The Walking Dead: The Game Season 2 review- A telltale series of 5 Episodes
If you had played The Walking Dead: The Game- Season 1 then I am sure you were just eager to see what will happen in The Walking Dead: The Game Season 2, well now you can. Telltale has released a sequel to their game of the year The Walking Dead: The Game- Season 2.
The first thing I should point out if you thought your previous actions in Season 1 will not come back to haunt you then your very much wrong. As with most, if not all, sequels, the decisions you made in Season 1 will affect the outcome of season 2, therefore I must caution you to be careful of the choices you now make in The Walking Dead: The Game- Season 2.
The last time we left The Walking Dead Lee and his friends had survive a life changing twist of faith and is now ready to face what’s ahead. In The Walking Dead Season 1, Clementine is not even 12 and yet her experiences would shake up any adult. She’s watched countless people die at the hands of undead walkers, roving bandits, and other harsh elements. In Season 1 of The Walking Dead Clementine finds herself in a rock and a hard place where she was not only lost but alone, but also found herself in a world that not only frightens her but also a world she’s desperately trying to understand. Luckily she is not alone for too long as she meets old friends, makes new ones, deals with a crazy situations. Losing everyone she holds dear cannot be easy for a little girl that is not even 12 years of age but luckily she has Lee Everett to hold her hand.
The Walking Dead: The Game Season 2 picks up right where season one left off. Where in season one Clementine was very much afraid, now in The Walking Dead: The Game-Season 2 she is much more tougher than she was in The Walking Dead Season 1 and The Walking Dead: The Game- Season 2 lets you follow in her footsteps from innocent child to hardened survivor, even though Season 2 goes to some very dark places. I must say that season 2 is a very harrowing journey where you determine how Clementine develops.
In The Walking Dead: The Game Season 2, Clementine and the mostly new group of survivors are in a very dire situation. A situation where blood has been spilled, supplies are running low, and as if life wasn’t hard enough they now have to somehow keep a newborn baby alive in the zombie-infested post-apocalypse.
Clementine is much more in control herself. The Second The Walking Dead: The Game Season 2 is made up of 4 episodes. Here is a short review of The Walking Dead: The Game Episode 1- All That Remains, and The Walking Dead: The Game- Season 2 Episode 2 – A House Divided Review.
The Walking Dead: The Game Episode 1- All That Remains
The first episode of the new season, “All That Remains”, has a few harrowing moments and a gameplay sequence that will make you squirm as you uncomfortably empathize with a suffering character, but the element that made the first season of The Walking Dead so powerful–those quiet, heavy choices in moments of human interaction–is largely absent here. The episode’s focus is clearly on setting up the characters and conflicts that might pay off in later chapters; it serves a narrative purpose, but isn’t especially effective on its own terms.
Following the tragic events of The Walking Dead: Season One where Lee was the main character, in Season 2 of The Walking Dead, Clementine now takes the lead as the main character. Several months after the events of ” The Walking Dead: Season One -No Time Left”, Clementine is traveling with Omid and a visibly pregnant Christa after it’s assumed that they reunited outside of Savannah. In this episode Clem is carrying a gun, yes you read right. Even though she is much more matured and hardened by her experiences, she is still a little girl, and the difference is keenly felt.
Although she is much smaller than the other characters and not as handy in a fight as Lee or anyone else, she is certainly no weakling as she plays the lead role. Though just a mere child she will do as she can to put up a good fight and is very much capable of making some hard choices and proven to be a survivor. For example:
When she was attacked by some walkers she fell in a nearby river out of fear. Waking up on the river banks the next day she took a brief trek through the woods where she encounters a dog named Sam, alongside an abandoned campsite which presumably had once belonged to Sam’s owners. After a brief search around the area, Sam begins to bark at a walker tied to a tree with a pocket knife sticking out of its arm. She beats the walker with a large branch and retrieves the knife. There’s also a trash can and, after searching it, Clementine finds a can of beans. After using the pocket knife to pry open the can, Sam begin to beg. After wait her choice of either feeding the dog or not Sam attack Clementine, biting her on the arm. After grabbing her knife, a rock, or nothing, Clementine stabs, punches and/or beats Sam multiple times until she successfully kicks him where he is impaled on tent posts in his torso and hind leg. Clementine has the choice of killing him or leaving him to die.
Much of ‘All That Remains’ time is spent bringing Clementine into contact with a new group of survivors and giving you an opportunity to learn a little bit about these people. Many persons in the group feel a need to help Clementine while others simple don’t want her in the group as they don’t want the group burdened with another member.
The Walking Dead: Season Two Episode 2 – A House Divided Review
If the first episode in this second season of The Walking Dead got you wanting more, or not, then Telltale’s acclaimed zombie drama, A House Divided will have you wanting more. This second episode, A House Divided is quieter, subtler, but is very dramatic.
After our 11 year-old heroine Clementine was put through the wringer in the first episode, suffered rejection from some group members, Telltale in episode two puts Clem in a new group after losing pretty much everyone she ever cared about. However, distrust is very much present in The Walking Dead: Season Two Episode 2 – A House Divided and is what forms the tense backdrop to even the quietest scenes in this post-apocalyptic game.
Clem depends heavily on the kindness of strangers as her zombie-slaying skills are not so good, which shows how vulnerable she still is.
In The Walking Dead: Season Two Episode 2 – A House Divided, Telltale allows you make your own judgment on each character. In this episode relationships are strained and loyalties tested within the group and the established members quickly turn to Clementine as a mediator. There are some moments in this episode that I don’t like, for example when the group would often send an unarmed 11-year-old girl into danger in order to keep the player involved. However, the members quickly begin to rely on Clem’s unusual level headedness.
In this episode 2 of The Walking Dead: The Game Season 2 Clem is forced to constantly wonder who she can trust in a post-apocalyptic world where a simple thing as a can of peaches is the difference between life and death. The problem is not so much as dealing with zombies, but it is dealing with fellow humans. After a terrible experience with Sam in Episode 1 amongst other trust issues, Clem is face in a situation where sometimes she has to decide if it’s worth telling someone an unflinching truth or taking a hard line that everyone is better off thinking of themselves first, which as you can imagine turns the game into a crisis situation.
The Walking Dead: Season Two Episode 2 – A House Divided is an episode where every kindness is rewarded with brutality. A game where an act of generosity will soon be followed up with either a bullet to the head or a bite to the neck.
With A House Divided, season two of The Walking Dead is very likable and you can now see both the story and the characters taking shape and evolving.
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