The Walking Dead: Assault Review
First off, before I go any further, I love this game, it is based on Robert Kirkman's comic books, playing Rick Shane who wakes up in a hospital with little or no memory of how he got there. Playing the game from a top down view your aim is to get out of Atlanta; which just happens to be full of the walking dead.
Moving around is by tapping and holding down your fingers on the screen on the spot where you want your character to go. It does takes a little to get used to, but once mastered you will soon be zipping in and out of range of the walkers, just enough to notch up your kill count but not close enough to let them get you. As with most games there are supplies and ammo to pick up as well as plenty of items to use as a distraction, such as car alarms and fire hydrants.
One of the really nice features of this game is being able to assemble a crack squad as you go from level to level, and once again they are based on characters from the comic and each has their own unique ability which makes for critical team choice when tackling a scenario.
The graphics and sound add to the game; whilst nothing earth shattering, the grey and black scenario is complimented by the eerie music and sound affects giving that comic book feel.
There is so much to like about this game; yes, it does not move as fast as some shooters but then again this is no ordinary shoot em up, as you have to use some strategy in your play. Combine this with bonus objectives, challenges to unlock, exclusive content, wallpapers and not forgetting that you can add chapters as they are released. All of this makes for a very enjoyable game.
Just to summarise as I said at the start I loved this game – somehow the top down view adds to the whole feel that you are playing inside a comic, which reminded me of playing Alien Breed many years ago.
If you like killing zombies in fact if you like shoot em ups with a bit of thinking attached then you really will love this game!
For information on The Walking Dead comic book series and graphic novels, visit http://www.skybound.com or @skyboundent.
Skybound is the home of Robert Kirkman's creator-owned work including his Eisner Award-winning comic book series, The Walking Dead, long-running Invincible, all-agesSuper Dinosaur, Thief of Thieves, and Clone as well as Witch Doctor, Guarding the Globe, and The Astounding Wolf-Man. Since its inception, Skybound has created television shows, merchandise and a wide spectrum of platforms, games and entertainment events (The Walking Dead Escape). Skybound's successes include the comic behind the hit Emmy®-winning television show, AMC'sThe Walking Dead, the highest-rated basic cable drama of all time in the U.S, also an international success in 122 countries and 37 languages. AMC is developing Thief of Thieves as a potential series. Skybound/Kirkman frequently top the hardcover and paperback bestseller lists. Your destination for all news and merchandise from Robert Kirkman, The Walking Dead and all Skybound titles is www.Skybound.com.
About Skybound Asia
Skybound Asia was founded in 2011 by Skybound Entertainment in partnership with Figo Fuad and James Lockard of The Moving Images Company. Based in Singapore, Skybound Asia focuses on developing Skybound’s titles, including record-breaking series The Walking Dead, in Southeast Asia through the development of mobile apps, merchandising and conventions. The establishment of Skybound Asia marked the first time an independent creator established an arm in Southeast Asia.
About Gamagio Ltd
Gamagio is a London, UK-based independent developer of mobile and social games. It was founded in 2011 by Head of Studio Ian Bell and Development Director Andy Garton as the social& mobile sister studio to Slightly Mad Studios , developers of the award-winning Need For Speed: SHIFTand SHIFT 2 Unleashed titles and WMD community-powered title Project CARS.The Walking Dead: Assault represents the fourth title to be released by Gamagio. www.gamagio.com @gamagiogaming.