||The Walking Dead is a "point-and-click" adventure game developed by Telltale Games, and is based off of the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman.
In The Walking Dead, you play as Lee Everett, who is a convicted murderer on his way to jail, when the squad car crashes, and Lee escapes a few walkers. Lee then finds a young girl by the name of Clementine, who becomes one of the most important people to Lee as time goes on.
When it comes to the presentation of this game, it truly looks fantastic. Telltale did a good job of making the game look like its a 3D comic book. The characters all look well rendered, and so do the environments. Some of the animations are a little clunky, but overall the game has a nice look and feel to it.
When it comes to gameplay, I had mixed feelings about the gameplay style when I initially came into the game, as I have never been a huge fan of the "point-and-click" adventure games (don't get me wrong though, I do still enjoy them from time to time), but this game does it right. While there are puzzles to figure out at times, Telltale made the game focus more on character development than puzzles, which I personally enjoy more.
When it comes to the lasting appeal of this game, there are definitely multiple opportunities to replay the game. With all the different decisions you make throughout the game, I always find myself wondering what would have happened if I had made a different choice. Overall, the multitude of decision combinations is high enough to keep players replaying the game multiple times to see all the different outcomes available.
Overall, The Walking Dead is an excellent game that has great gameplay, great presentation, and a very emotional, and sometimes heart-wrenching story, with a very high level of replayability that will entertain players for hours on end.
Lasting Appeal: 9/10