Samit Sarkar, writing for Polygon
Xbox 360 players are reporting in a seven-page thread with over 130 replies that the game is “practically unplayable” due to hitching and temporary freezing issues. Similar problems, along with audio skipping, exist in the PS3 version as well, according to a two-page thread with over 20 posts. “It’s essentially unplayable when it freezes so long that I can’t make a choice and then someone is upset with Lee for doing nothing,” said forum user Kahlusha.
This sounds bad, but it’s not unexpected. Telltale’s ships a lot of broken games. I feel bad for the dudes with unconnected consoles that are buying this. There’s no way they’ll get a title update, provided one even comes.
When do we stop giving the Walking Dead a pass, by the way? Sure, it tells a heck of a story and has some really neat design elements, but the game has technical problems on most of its platforms. And we’re not just talking about occasional lock-ups — some of these bugs seriously impact progression or stop it altogether. That’s fucked up.
I played the iOS version — which I think is the only one without the save bug — so I was able to have a full, fulfilling experience with the game. Give that a shot if you still haven’t played. It’s a slower, less visual experience but at least you can save your game without losing it.