Telltale Games and the Legacy of Walking Dead Season 1

With the deflating news that Telltale Games has shut down, it seems as good a time as any to reflect on their defining title, The Walking Dead. Their episodic zombie tale combined a popular property with a narrative focused adventure, introducing many to the concept of story-focused games. While TWD Season 1 obviously isn’t the first game to ever have good writing, it sat at the helm of a minor paradigm shift, one that has been defined by a slew of blockbuster games that focus on their themes, characterizations, and plot beats as much as bleeding edge gameplay.

Check out my full thoughts on the legacy of The Walking DeadSeason 1 over at GameRVW.

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