The retail edition of The Walking Dead game, which bundles the five downloadable episodes in one physical package, is suffering from some widespread bugs and stuttering issues, especially on consoles.
I closed off my review of The Walking Dead game’s fifth and final episode with a Masterpiece badge. The one negative thing I pointed out was the technical problems that continued to plague each episode. “Hopefully, such kinks will be ironed out by the time the season is released in one package next month,” I said. Idle hope, as it would appear.
The support section over at the official Telltale forum is rife with threads detailing all sorts of bugs, saving issues and plenty of hitching and stuttering. Telltale say they’re hard at work trying to resolve all the problems. PlayStation 3 users can already download a patch that resolves corrupted save files and Xbox 360 users are notified that the stuttering on their platform is limited to those with a 4GB Slim console.
It’s a shame that such a stellar game is marred by issues like this. Users reporting the game as “a stuttering, unplayable mess” doesn’t do much to dispell Telltale’s reputation for delivering buggy products.