By now it's obvious something is wrong with Episode 4, savegames are destroyed, and apparently achievements aren't tracking either.
Immediately after starting episode 4 this morning, exactly in the same way I had done for previous episodes, I realized something was wrong, as it started at the beginning of episode 1.
It's because of the strength of The Walking Dead that this is such a big issue; I stopped seeing it as a normal game, because I've stuck with the choices I've made in the heat of the moment. This means that, like in real life, there may be choices I regret, but they are -my- choices, and I have to live with them.
Not only do I have to replay the game from the beginning (I already have to find time to play games), I would be seeing it more as a standard game, because I'll be able to make better/different choices.
I am still a huge fan of the game, but by leaving this episode available for players, you're ruining a growing fanbase. From the messages on your board it should be obvious people are passionate about this game, this will hurt you if you don't fix this properly.
My suggestion to fix this:
- Take down the episode until issues are resolved, you are currently knowingly distributing software which is not ready for release
- Allow users to start the game from a later episode with the ability to choose what they've chosen before (only where it's relevant)
If the latter is not possible, I will probably not decide to play the game again, and I would like a refund for that last episode.
Good luck with coming up with a proper solution.