Game of the Year?
I think it's brilliant that Telltale put out its fantastic Walking Dead episodes, then ever so casually the only possible use of Zombies to make a truly better Walking Dead game turns up made but someone else. Obviously whether it actually IS better will all come down to whether you prefer open world games like this or story driven experiences like the TWD episodes, and of course, if the game actually is any good.
For me though, this is the only type of game that could actually make a better Walking Dead game, and somebody else made it first. I find that pretty funny. The good part about this though is that TWD walked away with some GotY awards this year, and very deserving it is too, so that means it's not beyond the realm of possibility that this will get some as well. For my money, this is looking every bit a far more interesting prospect that another installment of GoW and CoD, far more interesting in just another GTA game which, whether it turns out excellent or not, will not be anything so radically different from what's gone before. The same goes for Bioshock Infinite. It looks a very different prospect from the two previous games, but it still has that same old Bioshock feel to it.
I'm not saying this will be the greatest game ever, what I AM saying is that, if this actually turns out to be at least as good as it sounds, then it's easily going to be one of the top games of the year, and I hope it doesn't get overshadowed and overlooked because the mastodon that is GTA V rears its head.
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