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I was a bit disappointed with the story choices. Reminded me of LA Noir, where most game choices are superficial. If you pick Shawn he still dies the same. Even if the other chosen character died(Doug or Carlie), the other said the same things. And no matter what I said nothing changed story points, like Larry shoving you down even if you side with him. Oh and with Glenn, if you hand the girl the gun he says how can you let people give up but if you refuse he says how can you deny someone's choice! The character's in the game should have the same convictions no matter what you choose, this is unacceptable character development.

Supposedly the choices of Episode 1 greatly affect how everyone views you though... I sure hope the following episodes prove more impressive with the choices, and I realllllly hope it branches out and expands more. For a 2hr game it should have a lot more possibilities.

I know it's only a $5 game, just please don't let me down.

Otherwise, the story itself was awesome, the gameplay is really good and the art style is incredible. Still the best TT game to date! Keep it up guys!
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  • Why is everyone talking about the term "tailored".

    http://www.telltalegames.com/store/walking-dead
    Live with the profound and lasting consequences of the decisions that you make in each episode.
    Your actions and choices will affect how your story plays out across the entire series.
    Profound... lasting consequences...choices that affect how the story plays out...

    In the entire game across all Episodes (so far) there is only ONE lasting consequence. And that is if you gave Clem the Hoodie. Now she wears a hoodie instead of her other clothes. WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW such profound choices.
  • Xarne;668916 said:
    40% of the internet is pr0n...
    jus sayin
    I'm not asking for porn, no even something explicit. Have you read the comic? Something along those lines would be fine. It's the end of the world and they behave like monks!
  • Too many horny, young teenagers playing this game. Go outside and mingle. It's more fun, trust me.
  • Aldaron;668729 said:
    But in general that lack of choice is there and that makes it feel more like a movie than a game.
    But that IS what TWD is supposed to be like.

    Even before the release, it was stressed that TWD was NOT going to be a hack and slash zombie game. TWD was always meant to be a good story.
    Aldaron;668729 said:
    And lastly, it lacks sex and the comic has plenty so that's bad adaptation. I don't want fan service or crap like that but sex is part of life and it's absence feels fake.
    I wouldn't say the comic has PLENTY of sex. There are some but out of the 101 issues so far I would say sex makes up at most 1% of the story.

    I don't know about you, I doubt sex would high on most people's priority list when rotting corpses are being split open everywhere and you don't have a comfortable environment.

    Besides, what exactly were you expecting? Lee somehow manages to take a few minutes from watching Clementine and sneak into a motel room with Lily or Carley and you as the player have 5 seconds to pick between different sex positions?
    Aldaron;669718 said:
    I'm not asking for porn, no even something explicit. Have you read the comic? Something along those lines would be fine. It's the end of the world and they behave like monks!
    Yeah, cursing, thieving, murdering monks
    Awesoke;669720 said:
    Too many horny, young teenagers playing this game. Go outside and mingle. It's more fun, trust me.
    Amen.
  • Awesoke;669720 said:
    Too many horny, young teenagers playing this game. Go outside and mingle. It's more fun, trust me.
    I'm 33, married and about to be a parent. Don't make assumptions because you don't like what I'm saying.
    Weili;669722 said:
    But that IS what TWD is supposed to be like.

    Even before the release, it was stressed that TWD was NOT going to be a hack and slash zombie game. TWD was always meant to be a good story.
    I didn't ask for more action, I ask for CHOICE. True choice, they say that the game is tailored to my play but it's not. It's a great story but it's the same story for everyone with a minor details.
    Weili;669722 said:

    I wouldn't say the comic has PLENTY of sex. There are some but out of the 101 issues so far I would say sex makes up at most 1% of the story.

    I don't know about you, I doubt sex would high on most people's priority list when rotting corpses are being split open everywhere and you don't have a comfortable environment.

    Besides, what exactly were you expecting? Lee somehow manages to take a few minutes from watching Clementine and sneak into a motel room with Lily or Carley and you as the player have 5 seconds to pick between different sex positions?


    Yeah, cursing, thieving, murdering monks


    Amen.
    They spend 3 months stuck together in the same place. Yes I expect sex to happen they're supposed to be human beings. What you say works in my advantage, it's the end of the world, it's now or never.

