I am a 27 (almost 28) year old, white, North American (Canadian, specifically) male. I have loving parents, dear brothers, friends, my beautiful wife, and a whole load of awesome experiences under my belt. I have a job, a roof over my head, loads of electronic gadgets that enrich my life and keep me thoroughly distracted. Hell I work on them for a living, making things on the internet do things. It’s almost magical.
I am a very lucky man. I’d say blessed, if I had a faith to fall back upon. That’s not to say I’m not spiritual, but if there is a higher being, I’m pretty sure they’ve got better things to do than pay attention to my specific existence.
With all this in mind, it would be insane for a man with so much to claim that at one point he considered throwing himself off the roof of his family home, and ending his life rather abruptly – and lets’ be honest here, dramatically – right? Of course it would! So how did I get that close to the edge, figuratively and literally?
With my moving back to Canada soon at hand, I was forced with the unfortunate reality that the time I had with my XBox 360 was quickly drawing to a close. As such, I wanted to make sure I got through a couple of my unfinished games before getting rid of the lovely thing. I’m taking the harddrive back home with me, so it’s only a temporary hiatus. That said, one of the titles I opted to complete was Telltale’s The Walking Dead.
I really should have thought about that before diving in. Everyone said it was amazing and moving and sucked you in and sliced bread could learn a thing or two from it and who knows what else. It’s been given great reviews up and down the line, and for good reason: it’s amazing.
I’m not even saying that glibly, and I’m saying that despite some of the whacky glitched stuffed I ran into. This game is amazing, and if you like
playing games engaging stories, you absolutely need to experience this game. If you want to read 2500 or so more words why I think you should, read on.