|E3 2018 Recaps and Analysis|
|Unravel Two||Sea of Solitude|
|Command and Conquer Rivals||Anthem|
|The Walking Dead: The Final Chapter||Dying Light 2|
|Rage 2||Fallout 76|
|Mavericks Proving Ground||Satisfactory|
|Gateway Games - Video Games For Beginners|
|The Walking Dead||Overcooked|
|Orcs Must Die 2||Lovers In A Dangerous Spacetime|
If you have read my Gateway Games series you know that I am kind of a big fan of Telltale’s The Walking Dead. TWD was the crucial first game that helped transform my fiancee into a full-fledged gamer.
We have been patiently waiting for news around the final season of the game, and in the days leading up to E3 2018 our calls were answered.
The Walking Dead: Final Season Official Trailer
There was little talk about the walking dead initially during E3, however on Sunday June 10th, members of the Telltale staff were able to share more juicy details.
The Walking Dead: The Final Season Developer Interview at E3 2018
Arguably the juiciest detail was how the final chapter is going to feature a fairly radical change in how the movement and combat mechanics of the game work. The previous installation of the series had the player go through a series of fixed camera angle set pieces with pre-scripted set of quick time events. However, the final season will feature an over the shoulder 3rd person camera angle, and a more dynamic combat system.
The new gameplay mechanics definitely won’t placate hardcore gamers looking for a Dark Souls or Ninja Gaiden Black level of difficulty, but I think that is a feature not a bug. In my eyes one of The Walking Dead’s biggest strengths was its simple mechanics that allowed even novice gamers to get engrossed with the story.
I was actually fairly pleased with how the new system looks. It still features Telltale’s trademark simplicity, but seems like it will make moving through the world more immersive. Furthermore because it is the final game of the series, a novice gamer will have had as many as 4 games to beef up their gaming chops before having these additional mechanics thrown at them.
I asked my fiancee Meesh to what she thought of the new gameplay, and she wasn’t intimidated at all by the increase in complexity.
Suffice it to say that I am EXTREMELY hyped about the final chapter of Telltale’s The Walking Dead. The game is slated to be released on August 14th, and that day can’t come soon enough!
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