So I played through Episode 1-3 about a week or so ago without incident. When I booted the game up to play Episode 4, however, it started up in windowed mode, which I found to be unusual as I only play in full screen, and my saves were gone. I checked my Walking Dead saves folder to see if they were still intact and they were - nothing had been deleted, the game simply wouldn't read the files.
Now the first thing I did was check online to see if anyone else was having the same issue, but the only thread I found were ones from people who had the same issue a few months ago with earlier episodes.
The solution I followed can be found at this link:
When I followed the steps outlined in the link, I booted up the new save and it brought me to the final cutscene in Episode 3. However, when the "previously on The Walking Dead" montage began , I noticed a number of inconsistencies, ie Doug was featured as opposed to Carly, who I had saved in Episode 1.
tl;dr: The game won't read my saves, and when I tried to replace the newly created save with my old one the choices carried over incorrectly.
Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks in advance!