follow us:

Latest News

Bigger battles, new items and more characters coming in Smash Bros. Wii U
Since its release on the 3DS, Super Smash Bros. players have fought countless battles against one another. The Wii U version of the game will have plenty more to offer than the 3DS version. So much that Nintendo made a half-hour video. ... [read more]
See what awaits you in the Midland and Himalayas of Far Cry 4
From wolves to avalanches, Kyrat is not a safe place for anyone. The new Far Cry 4 video shows some of the dangers you'll be facing this November.... [read more]
PS4’s long awaited Share Play feature is making its debut
Sony announced the launch of firmware 2.0 for the PS4, which introduces customizable background themes, USB music player and a special feature called Share Play. ... [read more]

Latest Articles

An Open Letter to 2K Sports - How 'Bout Them Spurs?
I saw your latest trailer for NBA 2K15, and I had to simply shake my head. As an avid San Antonio Spurs fan, you know that team that won the NBA Championship last year, I was disappointed with their exclusion from the trailer. After re-watching trailer, I realized that they ... [read more]
gamescom 2014: Sony shows off more indie games and hidden Silent Hill game
Lots of games ranging from AAA to Indie along with some shocking surprises were revealed at this year’s Sony Press Conference at gamescom in Cologne, Germany.... [read more]
gamescom 2014: Microsoft comes out fighting
After falling behind Sony again and again, Microsoft finally put on a show for gamers at gamescom 2014 to remind everyone that they are still in the fight.... [read more]

Latest Reviews

Destiny Review
After creating one of the most iconic sci-fi first-person shooters with the Halo series, Bungie partnered with Activision to create their massive new IP, Destiny. Destiny is a multiplayer action shooter with heavier emphasis on RPG elements like character customization, prog... [read more]
The Walking Dead Season 2 Episode 5 "No Going Back" Review
When Telltale Games announced the second season of The Walking Dead, fans of the first season were wondering where Telltale was going to take the series. By focusing on Clementine, the second season went in a different direction than the TV series or comics have gone. It was... [read more]
Gods Will Be Watching Review
Don't let the looks fool you, this is not a regular adventure game and it's definitely not for the squeamish. ... [read more]

Latest Videos

8-Bit Eric: Hyrule Warriors Review
8-Bit Eric reviews Hyrule Warriors for the Wii U, a new hack and slash game based on the Legend of Zelda that is a spinoff of the Dynasty Warriors series. How does this game hold up? ... [read more]
8-Bit Eric: Favorite Video Game Rentals
8-Bit Eric takes you back to his childhood to look at some of the games he loved to rent. ... [read more]
8-Bit Eric: NES Zapper Games
Remember the NES Zapper? That beautiful orange, or gray, gun that let you feel like a real gunslinger. 8-Bit Eric remembers, and he has some NES Zapper games you may not have played. ... [read more]
The Walking Dead Review
Posted on September 06, 2013 by

The general consensus is this: Telltale’s The Walking Dead is a great game. The story is suspenseful with twists depending on the choices you make. It has characters that made you feel emotions for them: you either loved or hated them. It deserved to be 2012’s Game of the Year, beating out other AAA games. Now it’s a year later and The Walking Dead has made its way to the Vita.

I’ll get this out of the way first, I completely agree with the review scores that we gave each episodes of the game. With that said, it would be useless to repeat the praise and complaints that have been said. For this review I’ll take a look at how well the port was done and see if it is worthy of the Walking Dead name. 

A LITTLE SLICE OF DEAD

Control Options - Being that The Walking Dead is on the Vita, Telltale gives Vita owners the option to either play using the touch screen or play using the normal controls. I played through each chapter twice, once using the touch screen and once using the normal controls. Both work very well though I prefer using the normal controls through my playthrough.

Spot on Port - With ports, there is always something added in or taken out to make sure that the port can run properly without trouble. In the case of The Walking Dead for the Vita, other than the addition of touch screen controls, the Vita version is a spot on port of its console brothers.

Well Suited for Vita - To be honest, as great as The Walking Dead was on home consoles and PC, it didn’t feel right to me for some reason. Having a point and click adventure on a home console seemed weird, which is maybe why there are only a few of them, and all made by Telltale no less. When I played the Vita version of the game, it felt much better. I could take my time, not having to rush and thanks to the Vita’s sleep mode I can do a quick stop and pick up where I left off without turning the system completely off. Maybe it’s because I’m used to playing Visual Novels on a portable system. Either way The Walking Dead on the Vita is a perfect match.

THE LAGGING DEAD

Some Slowdown in Action Parts - A problem that most ports suffer when being transferred to the Vita is that there can be some slowdown if the game isn’t optimized for the smaller screen and system. The Walking Dead does show this, but it only happens when there is heavy action going on. An example of this is when zombies start to attack in hordes and the characters have to quickly move. This doesn’t take away from the great story and presentation, it’s just something I should mention.





As I said earlier and what has been said in the episode reviews, The Walking Dead over all is a compelling game that makes you care about what you do and how you shape the story. The Vita version of the game is pretty much spot on, with the addition of being able to use the touch screen to move around or normal controls. The one complaint that I do have there is some slowdown but that only occurs during non-interactive action scenes. Besides that, The Walking Dead is a great addition to the Vita and I want to see more point and click adventures on the Vita.

*This review was based on the PS Vita version of the game with a review code provided by the publisher.

What's your most anticipated game for November?

Pokemon Alpha Sapphire/Ruby
Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth
LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
Assassin's Creed Unity
Assassin's Creed Rogue
Dragon Age: Inquisition
Far Cry 4
Escape Dead Island
Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd
LittleBigPlanet 3
Tales of Hearts R
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Halo: The Master Chief Collection
View Results - View Comments

Podcast


#Gamergate, Destiny, Spurs and more


Street Fighter X Tekken Review

Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus

Dead or Alive 5 Plus Review

Other Gaming News From The Web