With Fan Expo now over, I take a few minutes to reflect on the event that was. In the midst of show-and-tell, I accidentally rip some of the art I bought and had to censor some unintended partial nudity.
I let loose about the biggest pop culture event in Canada, which takes place from August 28-31! I apologize for the few technical hiccups in the show. I’ll see what I can do to prevent that going forward!
The story of Rick Grimes and his fight for survival starts here. In The Walking Dead Vol. 1: Days Gone Bye, he wakes up alone from a coma to find the world overrun with zombies. He races out to Atlanta in hopes of finding his family while trying to make sense of what the world has become.
How often does a video game make you question your own humanity? The Walking Dead does throughout in brilliant fashion. At every turn, the game puts you in one terrible circumstance after the next, demanding that you make one gut-wrenching decision after another. By the end of its 5 episode run, I was moved to tears.
The Walking Dead series has been my biggest surprise of 2012. Going into it with no real interest in the franchise, or adventure games, its first two instalments have taken me on an emotional roller coaster unlike any other game has before. Based on what I’d seen of the trailer for The Long Road Ahead, I had concerns that the base premise wouldn’t be as interesting as the one in episode 2. However, all my fears were quickly quashed as revelation after revelation took place.
Zombies, as depicted in almost all forms of fiction, are simple creatures. Featuring great strength, limited intelligence, and (in most cases) limited mobility, their sole objective is to consume the flesh of the living. For this very reason, I don’t find zombies themselves all that interesting.
It’s what happens around the zombies that creates fictional magic. From The Night of the Living Dead, to Abraham Lincoln: Zombie Hunter, to Plants vs. Zombies, creators have found a number of different ways to leverage their simplistic traits into amazing experiences. For The Walking Dead Episode 1: A New Day, the zombies are a catalyst for a far more interesting tale of human survival under apocalyptic circumstances.