I just got into The Walking Dead too on the XBOX Live Arcade. I have only played Episode 1 and I loved it. I bought Episode 2 some weeks ago immediately after completing Episode 1, but haven't gotten around to playing it yet. Hopefully tonight because I loved it.
I had no idea what kind of game The Walking Dead was. All the trailers looked like cutscenes. I was like, is this a point and click, a first person shooter, a third person shooter, just a quick time event game? I was so confused. But I like how it plays. I did not want a shooter and this isn't it at all. I love it.
I have no idea why this game works with the public though. They seem to shun quick time events now, even though God of War still heavily relies on it, but with this game, it kind of sneaks it in in a way where people are okay with it. I love quick time events and I love how it is implemented in this game. I love the menu system and how everything you do is done through the very intuitive in game menu options. Somehow you still don't feel limited at all.
It's all really weird. Especially since the majority of gamers/hardcore gamers would consider something like this not a real game or casual but yeah. It's good.