The Walking Dead: Season Two - Episode 3 ‘In Harm’s Way’ Review
21 May 2014
Excerpt: In Harm’s Way might have been the most difficult episode of Telltale’s The Walking Dead series. Not because of any gameplay mechanics, but because of the decisions I was forced to make along the way. Anyone who's played a Telltale game knows you’re going to make some touch choices along the way, but in Episode 3: In Harm’s Way , it feels like those decisions finally mean something. More importantly, they make you feel something.
Summary: Clementine continues her descent or rise, depending on what kind of Clementine she is to you, in episode three of season two, 'In Harm's Way.' Though the gameplay has suffered a bit since the conclusion of season one, the story has remained strong, honing in on a young hero instead of a protective one in Lee. Many questions remain, but only one really matters. Can she survive?
Summary: Sit back and...watch. No, really. Not much to do here, folks.
Pros: No graphical glitches unlike the first installment, Controlled well, Good transitions from scene to scene, good voice acting, Clementine!
Cons: Very poor storytelling, missing an actual adventure element, lack of player interaction within the game, actual installment felt very short, a few short action sequences that felt forced as opposed to intense or gripping.
Excerpt: " A House Divided " is Telltale's most confident entry into their award winning series, and it might just be their best. For my money, it's unmatched. Throughout the two hours I spent in the shoes of Clementine I was constantly impressed at the depth and maturity of the writing on display, and how much they achieve in terms of storytelling in such a short amount of time.
Excerpt: Sure, there were comic-book cameos in the first half of Walking Dead’s Season One, but we’ve rarely seen Telltale tackle stories like the comics or show. Those are about unlikely communities forming and post-apocalyptic despots performing savage acts of power. For the games, Telltale seemed to keep the number of central characters countable on one hand, which allowed for greater storyline agility (we doubt the show could jump from a fright-filled farm to a...
Summary: Telltale pushes on in season two of ' The Walking Dead ' with 'A House Divided.' Clementine's solitary journey continues as she wrestles with characters in a new group, just as the developer's journey continues as it wrestles with a world devoid of Lee. As the young hero seeks out safety and companionship, the player must make her most difficult decisions for her.