The big difference to me was, that I wasn't too much involved into Ethan Mars' story, I barely knew Shawn (the kid) and didn't really worry much about him, but what drew me in were the crazy tasks the killer gave us, and the great presentation. And of course the great fact, that there were no game-over deaths, if a character died, he was death - deal with it.
In the walking dead the characters were awesome, and every death felt hard on me, even Larry's, even the Stranger's, though I hated him. Why? Because they felt so real, due to the top notch voice acting, and great writing, great job TellTale! Only the limited impact my decisions had were one little thing I didn't like, but I understand why it had to be that way, nonetheless, to me The Walking Dead is the "better" game, depends on people's preferences though.
The cure is a lie!
Oh what I wouldn't do to protect Clementine.
"Got bit, fever hit, world's gone to shit, might as well quit."
"We were STARVING, and it was COLD!" - "so MY
FAMILY STARVED IN THE COLD!"
"Thou shall not fear the terror by night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestillence, that walketh darkness, nor the destruction, that wastes noon day." - Hershel Greene