Point and click adventure games had been a complete mystery to me, appearing to be a thing that was eternally referenced in game journalism which consistently meant nothing to me. Cries of a time when games like Monkey Island, King’s Quest and Grim Fandango ruled the critical gaming world of the 80s and 90s, only to die an innocuous death in the new millennium, appeared to me something as if it was a forgone conclusion that the point-and-click adventure genre was fantastic medium, but one that was of its time. Continue reading “Broken Age – Wholly Wonderful”
So yeah, here we go with another zombie game. I sometimes get the feeling that games studios just have huge meeting where they try to create something wonderful and completely imaginative on the Monday, but by late Friday afternoon they just don’t care anymore. They’ve run out of jokes by Tuesday, coffee by Wednesday, someone’s thrown a chair at someone by Thursday, and by Friday everyone in the room have their heads slumped on the desks in despair at their un-creativity, much like me with this analogy.
Well, it’s here, a little downloadable morsel from Telltale Games before The Waking Dead second series comes out for us to all enjoy and this definitely does not disappoint. In The Walking Dead: 400 Days, you play as five characters; Vince, Wyatt, Russell, Bonnie and Shel, at different points after the outbreak of the zombie apocalypse within a 400 day time-frame. All the action centres around Gil’s Gas Station in Georgia, giving the game a much more centred focus, whilst allowing you snippets of the five characters back stories.