PlaystationTrophies Got a news tip? tips@x360a.org
Username
Password
 

Go Back   XboxAchievements.com > Xbox 360 LIVE Arcade Games > Adventure > The Walking Dead
Subscribe    Donate

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-08-2012, 03:57 AM   #1
Quid Squid
 
Quid Squid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 1,597

elKamikazeSquid's Gamercard

Awards Showcase 1,000 Posts
Total Awards: 1 (more» ...)
Game of the Year

Can't believe it beat out so many AAA titles, but it was so well deserved. Can't wait for season 2
Quid Squid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2012, 04:01 AM   #2
Hagane
 
Hagane's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Vegas'
Posts: 937

Haganeh's Gamercard
I usually don't post negative comments about games, but this was very unexpected to me. O_o



I don't see what people see in this "game", but whatever: I'm somewhat satisfied that it beat the said AAA titles.

Congrats The Walking Dead, maybe someday I'll get the boredom to play through the first episode completely.
__________________

Opinions are meant to be respected, but also scrutinized.
Hagane is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2012, 04:02 AM   #3
Tyger7
Moderator and Guide Staff
 
Tyger7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Washington
Posts: 5,248
Send a message via AIM to Tyger7 Send a message via MSN to Tyger7 Send a message via Yahoo to Tyger7 Send a message via Skype™ to Tyger7

tyger7's Gamercard

Awards Showcase Micro Guide - Gold   Defeat in the Cross-Site (GSL 12 vs THL 5)   5,000 Posts   Submit - Silver   XBA Promoter   Staff Club - Tyger7   The Helping Hand   Referrals - Silver   Road Map - Diamond   Achievement Guide - Diamond   Staff - Collectibles Guide Team   A+ Thread Award
Total Awards: 17 (more» ...)
So a game with downloadable episodes won. If Walking Dead was not a show, would it have got the same recognition? No probably not.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by cne9979 View Post
Another great guide, you are the best Tyger. There should be a forum section comprised entirely of your guides alone with a top sticky thread for praise.
The things people say to get to 5 posts...

Xbox360 games I have
http://darkadia.com/member/tyger7/library
Tyger7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2012, 04:04 AM   #4
Hagane
 
Hagane's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Vegas'
Posts: 937

Haganeh's Gamercard
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tyger7 View Post
So a game with downloadable episodes won. If Walking Dead was not a show, would it have got the same recognition? No probably not.
"Interactive Visual Novel" is a better term, it's not much of a game.

But yes, I completely agree that without the comics and show (which are both great, in their media standards) it wouldn't have gotten the recognition.
__________________

Opinions are meant to be respected, but also scrutinized.
Hagane is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2012, 04:05 AM   #5
iBuzz7S
 
iBuzz7S's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Down Under (Sydney, Australia)
Posts: 8,002

Awards Showcase 5,000 Posts   Submit - Bronze   Donator - Level 2
Total Awards: 3 (more» ...)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tyger7 View Post
So a game with downloadable episodes won. If Walking Dead was not a show, would it have got the same recognition? No probably not.
Definitely not, but it won, so who cares? They deserved it and have made the point-and-click type games something to be remembered.
__________________
iBuzz7S is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2012, 04:06 AM   #6
Quid Squid
 
Quid Squid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 1,597

elKamikazeSquid's Gamercard

Awards Showcase 1,000 Posts
Total Awards: 1 (more» ...)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tyger7 View Post
So a game with downloadable episodes won. If Walking Dead was not a show, would it have got the same recognition? No probably not.
maybe, but related to the show or not, it was a great game.
Quid Squid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2012, 04:17 AM   #7
Tyger7
Moderator and Guide Staff
 
Tyger7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Washington
Posts: 5,248
Send a message via AIM to Tyger7 Send a message via MSN to Tyger7 Send a message via Yahoo to Tyger7 Send a message via Skype™ to Tyger7

tyger7's Gamercard

Awards Showcase Micro Guide - Gold   Defeat in the Cross-Site (GSL 12 vs THL 5)   5,000 Posts   Submit - Silver   XBA Promoter   Staff Club - Tyger7   The Helping Hand   Referrals - Silver   Road Map - Diamond   Achievement Guide - Diamond   Staff - Collectibles Guide Team   A+ Thread Award
Total Awards: 17 (more» ...)
Did you guys also enjoy Jurassic Park?
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by cne9979 View Post
Another great guide, you are the best Tyger. There should be a forum section comprised entirely of your guides alone with a top sticky thread for praise.
The things people say to get to 5 posts...

Xbox360 games I have
http://darkadia.com/member/tyger7/library
Tyger7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2012, 04:25 AM   #8
Lord Montymort
 
Lord Montymort's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Behind you, ready to poke you with a stick.
Posts: 981

brianx88's Gamercard
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tyger7 View Post
So a game with downloadable episodes won. If Walking Dead was not a show, would it have got the same recognition? No probably not.
No, but it also wouldn't have been made in the first place. Regardless, the games moved away from the comics it was based on and created it's own identity very quickly.

