Hi, so I bought The Walking Dead some time ago, and absolutely loved it. Now I though a friend of mine would love it too, despite not being a gamer. Now I’m wondering which version to get her, I was hoping to get some suggestions.
Personally I bought the standalone PC version directly from this site. I love Steam, but I don’t necessarily need every game on there, and I assume it’s a better option to support the creators. Again, I loved the game, but techically the game has a bunch of problems. It took me an half hour to get this game to work after I installed it, I had the “missing login screen” problem. I never fixed it, I found a way to circumvent it. Anyway, I prefer not to trouble my friend, who’s less technically apt than I am, with installation problems and bugs. Then again, I hear some people had no problems with the PC version whatsoever, so maybe she could get lucky.
But I was thinking if I should get her the Ipad version, which I believe doesn’t have any technical difficulties. The problem on Itunes is though.. I can’t actually gift it to her directly. Episode 1 is free at the moment, and therefore doesn’t have gifting options, and apparently you can’t gift in-app purchases. I’d have to get her an Itunes card, and tell her to download the stuff herself, but this is obviously less than ideal. Then is the fact that the controls are different, and I wonder how this changes the game. You can’t “hover” your cursor over things, and how do you move? Tap to move like P&C games, or an on-screen d-pad? She won’t know any better, but I’d like to give her the “full experience”, and I’m not a fan of touch-only controls.
Then there is the Steam option. Technically this shouldn’t be any different from my version, but I have the feeling games on Steam generally behave better in general. Maybe there’s someone who has experience with both PC versions? In any case, gifting would be the far easiest with this option, as would be installing the game for her.
So I guess it mainly boils down to potential technical difficulties.. Has it improved in the meantime? I’m not aware of any recent patches..
If it were me I wouldn’t even consider an Ipad version, but she’s not a gamer, and I think the Ipad would be easier for her, although the actual gifting would be less than ideal.
Anyway, I’d love to hear your thoughts on this.