The Walking Dead: Season 2 - Episode 2, 'A House Divided' Review
7 March 2014
Summary: 'A House Divided' leverages streamlined gameplay to yield serious character and plot development. Alongside more technical polish than The Walking Dead has ever seen, this is Telltale's best effort yet.
Pros: Character and plot development, Trimmed gameplay improves pacing, Technical polish
Cons: Long, but infrequent, loading screens, One hard-to-see combat prompt
Summary: I'm exhausted. After around two hours of paranoia and bloody struggles, I need a stiff drink. Hell, I need two. Back in April, I said this of the first Walking Dead episode: " Telltale has managed to plant the seeds of emotional connection; which I can only hope leads to more intense drama and difficult decisions." I can tell you right now that it has. More than I expected.
Summary: It's over, then. The Walking Dead was a harrowing, turbulent, tragic journey that took seven months to play out, and ended with a couple hours of extreme violence, horrific guilt, and maybe the glimmer of hope. I challenge your eyes to remain dry. The fifth and final episode in the series is a triumph, start to finish.
Summary: I'm not one to boast, mainly because I'm terrible at it, but on occasion I have been known to state my belief that in a zombie apocalypse I'd probably do alright. I have no idea why I think that years of sitting on my arse, reading comics, and watching zombies on TV would make up for my lack of fitness, tar-caked lungs, and general cowardliness, but there you have it.
Conclusion: 400 Days is a neatly constructed collection of short stories that follow the macabre sentiment established by The Walking Dead. Will its cast be part of the eventual second season? Or is 400 Days merely intended to establish a mood and setting? Do the choices I made really matter in the grand scheme of Telltale’s story? I have no idea, and that's precisely what makes it so attractive and potentially valuable.
Excerpt: After the incredible successes of the first two installations of Telltale Games’ take on the popular Walking Dead franchise, the third episode has a lot to live up to. Considering all they’ve been through, are there still enough reasons to continue down the road with Lee Everett and his ragtag band of survivors? The story picks up not long after the events of the second episode, with supplies still running low and the seeds of mistrust nearing full blossom.
The Walking Dead: A Telltale Game Series -- Season One
12 December 2012
Conclusion: Don’t mince words: The Walking Dead: The Game is something special. By giving players the option to craft relationships and make choices that fill out the story, The Walking Dead wraps you up in its events and makes you care in a way few video games can. Yes, there are moments where Lee’s animations look jerky and technical issues remind you this is just a game, but the story is what’s driving the action here, and it’s a tale no one should miss.