A brand new online game primarily based on AMC’s The Strolling Useless TV collection provides gamers the ability to vary how the present’s greatest moments play out. That features the flexibility to change a essential demise scene from season 2, by which Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) kills his former good friend Shane Walsh (Jon Bernthal), reversing their fortunes.
In The Strolling Useless TV collection, that second was dealt with with acceptable gravitas. Shane had been unraveling over the course of the season, as he and Rick butted heads over many ethical choices. Shane had turn out to be unpredictable and aggressive within the second season, his anger fueled by jealousy towards Rick and an obsession with Rick’s spouse Lori. Every little thing involves a head within the episode “Higher Angels,” the place Shane plans to homicide Rick, however winds up stabbed within the chest as a substitute.
The Strolling Useless: Destinies provides a distinct final result — one by which Shane and Rick combat in an area loaded with weapons, ammunition, and a … collectible radio? Additionally Shane blasts Rick within the face with a shotgun at point-blank vary a minimum of 20 (TWENTY!) occasions. All of the whereas, they’re dodge-rolling, grabbing ammo and therapeutic gadgets, and dropping quips. Oh yeah, there’s additionally an enormous outdated immediate that reads “Kill your good friend.” Wonderful.
However actually, it’s the truth that Rick simply stands stone-faced whereas consuming buckshot that makes The Strolling Useless: Destinies’ model of this confrontation so humorous.
Please be aware that online game Rick does an “I’m watching you” double finger level proper earlier than Shane unloads a shell into Rick’s left temple, which makes this second even funnier. After the 2 males have unloaded spherical after spherical in one another, they determine to have a melee battle: crowbar vs. ax. But it surely’s finally the easy knife that does Rick in. And identical to the TV collection, the loser turns into a “walker,” with Shane liberating Rick’s brains from his cranium as a substitute of vice versa.
YouTube channel MKIceAndFire has a fairly complete rundown of the sport’s decisions, boss fights, and endings. The latter features a large variation on the finale of the fourth season of The Strolling Useless, with all kinds of amusing twists: Carol defeating The Governor’s tank with little greater than an assault rifle; Merle changing into a model of The Governor; Shane main the group to Pyrrhic victory on the jail; and Glenn being beheaded by The Governor, utilizing Michonne’s katana to take action. All of it appears to be like fairly janky, but in addition extremely entertaining.
The Strolling Useless: Destinies is out now on Nintendo Swap, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Sequence X. A PC launch, by way of Steam, is coming Dec. 1, alongside bodily editions for PlayStation and Xbox consoles.