I am moments removed from beating the first episode of The Walking Dead game from Telltale games. There is an easy way to explain the game, do you remember those old choose your own adventure books? The Goosebump ones specifically? It is choose your own Walking Dead game and it is a good one, it sets the tone of the book perfectly while letting you choose the way the story unfolds. You are put in some tense situations where you have to answer quickly, those answer will shape how people look at you and how they treat you. This is stays true to the book where the characters are the story not the zombies, if you are a fan of the books you will love the game. The pace of the game is amazing, it is not an action game, it is a story unfolding in front of you. Thats not to say there isn't any action, the zombie scenes are brutal and you are forced to act quickly. The the game is right around 2 hours but do the math, $20 if you buy a 5 episode pass, thats $10 hours for $20 which makes it longer than Uncharted 3. I would definitely recommend this for any fan of the series or any fans of good story telling.
Pros: Very much like the comic, good story telling, fun choose your own path, nice stylized graphics.
Cons: It is short but that is to be expected with the episodic format.
P.S I used the old Sly Comics grading format, what do you think?
- $11.99: Ghost Recon Shadow Wars, Rayman 3D, and Toy Story 3 (DS)
$19.99: Grand Theft Auto IV: The Complete Edition, Epic Mickey, and Wipeout 2 (Wii)
- $29.99: Red Dead Redemption GOTY, L.A. Noire Complete, Zumba Fitness 2, and Wipeout 2 (360/PS3).
- $39.99: UFC Undisputed 3, Goldeneye 007 Reloaded, or NBA 2K12.
- Online it looks like they also have Disney Universe for $7.99 and Duke Nukem Forever for $4.99 (For PS3 only. Only available for in store pickup, so hopefully your locations have it left in stock.)
- Also online, place a $100 order for in store pickup and get a $10 coupon code emailed to you.
- Get a $20 gift card with the purchase of Assassin's Creed: Revelations, Mass Effect 3, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Battlefield 3, or Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 -AND- the Pre-Order of one of these games: Assassin's Creed III, Ghost Recon Future Soldier, Max Payne 3, or NCAA Football 13.
- Get a free copy of Unit 13 and a 4gb Memory card with a PS Vita.
- Uncharted Golden Abyss is $39.99 and MLB The Show 12, FIFA 12, and Ultimate Marvel Vs Capcom 3 are all $29.99 for the Vita.
- Get a free copy of Nintendogs with the 3DS system.
- Spirit Camera is $29.99, Cars 2 is $19.99, and Tetris Axis is $18 for the 3DS.
- The 4GB Kinect 360 is $279.99 and the Kinect Sensor standalone is $129.99.
Toys R Us
- Get a $20 gift card with the 4gb Kinect System Bundle
- Get a $20 gift card with a 3DS system.
- Buy 2 games from the list below for $60: Assassin's Creed Revelations, Batman: Arkham City, Battlefield 3, Final Fantasy XIII-2, Gears of War 3, Modern Warfare 3, Soul Calibur V.
- The DSI XL should be $129.96
- Assassin's Creed: Revelations and Battlefield 3 are both $39.96
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is $49.96
Overall I am impressed with the deals that are going on this week. It feels weird that there haven't been any new releases lately but I'm sure they are holding out till summer time when everyone is out of school and can find some time to play them. So have fun, see you next week.
Sony recently announced that SuperBot Entertainment will be making PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale. PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale will be Sony’s version of Super Smash Bros. So far they have announced 6 playable characters and 4 levels.
So far the roster includes Parappa from Parappa the Rappa, the Princess from Fat Princess, Kratos from God of War, Radec from Killzone, Sweet Tooth from Twisted Metal, and Sly Cooper from Sly Cooper series.
The levels are actually pretty interesting. They took 2 different games and combined them to make interactive levels. Here are the 4 announced levels. The levels are LittleBigPlanet/Buzz!, Jak and Daxter/Hot Shots Golf, God of War 3/Patapon, and God of War/Ratchet and Clank. If you would like to read more on how the levels interact you can go here.
We will probably see more roster additions and maps announcements as soon as we get to E3. I will try and update you guys on any new information as it's announced.
You can check out gameplay, characters and levels in the video below.
My question for you guys today is, who would you like to see in the game that's not announced yet? I would like to see characters from Metal Gear Solid, Yakuza, Resistance, Infamous, and Uncharted.
Hello there folks, time for another round of weekly deals for your video gaming needs. Looks like we might have a decent week for once so lets see what we have going on.
- Gamestop has knocked $50 off the PS3 System ($199.99) and is giving away a free copy of either the Mortal Kombat collection or Batman: Arkham City. You can also get the game for free with a 360 system but they are regular price. (Valid thru the 26th).
- K-Mart is still running the 5% off all Vita games and giving away SWYR coupons with select games. Check it out if you need any Vita stuff.
- Assassin's Creed: Revelations, Sonic Generations, and the Silent Hill HD Collection are all $29.99 each.
- Zumba Fitness Rush, FIFA Street, SSX, Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13, The Darkness II, and Star Wars: The Old Republic are all $39.99 each.
- Silent Hill: Downpour is $49.99.
- Need for Speed: The Run is $19.99
- Assassin's Creed: Revelations, Gears of War 3, and Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception are all $29.99.
