With the success and acclaim Telltale Games had with The Walking Dead, the pressure to follow that episodic adventure up with another hit must have been insurmountable. For that task, Telltale dialed up another comic property, Fables, for the inspiration behind The Wolf Among Us. Though Vertigo's Fables is a popular comic, it doesn't have quite the same rabid (and massive) fanbase as the Walking Dead. It was a risky venture to follow up a zombie thriller with a hard noir story, but after playing just one episode of The Wolf Among Us, it's clear Telltale has another masterpiece on its hands.
Telltale's The Walking Dead may have left us emotionally exhausted, but we've all been craving more of that world ever since the developer announced a second season was in the works. Though it'll be some time until that second wave of episodes comes along, that doesn't mean Telltale can't explore other stories in the universe by way of downloadable content. With The Walking Dead: 400 Days, Telltale has given us all another little taste of moral ambiguity in the face of a zombie apocalypse. Despite only having one episode to get its points across, 400 Days reminds us all just how masterful Telltale's storytellers are.
The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) can be a maddening and soul deadening experience, thanks to the sea of media, gamers, and industry folk who inhabit the Los Angeles Convention Center. Being a middle-aged gamer who still yearns for his Atari days, I prefer quiet sit downs with developers and publicity reps as they discuss their latest offerings. With that in mind, I was more than happy to check out The Walking Dead: 400 Days, the highly anticipated downloadable content from the The Walking Dead: Season One.
Telltale Games' Poker Night 2 is the sequel nobody asked for, but is an interesting game nonetheless. Where else can you see a gathering of all-stars from video games, movies, and television all in one place, shooting the breeze and playing cards? The title has finally made it to iOS, about a month after the console version. So is the game worth anteing up and downloading? Or should we just fold and call it quits while we're ahead.
Telltale Games surprised a lot of people with the announcement of Poker Night 2, a sequel to a niche game with quirky co-stars and lots of humor. This follow-up picks up where the original left off, and brings a host of new faces and catch phrases to the poker table. Though it isn't as robust or deep as some other poker video games, Poker Night 2 has an incredible amount of charm and wit to more than help it stand out from the crowd.
A few of Telltale Games' beloved adventure games are on discount for a limited time only at Good Old Games, which should please fans of pirates, time travel, British stop-motion heroes and a freelance police duo made up of a dog and rabbit.