Game Review: The Walking Dead: Episode 1 – A New Day
Review by IGN (8.5/10)
The best part of The Walking Dead: The Game’s first episode — “A New Day” — is the thing that will turn many people off: the talking. If you’re looking for a zombie game to shotgun your way through or to entertain you with one-liners and cuss words, it’s best to ignore The Walking Dead altogether. This is a deeply personal and emotional experience, and that’s why it feels so right as a part of this franchise.
In the first of five episodes, you take on the role of Lee Everett, a man who may or may not be a killer. About the time Lee is getting transported to prison, the zombie apocalypse starts and gives him a “get out of jail free” card. For the next two hours, it’s up to you to keep Lee alive and able to protect Clementine, the first grader in his care.
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Review by Game Spot (8.0/10 – Great)
This is not your average Telltale Games adventure. The developer best known for all-ages affairs like the Back to the Future and Tales of Monkey Island franchises has nimbly waded into the guts and gore of the zombie apocalypse with the first episode of its five-part take on The Walking Dead. A New Day is chock-full of all the bursting brains, eaten entrails, and sudden deaths of leading characters that feature prominently in both Robert Kirkman’s award-winning comic series and the freewheeling TV show adaptation. Marty McFly might not approve, but you certainly will if you have even the slightest taste for good zombie stories…and a strong stomach to deal with the many gross-out moments.
Review by Joystiq (4/5)
In the zombie apocalypse, we’ll all be human resource managers. We’ll need to make harsh critiques on the value of one human against another in a post-apocalyptic scenario. At least, that’s what the first episode of Telltale’s The Walking Dead adaptation has taught me.
As someone who’s mapped out his strategy for the zombie apocalypse countless times, I always told myself I’d keep my humanity; I wouldn’t become the monster I was trying to survive. And then I chose to rescue a grown man over a helpless child.
The first episode of The Walking Dead, titled “A New Day,” focuses on Lee, a man who’s obviously got some trouble in his rearview mirror. Once the outbreak occurs, he wakes up injured and limps toward a suburban housing development, where he finds Clementine, a little girl with no one to look after her. From there on out Lee is the adoptive dad, bringing Clementine along with him as he tries to make his way toward family in a suburb of Atlanta.
Overallsite Score – 8.3/10
Based on above three reviews