I loved Telltale’s The Walking Dead a lot. I was surprised to see that Telltale had released new DLC for the game titled 400 Days. The thing that made The Walking Dead great was that the decisions you made in each episode carried over and affected things later on in the series. That’s also the thing missing from 400 Days. In 400 Days, you control five different people in one episode. That means, you’re not carrying over any of the choices you made, (at least not yet). I don’t know if Telltale is intending on putting out more DLC that relates to 400 Days (before Season 2 ships), but as it stands, the choices you make in each vignette don’t make a big difference in the ending of the episode. The characters’ stories do grab you and are good stories, but they’re very short (maybe 20 minutes or less) and by the time you start to care about what happens to them, the story’s finished.
On the bright side, this special episode of The Walking Dead is just $5.00 (400 Microsoft Points on Xbox 360) and it’s well worth the money. I just think I’d have rather had one long story instead of five shorter stories.