Pinball FX2 was released on Xbox 360 way back in 2010 which makes it kind of ridiculous that new downloadable content is still being released for the game. The newest table is based off Telltale Games’ and Skybound’s award winning The Walking Dead games at a cost of $2.99.
This table is really a lot of fun. It seems to be a quite a bit easier to wrack up huge point totals compared to any of the other tables in the game. This is definitely a good thing because it gives you a feeling of accomplishment. You don’t get many drains down the sides of the table which avoids a lot of frustrating problems plaguing a few other tables in the game. Even if you aren’t very good at pinball in general you should be able to run this table for at least several minutes per ball. Missions are easy to start and complete and the table is highly dynamic. Sometimes the entire table turns dark as nightfall comes and the zombie hordes come out en masse. One of the other missions you literally leave the table and snipe zombies peeking out of buildings through the crosshairs of a sniper rifle. There’s nothing else like that in Pinball FX2. Missions are also based off the name of each episode from the first season of Telltale’s series (A New Day, Starved for Help, etc).
There’s a lot of choices during the missions which affect how the table plays each time. For example you can choose who to save and who to leave behind, whether or not to hide if you’ve been bitten or attempt first aid, and whether to leave food supplies for other survivors or take it for yourself just to name a few things. The new table features Clementine and Lee as the central characters with other characters from the games making appearances as well. As you can probably imagine, the table features plenty of “walkers” to fight off and sometimes other not-so-friendly survivors. Other times it’s better to just run and hide.
Pinball FX2 was recently released for Xbox One but the continual DLC keeps the game relevant for Xbox 360 owners as well. Although it may have fallen off your radar, Pinball FX2 is worth firing up once again for the new Walking Dead table whether you are a fan of the show, games, or even if you are just a pinball fan. It may be the most well made table in the game.
Overall Score: 10 / 10
Developer: Zen Studios
Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios
Available On: PC | XO | 360
Played On: Xbox 360
Review Copy Info – A copy of the DLC was provided to RealGamerNewz by the publisher for the purpose of this review.
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Update: Nearly a year after this story was initially run, during Summer 2014, ‘Walking Dead’ Actress Shannon Richardson Sentenced to 18 Years in Prison for Mailing Ricin Letters to President Obama. Below is the unedited, original story that broke during Summer 2013.
Popular American television series The Walking Dead, which airs on AMC as well as a number of other outlets, has recently had one its actresses brought into the limelight but not for the typical Hollywood scandal. Shannon Richardson was arrested today after authorities learned from a lie detector test that she was misleading them in the investigation of a recent attempted assassination against President Obama as well as NYC Mayor Bloomberg involving poison letters.
Her official story is that her husband made her do it and she was the informant who snitched herself out in order to use this national event to frame somebody else; her separated husband (married since 2011) Nathaniel Richardson’s neighbor who has had a long-standing rivalry with Nathaniel Richardson who filed for divorce during all this madness. Shannon Richardson is also said to be pregnant at this time with their baby.
Most puzzling is the reports that Shannon Richardson may face as little as 10 years in prison for this offense. Surely this is not a world of appropriate justice if others are getting mysteriously detained and life sentences / death row for much less than trying to kill the President. Or is it because she’s connected to Hollywood that she is assumed to get a pass right off the bat? Only time will tell if these early reports are accurate as far as the expected punishment for such an offense.
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With the success of The Walking Dead episodic gaming experience Sony Worldwide Studios President Shuhei Yoshida brings it to consideration that many other PlayStation titles could benefit from sometimes having episodic content. Imagine being able to download a smaller title in between large releases.
This business model seems to work great for standalone DLC coming out these days such as “Episodes from Liberty City” the Grand Theft Auto IV DLC that you can buy and play without owning the original game. Other examples include inFamous Festival of Blood and Ratchet and Clank: Quest for Booty.
The cheaper price-point for a smaller game is an accepted tradeoff for gamers that are waiting for the next full release from their favorite franchise or just don’t have enough cash to grab it yet. It can also serve as a great way to draw in people who ordinarily may not have chanced it with a full price game. Once they play the cheaper episodic content that can drive them to pick up the full titles.
Yoshida had this to say in interview:
“Episodic has been talked about for a long time and most people are skeptical until [they] play The Walking Dead. Now we are big fans of episodic gaming. We’re believers now,” he told Polygon.
“Hats off to [the] Telltale guys, they proved it works. I’d be happy to see some of our games adopt that model in the future.”
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