Summary: After taking the grim death march that is season two of The Walking Dead to its moral nadir last time out with the option of gawking at every little detail of what a crowbar can do to a cranium, Telltale Games really goes all out with Amid the Ruins.
Pros: Tense, fast-moving, and tightly plotted storyline, Constant zombie attacks make for more action sequences than in other recent episodes, Clementine's dialogue choices are now more frequent and more meaningful, Fascinating character development with Clementine, as she becomes more pragmatic and ev...
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...
The Walking Dead Episode 5: No Time Left ends with a literal bang (review)
28 November 2012
Conclusion: Thanks to Episode 5: No Time Left, I spent nearly three hours sitting at my computer with a knot in my stomach and a few unshed tears in my eyes. It’s rare to play a game that moves you emotionally, makes you care about its characters, and causes you to gasp out loud as it shocks and disgusts you.
Pros: The focused, well-written plot No Time Left picks up immediately where the last episode left off. Series protagonist Lee Everett stands in a morgue holding a walkie-talkie. The mystery man on the other end of the line has abducted Clementine, Lee’s 8-year-old ward. The rest of the episode focuses...
Cons: It’s too short No Time Left is the shortest episode of the season due to the brisk pace of its plot and its emphasis on action instead of puzzle solving. You’ll feel a little sad by the time the credits roll and you realize that’s it. There are no episodes left. At least, not until Telltale Games...
Summary: You'd better run [ This review contains some minor spoilers from earlier episodes. ] 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.
The Walking Dead Episode 4: Around Every Corner is big on emotion, small on challenge
13 October 2012
Conclusion: If you’ve been playing The Walking Dead since the beginning, you’ll likely enjoy Around Every Corner. Penultimate television episodes are usually accused of being “filler,” but not once did I get that impression while playing Episode 4.
Pros: Written by author and screenwriter Gary Whitta, Around Every Corner begins with protagonist Lee Everett and his fellow survivors finally arriving in Savannah, Ga. They’re searching for a boat to take them away from the zombie-infested mainland, but naturally, things don’t go exactly as planned. F...
Cons: Episode 4 is at its best when it’s quietly ripping your heart out. Some of the more effective moments don’t involve a ton of action and dialogue. But other things seem to happen simply because they’re convenient, including a major story-changing moment at the end of the episode that I won’t detai...
Conclusion: Very few games have been able to do what Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead: The Game has done. Never has a game been able to use violence and horror in such a way that has a dramatic affect the person playing the game.
The Walking Dead: Episode 3 – Long Road Ahead Review
13 September 2012
Summary: In the season's third episode of five, Long Road Ahead reaches an emotional apex that tests one's resolve in the face of hopelessness. This primal connection with the player permeates the experience, and lasts well beyond 'To Be Continued...'