Review -The Walking Dead: All That Remains I PC

  • Genre: Adventure
  • Developer: Telltale Games
  • Publisher: Telltale Games
  • Release Date: Dec 17, 2013

Since its release The Walking dead series has been nothing but an emotional train wreck waiting to happened, and in Telltale first game we followed the story of Clementine and Lee as they tried to survive, and we all fell in love with Clementine as she endured the harsh world they now live in. We became emotionally attach to her and want to see her pull through despite having nothing to hold on too. In season 2 Clementine is a bit older and much more aware of how the world is and how fragile life can be. Writers Nick Breckon and Andrew Grant do an exceptional job with Clementine’s growth from season 1, we see early on that Clementine is not the scared little girl anymore; in fact we see more of her toughness and ability to endure throughout the game, But for most part Clementine is an outsider and is treated as such.

2013-12-18_00034
Clementine sneaking inside

The main focus in “All That Remains” is the new group of survivors Clementine comes across, A cautious and protective group who at first nothing to do with her, but as you play along they slow open up to her. There are plenty of encounters in the game with choices and conversations that will surely play out in the future, so make sure you play close attention to every conversation you have with certain characters. Like I said before Clementine is an outsider so many of the groups members aren’t shy about showing there disapproval of her being around, At one point a wound Clementine is told to sleep inside a shed without given any medical attention and players must sneak in sneak inside the house for medical supplies so she can patch it up; As for the characters in the group none of them really play a huge role on the story for the most part, or at least now they don’t.  But there some interesting conversations with characters like Pete his nephew Nick and Rebecca who seems to be hiding something. You can argue that the story moves a little too quickly which hampers us from getting to know more about the other characters, We do get some info about certain characters, one being Carlos and his strange daughter Sarah.

2013-12-18_00039
Gotta stitch it up!

Developers Telltale Games kept the controls pretty much the same as the last game; players do a lot of quick time/ Time Base events, also dialogue trees that gives you a limited time to choose. Combat isn’t a priority in these games, so if this is your first time playing this game be aware of what I just said, The Writing is what makes this game the success that it is, and with that said Telltale games nailed it again with this opening episode, this series of episodes are sure to be interesting  and more exciting than the last,This is a most get for fans of the franchise.

Gentle Giant “The Walking Dead” Bundle Special Exclusive’s for Comic Con 2013!

PGM 1

Replica Eye Patch

Had a bad run-in with Michonne that cost you an eye? We’ve got you covered! now you can bePGM 2 like The governor with your own eyepatch, featuring the logo of AMC’s popular televison series, The Walking Dead! This soft patch comes with an adjustable elastic strap designed to fit Survivors of all sizes.

_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Zombie 1

“Walker” Single Army Man

It’s a tripp down memory lane…but with zombies! No longer constrained to the traditional green vs. tan, now kids and kids-at-heart alikecan have their armies take on The Walking Dead! Don’t miss out on this linited edition BLUE Zombie Army Man, available exclusively at San Diego Comic Con 2013! Add him to your existing Walker harde and send them forth to consume the living! Zombie 2Purchase as many as you dare!

 

 

 

 

_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Michonne 1

Michonne
Michonne Mini Bust

 Michonne Mini Bust

In the world of The Walking Dead, there are survivors and there are Survivors. Michonne, a mysterious katana-wielding woman that first appears in the second-season finale, is the latter. a consummate warrior,Michonne has adapted to the new ways of the world, post-apocalypse, and uses them to her advantage. Whether it’s using the gore of decimated Walkers to mask her own scent so she can safely walk among them, or using guerilla warfare tactics to bring the battle back to any who dare come after her, Michonne is not to be trifled with.

The master artisans at Gentle GiantLtd, are proud to bring you the 2013 San Diego Comic con Exclusive Michonne Mini Bust! Hand Crafted using the original life cast of actress Danai Gurira and resized to 1/6th scale, no other collectable can can claim to be as screen-accurate. Cold cast in only the highest quality polystone and featuring a solid metal katana, this hand painted, limited edition bust depicts Michonne ready to take on all corners. Each of these exclusive busts are hand-painted and include a matching certificate of authenticity.

___________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

CELEBRATE THE WALKING DEAD SEASON 3 PREMIERE WITH COMIXOLOGY’S “THE WALKING DEAD HALF-OFF SALE” ALL WEEKEND LONG, OCT 12th THRU OCT 15th

Don’t want to wait for The Walking Dead Season Three premiere this Sunday night to get your zombie fix? Then make sure you take advantage of THE WALKING DEAD HALF-OFF SALE. This pre-premiere event brings together Robert Kirkman, creator and writer of The Walking Dead and writer/Executive Producer of the hit AMC TV show based upon his groundbreaking comic series and bestselling graphic novels; Skybound, his imprint at Image Comics; and comiXology to offer a well-timed sale this weekend from Friday, October 12th to Monday October 15th on the original, comic series that inspired the show, the novels, the games and the entire universe of The Walking Dead. Now is your chance to read the original The Walking Dead ongoing comic book series.