Regardless of the shows success, which undoubtedly was not just the reason it sold so well, but also as I said the reason it was made in the first place, it should be looked at as the first game did well because of the show, if the first episode had been bad, the rest wouldn't have sold as well as they did, and also wouldn't have become as loved as it has been, and in turn would never have been nominated for Game of the Year. Telltale did an amazing job with this game, and it completely deserves the award. In fact I'd go as far as to say it's the only game released this year that deserved to even be nominated for it.
Lord Montymort is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2012, 04:25 AM   #9
Quid Squid
 
Quid Squid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 1,597

elKamikazeSquid's Gamercard

Awards Showcase 1,000 Posts
Total Awards: 1 (more» ...)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tyger7 View Post
Did you guys also enjoy Jurassic Park?
JP could have been better. it was more about the quicktime events than it was about your choices and the characters.
Quid Squid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2012, 05:17 AM   #10
Vindicator51
 
Vindicator51's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Denmark
Posts: 1,415

Vindicator51's Gamercard

Awards Showcase 1,000 Posts
Total Awards: 1 (more» ...)
I was quite surprised that it won ''Downloadable'' game of the year. I was thinking Journey would get it.

Anyways, too bad one of the games nominated didn't win.
__________________
Vindicator51 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2012, 06:26 AM   #11
artphobia
 
artphobia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 524

CthulhuCalamari's Gamercard

Awards Showcase Staff Club - troy0891   Arcade Crazy - Bronze   Over Achiever - Silver   NBA Live 07 - 1000 People Online...Again
Total Awards: 4 (more» ...)
Not to mention...
Best Downloadable Game
Best Performance by a Human Female
Best Adapted Video Game
Studio of the Year

http://www.spike.com/events/video-ga...me-of-the-year

Guess you can just look at it this way... despite the usual stigma of being a LP, based off a movie/tv show/etc, it out ranked many IP.
__________________
What arcade games can I get for ###msp? Click Here
We need some old-school FMV games for Xbox360!

Last edited by artphobia; 12-08-2012 at 06:39 AM.
artphobia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2012, 06:32 AM   #12
DOOKH8R
 
DOOKH8R's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: NC
Posts: 4,508

DOOKH8R's Gamercard

Awards Showcase Defeat in the Cross-Site (GSL 12 vs THL 5)   Over Achiever - Bronze   Staff Club - Minty   2,500 Posts   Donator - Level 4   NBA Live 07 - 1000 People Online...Again
Total Awards: 6 (more» ...)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tyger7 View Post
Did you guys also enjoy Jurassic Park?
Not as much because the story wasn't as compelling. Also, the moral choices weren't present.

Back to the Future on PS3 was also fun, but not great.

I don't watch the Walking Dead and have never read the comics. However, I adored the game. I want to go back through and chose everything completely differently.
__________________
DOOKH8R is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2012, 05:24 PM   #13
The Kingslayer
 
The Kingslayer's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Glasgow, Scotland
Posts: 71

B1ackbeard89's Gamercard
Although I like the game and was very touched with the story it didn't stay with me as a WOW Game Of The Year experience.

Still it's nice to see a small game/studio getting some much deserved recognition.
__________________
"There are no men like me. Only me."

The Kingslayer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2012, 01:41 AM   #14
Tyger7
Moderator and Guide Staff
 
Tyger7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Washington
Posts: 5,248
Send a message via AIM to Tyger7 Send a message via MSN to Tyger7 Send a message via Yahoo to Tyger7 Send a message via Skype™ to Tyger7

tyger7's Gamercard

Awards Showcase Micro Guide - Gold   Defeat in the Cross-Site (GSL 12 vs THL 5)   5,000 Posts   Submit - Silver   XBA Promoter   Staff Club - Tyger7   The Helping Hand   Referrals - Silver   Road Map - Diamond   Achievement Guide - Diamond   Staff - Collectibles Guide Team   A+ Thread Award
Total Awards: 17 (more» ...)
I put the retail disc in my gamefly. I imagine that all 5 downloadable episodes are on it? Hopefully. I will give it a try before I bash it
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by cne9979 View Post
Another great guide, you are the best Tyger. There should be a forum section comprised entirely of your guides alone with a top sticky thread for praise.
The things people say to get to 5 posts...

Xbox360 games I have
http://darkadia.com/member/tyger7/library
Tyger7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2012, 10:43 PM   #15
Sgt Scyther
 
Sgt Scyther's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 373

Sgt Scyther's Gamercard
I'm very happy and surprised to see The Walking Dead win GOTY. The Walking Dead left more of an impact on me than any other game I played this year.

