Is the game as good as the TV series?

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#1  Edited By LilithGamer

I love the TV series so much, the best one ever created. I haven't read the Comics, so I'm wondering, Is it more related to the TV series or the Comics? Is the game as good as the TV series? I must admit I haven't followed the news related to the game.

Is Daryl in the game!!?

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#2  Edited By TheSouthernDandy

It's more related to the comics then the show but it's pretty much it's own story. And it's better written then the show IMO. You'd probably love it.

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#3  Edited By BisonHero

@LilithGamer: From what I've heard, it's more related to the comics than the TV show. The TV show has sort of become its own continuity.

Anyway, I've heard people complain that the second season of the TV show drags, whereas I've heard almost zero major complaints about the game. I haven't had a chance to play it myself (won't have time until Christmas break), but by just about all accounts, if you already like The Walking Dead, then you should enjoy the video game just as much.

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#4  Edited By cutyoface

I've only seen the first season of the tv show and I really could not get in to it. The game on the other hand I find is fantastic.

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#5  Edited By L44

The game is way better than the TV series.

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#6  Edited By nightriff

Well the TV show is terrible and the game isn't so yeah, you should play it.

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#7  Edited By Extreme_Popcorn

@LilithGamer: Dude, why've you got some random girls picture as your avatar?

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#8  Edited By Baillie

I really enjoyed the first season of the show, really disliked the second. The third is coming together very well though, and it's pulled me right back in -- just as it goes on a break. ARGH.

Anyway, the game is better in some aspects. I found that some episodes were pretty slow and slightly boring, but it ramped up in the end and had a fantastic closure to the series.

Both have their ups and downs. I think the game has you more emotionally attached, especially as you get into the final chapters. I don't think there's better character development than the relationship between your character Lee and Clementine in either media.

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#9  Edited By supermonkey122

It's better.

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#10  Edited By MikkaQ

I would say the TV show is easily the weakest element of The Walking Dead as a franchise, so yeah play the game, read the comics.

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#11  Edited By killacam

oh geez..

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#12  Edited By damswedon

For me the game is the best thing to come out of the Walking Dead franchise.

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#13  Edited By rubberluffy

I've only played the first episode and didn't really like playing it nor did I care about what was happening. It's definitely better than the TV show.

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#14  Edited By Optix12

I agree with many of the previous posters, read both compendiums and up to date on the TV series, only 3 "episodes" into the game and I am already calling it my GOTY.

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#15  Edited By Ravelle

Season 3 of TWD was great in my opinion, it's a bit weird comparing games and video games but yeah you should try the game, it's pretty good.

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#16  Edited By crithon

better then the TV series, not as good as the comics.

The TV series still has amazing make up effects.

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#17  Edited By Tylea002

@damswedon said:

For me the game is the best thing to come out of the Walking Dead franchise.

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#18  Edited By audiosnow

@Extreme_Popcorn said:

@LilithGamer: Dude, why've you got some random girls picture as your avatar?

Maybe LilithGamer is a girl. After all, you're a dog with flight experience.

But, yeah, the game is probably my favorite of the year, and I've no idea who Daryl is (which answers the second question).

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#19  Edited By Zeik

Honestly it doesn't really matter that much if it's connected to the comics or TV show more, since it has almost nothing to do with either outside of a few cameos. (The major ones being present in both.) It's a self-contained story.

I like the show, even though it has it's share of issues, but the game is better. People complain that it's not interactive enough, but it's interactive in the right ways to make you invested in these characters in a way that the TV show or even comics cannot replicate.

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#20  Edited By JasonR86

@LilithGamer said:

I love the TV series so much, the best one ever created. I haven't read the Comics, so I'm wondering, Is it more related to the TV series or the Comics? Is the game as good as the TV series? I must admit I haven't followed the news related to the game.

Is Daryl in the game!!?

They're different with some basic similarities. The focus on group dynamics and dealing with the new world is shared between the show and game. The difference is that, with the game, because there is less time to fill and only two real paramount characters there is more unpredictability and, usually, a faster pace to the game. So, to me, the game is the better experience. But I imagine fans of the show would like the game as well.

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#21  Edited By LilithGamer

I'm a girl. Am I the only girl that registered here? :D

Thank you everyone for your comments, I will give the game a try even if I'm not fond of episodic games.

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#22  Edited By Master_Funk

pre season 3, I would have definitely said the game. But season 3 has been amazing so far, so they are pretty close. Can't really decide.

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#23  Edited By JasonR86

@LilithGamer said:

I'm a girl. Am I the only girl that registered here? :D

What?

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#24  Edited By Beb

I think the comic and the game are both better than the TV show. Most of the best stuff in the show comes from the comics, and tons of comic stuff has been cut already from the show.

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Better. But don't go in expecting a tv show wannabe. It has its own story. Which is almost better than the tv.