“All The Walking Dead TV show fans should discover the original source material for the show,” said David Steinberger, co-founder and CEO of comiXology. “If you have enjoyed The Walking Dead TV show, but have yet to dive in to the comic, this sale is one of the best opportunities to experience the real deal. ”

All the issues of The Walking Dead will be .99 cents, and Volume 1 through Volume 16, collecting the first 96 issues of the series will be half-off! Where else can you get this level of entertainment for under a buck?

Based on one of the most successful and popular comic books of all time, written and created by Robert Kirkman, The Walking Dead captures the ongoing human drama following a zombie apocalypse. The series follows a group of survivors, led by sheriff Rick Grimes, in search of a safe and secure home. However, instead of the zombies, it is the living who remain that truly become the walking dead.

THE WALKING DEAD SEASON 3 RETURNS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14!

International Premieres of “The Walking Dead” Season 3

Locked for the Week of October 15 Across All

FOX International Channels Markets

“The Walking Dead,” the most watched drama in basic cable history, returns for an exhilarating new season on Sunday, October 14 at 9pm ET/PT.  In this uncertain world, Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and his band of survivors must not only fight the dead, but also face a whole new fear: the living.  A 16 episode season, the series Entertainment Weekly called the “greatest thriller ever produced for television” will air in two-parts with the first eight hours kicking off October 14 and returning February 2013 with the final eight episodes.  Internationally, “The Walking Dead’ will return to audiences in 120+ FOX International Channels (FIC) markets the week of October 15, as part of FIC continued commitment to broadcast the series near date-and-date globally.  Following “The Walking Dead” will be the season premiere of AMC’s live after show, “Talking Dead,” hosted by Chris Hardwick at 11pm ET/PT.

The season premiere of “The Walking Dead,” coincides with AMC’s annual blockbuster marathon of thriller and horror films, AMC Fearfest.  Celebrating its 16th year, AMC Fearfest will feature 19 consecutive days of themed programming and more than 70 films, running from Saturday, October 13 throughWednesday, October 31.

In the highly anticipated new season, Rick and his fellow survivors continue to seek refuge in a desolate and post-apocalyptic world and soon discover that there are greater forces to fear than just the walking dead. The struggle to survive has never been so perilous. Season 3 also introduces new characters, including the Governor (David Morrissey) and fan-favorite Michonne (Danai Gurira), along with her zombie pets.

Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics, “The Walking Dead” stars Lincoln, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden, Steven Yeun, Norman Reedus, Chandler Riggs, Lauren Cohan, Scott Wilson, Iron E. Singleton, Melissa McBride, Morrissey and Gurira. The series is executive produced by showruner Glen Mazzara, Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd and David Alpert with Greg Nicotero, Denise Huth and Evan Reilly as co-executive producers.

The season premiere of “The Walking Dead” will be complemented by a wealth of exclusive content at www.amctv.com. Fans can check out Inside “The Walking Dead” videos, episode sneak peeks, “Talked About Scenes,” “Talking Dead” bonus scenes, production diary interviews with the cast and crew, production photo galleries, fan trivia and new behind-the scenes videos from the set in Atlanta.

Following “The Walking Dead” season premiere will be the second season debut of AMC’s live after show “Talking Dead,” at 11pm ET/PT, hosted by Chris Hardwick.  Following its most watched episode ever – after “The Walking Dead’s” Season 2 finale, which attracted 4.3 million viewers – “Talking Dead” features Hardwick spending time with fans, actors, producers and TV enthusiasts, recapping that most recent “Dead” episode, providing sneak-peeks and discussion of upcoming episodes and taking questions and comments from viewers. The series is executive produced by Michael Davies and co-executive produced by Jen Kelly from Embassy Row.

“The Walking Dead” reigns as the most watched drama series on basic cable for Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54. The series has garnered an Emmy®Award for Outstanding Prosthetic Make-up, a Golden Globe® Award nomination for Best Television Series – Drama, and a WGA Award for Outstanding Achievement in Writing Derivative New Media, among other accolades.

Review – The Walking Dead #99 – Something to FEAR Part 3

Creator, Writer: Robert Kirkman
Pencils: Charlie Adlard
Letters:  Rus Wooton
Inks: Charlie Adlard
Editor: Sina Grace
Gray Tones, Cover Colors: Cliff Rathburn
Cover: Charlie Adlard
Published by: Image Comics

For those following, Something to FEAR has been on a streak lately, taking Rick through the new challenges of being not just a leader or guy helping them survive but instead as a visionary as well. Given all the death and trauma they’ve seen it takes more than just a guy good with a pistol to get things done and this time the group is relying on him not only to help keep them safe but to give them a place to really setup at.

