One of the things I was hoping for is that this Telltale game run smoothly on my devices, and it does.
“In this brand new story, you are Lee Everett, a man given a second chance at life in a world devastated by the undead. With corpses returning to life and survivors stopping at nothing to maintain their own safety, protecting an orphaned girl named Clementine may offer him redemption in a world gone to hell.”
The Walking Dead is universal, and whether it be on the iPhone 4S or the new iPad, it ran great. The game has an interesting approach when it comes to the art style: it doesn’t try to be a cartoon but it doesn’t try to be photo-realistic. What you get is a almost pixel shaded mix that makes the game look good, and it runs smoothly.
To top that off, the game has professional voice actors, and a soundtrack that will fit in with the atmosphere of the game, whether it be dread, scary, sadness, etc. It is console quality because it is a console game, but it runs perfectly on the iOS platform.
The controls are what we’ve come to expect from Telltale on touch screens. You can drag on the screen like a joystick to move your character around, and tap on objects (that have circles around them, to make your life easier) to interact with them. When it comes to choices or dialogue, boxes will appear on the bottom of the screen and you just simply tap on the one you want.
So here’s one thing Telltale knows how to do: storytelling. Your decisions in episode 1 will carry on with you as you go into episode 2, and while it won’t change the storyline itself, it’ll affect how others feel about Lee. In fact, when you end the episode, you’ll get a preview for the next episode depending on who you chose to keep alive.
Episode 1 revolved around actions: whether it be dialogue or zombies. You have to reply quick to others dialogue, and you have to react quickly to survive the zombies. The game also presents you with moral choices, which although I won’t spoil for you, put you up against a wall of who you want to save.
Apart from that though, at the bottom of it all is a Telltale game: a point-and-click adventure game. However don’t be fooled, this game doesn’t revolve around solving puzzles. The slowest this game will get is when you’re walking from point A to point B. When you’re not, most interactions will just result in a quick time event or dialogue.
The Walking Dead is a refreshing take on the point-and-click adventure genre. Not only that, it’s the Telltale game that runs the best on the iOS devices. It’s a combination of cinematic games, quick time heavy games, and adventure games, all into one awesome package.
Even if you’re like me and don’t follow the comics or TV show too closely, you can still find enjoyment in this zombie apocalypse game. Good job at redemption, Telltale. 8/10