The Walking Dead: Episode One Guide

Chapter 3

Once you are done talking to Clementine, you will have your first major decision to make; whether to leave the house in the day or the night.  If you choose to go in the day, you will run into Shawn and Chet in the street and you will need to help them move a car out of the way to get their truck free.

If you choose to go at night, you will run into Shawn and Officer Mitchel, along with zombie Chet who doesn’t make it home for hot dish night. If you choose the night route, there’s less to do than in the day option and when you reach the farm, the dialogue between Shawn and Hershel about fortifying the fence is different. Hershel will say that since Chet is dead, it’s a good idea to do it, whereas if you choose the day route, Hershel doesn’t think it needs to be done, but still agrees to it.

When you talk to Shawn in both the day and night scenarios, the dialogue option that you choose to tell Shawn about you (Babysitter, neighbor, just a guy, or if you say nothing, he will call you a good Samaritan) will affect what he tells Hershel when you arrive at the farm, and the one liner that he makes when you are driving away from the front of Clementine’s house.


  • Edias - November 27, 2012 3:12 p.m.

    I've been gaming practically my whole life, and The Walking Dead has proven to be one of the best gaming experiences of my life thus far. Sure, the gameplay was simplistic and the choices could have had a larger impact on the outcome but the story was excellent and the gameplay worked well enough to drive it along. I wish more games were of this caliber, and I can only hope that Telltale will take what they've learned from this season to make the next one even better.
  • patbateman17 - May 11, 2012 11:29 a.m.

    So, it doesn't really seem like any of the decisions made in Episode 1 really effect much during that episode. I know they SAID that the decisions will span all the episodes, but I'm skeptical as that's a pretty bold promise. Will have to see how Episodes 2 and 3 fare before deciding on this one.
  • KungFoo - May 12, 2012 4:22 a.m.

    I don't think they really intended to, as the first episode is effectively the prologue. I won't go into detail for the benefit of not leaving spoilers, but there's an incident early on in which, although you have a choice, you cannot change the outcome. But, that's because the outcome is a very important story arc for the comics, so that's understandable. The choice made towards the end of the episode will have a minor shape (who knows, maybe on a larger scale) as to how the story develops later on but that's what made me hungry for more as it ended Trust me on one thing, if you've read any of the comics, not necessarily up to date, and enjoyed them then this is a must buy
  • patbateman17 - May 14, 2012 8:08 a.m.

    Thanks for the reply! I realize my comment is short-sighted and won't be fleshed out until the finale - I'm just impatient and have a hard time buying a "season" up-front :) But I DID enjoy the demo, if I had more time to play games I would probably pick this up.

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