I like the Walking Dead games so far ( I do like the show a lot though ) I do agree the choices you make don't really matter, It just changes small things.
I picked up WWE 12 the other day and I've been playing that a bit. It's pretty fun
The first episode was really great. The second episode was pretty good as well. I don't have much negative to say unless I start nitpicking. It really benefited from being nothing like the show...
...The third episode on the other hand, I'm struggling to find a good thing to say about. It really devolves into the exact formula from the show. Lots and lots of nothingness, while trying to fill the void with random and often nonsensical deaths, to try to act like your challenging the viewer and their emotions. It's a cheap trick, and the first two episodes didn't do it really. It's lazy writing that they're trying to mask up.
I like melodrama. A good zombie story needs a degree of melodrama. But I can really do without a Walking Dead Soap Opera. That's what this turned into.
Plus along with all my choices being taken away, they took away my ability to react to a situation in the way that I wanted. In the first two episodes, Lee was following exactly what I was asking him to. In this third episode, I don't get to do that.
I mean, instead of getting angry at the Hobo when he told Clementine about how she was eventually going to turn into a walker, I'm forced to accept his logic. And then I'm forced to listen to his stupid sage hobo advice and agree with it. And then I'm not allowed to continue the game, until I follow through with his advice, regardless of whether I agree with it.
And on top of all that, the game continued to act like he was a trusting best friend, and that he's somehow been through a lot with our team. It's a whole load of crap, really.
I mean, with the way they took player control out of the story, this is now just a below average adventure game, lacking in depth, with a very poor story to boot.