Man! BuzzFeed does it again! I don’t have this problem at my comic shop that I frequent (Elite Comics in Overland Park, KS) but I do actually have to deal with it occasionally at the video game store I work at. I thought I definitely needed to share this on my blog. Enjoy!
Yeah buddy I’ve had fun participating in the 2013 version of this challenge. It’s the only challenge I actually completed so I’m signing up for next year too!
I highly recommend all you comic book lovin’ freaks to join too.
I’m posting a weekly column over at Capeless Crusader. I’ll provide a link here every Monday to that article so you can see all of my ridiculous reviews.
My column is called Point of Entry. It’s pretty much a volume one (or issue one) review from a comic noob’s perspective.
This past Monday I reviewed Invincible by Robert Kirkman. Check it out!
POINT OF ENTRY: INVINCIBLE VOLUME 1 IS AN UNEXPECTED STUNNER
I know some of you guys know this already but I play video games. Why do I play video games? For the same reason that I read books. To have an adventure. If a game doesn’t have a good story, I’m not interested. Well I just finished The Walking Dead by Telltale games. It’s a game set in the world of Robert Kirkman’s Walking Dead but with a very different cast of characters. The only character you can recognize from the comics or TV series is Glenn and he’s only a minor character for a brief period before he meets up with the characters we know and love (or love to hate).
The main characters, Lee, the main protagonist and character that you play, and Clementine, the eight-year-old little girl that Lee is trying to keep alive, are amazing to watch grow and struggle. The point of the game is to not only stay alive but to watch these two characters develop.
Did anyone read chose your own adventure books when you were a kid? I did and this really reminds me of it. The decisions you make throughout the game develops what kind of person Lee turns out to be and what Clementine thinks of him because of it. When you play you can make Lee an asshole (understandable with the situations he’s placed in but no less an asshole) or he can be a role model and advocate for others.
I put this little article on my book blog because I think a lot of readers are also gamers or at least they should be. And if you have ever screamed at a book or game because the character isn’t doing what you would do then at least you have a chance to shape Lee in this one.
It’s the newest from the Cast mother-daughter-duo! Sad to say, I’m not caught up on the series. But since this installment doesn’t come out until October 15th I should be good by then. I love this series so much that generally I get frustrated when I have to wait months for the next to come out.