This one frustrated me a little, so I figured that I’d make a quick post about it.
I’m sure that others have had the exact same question.
At the beginning of episode one, Lee Everett escapes from a hoard of zombies and ends up on the back porch of an empty house.
During his search of the house, he comes across a walkie-talkie, which he takes.
The confusion stems from the fact that the walkie-talkie appears as an icon on the left side of your screen. This, to me, is a little bit misleading.
In my opinion, this suggests that you can equip it and use it at any time. Just like in other games.
I was so weary about its potential importance that I went searching through the control settings in order to find out if there was any way to access the inventory and select it.
Unfortunately, this icon serves no purpose.
The only thing it does is let the player know that Lee has a walkie-talkie in his inventory.
Throughout the game, these icons inform the player that Lee has certain items on his body. However, he can only use these items when the time is right.
For example, you won’t be able to use the hatchet until a click event provides you with the option to do so.
Hopefully, this post saves a few people from needlessly worrying about it.