UPDATE: This is not a real trailer. It's really the game, it's just a very early version that was never meant to be shown to the public. This was posted all over gaming news sites and even the social media manager at Activision posted it, so I don't feel so bad.

http://penny-arcade.com/report/editorial-article/the-walking-dead-trailer-we-ran-earlier-is-a-fake-our-apologies-and-an-expl

So here's another game for The Walking Dead. There's the Telltale adventure game, the Facebook game, and now this first-person survival game published by Activision. None of these are related at all except by the source material. I worry this will be confusing for some consumers.

I'll be fair and say that, no, I haven't played this game. And this may be super-early production for all I know. But this trailer for the new Walking Dead game just looks bad. You play as fan-favorite and heart throb Daryl Dixon, a character from the show. It doesn't appear to do him justice.

I'll wait for the final cut to come out before making any real judgments, but I'm not sold.

Gary_Butterfield wrote on 01/03/2013 at 06:40am

Yeah, no. The Telltale game is so good because it captures the spirit of the world/comic perfectly. The show, while decent, doesn't. An imitation of an imitation probably has limited potential.

jdodson   Admin wrote on 01/03/2013 at 08:57pm

Seems like the video has been pulled. The Walking Dead is hella popular now so it makes sense to me that make things would pop up with that property.

I have heard that the game is stronger than the show, but that the show is good. Haven't started the show myself as I am waiting for it to be over to plow through them all in a few weeks on Netflix. Netflix has forever changed how I approach TV shows.

Gary_Butterfield wrote on 01/03/2013 at 09:55pm

In my opinion it goes Comic->Game------>Show. The show is good but it doesn't have the character power the other media does. It took 1.5 seasons for the show to get good, I think. That said, I haven't watched much of the 3rd season.

Travis   Admin   Post Author wrote on 01/04/2013 at 01:35am

Gary, interesting, as I thought the show was great through season 1, and then not so great in season 2, but is pulling itself back around in season 3. And oooooh season 3. So good.

Gary_Butterfield wrote on 01/04/2013 at 04:58pm

The first half of Season 2 is abysmal, i think. Season 1 is pretty OK but I've got source material to compare it to, which isn't fair, but I can't help it. I think the turning point in Season 2 is the scene in the bar in town. Then it gets good. I'm looking forward to season 3 but I'm waiting for more of it to come out first.

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