Conclusion: 'All That Remains' is either the start to a great second season or the beginning of the end for a once great series. I simply don't know, and I won't know until getting into the rest of the season. The potential and the set-up is there, which is the baseline for a jumping off point. It could just be so-so, but then that would be a disappointment.
The Walking Dead: Season Two, Episode 1 - All That Remains
4 weeks ago
Conclusion: The Walking Dead: Season Two, Episode 1 – All That Remains has us all excited about what we can expect in the next four chapters and how our involvement will help flesh out the story. If anything can be learned from this first episode, Clementine and the cast of new faces are in for a wild, emotional ride. Developer and publisher Telltale Games has me sold on the experience and I can’t to find out what happens to Clementine.
The Walking Dead: Season 2, Episode 1 – “All That Remains”
27 January 2014
Conclusion: It’s clear that The Walking Dead: Season 2 is about a girl growing up in a world well past its sell-by-date. It’s very much a case of innocence lost as Clem’s forced to survive with no adult to depend on. All That Remains offers a longer and more satisfying chunk of gameplay than the previous few episodes, setting the scene for events to come. I’ll be downloading future episodes the moment they release, which is in itself a testament to the quality on offer.
Excerpt: The Walking Dead: Season 2 Episode 1 has finally arrived, and fans of the series find themselves in control of a familiar protagonist in the new game. Clementine is a playable character for the first time in the new episode, named All That Remains , and the story picks up two years after the events that transpired in the first season of the game.
The Walking Dead: Season 2 — Episode 1 showcases a harder, more desperate world — and Clementine (review)
21 December 2013
Conclusion: All That Remains is short, roughly two hours long. Yet Telltale Games has done a good job in setting up future episodes by asking tantalizing questions about its plot and cast. Its decision to make Clementine the hero is a brilliant, depowering move that increases the tension from last season while still giving us a familiar, sympathetic face to root for.
Pros: Child characters are tricky to pull off — just ask the writers of The Walking Dead television show responsible for Carl in Season Two. But Telltale Games has done an admirable job of reintroducing a child character and making her the focus of the story in a way that feels believable and compelling. After a heartbreaking pretitle screen prologue, Season Two places you in the shoes of Clementine, the endearing preteen whose relationship with Lee Everett provided much of...
Cons: If you played Season One, you can carry over your save file and the choices you made to the second season. If you didn’t, the choices are randomly assigned. It’s a little disappointing that Telltale hasn’t given players the option to pick their own choices going into Season Two, leaving anyone who lost their earlier saves for whatever reason out in the cold. Not that it matters. So far, the choices you make in Season One seem to have little effect on All That Remains....
The Walking Dead Season 2, Episode 1: All That Remains
17 December 2013
Excerpt: Following up a Game of the Year is no easy feat, but most teams have the relative luxury of taking years to craft a sequel. Telltale has to follow up The Walking Dead’s knockout first season a mere one year later with the same — albeit growing — team, and without the crucial relationship that fueled the first season.
Pros: + Clementine makes a seamless transition to protagonist, providing new interpersonal dynamics., + Draws intensity and dramatic depth from unexpected places.
Cons: - Choices from the previous six episodes barely show; decisions aren’t difficult., ? We're friends now, right?