Issue 99 paints the image we saw Rick talk about, settling in and forming bonds, a life and looking at a larger picture of something more in this world than just endless zombies across the land. Characters like Glenn reveal huge changes coming not only to the story but their own lives and each hit that comes in chips away at the foundation that we once knew for the group. Characters falling in love was a thing of the moment before, now it’s something they feel grounded in with a community at their fingertips, I doubt TWD team has such hope and unicorns planned for their fate though but for a moment you see everyone taking up a change of pace.

Where we go to issue 100, well it’s a bit of a given to say that Negan’s forces are mad at the recent stonewalling they’ve gotten to their efforts to breach the Hilltop and it’s about time for the payback to hit. The current issue sets up a huge pitfall for the group and it might send Rick spiraling out of control given his recent bonding as part of this community. Time will tell but it’s certainly looking like a bloodbath is coming and the happy days of sunshine and skull smashing are about to come to an abrupt stop. Lets just hope that Rick and the others can secure enough weapons and ammo for the storm given their supply issues could put them on the run if they’re caught short.

It was fun riding out the Something to FEAR story to this point although I did get derailed from the reality that this is The Walking Dead and 100 is likely to take a sledgehammer to everything we’ve seen built up over the past few issues. Also for those wondering, the art team continues to hum along with great expressions, gestures and characters through the book, the consistency seems to rarely shift in this series which is always a pleasure.

Story:★★★★☆ 
Art:★★★★½ 
Dialog:★★★★½ 
Overall:★★★★½ 

Review – The Walking Dead #97 – Something to FEAR Part 1

Creator/Writer: Robert Kirkman
Pencils: Charlie Adlard
Inks: Charlie Adlard
Letters: Rus Wooton
Editor: Sina Grace
Gray Tones: Cliff Rathburn
Cover Color: Cliff Rathburn
Cover Art: Charlie Adlard
Published by: Image Comics | Skybound

The future is coming, at least in Rick’s eyes in The Walking Dead 96. After making a deal as new protectors of the Hilltop the group has a new task, taking on the community from Negan and putting a stop to their current shakedowns and abuse on the Hilltop for supplies. It’s a tall task for such a small group, Rick and company will have to make their way through a group built on violence and intimidation before they can really embrace the dream of starting to live again.

Issue 97 takes off with the group already moving into action, making dangerous trips into the wild to recover supplies for the community. Of course tension is always alive in the story and Carl presents his own twist to the problems going on for the folks on the Hilltop, fortunately for fans of Carl there aren’t any life altering experiences to be had in this issue. Rick showcases himself as a leader figure and starts growing from a survivalist to a dedicated strategist who moves to establish dominion and power to those who oppose or threaten the group. It’s a welcome shift given how wild the organization of the team had gotten, Rick stands tall even in the face of large numbers and doesn’t flinch even for a moment, the question of course remains to wonder how this will all pan out with Negan’s forces.

There are also side stories building within the issue, the split with the community members of the Hilltop continues behind closed doors as those eager to accept Rick into the bunch are picked at by those still at odds with the choice. Carl brings new developments to the story as well, while still recovering he’s able to note the lost memories are starting to return and the vivid descriptions shock the entire pack. As a final touch Glenn and Maggie hit their own news that has hints sprinkled in throughout the issue, Glenn has a lot to think about now and the survival of the community will become a critical focus for him. It’s a packed issue for story and there’s a healthy spread of story for everyone to enjoy no matter who your favorite is.

Story:★★★★☆ 
Art:★★★★★ 
Dialog:★★★★☆ 
Overall:★★★★☆ 

Review – The Walking Dead #96 – A Larger World (Conclusion)

Writer: Robert Kirkman
Pencils: Charlie Adlard
Inks: Charlie Adlard
Letters: Rus Wooton
Color / Gray Tones: Cliff Rathburn
Cover Art: Charlie Adlard
Editor: Sina Grace
Published by: Image Comics | Skybound

Rick and crew haven’t been having an easy time for a long while now, The Hilltop is proving to be no different in any of this. With Gregory the leader going down as a message from Negan we see Rick pulled into action yet again by reacting to save Gregory and in the process killing the man who assaulted the leader. In the middle of this new community he’s left to face judgement even if it was an act of self-defense, shocked and isolated the people see a villain in their midst.

Turbulent times kick off things right away, the shock of death is a heavy hit for all of the community. Instead of seeing Ethan as a threat he was part of their people and Rick for his actions plays the role of the murderer and villain to them. Weapons drawn and nervous tension surrounding him, Rick will not compromise to their will, instead he stands firm until Jesus comes between them all. It sets the tone for the rest of the issue, they’re the newcomers and now they’re also seen as a threat to their community even if what they did was justified in the moment.

