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Review: The Walking Dead: 400 Days

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When I was young, my father introduced me to a strange Vietnamese dish known as bittermelon (in English anyways). Its a round green fruit with a hole in the middle, where boiled noodles and beef were tucked into, making a strange looking dish that rivals weird food I’ve seen today. He told me it was a very specific and aquired taste; and that he’d give me $100 if I could eat one. Eager and greedy, I bit into it; a tiny bite for a tiny little 6 year old kid. I gagged and started crying, and my dad started laughing. He even brought out the money and waved it around my face. Gathering courage,I bit again and cried more. To make a long story short, I needed therapy and I didn’t get $100; but I do like bittermelon now. And Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead has never been anything but a huge slice of bittermelon.

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The Walking Dead and Race

It was during my second playthrough of Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead that it hit me.

I was near the end of the game and had come across yet another new group of new survivors. They looked at Lee, then at Clementine, and back at Lee. They had questions, and I was once again forced to explain my relationship to the girl. I found it irritating that I needed to keep explaining why I was traveling with this child every time I met a new group of people.

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That’s when I realized why I had to keep explaining myself.

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