I am pleasantly surprised at how good this game is. Having heard great reviews from a few sources I trust and often agree with, PCGamer (Evan Lahti)and Gamers with Jobs, I had high hopes. I was not let no down.
I think that TellTale had ushered in a new form of interactive story telling with this series. It could be applied to so many IPs. I haven't genuinely cared about characters in a long time(in a game). The Walking Dead(GMG) will let you know subtly that your choices have been noted by characters. This gives you an immediate sensation of dread if you made a poor choice, or a happiness on a good choice. I don't think you can "save and reload". Your choices are yours to keep and you often make them quickly. Much more real world.
The environments do not feel artificially closed off. The clever use of camera angles line you up to where you should be focusing on.
I am about an hour into Episode 1 and I am already excited for where this story is going. The controls take a little getting used to if you are using a mouse and keyboard, but that feeling disappears quickly.
This is definitely a buy title. I recommend The Walking Dead.