June 11, 2013

The Walking Dead: 400 Days DLC Coming Out From Telltale Games

The Walking Dead: 400 Days DLC Coming Out From Telltale Games
I really didn't expect to have two different posts about Zombie games in just a couple days, but I just found out that Telltale Games has some DLC for their Walking Dead game coming out.

I reviewed the Xbox Arcade Walking Dead game before and I liked it, but it really didn't seem so much a game as an interactive comic. The fact that the story progresses no matter what choices you make didn't take away from my enjoyment, but it did lessen the impact as a game....for me at least.

The Walking Dead: 400 Days DLC Coming Out From Telltale GamesCalled The Walking Dead 400 Days, this DLC for the previous game doesn't seem to add anything or actually build upon the previous game. I'n not really sure why it is considered DLC instead of a stand-alone content other than to make people have to purchase the earlier stuff. This DLC is a collection of 5 shorter story-arcs that can be played in any order and Telltale Games says that the choices you make in this game
will carry over to the Second Season of their Walking Dead game.

This still doesn't seem like DLC content to me.......it seems like a measure to keep people interested in the property and to get a few more sales out of the 1st game.

I know I'm a bit cynical. Some of the crap being pulled by other game publishers (*cough* Gearbox) kind of causes me to not give folks the benefit of the doubt. On the plus side, the 1st season is only $5 (400 Microsoft Points) for the full game. It is a great price....a lot less than I paid and I wasn't complaining about the cost of the content before. Heck, that's pretty much how expensive the DLC is going to be.

I also just found out, and only because I went through the FAQ, that 400 Days does look at your saved game file and some of the choices you made in the first game evidently have some bearing on content in this DLC. Combined with the fact that they've stated that choices in 400 Days carry over to Season 2 and this makes a DLC decision make a little more sense.

Is it just me, or could they have done a little better job advertising this relationship between the three games?


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