During last week’s PSN holiday sale I picked up telltale’s Game of Thrones for a steal (as well as Tales of the Borderlands), and started playing episode 2 last night on PS4 (I played episode 1 on iPad when it first released last year). I quite enjoyed the first episode, story-wise, and what I’ve played so far of episode 2 seems to be good as well, but the one thing that bothers me is that I find the game to be ugly. I quite like the comic book esthetic that Telltale has used on The Walking Dead and The Wolf Among Us, but here, the game looks really muddy and dirty, with character models that look like they’ve come out of early Telltale games – which were fine back then, but you expect things to look better now, especially on PS4. I’m sure I’ll continue to play through all of the episodes since I want to experience the story, but I wish they would have used a more interesting look for the game, even if it was just a retread of the Walking Dead model.
I used to play all of the Telltale games, but finally got to a point where I was burnt out on them – it even happened before, and then I felt a spurt of interest when Game of Thrones and Tales of the Borderlands launched, but after playing through the first episode of each, even though I enjoyed them, I didn’t feel the urge to play more. When it comes to the second season of The Walking Dead, I had played the first episode, then around the time I was playing those other games played the second episode, but again, I just didn’t continue with it – and let me add that I’ve always played all Telltale games on iPad. With the entire season 2 becoming available as one of the free PS+ titles this month, I decided to start episode 3, and not only am I having a good time playing it, but I quite like playing it on a TV screen (on PS4). I’m going to at least play though all of season 2, and then we’ll see if I still want to play more and jump back into Game of Thrones or Tales of the Borderlands (or both).