The Walking Dead: Season Two
|a game by||Telltale, Inc|
|Platforms:||XBox 360, PC, Playstation 3|
|Editor Rating:||9.5/10, based on 2 reviews|
|User Rating:||8.0/10 - 6 votes|
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|See also:||Comics Games, Zombie Games, Post-Apocalyptic Games, Xbox 360 Zombie Games, Episodic Games, The Walking Dead Series, Games Like The Quarry, Games Like Life is Strange|
I thought that it would be near impossible for the Telltale to top what they did, but The Walking Dead: Season Two arguably does that. The hype and expectations for this game were through the roof. They were so high that it would have been understandable for Telltale to have not been able to deliver, but let me tell you right away they delivered big time.
You Are Clementine
The shocking ending of The Walking Dead sees Clementine have to say goodbye to Lee. This means that you actually control Clementine in The Walking Dead: Season 2. Omid and Christa were looking after her, but things did not go to plan and Clementine ends up all on her own, where she comes across another group of survivors who take her in.
I love the way the start of The Walking Dead: Season 2 is so drastically different from the first season. The poop has already hit the fan and the game throws you right in at the deep end. The group that you meet do not trust you right away and you can tell that Clementine has grown up a whole lot since the last time we saw her.
The New Guys
Like most people, I became very attached to most of the cast in the first Walking Dead and I feel that the second season makes you care about a whole bunch of new characters very well. Luke is the all-around good guy of this group and you so want him to survive. You soon find out that this group is actually on the run themselves from a man called Carver who runs a community. I found him very similar to the way the Governor is in The Walking Dead comics and TV show.
While I like many of the new characters, for me the return of Kenny was the biggest surprise I had in a game in years. Not only that Kenny had a new wife called, Sarita. It was so great seeing Kenny and Clem back together again, but this is a Telltale game and they were not going to let you have that and be all nice and cozy! By this point, you have an attachment to Luke and the game pretty much makes you pick between the two.
That Is Brutal!!!!
The Walking Dead: Season 2 has some pretty brutal and hard to make choices for you to do. I would say that these are harder than the first game offered. The game does not hold back and some of them, especially the one right at the end between Kenny and Jane had me a nervous wreck the whole time. I was constantly second guessing what I was doing and, in the end, thankfully I felt that I made the right decision.
From hacking of people’s limbs in an effort to save them to flat out having to leave people to die. The Walking Dead: Season 2 is absolutely merciless when it comes to the things it makes you decide to do.
The overall gameplay is the same as it was before. You have choices to make and those choices can have an effect on the way the story goes and also the people that are in it. What is really cool is that the choices you made in the first game, as well as 400 Days, do come into play here which I think is pretty cool.
Like the first Walking Dead game, there are some technical issues in The Walking Dead: Season 2 ranging from freezing to the game glitching and you failing to make the choice you want. The thing is I know that these are flaws, but I have always been able to look past them.
Is The Walking Dead: Season 2 better than the first one? That is really hard for me to say as I loved both. I feel that you really have to play both of these games. However, if I was being threatened by Carver with a vicious beating and had to pick… I would give the edge to Season 2, but only just. It really is a fantastic story and I liked most of the new characters, plus some of the choices it forces you to make will easily stick with you for a few days!
- Amazing writing and voice acting once again
- The new cast is pretty great
- You actually play as Clementine
- Some really hard choices to make
- It is an emotional roller coaster from start to finish
- A few technical issues can get annoying
- Did you make the right choice?????
Download The Walking Dead: Season Two
All eyes were on The Walking Dead Season 2 before it was released. People were truly blown away by the first game that Telltale Games released. The level of storytelling and emotional gut-punching that the game did made it win many game of the year awards. The Walking Dead Season 2 manages to keep things going as it is just as awesome.
Once again, The Walking Dead Season 2 is split up into five different chapters as it was in the first game. The big difference with this one is that instead of playing as Lee and protecting Clementine. You now actually play as Clementine herself. The game is set after the events of the first game and Clementine is trying to make a go of it with two characters from the first game, Omid and Christa.
Of course, things go horribly wrong and Clementine and Christa end up separated. Clementine wants to find Christa but ends up coming across a new set of characters. These new characters are great, I especially liked Luke and in the way, I played the game him and Clem had a really good relationship…. Of course, as this is The Walking Dead that relationship is ripped away from you! I think that the story of The Walking Dead Season 2 is as good as the first game. It has some really amazing scenes, great moments that lead back to the first game and some cool villains. The ending section of the game that puts you in the middle of two characters fighting is one of the tensest parts of a game I have ever experienced.
The Walking Dead Season 2 really does not change much if anything up from the presentation of the first game. I do think that the locations are a bit more varied in this game, but overall the presentation is pretty much the same. It has that comic book style which I really liked and while I say it is the same. I do not necessarily mean that as a knock on the game. The voice acting is once again amazing. Again, the cast they got for this game is truly incredible and there is not a weak link in the whole game. Also, the music that they have in The Walking Dead Season 2 fits in perfectly. It is tense when it needs to be and gentle when it is called for.
When you jump into The Walking Dead Season 2 you are met with a lot of familiarities. Telltale Games struck gold with the game engine that they used and I am glad that they did not change things as much as they had a great formula here and it works just as well for this second game. There are a couple more “action” quick time style events in this one and they are not overused which I think was the right decisions. Speaking of decisions. The Walking Dead Season 2 once again comes at you really hard with the decisions it forces you to make. You sometimes have to lie, make accusations and in the end, you flat out have to choose between two people.
Final Thoughts On The Walking Dead Season 2
The Walking Dead Season 2 may not alter things much at all from the previous game, but I do not think that is a bad thing at all. It is well worth playing through and I personally feel that it is nearly just as good as the first game. This is a game I have played through multiple times on multiple systems and it hits me in the feels every time.
Final Score: 9.5/10
- Once again, the storytelling is amazing
- Some very hard decisions for you to make
- The game brings back a great character from season 1
- The villain is a total jerk and brutally sadistic
- Voice acting is once again tremendous
- It does not change anything from the first game which some may not like
- Again, some decisions can weigh heavily on your mind