Monday, October 15, 2012

The Walking Dead Episode 4

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I was going to play this episode on Sasha and let you all know how it looked in 3D, but it turns out that The Walking Dead does not synchronize save files (I thought everybody did that nowadays) so I am back on Vera the laptop. Which is fine, as this isn't a graphically intensive game. I played a little of the beginning of the game on Sasha just to see how it looked in 3D; while it looks good and everything renders at the proper depth, 3D really doesn't add much to the experience. I almost prefer it without 3D because it feels more like a graphic novel that way.

I talked about the gameplay aspects in my review of the first three episodes, so I won't go into that here.

This episode really notched up the suspense and intrigue. As usual they had plenty of heart-wrenching moments, and a few others that seemed like they were going to be heart-wrenching, but turned out to be good in the end. Here are a few, and I won't tell you which is which:






One of my favorite things about this episode was the character Molly. Instead of trying to tell you why, I will show you:




She's a badass, is what it boils down to. And who can't help liking a character who named their ice pick Hilda? Seriously.
Alright, I admit it; I have the hots for her. Kind of the same way I had the hots for Carter back when I was watching Stargate for the first time.

Unfortunately that is all I can tell you without giving away spoilers. Episode 4 is all the more reason to buy The Walking Dead; of course Halloween is coming up and I can't see Steam not putting this game on sale. So I would recommend waiting until then.

See all of my screenshots here. I can't guarantee that there won't be any spoilers there.

EDIT: You can now read my review of Episode 5.