The Walking Dead is a mass phenomenon that’s broken the bounds of the original comics to become a proper transmedia saga, though the results haven’t always matched Robert Kirkman’s original quality standards. The Walking Dead: March to War takes the popular characters on a new adventure in a strategy game with graphics that look more like the original comic than any other title released up till now.
The Walking Dead: March to War surprises from its opening moments thanks to graphics that look like frames taken straight from the original comic, a decision that meshes perfectly with the tone of the game in that it much more strongly resembles the original work by Kirkman than the popular but irregular TV show. The starting point here is volume 19 of the comic, also called March to War, where the three communities of humans decide to put an end once and for all to Negan’s reign.
The game is the umpteenth strategy title for smartphones where you’ve got to build your base, get online allies, and make raids to destroy zombies and/or humans. We’ve seen this a thousand times, and it appears that we’ll carry on seeing it indefinitely as this bubble of games appears to have no end. The thing here is that The Walking Dead: March to War has certain particularities that differentiate it from the others and give it quite a lot of depth, especially in terms of the game story.
Besides constructing buildings and collecting various resources, getting new survivors is one of the keys if you want to carry on moving forward. Each survivor has his or her own skills and story split up into episodes to be completed based on certain objectives. This gets you much more invested in their stories, which we can appreciate in games like this. Plus most of the characters you come across belong to the universe of the comic book, which is a terrific piece of news for fans of Kirkman’s work.
The Walking Dead: March to War adds enough distinctive layers to this rather hackneyed genre to make it one of the best Walking Dead-based titles in the world of gaming. Its treatment of the comic is spot-on and it’d be hard for fans to be disappointed in this product. Though The Walking Dead: March to War has just officially come out, we’ve had it here on Uptodown and available for download for months already – which is why we are so well acquainted with its virtues.
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