Sunday, September 14, 2014
Telltale's The Walking Dead Season 2 Review
The first game won many awards because of its emotional tale of Clementine and Lee's journey. This second season is more about Clementine and no one else. That being said Clementine is a great character and her personality will change based on the way you play. Season 2 is not as good as season 1 and it's hard to pinpoint why. Maybe its because season 2 didn't bring anything new to the table. In fact it took away most of the gameplay elements. Now the whole game is character development and quick time events. Now it's just like reading one of those interactive books where you get to choose out of many options. I wanted more exploration,puzzles,and combat tied together with that character development. I want to kill the zombie the way I want! Many people may say that its not about the gameplay but the story.This is true but you must remember it's a video game not an interactive book. You don't even have a connection with any of the other characters except for a few. I only like Luke, Jane, and Kenny. So when people die (which happens a lot) it doesn't really hit you like it did last season. I have been negative so far but I still liked the game. I enjoyed playing through each episode but something is a little off that makes me lose that connection to the game. Now this is not true with the last episode. No Going Back was a great finale. The best part is that there is actually multiple endings. This makes it feel like your decisions really matter. Both the endings and Clementine as a character will be different for everybody. This last episode is so good that it makes the whole season ten times better. It really makes the player realize that season 2 is all about Clementine.
Telltale's The Waking Dead Season 2 gets a 7.5