The Walking Dead, one of the most progressive examples of videogame writing in 2012, has been snubbed by The Writers Guild of America’s “Outstanding Achievement in Video Game Writing” in favour of – well – 007 Legends.
Telltale’s epic five part series was nothing if not intelligent and witty in its writing, with the script and storyline garnering much praise and critical acclaim. But, apparently, The Writers Guild of America doesn’t agree, and it’s simply not there.
Quite how Activision’s 007 Legends made the list is anyone’s guess.
The six games listed are, in no particular order, 007 Legends, Assassin’s Creed 3, Assassin’s Creed 3: Liberation, Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two, Halo 4 and the PS Vita’s Uncharted: Golden Abyss.
The Walking Dead should be there, it’s widely accepted as the current benchmark for the award the shortlist represents, but it’s good to see two Vita games involved. Uncharted: Golden Abyss, in particular, showcases the portable’s depth and grunt, and offers a decent enough story to boot.