How were you guys introduced to The Walking Dead?

I know that there has most likely already been a thread like this but I am still very curious. I found out about TWD from the TV show, after hearing about it all the freaking time. I loved it.Then i found out that the TV show was based of a comic series. Eventually I bought the first volume and got pissed at the TV show for being nothing like the comics. A little while after that I found out that Telltale was making a Walking Dead game. I had played Telltales Jurassic Park game and thought it was amazing. (even if it kinda sucked looking back at it.) So I got the first episode a few days later when it released. One of the best gaming related decisions Ive ever made.

Note: Ima just give a thumbs up to everyone. Cause i can.

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  • Read the Comics

  • I think it went, show first, then saw the game on steam (decided to get season 1 after it was done and on sale...), then finally decided to read the comics...

    A complete aside, I'm coming to find a like the characters in the show based on the shows I've (Bob Stookey was nothing in the comics, but he was a main character in the first season of 'The Wire,' Tyreese was in 'The Wire' too; Abraham, in addition to being a character I really liked from the comics (which I got into about the same time he appeared on the show) is played by one of the main characters of 'Southland.'

    Damn, I watch too much TV...

  • OzzyUKOzzyUK Moderator

    I got the game in the 2012 Christmas steam sale, before playing i knew nothing about The Walking Dead so i went into the franchise blind, it was one of the best purchases i ever made, after that i started watching the show and then read the comics but i feel that the game is the best out of the three.

  • I learned about TWAU on a youtube comment and then realized that I had already played 'Jurassic Park' by the same developers and then decided to give it a try.

    I loved TWAU episode 1 and wanted more Telltale and bought TWD episode 1

    Best desicion of my life

  • Started with the graphic novel Book 1 (Days Gone By) at the comic store and thought it would be a good read. From there I followed the comics monthly and then the TV series. When the game came out I tried it out just to see what it was all about and it ended being the greatest game i've ever played. Impacted me so much that I came out of Message Board retirement just to hang out with fellow fans. Now i'm waiting to see what's next.

  • PEWDIEPIE!

  • I had actually never heard of The Walking Dead at all, the comics, nothing. I saw on the Rockstar Social Club someone talking about it around the time of the release of the Undead Nightmare expansion for Red Dead Redemption. So I watched the first episode, and actually saw Undead Nightmare commercials aired which made me laugh, and I really enjoyed it. So I kept watching every week, and slowly all of my friends would show up every Sunday to watch, and it just became tradition. Naturally when I heard about the game I got it right away, and that is a decision I definitely don't regret.

  • I didn't know anything about The Walking Dead, only that it was a show that my friends watched. I figured ''Why not?'' and took a look at it, and it sucked. I unfortantly watched one of those boring episodes and never took a look at it again.

    Next thing i know, there is a game about The Walking Dead wich is dialogue based, i was like ''No way this is gonna be a thing''.
    Then it recieved game of the year and i was extremely surprised and had to check it out, i bought it and played it and it was totally amazing.

    I remember going to school after playing episode 2 and saying to my friend ''God this game is so good!''.
    Then after i finished episode 5.....you know. Feels. ;(
    Since then i've been reading the comics and staying on the forums, buyed Season 2 on the pre-order, did not regret it, and here i am.

    I can safely say this is the best game i've ever played, i got hooked up on the zombie genre and played the whole game lots of times.

  • edited March 2014

    Well, I always kinda knew about the show...

    I found out about the game from youtube. Cryotic to be exact.

  • I always heard/read many good things about the game. But just started playing since Episode 1 was available for free at the Xbox store.

  • Yeah, I remember I had a friend at school who couldn't play them game, so i would tell him what happened after every episode. When i told him that Lee was bitten in episode 4, i think he died a little bit inside. And then after episode 5 i told him Lee had died, the look on his face was so priceless. But yeah it was still sad. Not really relevant but i still wanted to share this.

    I didn't know anything about The Walking Dead, only that it was a show that my friends watched. I figured ''Why not?'' and took a

  • Was a fan of the show first. I remember seeing TWD game on the 360 dashboard but I never checked it out. I thought it was just another "zombie killing game" as I had never heard of Telltale games. So I never looked into it until after it won GOTY and I read all the praise it got and how much people loved Clementine in Gameinformer magazine. Bought the retail disc copy, finished it in five days, and TT gained another loyal fan.

  • Me too. I had heard the game was pretty good, so I decided to watch his LP (marathoned the entire thing in one day actually) and I was hooked.

    Well, I always kinda knew about the show... I found out about the game from youtube. Cryotic to be exact.

  • edited March 2014

    I'd heard about it before but my boyfriend (former now) told me to try the game so I did. I loved the first episode but I never got to buy the points for the other episodes until a year later so I got re-addicted to it and finished it. Now I've read up to the 12 th volume in comics and seen all the episodes of the show. TellTale is now my favourite gaming company.

  • YouTube - (Super Gaming Brothers and SSoHPKC).

  • I saw AlChestBreach play it. I only watched up til Herschel's farm and then stopped. I forgot about the game, and for some reason, near the 2013 Xmas Steam sale, I felt a strong desire to play it out of nowhere. I got it and played the entire thing in 3 days, finishing on Xmas day. That ending didn't make Xmas very jolly :(

  • i had never heard anything about it in my life and then all of a sudden on a boring april day i look at my youtube subscription box and notice the walking dead episode 1. ever since then i had been in love with the games and am caught up with the tv show

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  • DAMN, I would have waited until AFTER christmas.

    Giraffehat posted: »

    I saw AlChestBreach play it. I only watched up til Herschel's farm and then stopped. I forgot about the game, and for some reason,

  • The show spammed its advertisements and I did like the first season. My friend then told me about the game and expressed his excitement. It was a different experience for sure and I got hooked immediately especially after season 1 episode 2. My friend though ironically didn't get too much into it and I just lurk the forums now and refresh the pages hoping to find something about the release date.

  • whats up with the downvote people?

    nasmadoodle posted: »

    PEWDIEPIE!

  • Played game on recommendation from friend, loved it. Now reading comics and watching show as well.

  • uberhaxornova. xD I actually learned about the game before the show/comic

  • For the game I saw some link to it on youtube, watched the preview and fell in love.

  • wow. never thought that the trolls would pay attention to my thread.

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    wow. never thought that the trolls would pay attention to my thread.

  • edited March 2014

    O rly? PROVE IT

    Just kidding ill take your word for it

  • Uberhaxornova saw his video on youtube decided to hceck it out since i love Nova and i watched the first three episodes on his channel and finally decided to buy it

  • edited March 2014

    @keepup
    you have strange fetishes, my friend

  • Yep. he is kinda scaring me.

    Slither29 posted: »

    @keepup you have strange fetishes, my friend

  • Saw the show, liked it in the beginning but got meh. TWD game went on sale on steam tried it out and have been hooked since then.

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    Yep. he is kinda scaring me.

  • Nope. Never have. And if i was, i would not use google.

  • Porn and google ... bad choice man

  • I played Sam and Max, and wanted to see, what else Telltale had made. They had just released the first episode of a game called The Walking Dead. I bought it, played it, and liked the idea very much. When I found out, that the game were based on a comic series, I started reading those too

  • Yep, same here.

    sayakamiki posted: »

    Me too. I had heard the game was pretty good, so I decided to watch his LP (marathoned the entire thing in one day actually) and I was hooked.

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    Slither29 posted: »

    Porn and google ... bad choice man

  • edited March 2014

    How about we just stop the porn talk. I'm getting kind of disturbed

    Nope.

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