The tough decisions will keep you at seats edge. The independent character of Clementine is worth appreciation. Interesting dialogues which will make you want to hear more. Unpredictable outcomes which takes you by surprise. Most of all its The Walking Dead!
The story is still young and needs something strong to back up the character Clementine. The gameplay is just 90 minutes and will come to an unexpected halt.
The Dead keep on walking. Well thats a lesson you have to learn it the hard way in Telltale’s The Walking Dead. Finally season 2 of the much-anticipated The Walking Dead has been released and once again its time to survive the dead.
After an intense and emotional ending to season 1, the young star Clementine is all you’ve got to survive the dead and the living. The first episode of Season 2 ‘All That Remains’ brings you in control of Clementine in a world where survival is the ultimate goal. The story picks up where it ended in season 1. It has been 16 months and still nothing has changed. The Dead keep on walking and the living keep on dying.
Season 2 begins with a bang, and I guess many of you would be surprised by that. Christine and Omid are the two familiar faces you start your adventure with as Clementine. After Lee, playing as Clementine would have raised many eyebrows, but i certainly enjoyed the Clem part. Playing as Clem lets you see the world around you in a whole new level. You wont see the innocent face of Clem, once afraid to take a shot. She is more mature, but yet so gentle.
When you start to play as Clem, trust seems to be her main concern and also everybody’s concern. In a world where you are hunted not only by the dead but also by the living, its hard to find someone you could rely upon.
Playing as Clem also has its part of the disadvantage. As she is young, many of them wont give heed to her words. There isn’t also some great Walker killing sequences in the game. Her main objective is “Escape and Live to see someone else die”. Her independent character is something to note about. I mean most of the time you are on your own and their isn’t any group to protect you when one or the other walkers try to get a piece of you.
The story is quite interesting and intense as the game throws you different situations every minute. There isn’t any happy-go-lucky moments in the game. You just can’t sit beside the camp fire and wave at the Walkers passing by. One thing that episode one highlighted is that there is something much more dangerous than the Dead. It’s the Living you have to be worried about.
There are those occasional puzzles which requires some exploration and quick thinking. But the main feature of the series which attracted everyone are those Tough decisions which keeps you at seats edge. Even from the first episode of season one, we have seen how our decisions affect the game. Even though main outcome might be same, its hard to select something when you are running out of time. Similarly you will have some tough decisions at your hand which can be tricky. Even though Clem is young, you wont be free of “Who shall i not save?” moments in the game which will tickle your brain.
The game features some nice and interesting dialogues, where you develop the urge to know more about a person and their story. But the combat QTE’s fail to gather much attention. Yes, you have to be quick, but it just isn’t something that you would want to do again and again.
The lack of serious gameplay is also quite disappointing. You are just into the game and Voila! Hardly one and a half hour and episode one is already over. But the game is surely worth the time and money you put into it. The story is still in its early stages, but somewhat fails to pull you into the world of Walking Dead. The character still needs some brooding. Overall it will prove to be a great hour of entertainment with some intense moments and tough choices. After all its The Walking Dead!