You may or may not be aware of the new game based on the award winning series and comic books The Walking Dead. The game has produced a lot of noise in the gaming scene, with it being a zombie game that is not restricted to the usual smash and blast FPS zombie games we have all grown to know and love. Its daring new dynamic of post-apocalyptic survival based on your interactions with your fellow survivors has appealed a lot of players wanting something new.
This has been a surprising release by the infamous studio of Telltale games, who has once again proved its unpredictability, its previous release having been such a monumental flop that I find its name unworthy to be featured here. So the studio released this game that is not only daring in its semi-original gameplay (obviously, it greatly resembles the Heavy-Rain game type) but it is also one of the rare games to come out in episodes monthly. This either forced the player to pay in advance for all the episodes as to have to pay a little less, or buy the episodes as they come out.
But a wild problem has appeared! The episodes keep getting delayed! This might not be such a big problem to the people that will buy the episodes as they come out, but for people like myself that have already bought the games, it’s more than a little bit annoying to not have the games I’ve paid
for on time. There just has been so little information given out by the developers on this issue, which I consider to be an important one. Thankfully for the studio, the E3 hype has more than covered up their tracks, but it remains unacceptable. They chose to release the game in episodes, and they should take charge for what they have chosen, and release them monthly as they promised.
Not only does this affect us gamers, that don’t have our games at the time that was promised to us, but I believe that Telltale games studio’s already weak reputation will be weakened even more, and in these hard times, although I do not wish such a thing upon them, this just might be their last strike.