I looked several times and never saw a thread for this, which is a shame, because the story is absolutely great.
For those who don't know, The Walking Dead game, like a lot of the Telltale games, is an adventure game.
This one has a pretty big emphasis on players choices and how they effect the story, even the most minor dialog choices have an effect on future dialog, and every Episode has several big choices that have a huge effect on the entire story, effecting how other characters think of you, or who lives and dies.
Three of the five planned episodes are out, (Episode 3 was releases very recently), and Telltale announced a sequel not too long ago.
I definitely recommend it to anyone who likes games with a good story, because I definitely enjoy the story in this. The adventure game elements are pretty simple, which may be a good or a bad thing depending on your thoughts on the genre.
These games rule. The story and characters are fantastic. I love the timed dialogue selection and how suddenly the major choices just smack you and make you feel like an awful person. I still have yet to play 2 and 3 but the first one was awesome.
Love this series so far, even if the choices you make don't have that grand of an influence on the story as a whole. The whole experience feels so personal and it's a been a blast through each chapter so far. I'll second that Chapter 2 was my favorite so far as well, but overall it's kind of hard to compare them in that respect honestly.
So what did you guys do in each of the Episodes? Like the big decisions.
Spoiler for Episode 1 and 2 Spoilers:
I stayed honest, I tried to rescue Shaun, I sided with Kenny, I didn't give the girl the gun. These I just went with what seemed right at the time.
Between Doug and Carley, I went with Doug. Even though you don't get much time with him in Episode 1, I liked his character the most out of anyone, besides Clemintine. He also seemed to be in the more dire situation.
I cut the guys leg off after trying everything else that seemed possible,
Gave food to Clem, Duck, Mark and Larry. The kids and the people working on the fence, seemed logical.
Didn't shoot the crazy lady.
Helped in trying to resuscitate Larry, no way I was going to murder the guy without at least trying. The salt lick crushing his head scarred me shitless.
Sparred the brothers, they were dead anyways.
Looted the car, for the groups sake, chances are the owners were dead anyways.
I kind of wanted to keep my past hidden so I did lie to Hershel in the end.
I went to save Duck, since the Shaun was kind of fucked in my eyes either way (I was right!)
I kind of flipflopped between arguments when Larry was freaking out about Duck. At first I tried to reason with him, which Kenny didn't like, but eventually I just got pissed off at him and told him off.
I saved Carly, partly because she has a gun and kind of served as another "straight man" alongside Lee, which the group desperately needed.
I cut the guy's leg off too, although I wish Mark spoke up about the chain sooner. Thanks for wasting time, dick.
I gave food to Clem, Duck, Larry and Carly. Kids get food first obviously, Larry because he's old and I wanted to get on better terms with him, and Carly because she is the least awful person there.
I didn't shoot the crazy chick.
I tried to save Larry as well, only to get a close-up of his Salt Lickality unfortunately. Fucking Kenny.
Almost killed Danny, but didn't at the last second. I didn't kill Andy either, since walking away from him killed him more anyway B).
Didn't steal from the car though, if the battery was still running and the lights were on, then there was a chance the owners were still probably nearby (but yeah they were in all likelihood dead too). Also Clem wasn't down with it, and I'd rather stick by her rather than weaken the bond.
Did you do Episode 3 yet? I was afraid of spoiling that for you, so I just kind of omitted it.
I gave Carly the apple, and she had special dialogue for it so I guess it's dependent on what you give them. My guess would be that Doug would take the beef jerky (or maybe the crackers and cheese, since he's a bit of a manchild).
I get the feeling the Apple gives special dialog, because giving the Apple to Clemintine got me a unique response.
I'll experiment sometime, because now I'm curious.
Oh and, Episode 3 choices, I couldn't fit this in my other post because of the PS3 browsers character limit.
Spoiler for Episode 3:
Shot the poor girl. She was as good as dead in my eyes, and like hell I'm just gonna let her get slowly ripped apart.
Left the bitch on the side of the road. I never really liked her, even though I tried to help Larry, but she killed Doug, who was just an all around cool guy, At least Doug came out looking like a hero.
Fought Kenny, this choice I kinda just stumbled on, no idea how to trigger talking him down.
Shot Duck myself, no father should have to do that.
Saved Omar because, well, he was fucking limping and actually needed the help. Kind of a disappointing last decision for this Episode really.
Huh, I want to try to mess around with the apple some too. By the way if you want to check out specific moments in the game without messing up your own profile, just copy your save and go crazy with that.
Spoiler for Ep. 3 Mad Libs:
I shot the chick; she was bitten and surrounded, it was the least I can do. Fuck you Larry, I still have humanity.
If you have Carly still saved, she recommends that you spill the beans on your past to the group. I did it for everyone except Ben and Kenny. I think you can see how this didn't exactly pan out for me.
