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Dear Telltale...

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In response to everyone who has posted a reply to this, let me be clear: My sole reason for this post is to address the fact that The Walking Dead is a point-and-click game, but such information is not given on the game's Steam store page.
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Dear Telltale Games,
Please take the following as a bit of advice with no intent of malice or offense:

I'd love to buy The Walking Dead, but not without knowing what it's all about and frankly, Telltale, you have done a really sh*tty job of marketing it. Steam lists the genre as "adventure." That's pretty F*cking vague. On top of that your trailers and screenshots on the Steam store show only bits of cut scenes or random in-game stills. Honestly, I don't think it's too much to ask that you provide me with a good idea of what I'm getting for my $25. When I see your game advertised at a Point of Sale, should I really then have to go poking around the internet just to find out if the game is first person or third person?

So what kind of game is this? What do you actually do? Do you get weapons or do you always run away? Do you have to solve puzzles or just make it from point A to point B alive?

Please consider this in future advertisements.

Signed,
Planex

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  • @Planex said: Dear Telltale Games,
    Please take the following as a bit of advice with no intent of malice or offense:

    I'd love to buy The Walking Dead, but not without knowing what it's all about and frankly, Telltale, you have done a really sh*tty job of marketing it. Steam lists the genre as "adventure." That's pretty F*cking vague. On top of that your trailers and screenshots on the Steam store show only bits of cut scenes or random in-game stills. Honestly, I don't think it's too much to ask that you provide me with a good idea of what I'm getting for my $25. When I see your game advertised at a Point of Sale, should I really then have to go poking around the internet just to find out if the game is first person or third person?

    So what kind of game is this? What do you actually do? Do you get weapons or do you always run away? Do you have to solve puzzles or just make it from point A to point B alive?

    Please consider this in future advertisements.

    Signed,
    Planex

    This will get deleted so Fast i might not even be able to read it:)

    Alright, I read it now and don't want to be affiliated with this poster's remark. A simple Google Search would've cured it:) or read reviews, or video reviews....

  • I completely agree. I would love to play this game also. Oh wait, there still isn't a release date or eta for IOS version. Instead of having a time frame I have to continuously check the site or forum to see if there is any news. Which I'm sure that's what telltale wants. I don't understand the marketing when u know u have tons of people waiting for any news about the Iowa version and the only reply we get is there is no eta. So instead just set a date for today and not deliver and have someone else deliver the game and everyone complains about glitches etc. I along with a lot of others r left in the dark getting more pissed by the second but hey as long as telltale gets their money who cares.

  • @L1qu1dat1on said: A simple Google Search would've cured it:) or read reviews, or video reviews....

    The entire point was that I shouldn't have to. I mean, they are actually trying to sell copies of this game, right?

  • @Planex said: The entire point was that I shouldn't have to. I mean, they are actually trying to sell copies of this game, right?

    Trust me, the fact that it's hard to describe the game should be a good thing. Try a google search I'm sure we do for even the games we know how they play such as cod and Crysis...

    This just seems like knit picking imo, but you are entitled to your opinion.

    If any1 is a Shenmue fan, I'd just like to refer to it as the QTE games:)

  • @tolli said: I along with a lot of others r left in the dark getting more pissed by the second but hey as long as telltale gets their money who cares.

    Well, vote with your wallet. If you don't buy the game then they won't get their money.

  • @Planex said: Well, vote with your wallet. If you don't buy the game then they won't get their money.

    There is definitely a lesson in this, I wouldn't go as far as buying but from now on...I mean I won't but still, pre ordering is for suckers;) <---This I'm going to promise!

    Learned my lesson the hardway twice:

    Sonic Generations (at least this booted up and there was a manual fix)
    Walking dead

  • the "Adventure" Genre has been around as long as PC gaming has existed...
    TTG makes adventure games...

    They have shown gameplay on their own website..

  • @L1qu1dat1on said: Try a google search I'm sure we do for even the games we know how they play such as cod and Crysis

    I didn't have to. Infinity Ward and EA did such a good job marketing those games that I knew what I was getting before I bought them.

  • I think they did an excellent job at advertising it. I never pre-order games... but I did for Walking Dead. They had that nice one-on-one with Robert Kirkman about the story/characters, a few trailers and then enough gameplay not to ruin the game.

  • EA is one of the biggest corporations in the world.. they spend more on marketing games then most games cost to make... FYI.

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