Game of the Year 2012 Day 2 of 3

Day two brings the pleasant and unpleasant surprises of 2012.

Also forget finding a runner-ups, I had a difficult time finding a winner for the “Most Disappointing Game of 2012” because of the pre-screening I conducted before committing any resources on a game this year.

On the other hand, there were plenty of surprises to name. I kept it to three but as you will see tomorrow, I found many great experiences from some unlikely games.

Most Disappointing Game of 2012

Winner: Final Fantasy XIII-2


I enjoyed Final Fantasy XIII. I was looking forward to this release because I actually liked the universe Square Enix fabricated. I also heard some utterances of this game being better than the original which probably raised my hopes up a bit too much. In the end technical issues, grinding and unlikable characters soured the experience for me.

Runner-ups: N/A

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LTTP: The Walking Dead (PC)

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LTTP or ‘late to the party’ pieces are opportunities for me to catch up and write about games I missed out on the first time around. They may contain spoilers.

I finally picked up Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead after hearing that the GiantBomb crew were going to spoil it in their game of the year deliberation podcasts. And since I didn’t want it spoiled for me, I decided to play it for myself. It was less than $13 at

I encountered a stumbling block right out of the gate: the game would not start. I discovered there’s an incompatibility between The Walking Dead and Windows 8. I found the fix and it was relatively smooth sailing from then on. The only other technical issue was the minor stuttering that I witnessed after the initial loading of an episode.

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The Walking Dead & Windows 8 Fix

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So here you are.

You heard about all the accolades this adventure game received, and decided to take advantage of a Steam deal. After downloading all five episodes, you try to check out what all the fuss is about only to discover that the damn game doesn’t launch on your Windows 8 box. Well, here’s how you fix that.


The Walking Dead does not launch on Windows 8.


The Walking Dead does not have controller support running under Windows 8.

The Fix

Download the “dinput8.dll” file and place it in the following folder:

<Steam directory>\steamapps\common\The Walking Dead\

And that’s it. The game should now launch with controller support.

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