I think people saying it wouldn't have won if it weren't for the popularity of the show aren't giving the game enough credit. I know plenty of people who don't watch the show or read the comics but they adored the game. Telltale created an amazing experience here.

As for me, I watch the show (I'm not much of a comic reader) and The Walking Dead: The Game triumphs over the show in every conceivable way.
__________________

Last Completed Retail: BioShock Infinite
Last Completed Arcade: Sonic the Fighters
Nothing personal, but I do not accept random friend requests.
Sgt Scyther is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2012, 03:20 PM   #16
Flibbity Floid
 
Flibbity Floid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: NY
Posts: 1,792

Deadpool Psycko's Gamercard

Awards Showcase 1,000 Posts   Referrals - Bronze
Total Awards: 2 (more» ...)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hagane View Post
I usually don't post negative comments about games, but this was very unexpected to me. O_o



I don't see what people see in this "game", but whatever: I'm somewhat satisfied that it beat the said AAA titles.

Congrats The Walking Dead, maybe someday I'll get the boredom to play through the first episode completely.
This was my notion. It's a very good interactive cinematic with gameplay elements but it didn't deserve GOTY. It really did nothing new or innovative and I feel the franchise tie-in is what sold it as a winner. I look at it as The Walking Dead in general was recognized for decent story-telling elements. Not a "Game of the Year". For at least the first 2 eps, there wasn't really much involved to make me want to care about the characters. Secondly, the voice acting isn't great by any means.

I found the Jurassic Park game to be a wonderful piece of entertainment. But given that there are a wider variety of choices, I'll probably play this once more.

A GOTY winner should evoke the want to play multiple times. I feel it riding on an episodic run isn't giving it "replay value" but just stringing it along for that purpose.

Matters not to me regardless. Halo 4, Assassin's Creed and Darksiders 2 were my heavy hitters and they impressed.
__________________
"There are three steps in Knowledge - What we think, What we know and What we can prove." - Ezekiel Sims



Content Contributor & Event Manager @ http://comicgamers.com/index.php
Flibbity Floid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2013, 09:41 AM   #17
Tyger7
Moderator and Guide Staff
 
Tyger7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Washington
Posts: 5,248
Send a message via AIM to Tyger7 Send a message via MSN to Tyger7 Send a message via Yahoo to Tyger7 Send a message via Skype™ to Tyger7

tyger7's Gamercard

Awards Showcase Micro Guide - Gold   Defeat in the Cross-Site (GSL 12 vs THL 5)   5,000 Posts   Submit - Silver   XBA Promoter   Staff Club - Tyger7   The Helping Hand   Referrals - Silver   Road Map - Diamond   Achievement Guide - Diamond   Staff - Collectibles Guide Team   A+ Thread Award
Total Awards: 17 (more» ...)
Came back to update that I did finally play all Episodes. I can see this getting game of the year for story and how things went down by what you chose. Very good game, I really enjoyed it a LOT more than I thought I would. It took me until Chapter 2 to really start liking it.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by cne9979 View Post
Another great guide, you are the best Tyger. There should be a forum section comprised entirely of your guides alone with a top sticky thread for praise.
The things people say to get to 5 posts...

Xbox360 games I have
http://darkadia.com/member/tyger7/library
Tyger7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2013, 10:10 AM   #18
Bruce Lee Chop
 
Bruce Lee Chop's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 31

Bruce Lee Chop's Gamercard
I played through the first three episodes and it was pretty cool. But it was only cool because I was into the show at the time. If you are of a fan of the show and dont get bored easily then give it a try. If not,then dont bother.
__________________
Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked,while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind.
Bruce Lee Chop is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2013, 01:02 PM   #19
DOOM RAIN
 
DOOM RAIN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: KSA
Posts: 6

DOOM RAINS's Gamercard
Crysis 3
Tomb Raide
Dead Space 3
Gears of War: Judgment
DOOM RAIN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2013, 01:29 PM   #20
Ninja Eagle
 
Ninja Eagle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Tasmania, Australia
Posts: 1,199

Captain Cotchy's Gamercard

Awards Showcase 1,000 Posts
Total Awards: 1 (more» ...)
Quote:
Originally Posted by DOOM RAIN View Post
Crysis 3
Tomb Raide
Dead Space 3
Gears of War: Judgment
Those are contenders for GoTY 2013. The Walking Dead was released in 2012.
__________________

Ninja Eagle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2013, 03:01 PM   #21
DOOM RAIN
 
DOOM RAIN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: KSA
Posts: 6

DOOM RAINS's Gamercard
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ninja Eagle View Post
Those are contenders for GoTY 2013. The Walking Dead was released in 2012.
Yep. my bad.
DOOM RAIN is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT. The time now is 08:28 AM.