- 320gb Move PS3 Bundle is $299.99 (I don't know if this is new, but it comes with the PS Eye, Move Controller, and Sports Champions)
- Get a free 12 pack of Mountain dew with Prototype 2. (yay?)
- And today, being Earth Day you can get a free reusable bag while supplies last.
Toys R Us
- All Clearance games and accessories are 20% off. (The price will end in an 8)
- $10 off any game $39.99 or up. Valid online as well with coupon code 952229
- $25 gift card with the 4gb 360 Kinect system. (Coupon required)
- $25 gift card with the 3G Vita system and Rayman Origins (Coupon Required)
Keep an eye out, Amazon will be having an all video game Gold Box on Tuesday starting at Midnight. Last time they did a gold box I got a good game out of here so here's hoping. Newegg had a few good sales but I can't get their site to load right now so oh well. If you need the TRU coupon it should be in their in store catalog, but if your going to buy a 360 might as well get the free game from Gamestop. Ok folks check back next week for more deals.
Avengers vs X-Men is out, it is incredibly good, but since we can't continue reading the next 11 issues we are free to speculate. Around the office (twitter @slycomics) we have been discussing match ups, who would win and who would lose. The fight that seems to be causing the most confrontation is Spider-Man vs Colossus so we are bringing it here. Nick and I are in a stalemate about who would win so we are bringing it here. I don't want to tell you my choice and there is now way I'm telling you his, I want you to bring something to the table without hearing us first. Comment on here, you can also join our conversation on Twitter @slycomics and @ emogothtard.
What up. Another week and another round of video game deals. Still looking pretty slow/bleh like last week but I guess that is to be expecting until some new games come out, or until summer when everyone has time to play all these games.
- Buy.com has the 32GB Vita memory card for $82.99.
- Gamestop is giving away a free game and case with a Vita purchase. (Choose from Hotshots Golf, Wipeout 2048, or Modnation Racers)
- K-Mart seems to have all Vita games 5% off and select games come with SWYR coupons as well (These coupons happen to be online only, but still). In store if you pick up a PS3 system you can get Mass Effect 3 for $29.99
- The Sony Store (online only?) has the Vita 3G system with a free copy of Uncharted: Golden Abyss
- Darksiders is $9.99, Borderlands GOTY is $19.99
- Mass Effect 3 is $39.99
- Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 and Rocksmith are both $49.99
- Buy Just Dance 3 and a 6 pack of Propel water and get a $10 gift card.
- The 250gb 360 is $269.99
- All Sims games (PC) are Buy 1 Get 1 Free
- 20% off all Fitness games. Games shown are Zumba Fitness 2, Country Dance, Zumba Rush, and Dance Central 2. I assume there are a handful more but I have no idea what.
- Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 is $39.99
- Lego Harry Potter Years 5-7 is $15 for the DS, $20 for the 3DS, and $30 for the consoles.
Toys R Us
- Grab a 4gb Kinect 360 and get a $25 gift card.
- Or get a 160gb PS3 and get a $25 gift card.
- Gears of War 3 is $24.99 and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is $29.99
- Assassin's Creed: Revelations is $34.99 and Battlefield 3 is $39.99
I don't know if this is the start of a big push on the Vita or what the plan is. I'm holding out for 20 free games like the 3DS but I know that will never happen. Some other good deals such as ME3 for $40 and MW3 for $30. Not to shabby if you need to grab something you haven't already.
I had to wait a week to actually watch the Comic-Con documentary but last night I sat down, downloaded the movie rental on the PSN, and watched. There are all kinds of things I can say but it is easy to sum up this movie in one word, Awesome! I am sitting here racking my brain, trying to pick something out that I didn't like about this movie and I can't. Credit has to go to Morgan Spurlock, Joss Whedon, Stan Lee, and all those involved in bringing this gem to not only the fans but everyone. I have been going to Comic-Con since 1996, I was there when you could walk around with out bumping in to people, when you could take a picture without people walking in front of you. The first thing the movie hit right on the head is the feeling you get when you are there, it's like being with family when you are there. You will never be in a place that has that many people who all have similar interests, you may say football games but we don't get drunk and fight like people at football games (don't steal a seat in Hall H though). The other point the movie made is how comics are starting to disappear on the floor at the Con, and for the most part this is true. People have been telling me for years now that it is no longer about comics but thats a partial truth. But there are still comics and it is still Comic-Con, to me the purpose has never change because it started with comics and in the end it is still about comics. What happened is we just let everyone else in to our home, we let the video game lovers, movie lovers, and everyone else because we are one and the same. This was a great movie for Comic-Con goers, for fans, for everyone, take a look in to our world and you will realize that we aren't what you though we were. When it comes down to it all I can say is I love this movie.
The Walking Dead will hit your local comic books stores in July, it is kind of crazy for me because back in 2004 I picked up issue #6 out of curiosity. I had no idea it would become one of my all time favorites, I will confidently tell you that I am the biggest Walking Dead fan you will ever meet. Back to issue 100, the cover has come out and it is incredible. Before you go scrolling down there are some spoilers so be warned.
I can't wait to see what Kirkman and Adlard have for us in this milestone issue.