The world of The Walking Dead is about to start into a new phase with this issue, everyone finds a little something to appreciate about The Hilltop and a strange sense sweeps over them. After so much stress and horror on the road and going from camp to camp there’s a strange calm or refreshing warmth that hits the group and it passes through from the pages to the reader in the middle of the chaos. Fortunately the TWD team isn’t this forgiving, this calm comes at a price, as they’re not the most capable farmers or the richest in supplies they have to bring their own way of contributing to the table and there really is only one true thing they do well in this world. Rick and his team have a mission, it will not happen overnight or even in a few days but it will be one that they can embrace and give it their all for.

Given how hard Rick and crew have had it through these last arc’s, it’s really something to see a remote shred of stability coming back to them, it could be a hard period for them with low supplies during a hard Winter for the group. The folks behind The Hilltop have made it a little easier and a little less stressful, what rests ahead is a choice on how they repay this kindness and a test of integration into the community, they need to be one but at what cost? The art is crisp and the pages deliver some critical shots, Carl resting on the roof of the car as lookout, Rick’s empty stare after killing Ethan. The pages push the atmosphere in each shot even without color to support or direct attention, they’ve been at it so long they’re able to deliver the emotion each time on call.

What rests ahead according to Kirkman is a new challenge to Rick, coping with life in such a large world once again. We know he has a battle coming but he also has a desire to make this place home as well, can he balance the need to fight and desire to try to settle up after all this?

Story:★★★★★ 
Art:★★★★½ 
Dialog:★★★★½ 
Overall:★★★★½ 

ComiXology brings The Walking Dead to C2E2

Looking for good freebies to catch while you’re at C2E2? Check out the ComiXology booth at the show while you can to get a limited edition renewal card for The Walking Dead Volume 1 in digital format. The team has been at work handing these out for major conventions but no matter how many times they do it the reward doesn’t lose value. If you need a head start into the comic story line this will get you at least a little bit into the series.

The details:

  • What: Chicago Comics and Entertainment Expo 2012
  • When: April 13th – 15th, 2012
  • Where: The North Building at McCormick Place Chicago, IL 
Booth #: 522
  • Giveaway: Limited edition promotional postcard imprinted with a unique download code redeemable for The Walking Dead Vol. 1 exclusively on comiXology.com in exchange for an email sign up.
  • Availability: 2,500 codes

Other goodness

  • Panel: Friday, April 13th from 5:15pm – 6:15pm – ComiXology Open Discussion: Everything Digital Panel with comiXology’s David Steinberger – Room N426b.

Things to mention on this, the panel is wide open to all digital comic discussion and those codes do go pretty fast so make sure to get it soon and not leave it to chance that maybe they have one available for you on Sunday.

Skybound unveils The Walking Dead issue 100 cover

Skybound and USA Today teamed up to talk about the cover for the milestone 100th issue of The Walking Dead today, while it will not be coming to shelves right now the wrap-around cover is still something to admire and start pre-ordering for. The interview has some gems talking about the art though, if you’re a TV show watcher or behind on your issues in the series and don’t want spoilers I suggest you escape now while you still can.

From the interview:

“You can’t see it, but (hero cop) Rick is actually holding a birthday cake in his hand. Or, I guess, his only hand,” creator Robert Kirkman says of the cover to Walking Dead issue 100, out July 11 from Skybound/Image Comics.

Issue 100 falls right in the “dead center” of what he calls the “craziest” story arc so far in the comic series, a bloody affair that finds Rick and his group of survivors thriving in a (seemingly) safe community, much like they did at the prison — a place of refuge that was hinted at during the second season finale of the Walking Dead TV series.

The cover will have bodies littered across it, showing prominent figures from the comic series as the landscape, it’s not inspiring but in the wake of all they’ve faced it would be hard to expect Rick to ever be able to see the upside to all of this. The article mentions even The Governor makes a reappearance in the corpses and Lori as well.

The Walking Dead hits #100 soon and according to Kirkman there’s no sign of this story losing steam anytime soon.

The Walking Dead For Kids #1 cover art appears… if only

Skybound had some fun yesterday with Comic fans, while we missed on reporting it I’m still going to post it today so you can check out the awesomeness. The company announced they planned to run a kids version of the popular story with no actual content changes just some family friendly art choices instead. While many called the company out on the April fools gag, it’s still pretty epic.

From Skybound:

“THE WALKING DEAD: FOR KIDS is going to be word-for-word, panel-for-panel like the regular Walking Dead books, with all the violence, all the sex… but for kids!”

Giarrusso added: “It’ll be adorable.”

Cover Art