Walking Dead: The Game – Season 2 Review – Clementine!
App Type: Uncategorized
By: Telltale Inc
Version #: 1.0.0
Date Released: 2013-12-18
Developer: Walking Dead: The Game - Season 2 Support
Price: $4.99User Rating:
We always have our hair standing on their roots when thinking about Walking Dead The Game Season 1. With thrilling episodes, difficult choices, some action, unexpected twists and alot of emotions, the original game stole 4 stars in our review. Time’s passed and Telltale games is here with the sequel, Walking Dead: The Game – Season 2.
And for those who haven’t played the first one, here’s the deal. Our Earth is infected with that Zombie virus and they are roaming everywhere. You and only few others are in their right senses fighting it out in the woods, camps, and garages. The gameplay is a mixture of ‘point and click‘ navigation, some light fightings and mainly Choice-making. Fights are mainly about tapping a round button continuously or swiping the screen to dodge attacks.
The Choice-making part is exactly what you think, but much more amazing and difficult than it sounds. Throughout the game, you are given choices like different replies to a question, to kill or let go, choose to save one of your two friends, be angry or act cute, to tell the truth or hide something and so on. The importance is that each of these choices will be remembered by others and have a long term effect on the direction of the game. Smooth, huh!
The second season begins right where the first one stopped and if you’ve the completed first game installed on your device, all the previous choices will be imported and a custom gameplay is setup. I’m sorry but Lee is not coming back and we’re now in the little girl’s shoes. Yes, here we play the role of Clementine through a very similar gameplay but in new scenarios, characters and places. We see that the 10-year old girl is not as cute as before, as she takes matter into her own hands in this post-apocalyptic era.
The gameplay and all are well and good but, there are somethings which tells me it just isn’t living upto the prequel. First of all, the first episode is very short and you’ll probably finish it in a single sit. In this short span of time, you visit alot of different areas so that you won’t get attached to the new characters and the decisions are just a matter of fairness instead of subjective opinion. This is a major drawback as quick and hard-to-make decision were the highlight of this genre of games, Wolf among us being the latest addition.
The interface, graphics and sound effects are ditto like before but the controls felt a little clumsy. Also I would like to remind that in addition to the 5 bucks for the first season, you’ll need to shed fifteen more for the rest of the game.
In short, though Walking Dead: The Game – Season 2 sports the same setup as the first one, it doesn’t seem as appealing as the latter. Also if things go as before, the app should drop to free when the future episodes are released and hence, it is not adviceable to jump at it right now. So I would suggest you wait till that free tag comes in place.
Would I Buy Again:If it drops to free
What I Like:Thriller game lovers
What I Don't Like:Lack of emotional attachment to characters
Final Statement:Hopefully, it will be made free soon!
The sequel to 2012's Game of the Year continues the story of Clementine, a young girl orphaned by the undead apocalypse. Left to fend for herself, she has been forced to learn how to survive in an unforgiving world. But what can an ordinary child do to stay alive when the living can be just as bad – and sometimes worse – than the dead?
Experience what it’s like to play as Clementine, meet new survivors, explore new locations and make gruesome decisions in this five-part game series of choice and consequence.
***Save 25% on additional episodes in The Walking Dead: Season Two by purchasing the Multi-Pack [Episodes 2-5 bundle] via in-app in the 'Episodes' menu***
A twisted tale of survival spanning across 5 episodes (Episode 1 Available Now, Episodes 2-5 will be released periodically in 2014):
Episode 1: All That Remains
Episode 2: A House Divided
Episode 3: In Harm’s Way
Episode 4: Amid the Ruins
Episode 5: No Going Back
Article By Roshan
From the first iPod Touch till the new iPad Mini, Roshan has loved each of his iDevices and has been busy tweaking and getting the most out of them. As a Med student from India, he splits his time between studying corpse and writing about his iOS passion. When not on the web, you could find him glued to TV Shows, movies or the bed! Recently, he has taken upon the role of an appreneur and is currently working on a revolutionary new app, Cyan for Facebook.
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