Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Heads Up : Holliston Episode 4 & Walking Dead Game Demo!!

 Just two quick little things I want to let ya know about/remind you of here tonight ...

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First off, last night's episode of Holliston is now available for download on iTunes.  It's the fourth episode in the six episode long first season of the show and trust me when I say it's the best of the bunch thus far, which is why I want to urge you to check it out.  The episode is called "Candyman" and stars Tony Todd as Tony Todd, who at first Adam & Joe are all into hanging out with ... until he won't leave their apartment, starts rapping in the shower, and tries to steal Adam's girl.  Todd is absolutely brilliant playing a madball version of himself, who refers to himself as 'Candyman', and the episode is just so damn funny.  You can rent it over on iTunes for as low as $1.99, so definitely go give it a watch!

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And secondly, speaking of downloads, the demo for Telltale Games' new Walking Dead video game is now available for download over in the Playstation Store.  The game, which is based on the comics rather than the TV show, is split up into five playable 'episodes', the first of which can now be bought for $4.99.  Or if you just want to play the demo version of that episode, you can of course check that out free of charge.  You can also buy the full season pass for $19.99, and you'll get to play each episode as they become available, one per month.

Now if you'll excuse me, my download of the demo is done and I've gotta slay me some zombies!

OK I'm back.  Just got done playing the demo and I gotta say, it's looking like this one has the potential to be a lot of fun.  You play as Lee Everett, a character who doesn't actually appear in Kirkman's comics (from what I gather this game is set in the same universe as the comics, and features some of the same characters, but tells its own tale).  Lee of course finds himself in the midst of the zombie apocalypse, and it's your job to guide him and all the humans he meets up with to safety, killing zombies as necessary along the way.

The cool thing about the game is that it's a bit like those old 'Choose Your Own Adventure' books, in that it's totally interactive and you, as the player, make all the decisions for your character, choosing what to say, do and even what objects around you to interact with.  It seems as if each of those decisions affects the course of the game for you across the whole series, which is pretty damn cool if you ask me.  You essentially control the whole game, which makes your adventure unique to you.  I dig that, a whole lot.

The game does seem to be pretty simple, and very limited in roaming capability, but I think that focus on interactivity is what's gonna make this one worth the buy.  Unfortunately, the demo is incredibly short, as you only get to kill one zombie and make only a few decisions, but it was enough to get me to want to purchase the first episode and play around with it more, which I will likely be doing very soon.  So I guess that's saying something.

Definitely give the demo a download if you're into the comics, show or just zombies in general.  We've read The Walking Dead and we've watched The Walking Dead ... I think it's only right that we now play it!

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