    Let's recap the comic:
    Shane and Lory
    Rick and Lory
    Dale and Andrea
    Carol and Tyreese
    Michonne and Tyreese
    Glenn and Maggie
    And the list goes on...
  • Aldaron;669746 said:
    I'm 33, married and about to be a parent. Don't make assumptions because you don't like what I'm saying.
    You can be physically 33, married and about to be a parent but still think and behave like... well, not.
    Aldaron;669746 said:
    I didn't ask for more action, I ask for CHOICE. True choice, they say that the game is tailored to my play but it's not. It's a great story but it's the same story for everyone with a minor details.
    Please correct me if I'm wrong but when did TWD promise just how different the story would be based on your choices? AFAIK no major game has been able to provide significantly different stories based on player choices. That was one of the major complaints of Mass Effects 3.

    Do you truly grasp just how much "bigger" the game would be if each choice made the story significantly different? Let's assume each episode has 5 story-changing choices. By the end of episode 1, you would have 16 different story lines. By the end of episode 2, you would have 512. By the end of the game, you would have... well quite a few.
    Aldaron;669746 said:
    They spend 3 months stuck together in the same place. Yes I expect sex to happen they're supposed to be human beings. What you say works in my advantage, it's the end of the world, it's now or never.
    Well if the zombie apocalypse happens, we know you'll be chasing tail lol
  • I'd just appreciate my decisions carrying more weight with the characters. For example, with Carley (SPOILERS) I think it woulda been great to be able to take the fall for it and have Lilly shoot you in the stomach or something before being tackled by someone. Or the ability to calm Lilly down if you had previously taken her side many times, something to that effect.
    As it stands, Carley's death seemed massively unnecessary and totally pointless, like it was just shoehorned in for no reason. I'd actually like to see DLC that adds more choices, but... it should be free or really cheap, cause we already have one EA and that's more than we should have.

    But uh, yeah, I don't think sex is necessary, really. Carley and Lee are, at best, somewhat interested in eachother (before she is needlessly killed anyway) and I don't think that's grounds for SEXY TIIIIME, and I don't see many of the others getting along so well that they feel the need to bone eachother. Some people actually have this thing called dignity.
  • The problem I have is people think tailor is some broad word. To tailor something is to slightly adjust; that is what the game gives you. To make a comparison when you tailor a suit you make slight adjustments not change the suit into a completely new outfit. Likewise, the game doesn't make broad, changes that separate the story for long periods of time but it does slightly deviate at points for brief moments & gives you a personalized game based upon your dialogue decisions.

    Also, hasn't it been confirmed that in episode 4 a culmination of our choices so far will effect a major event in the game? Maybe that will be the start of some slight branching seeing as the series is coming to a conclusion in the following episode.
  • DrMarmalade;669761 said:
    I'd just appreciate my decisions carrying more weight with the characters. For example, with Carley (SPOILERS) I think it woulda been great to be able to take the fall for it and have Lilly shoot you in the stomach or something before being tackled by someone. Or the ability to calm Lilly down if you had previously taken her side many times, something to that effect.
    As it stands, Carley's death seemed massively unnecessary and totally pointless, like it was just shoehorned in for no reason. I'd actually like to see DLC that adds more choices, but... it should be free or really cheap, cause we already have one EA and that's more than we should have.
    I would also like to have a rocket launcher as a herd is coming toward me. Unless there is evidence that TTG purposely misled us as customers to think we were getting more than we did, there is really no ground for such complaints. Just because YOU think you should have gotten more doesn't make it true.
    DrMarmalade;669761 said:
    But uh, yeah, I don't think sex is necessary, really. Carley and Lee are, at best, somewhat interested in eachother (before she is needlessly killed anyway) and I don't think that's grounds for SEXY TIIIIME, and I don't see many of the others getting along so well that they feel the need to bone eachother. Some people actually have this thing called dignity.
    Haha well said.

    Yeah, besides Lee and Carley (more likely) and Lee and Lily (less likely) there aren't really any other potential "couples" out there, unless you count Kenny and Katjaa of course (but I doubt anything has been going on there for years).
  • Weili;669765 said:
    I would also like to have a rocket launcher as a herd is coming toward me. Unless there is evidence that TTG purposely misled us as customers to think we were getting more than we did, there is really no ground for such complaints. Just because YOU think you should have gotten more doesn't make it true.
    Okay, dude, you really need to calm down. Stop blindly defending the game against any and all criticism, I didn't say I was entitled, I didn't say they misled me, I was just saying that those things would make it a much better game. I wasn't just complaining either, it was constructive criticism, because I think TTG can do so much better than this. These guys have a ton of potential.
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