An Overdue Post on The Walking Dead

In our class discussion we mentioned what the southern accents of the characters in the Walking Dead added to the experience of the game as a whole. Some people mentioned it made them feel comfortable and almost at home in a way that other games didn’t. What I enjoyed was that the accents did not create the character entirely, but simply add to him. It didn’t directly affect the gaming experience, but it was a nice detail. I think the walking dead was an excellent example of diversity done right.

Aside from the accents, there was a good amount of racial diversity in this game. Almost all the groups of survivors we stumble upon are interracial. Our group is one of the most diverse; people of multiple ethnicities flow in and out of our storyline. Yet, no character stands as a symbol for anything simply because of his/her race. Unlike the show, the game added diversity without making it an issue. While race issues are important to discuss, I thought it was refreshing to get a game that can incorporate race, without making it about race. It was a unique (in a good way) touch to the game. What do you guys think? Did you even notice the diversity? If you didn’t, do you think that is a good thing? If you did, do you think it was a good or bad thing to not incorporate any race issues in the same way the series did?

3 thoughts on “An Overdue Post on The Walking Dead

  1. I really enjoyed the questions that you posed at the end of your post. I had a whole comment response written out but I think it got a little too long so I made it into its own post. I would link it but I don’t know how…Anyways, thanks for sharing!

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