Review: THE WALKING DEAD: SEASON TWO (2014)

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The Walking Dead: Season Two is an episodic point-and-click adventure role-playing video game developed by Telltale Games, based on the comic book series by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore and Charlie Adlard. It is the sequel to the 2012 game, and takes place in the same fictional world as the comic, with events occurring shortly after the onset of the zombie apocalypse in Georgia.

Is It Worth?

Don’t you want to know what happens to Clementine?

A little about the Gameplay

Season Two of The Walking Dead follows Clementine as she struggles to survive in the apocalyptic wasteland that the world has become. She meets old friends, makes new, fights psychopaths and zombies, all while continuously making difficult choices one after the other in a seemingly hopeless world.

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The Walking Dead doesn’t alter the point and click mechanisms of the previous game much than little changes where you need to hold the left mouse button and the press the appropriate movement key together. Throughout the game, the player is presented with the ability to interact with their surroundings, and options to determine the nature of that interaction.

The Good

1: Season Two of The Walking Dead continues what its predecessor started: making the player choose between hard choices. Again, there is no “good” choice and no “bad” choice. And whatever you choose will affect the story throughout because the game will adapt itself around those choices.

2: I was worried that season two wouldn’t be able to deliver characters as compelling as season one, but Telltale Games have proved me wrong.

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3: Telltale Games have perfected cliffhangers. You will want to play the next episode as soon as you finish one.

4: Clementine is a badass. Or at least, my Clementine was. Barely 12 years old and she’s taking down zombies, sneaking into a psycho’s liar, keeping the group together — surviving.

The Bad

1: The narrative feels off. The main threat — what they were building for since the beginning – is done by the third episode. The last two episodes is Clementine’s group just wandering around. Yes it all pays off in the end with the explosive finale, but still.

Conclusion

The Walking Dead: Season Two lacks the gripping narrative of its predecessor but it will still give you enough thrills and chills to make you hungry for more.

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About Amandeep Singh Virdi

My name is Amandeep Singh Virdi and I love video games among other things that include comics, films, music, and pro wrestling. Follow me @thatvirdiguy on Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, whatever.
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