Review: THE WALKING DEAD (2012) DLC: 400 DAYS

Five stories. One episode.

The Walking Dead - 400 Days

The Walking Dead: 400 Days is a DLC to the 2012 Telltale Games break-out hit, The Walking Dead. Based on the comic book series by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore and Charlie Adlard, the game takes place in the same fictional world as the comic, with events occurring shortly after the onset of the zombie apocalypse in Georgia. However, most of the characters are original to the game.

Is It Worth?

The Walking Dead won over 90 Game of the Year awards last year. This DLC is a bridge to its sequel. Why aren’t you playing it already?

A little about the Gameplay

The Walking Dead is a point-and-click adventure role-playing video game, played from a third-person perspective. The player can examine and interact with characters and items, and must make use of inventory items and the environment. Throughout the game, the player is presented with the ability to interact with their surroundings, and options to determine the nature of that interaction.

The DLC retains all the elements that made it so successful but this time rather than one protagonist, we have five. Different people from different walks of life dealing with a zombie apocalypse, with the game focusing on how it affects them physically and emotionally.

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The five protagonists (clockwise from bottom left): Russell, Wyatt, Shel, Bonnie and Vince

The Good

1: The game has excellent narration. It is an intense roller coaster ride throughout.

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2: The five individual stories combine up brilliantly in the end. The DLC leaves no loose ends, no cliffhanger, no “buy Season Two if you want to know what happens next”.

3: Remember that time in The Walking Dead when you had to make a really hard choice and you just didn’t know what to do? Get ready for a lot more in this one!

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The Bad

1: Some stories are not as good or consistent as others.

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The game goes all Silent Hill during this story!

Conclusion

The Walking Dead: 400 Days is an excellent DLC. If you want to get ready before Telltale Games emotionally hammers us later this year, this DLC is for you.

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Review: THE WALKING DEAD (2012)

About Amandeep Singh Virdi

My name is Amandeep Singh Virdi and I love video games among other things that include comics, films, music, and pro wrestling. Follow me @thatvirdiguy on Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, whatever.
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