Let me take you back to July 2016. Everyone walking around attached to their phones attempting to Catch them All. Remember? Seeing how many Pokemon you could catch on your lunch break and meeting complete strangers in the street who were battling it out to take control of Poke Gyms. I was one of those. July 2018 and I’m back on my phone. Although I’m not catching Pokemon this time. I’m fighting walkers in the street, trying to find survival crates and saving troubled survivors from the zombie apocalypse in The Walking Dead: Our World.
The game only came out last week but I’m already obsessed and I can thank my friend at work for that. ‘There’s a new game just like Pokemon Go, are you playing?’. Well I wasn’t. The next day I told him I no longer liked him as I was hooked. I spent my days off work walking around fighting imaginary zombies and honestly? It’s all his fault. Okay, maybe not as I’d have probably downloaded it at some point but we won’t tell him that.
When you load up the app you get to create your own little character profile. The game then loads your map and shows you what’s happening around your area. Zombie infestations, rescue missions and crates should fill your screen. Every time you kill a zombie or rescue a survivor you are rewarded with cards or coins. These allow you upgrade your weapons, partners and even your RV. With the survivors you rescue, you take them to Shelters you place around the map to help defend your buildings.
During the battles (infestations, survivor rescues etc.) you also have the choice of using Augmented Reality. There’s a small button ‘AR’ top left of the screen which allows you to completely submerge yourself into The Walking Dead world. Just be careful of your surroundings because it sort of looks like you’re taking tonnes of photos as you shoot the zombies.
You have the choice of joining groups who you work with to completely challenges which gets you more coins. (You can probably guess that coins and cards are extremely important by now.) I personally have joined a Brighton group, but there are groups for anything or anywhere as long you work together.
Within these groups you can also help each other by lighting Flares. This allows anyone in your group to ‘travel’ to your destination but be careful as this could be your house and the road names are shown.
There are a few connection errors, but nothing like we experienced with Pokemon Go. I also struggle to keep my energy bar above 10 as most crates give me First Aid kits and grenades. I may be grateful for this as I level up so I won’t complain too much though. You are able to spend real life money on energy, coins, gold and all that good stuff, however I really don’t want to do this. I never did it in Pokemon Go and I just can’t justify spending money on imaginary coins that I’ll probably spend upgrading an armless zombie on a leash. (Remember Michonne’s Zombie Slaves? I’m not making this up.)
I only wanted to keep this short and sweet, but if there’s any other questions leave a comment below and I’ll try my best to answer. Overall, I’m really loving The Walking Dead: Our World. I can’t say anything negative about a game that gets people out of the house and socialising. I think the game can only become better as more people join in, I just hope they fix the server issues before then.
Are you playing The Walking Dead: Our World? How are you finding it?