The Wolf Among Us

Finished The Wolf Among Us today. It’s absolutely fantastic and a must-play for anyone who likes detective stories and/or graphic novels, but the Xbox 360 retail (disc) version must be the least optimized game I’ve ever played. Action sequences are borderline unplayable because the game loads from the DVD all the time, fucking up the timing of the quick time events and making a general mess of everything. Some QTEs are impossible to react to because they don’t show up before failing. Fortunately it’s still possible to finish the game because it’s quite forgiving, but how on earth did this pass QA? What’s even more baffling is that the cover says “hard drive required” but the game doesn’t even allow the user to just install the disc to the hard drive. It’s really upsetting because technical issues like that really drag down what should be an absolutely flawless game. Oh well, I just hope The Walking Dead won’t have the same issues …

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