I've just finished Episode 2 of The Walking Dead: Season 2 (PSN) and just thought it was a great episode based on the series, the first season was just a brilliant series back in 2012 and was my top 5 favourite games of 2012. The choices I've on the first two episodes will be carried on to Episode 3 but it did make me wonder what will happen next to Clementine's group, it also made us think how far games have come based on point and click games over the years.
There have been classic titles like Grim Frandango, The Monkey Island series and the Sam and Max series. But when Heavy Rain (PS3) was released back in 2010 it pretty much changed how point and click games are supposed to be made with a mix of action/adventure added in. With a gripping story and cliff-hanging moments when it came to button mashing and dodging certain moments to avoid being killed, but the biggest part that made everyone think were the choices that you made whatever choice you make it will affect you and everyone else around you when it came to games like Heavy Rain and The Walking Dead. The choices that you made changes the events of the story later on during your play through however if you didn't like the choices you've made you could easily load back to last chapter or even change certain events before it happens later in the story.
It's not just the story that makes both games gripping it's also the memorable characters you come across that either help you or think you are just a bad person, music plays another important part on recent point and click games making you feel you are part of the story. Telltale Games have pretty much got future plans installed for more point and click games later this year including Episode 3,4 and 5 of The Wolf Among Us, Tales from the Borderlands and of course Games of Thrones.
I've had most of my friends telling me that I should check out the TV series but still haven't got around to doing that but have only read the first book, this does make me think how can Telltale Games pull off a good series like The Walking Dead when it comes to making a game based on Games of Thrones it's likely it will have the same art style and how what they make the choices with it being set in a fantasy world. Once they've completed making those games what would be the chances of them getting a Season 2? This also makes you think what future ideas that they could do next I wouldn't mind seeing them doing one based on the TV series HEROES since the series is getting resurrected the idea would have been cool or even seeing Telltale making games based on comic-books like Pretty Deadly ( My review can be found here- Pretty Deadly #1 Review ) or something like Sin City most of these ideas could happen but we'll never know.
However if more and more franchises and series get this kind of treatment we may end up getting the same thing over and over again but with a point and click sticker brand slapped on it, they would have to be careful not to make these mistakes in their future games and plus keep both its fans and gamers happy.
Do you have a favourite point and click game or what ideas would you like to see next? Let us know in the comments