I have played the game up to the convenience store segment (part 2-3?). I liked it, I just got stuck and then got caught up in some other games. I plan to finish, I thought it was pretty decent for what it was. I'm also kind of nervous about moral decisions I'll have to make later in the series. I already had to make a call or two that had some interesting impact on the storyline.Also, has anyone played The Walking Dead game from Telltale? Playing through that is what originally piqued my interest in the actual TV series.
Let's face it, every show has an expiration date, and you can't make the story go longer without ending it or changing the story a bit.It would be an intersting change of pace to see groups co-operate with the theme being the stuggle to re-build society. I guess if it's too successful it would become boring, but the predictablity of everytime some group builds a mini-safe haven - it's only a matter of time before it falls apart is a bit boring too.
I do think it would be interesting to get a society actually established. The prison tried to do it a bit, but they just immediately would kill off all the newcomers, and we didn't really see as much internal power coups in place. Woodbury was interesting, and their implosion didn't have to occur. It was kind of contrived.
I thought the recent episode with the Governor finding a small collection of humans NEAR his new encampment and them trying to decide whether to hit them or not and steal their supplies was interesting, since it raises a question of relative morality... Can we continue to honor higher values, or are we risking ourselves by allowing OTHER groups with less morals to wipe them out? Or do we invite them into our camp and hope they fit in? Etc.
And then we have the "bigger" and "biggest" fish scenarios, where you ally with a group larger than your enemy to beat your enemy, but then you have a new problem to deal with.
There's some exciting stuff there to be explored and lots of interesting stuff that could have been done. Unfortunately, it all got dropped for, "Have to have a standoff with Rick in the prison cuz that's what's in the book." Meh. I'll be honest -- the PRIOR battle last season where the governor busts into the prison and seeds the grounds with truckloads of active zombies was far more ingenuous and interesting than this last episode. That was a pretty cool and pretty nasty idea.