's a group of people, each usually satisfying different a different archetype, and they are each overly dramatic in their own way. Most of the characters are never complex enough and they don't feel real. The decisions they make are usually more about a message than replicating actual human behavior or thought patterns. That style has never clicked with me. Stephen King's stuff usually works on the page much better than it does on the screen and that may be the case here as well. Maybe that's because they often try too hard to faithfully adapt his words to a different medium. The series hasn't swayed me from wanting to finish my book. I haven't watched season 2.

Despite all of that I don't feel like it was hard to appreciate the first episode of the game. I'm sure I'd get more out of it if I finished the book before episode two, so I think that I'll try. I don't get the sense that it's a necessity though.

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#22 Posted by Yummylee (24646 posts) -

Just the TV series. Really enjoyed the first episode of season 1, but it kinda got boring afterwards. I loved season 2, though, even if the whole ''we gotta look for Sophia... Oh, well, nuttin' I guess, let's try again next episode'' totally dragged on for far too long. The final two episodes made for some great pay-offs too.

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#23 Posted by AgnosticJesus (547 posts) -

I have no experience with the series. Never read the comics or seen the show. My wife watches the show and likes it so I wasn't completely in the dark. After playing the first episode I'm extremely excited to play through the rest of it.

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#24 Posted by brownsfantb (443 posts) -

Through Book 5 of the comics and halfway through season 2 of the show. Glad to see the game is in the world of the comics and not the show. The show isn't bad, the comic is just way better.

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#25 Posted by tallTuck94 (586 posts) -

I'm a big fan of the comics got around 90 of them but i've lagged behind recently. I enjoyed the first season of the tv show but In season 2 I dropped off before the mid season finale. The shows pacing is horrific, they should have spent a maximum of 4 episodes at Hershals farm and finished the mid season...

...when they find the prison. Then end the series on the reveal of the helicopter, the reveal of Woodsbury, or the capture of rick, glenn and michonne.

The first season i could bear them doing nothing because thats when your introduced to a large cast of characters, but season twos pacing is unforgivable.

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#26 Posted by HandsomeMuffin (117 posts) -

I've never seen the show or read the comic (although I plan to now) the quick look really took me by surprise. Didn't really plan on getting it until then.

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#27 Posted by Geurge (116 posts) -

I had read the first compendium of the walking dead, which is the first 48 issues, and watched both seasons of the show. Since playing it though, I've read up to issues 52 of the comics.

Loving the game so far, can't wait for the next episodes.

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#28 Posted by Anonymgeist (37 posts) -

I watched the first episode of the show and liked it, but never got around to watching more. I really enjoyed the game though, and may end up picking up some of the books.

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#29 Posted by probablytuna (4922 posts) -

Watched the two seasons and read like two pages of the first issue of the comic.

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#30 Posted by JBG4 (705 posts) -

The compendium and the first season of the show.

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#31 Posted by OtakuGamer (1587 posts) -

I watched about 4-5 episodes of the first season then gave up. I thought the pacing was way too slow. I might go back to it some point.

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#32 Posted by Nightriff (7114 posts) -

I watched the first season of the show and stopped watching because the last episode fuckin terrible. But I heard a lot of good things about the game and $20 for 5 episodes seemed like a good deal. Hope the others are just as good as episode 1 because it could easily be one of the best games of the year, but time will tell.

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#33 Posted by sickVisionz (1307 posts) -

Watched and loved both seasons of the TV show. Tried reading 2 or 3 issues of the comic but it felt like... The Walking Dead at ultra turbo rocket speed minus everything good about the Walking Dead so I dropped it.

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