A Telltale Story
We all have that one game that gives us a break from the usual fast paced-shoot ‘em up games that we predominately play, something to provide more substance. Amazing graphics and continuous battles with innovative weapons are entertaining but sometimes the mood can require more. A captivating storyline perhaps, coupled with some great characters who anger us, make us laugh, or who we can relate to. Well for me, ANY of the titles from Telltale Games will accomplish this and much more.
Founded in June of 2004 Telltale Games has become one the most successful independent video game developers. They have built their foundation of adventurous games on popular licensed series, such as The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones.
Telltale‘s titles are structured with episodic segments; much like some of the television series in which they are spawned from. A signature feature that they have implemented in many of their games is the ability to alter the story from the choices you make. You’ll participate in the dialogue and make decisions that alter the storyline and sometimes decisions that are so impactful that it can cost someone their life. Telltale’s titles also have a lasting appeal that makes them replay-able, this is made possible because of the optional paths that can be taken. Making different decisions during a second play-through can create different outcomes to the storyline.
So, imagine yourself having a hand in how the stories develop in the adaptations of popular films, television series, comics, and other games. Some may even be a favorite of yours, for example, I love the Back to the Future movies and it made it that much more enjoyable to play the game, same goes for The Walking Dead series. Telltale Games has done an amazing job of providing fans with these adaptations, by not just mimicking the same stories fans have watched before, alleviating any redundancy in the storyline.
For the titles you’ve never heard of before, these adaptations will be completely new to you, which can be just as enjoyable. Experiencing stories for the first time and getting to know the characters along the way. If for some reason you have never seen any of these original masterpieces, (which would be insane) then that is okay, because Telltale Games’ adaptations can stand on their own. The titles they have developed are complete with substance, characters, story, and much more, they do not require any prerequisites.
Telltale’s games are more than just a beautiful escape from other tiresome titles; they may be slower in pace and require more attentiveness towards the cut scenes but in return you get so much more. For those who appreciate storylines, character development, and the genre of interactive adventure gaming, then Telltale Games is the best option when looking to fill that substance-less void. For the complete list of titles that Telltale Games has to offer, visit them at www.telltalegames.com/games