I didn't leave Lilly for the Walkers to get her. Did she deserve it? Maybe. But this is a fucked up situation, and people do fucked up things without realizing it sometimes. Besides if I left her to die, I feel like I'd be losing my own humanity, and leaving a poor example for Clem.
And then she steals the RV and well fuck. HAVE FUN REPAIRING THE FUCKED UP RADIATOR YOU STUPID BITCH
Didn't fight Kenny, didn't even know that was a thing until I saw the endgame stats.
I ended up shooting Duck, Kenny had kind of gone through enough shit at that point, he didn't need to add "Butchered Own Son" to his list of shit that went wrong that day. I saved the chick first since Omir was way ahead of her and I thought he could just haul himself up. But he got on in the end so WHATEVER.
This game is fantastic. Probably Telltale's best stuff. Also let me try to remember my choices from what you guys put.
Spoiler for wahp Episode 1+2:
I ended up keeping my past hidden. Basically just hid the fact that I was going to jail when it started.
I went to save Duck.
I think I tried to stay a little neutral during the fight between Larry and Kenny about Duck, trying to get everyone the calm the fuck down, but I think I might have been siding with Kenny in the end. Been awhile.
I gave the girl the gun. I knew she wanted to die as a human, not as a Walker.
I saved Doug since the guy's fucking MacGyver. And Carly's situation seemed like something she could have easily broken free of.
I cut the guy's leg off after seeing no other way. Who even knows.
I gave the food to Clem, Duck (eg, the two most obvious ones), Mark (which probably makes me different from a lot of other people. I liked Mark a lot though), and Lily, in hopes that Larry wouldn't get pissed off at me since I gave the food to his daughter. Not so much!
I didn't shoot the crazy woman.
I couldn't stop Clementine from eating people She ate one bit of it and I was like shit fuck. I ended up getting more pissed off at Larry during it and was like "EAT YOUR FUCKIN FILL BITCH"
I tried to save Larry, and it glitched out where it stayed on the salt lick until I made one more chest compression. I sort of just sat there, slowly clicking the mouse one more time in shock.
Didn't kill the brothers, and I didn't punch Andy to the point of super fucking his face up.
Like Hace, I didn't steal from the car. I couldn't let my girl down.
Now for Episode 3!
Spoiler for Episode 3:
I woke up at 6 AM and the first thing I did was start playing, so my decision making was sort of shit. I ended up not shooting the girl. Got a fuck ton of supplies though.
Couldn't save Doug. I didn't leave Lily behind though. Of course then she took the RV, then I remembered she was a character in the comics, so they were probably setting her up for that.
I ended up asking Ben one more time when we got to train if he had done it and it said "He'll remember that". Later when he then told me that he had been in fact, the one giving the bandits the shit, I told him to stay the fucking hell quiet about it. I didn't want people stringing him up, and he obviously really fucking regrets it. He's a good kid, and I know his reasoning for it was to keep the bandits away from us.
I shot Duck. Kenny didn't need to go through that as well.
I ended up talking Kenny down.
Also during the choice between Christine and Omir, I was just like adsakdad, and saved Christine. Omir then ended up pulling himself up.
Spoiler for "Regarding the preview, and past episode spoilers:
Fuck you Ben, Doug dies saving your life and you pull THAT SHIT?
I get the feeling Kenny isn't going to last much longer, he's lost everything and now he has hit the bottle. How long before some heroic sacrifice or he just gives up on living anymore? Regardless of how or why, I would be surprised if he isn't killed off in Episode 4.
Chuck is still cool, the other two from the end of Episode 3 still exist, not much else to say until the Episode actually comes out. Hope it's soon, if I remember correctly it was less than a week after the preview was released that Episode 3 came out, so we'll see.
Holy shit, that was the best episode so far, I gotta say.
Spoiler for Episode 4 Spoilers, Comments, End Results:
First of all, goddamn, why did Chuck have to die? I liked him. Seems like everyone I like goes away or does something unlikable (KENNY).
I liked Molly, kinda sad she didn't stick around. The others, eh, neutral I guess. Nobody in the cancer support group really ticked me off or was especially likable.
So, choices. Kid in the Attic. Shot him myself. I shot Duck, so it seemed appropriate.
I was honest when I found the group, no lies or threats, seemed kinda dumb to threaten a guy, shaking and has you at gun point.
I brought Clementine, was worried about leaving her at the house, pretty much alone.
Ben... after the third episode, and him panicking at the start of this one and leaving Clem, I was pretty pissed at him. Then her seemed like he wanted to atone for it by trying to be helpful, which was nice, good thing to do. When it came to whether or not to save his life, I just couldn't let it happen, I had to save him.
When I was bitten, I didn't tell everyone. I figured it would just cause a panic or something, and Clementine was missing... I dunno, thinking back it seems like a poor choice, it'll probably bite me in the ass come E5.
