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Retail version of The Walking Dead is a technical mess

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“But Lee, they promised it would be playable…”

If you were planning on picking up Telltale’s acclaimed The Walking Dead: The Game via the recently released retail version, then be warned; according to several user experiences, this version of the game is nearly unplayable due to technical issues.

Various unhappy gamers are now storming the Telltale forums and stating that they’ve been having thoroughly unpleasant experiences with the game, including countless glitches and crippling lag. Below are just some of the complaints people posted on the forums:

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This is certainly a shame, as The Walking Dead: The Game has been touted as one of the finest gaming experiences of the year. To have such an unplayable version of such an excellent game is truly disappointing. As it stands, the downloadable versions are still your best bet.

If that’s not an option, then you’re advised to wait for a patch or significant price drop (or both) before jumping onto these retail versions. They’re currently going for $29.99 USD, which is more than a season pass anyways. Even getting all five individual episodes for $5 each is a slightly cheaper option. Paying more for a worse experience just doesn’t make sense.

Stay tuned for more news on The Walking Dead: The Game, including its placement on our upcoming Game of the Year Nominations list.

Michael Urban
Now an occasional contributer, Michael Urban is the former Editor-in-Chief at OnlySP and has the nickname "Breadcrab" for reasons his therapist still doesn't understand. From the moment he first got hacked in Runescape, he's been uninterested in multiplayer games and has pursued the beauty of the single-player experience, especially in terms of story and creative design. His hobbies include reading, writing, singing in the shower, pretending to be productive, and providing info and feedback regarding the games industry. It is an industry, right? You can ask him a question or send him spam at michaelurban@www.onlysp.com. Also, follow him on Twitter or the terrorists win. (@MichaelUrban1)

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  1. Picked up this disc and was soooo excited. Popped it into my system and have been pissed off ever since. the game is so glitchy and jumpy that is unplayable…. looks like TELL TALE sold me a expensive coaster for my beer glass instead of a game. THIS GAME IS CRAP, they should refund the price of the game or issue disc that actually work!!!! I&#039m running a older 360 arcade model so it&#039s not just the slim models having problems…. major disappointment… tried contacting Tell Tale to no replies….
    Will NOT buy another Tell Tale game…. no matter what.

  2. Picked up this disc and was soooo excited. Popped it into my system and have been pissed off ever since. the game is so glitchy and jumpy that is unplayable…. looks like TELL TALE sold me a expensive coaster for my beer glass instead of a game. THIS GAME IS CRAP, they should refund the price of the game or issue disc that actually work!!!! I'm running a older 360 arcade model so it's not just the slim models having problems…. major disappointment… tried contacting Tell Tale to no replies….
    Will NOT buy another Tell Tale game…. no matter what.

  3. I’m getting a refund tomorrow actually. Try harder next time TellTale.

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