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#26  Edited By UitDeToekomst

I find the TV show to be poor at best, and the game to be mediocre and overrated. I am probably in the vast minority with at least one of those opinions, so take it for what it's worth. As you seem to like the TV series, I imagine the game would be right up your alley, even though only a couple of characters form the show are in it (and only briefly).

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#27  Edited By jayjonesjunior

@LilithGamer said:

I love the TV series so much, the best one ever created. I haven't read the Comics, so I'm wondering, Is it more related to the TV series or the Comics? Is the game as good as the TV series? I must admit I haven't followed the news related to the game.

Is Daryl in the game!!?

Your taste sucks so much that i can't really tell if you are gonna like the game since it is pretty fantastic.

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#28  Edited By rollingzeppelin

I've only seen the 1st season of the Walking Dead, I really disliked it, especially the main character's wife. The game, on the other hand, is probably one of my favourite games of the past decade.

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#29  Edited By PhatSeeJay

@Extreme_Popcorn said:

@LilithGamer: Dude, why've you got some random girls picture as your avatar?

I would not call Bloodrayne "some random girl".

I rank the TWD franchise like this:

Comics > Telltale's Game > TV show

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#30  Edited By mikeeegeee

I'll echo what others have said:

The game is better written than the TV show, and thereby better overall. And I love the show (lately).

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#31  Edited By pyromagnestir

@LilithGamer said:

I'm a girl. Am I the only girl that registered here? :D

can transform into video game characters, some of which are girls... Does that count?

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#32  Edited By Video_Game_King

@pyromagnestir said:

@LilithGamer said:

I'm a girl. Am I the only girl that registered here? :D

can transform into video game characters, some of which are girls... Does that count?

Sometimes, it does. But even if I don't, there are still tons of other girls on the site. I'd list them off, but

A.) That's fucking creepy.

B.) I'd have to @reply them to do that, thus summoning their wrath upon me.

C.) It's fucking creepy.

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#33  Edited By JasonR86

@Video_Game_King said:

@pyromagnestir said:

@LilithGamer said:

I'm a girl. Am I the only girl that registered here? :D

can transform into video game characters, some of which are girls... Does that count?

Sometimes, it does. But even if I don't, there are still tons of other girls on the site. I'd list them off, but

A.) That's fucking creepy.

B.) I'd have to @reply them to do that, thus summoning their wrath upon me.

C.) It's fucking creepy.

Just create an alt. username and show the lady-list!

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#34  Edited By pyromagnestir

@Video_Game_King:

Are you sure it's creepy? Because I was going to start @ing all of my comments to all the registered female users of Giant Bomb just to show them what a funny, intelligent, charming, and polite motherfucker I am...

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#35  Edited By Video_Game_King

@pyromagnestir:

I think their reaction would be more along the lines of, "What? Why am I...goddamn it." And then they leave the thread.

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#36  Edited By pyromagnestir

@Video_Game_King:

How sexist of you to paint all the ladies with such a broad brush.

(eh... @ladies, see that... I'm sensitive too...)

@JasonR86: Do you know if the username altusername is taken? You know... For a friend...

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#37  Edited By Redsox44

I can't imagine thinking The Walking Dead is the best tv series ever created.

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#38  Edited By Video_Game_King

@pyromagnestir:

I've my doubts that a lot of women like being called out specifically for their gender on the Internet.

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#39  Edited By pyromagnestir
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#40  Edited By asger

I think the game is way better. The characters are better.

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#41  Edited By JasonR86

@pyromagnestir said:

@Video_Game_King:

...ladies with such a broad brush.

I absolutely first read this as 'broad bush'.

#1reasonwhy

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#42  Edited By Mrsignerman44

It's unbelievably better than the tv series and pretty much on par with the comics.

Also, fuck Daryl, what a dumb character.

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#43  Edited By ghost_cat

Let me put it this way: Comics > Game > television show. The show is okay, the game is great, but the comics are where it's at.

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#44  Edited By colourful_hippie  Online

@Tylea002 said:

@damswedon said:

For me the game is the best thing to come out of the Walking Dead franchise.

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#45  Edited By spankingaddict

@L44 said:

The game is way better than the TV series.

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#46  Edited By Zeik

@Mrsignerman44 said:

It's unbelievably better than the tv series and pretty much on par with the comics.

Also, fuck Daryl, what a dumb character.

Daryl is actually one of the better characters on the show, and I'm not saying that as a slight against the show. (Well, maybe a little.)

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#47  Edited By DonutFever
@L44 said:

The game is way better than the TV series.

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#48  Edited By golguin

I have watched every episode of the TV series and I played and completed the game. The game is easily better than the TV show. It's not even close.

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#49  Edited By Mrsignerman44

@Zeik: Eh, maybe when stacked against the mishandled versions of great characters like Andrea and Carl but Daryl is one of the worst characters of the series when compared to Abraham or Tyreese from the comics.

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#50  Edited By Marz

I enjoyed the game moreso than the first 3 seaons of the TV show. So yeah take that for what it's worth.

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