Ben, as it turned out, was the only one with my back when it came to saving Clementine. Really not sure how you trigger getting Kat+Omead to come with you, and I'm not really surprised Kenny didn't want to help, considering I never sided with him once thus far.
Just... damn, what an amazing episode. I need Episode 5, like, now.
Spoiler for Episode 4 Spoilers, Comments, End Results:
I also liked Molly. She was cool, but she's got her own path to follow I suppose.
I got Kenny to shoot the kid in the attic. I figured he needed to come to terms and what not. Don't want a situation where he's unable to shoot another kid walker that isn't crippled.
Honest when I found the Cancer Survivor Group. They seemed nice enough.
Brought Clementine, I figured after the time when she showed up when me and Kenny left for the boat, she'd come with or without my consent. Might as well let it be under my terms.
I saved Ben, and tried to keep with keeping him around (though I did a bit of siding with Ken on saying he should kick his ass later). Now of all times isn't to turn against each other. I abstained during the vote because I was all "adsdsad", and then saved him during the craziness with the bell. Still wondering why Vernon was asking us about the train tracks though. Did we accidentally lead that entire giant group?
I told everyone I was bit. Hiding it isn't gonna do me any good.
I got everyone to come with me. I think showing your bite gets Kat and Omid to come with you, just so you know Pen. Kat says how you might not even be able to make it to save Clem. I talked Kenny into coming, then Ben, then retalked Kenny. Then we all went off.
But yeah, that episode was friggin great. I got chills during it. Can't wait for the finale.
I'm curious on whether or not the group that went along with you at the end, are the last people who'll be with you for most of Episode 5. Seems strange that who went with you got it's own stats screen, seems like it'll be important.
Spoiler for "OH GAWD CHAPTER 3 SPOILERS AHHHH (seriously, I pretty much describe my entire fucking experience, stay the hell out if you're not 100% done, if there was anything you didn't want spoiled, it's Chapter 5, can't warn you enough):
Ok... so... get this shit out of the way.
I cut off my arm, and basically I took the selfless choices when it came to it. The last choice, I'll save until the end.
I just wanna say, that this is by far the most I've ever... felt things, because of a story and it's characters, in a videogame or in general really. Jesus fucking christ, I was bawling by the end.
I should note, that I went back and redid the last part of Chapter 4, yeah yeah that kinda spoilers the whole decision making stuff, but I wanted to do a run with everyone before I did one with certain group compositions, or alone.
Benny falling like that, broke my heart. He didn't get the chance to either make it up to Kenny, or save Clementine. But then... Kenny falls back. WHY? There was no saving Benny... I didn't see what happened, I don't know if you were even supposed to, but I get the feeling Kenny used that bullet on Ben.
I told Omid and Christa to find Clem a good family if I didn't make it. Seemed the most reasonable choice. I'm sure they would protect her if they didn't find anyone.
When it came to the sign crossing, I was like "Fuck no, I'm not losing any more people.", so I went alone. When the sign fell, I told them to try and look for us at the Marsh House. Probably not the best decision, I'm hoping I didn't get them killed telling them that.
Then comes the Marsh House, and the guy from the radio.
HOLY SHIT BALLS ON A STICK
RPG DEVELOPERS, TAKE SOME FUCKING NOTES
THIS IS HOW YOU MAKE DECISIONS FEEL LIKE THEY MATTER
As soon as he brings up the car, my mouth was just WIDE open, and stayed that way the entire conversation. I stayed civil, because it was obvious from the start, this guy was at best, seriously dangerous. When Clem weaseled her way out of the closet, and we killed that fucker... Oh man.
Then the getting all smeared up... and seeing that it was about to rain... and HER PARENTS... AND PASSING OUT LIKE THAT.
Once Lee woke up in that Jewelry Store, I knew 100% he wasn't going to make it. But still, I wanted him to live, I was even tempted to tell Clem to leave me. Just in case, just in case Lee somehow managed to survive.
But I had her do it, it was better for her, she needed to let go of Lee and my common sense kicked in telling me there was no way in hell Lee was going anywhere.
Gunshot, credits roll, feel like shit.
I expected that to be it... then we get a little Epilogue of Clementine, alone, wandering... somewhere. I hope, so much, that those two people are people able to help her.
SEASON 2 WHERE GODDAMMIT
Seriously, this is overall the best story I've played through. Old favorite used to be Planescape Torment, for a long, long time.
Just beat it. Dear god, that stuff was crazy. When they showed the car in the "Previously on the Walking Dead", I had my suspicions, but then when they showed it in front of the hotel, I pretty much went "HOLY SHIT". Because I knew then what this was all about. Also that ending song.
Also yeah, I noticed the achievement thing too. What do I do telltale.