The Walking Dead trailer exhumes emotional narrative
It’s not every day a fan-made trailer gets attention from media outlets, but this The Walking Dead trailer knocks it out of the park. The trailer, put together by Luke Ritson, takes the audience through the emotional glimpses behind the game.
For everyone who’s played the game, the fan-made The Walking Dead trailer will probably invoke some pretty deep feelings, particularly about the game’s ending.
For anyone who hasn’t played the game, Telltale Games‘ The Walking Dead is a point-and-click adventure game available on Windows, iOS, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360. It’s won multiple awards, including “Game of the Year” from IGN, Polygon, and Spike TV‘s Video Game Awards.
As the fan-made The Walking Dead trailer shows, the game follows Lee Everett and Clementine as they struggle to survive after civilization is brought to the brink by a vicious disease that turns people into zombies. The game plays like a typical point-and-click adventure with many dialogue options. As it progresses, players are tasked with brutal decisions that push moral boundaries.
What’s surprising is the game actually pulls it off. In this day and age, the point-and-click adventure genre is considered niche at best and outdated at worst. But the shared journey of Lee and Clementine carries so much authentic emotion that the game is gripping from start to finish. By the end of The Walking Dead, many players report feeling more for Clementine than any other character in the medium.
The fan-made The Walking Dead trailer does have mild spoilers, so anyone who hasn’t played the game might want to be careful. But I don’t think it reveals too much.
What do you guys think? Does the fan-made The Walking Dead trailer do the game justice? Should the guy behind the fan-made The Walking Dead trailer be working at Telltale Games? Make sure to comment below.