Disclaimer: This is a Season 2 spoiler free review, however not Season 1 spoiler review. If you have yet to play Season 1, you have been warned.
Alright, so coming from someone who isn’t a huge fan of the TV show, The Walking Dead, I heard so many nice and amazing things about Telltale’s The Walking Dead: The Game. I started out a little iffy on the idea that I would be getting into the huge fad of things and wasn’t too keen on the idea of it simply because I’m not all into the TV show to begin with. But I jumped into Season 1 of TWDG and could not stop playing. Season 1 of TWDG simply blew my mind and I was amazed at how completely different the atmosphere was from the TV show. This was a huge plus for me and I quickly invested in buying Season 2.
Now, if you haven’t played Season 2 episode 1, no worries, I this will be spoiler free for anyone who has yet to play any of Season 2.
Episode one had my skin crawling. With Lee gone there couldn’t possibly be any point in playing Season 2. Wrong. Season 2 starts you off playing as Clementine. If you remember in Season 1, Clementine was awfully innocent, vulnerable and scared; well, you just wait and see how much she develops in Season 2 - of course, she doesn’t lose her adorableness, she becomes a little more straight forward and cocky… with a few dry humor jokes thrown in from time to time.
The controls are immensely different from the first season which threw me off a bit, but that’s nothing new with a sequel of any game really. I enjoy the way they changed up how to choose what to say during conversation. And frankly, the new options for items is kind of annoying compared to Season 1. But, that’s all opinion based! Then again, this is a review, everything in this thing is based on my own opinion….
Episode 2 had me on the edge of my super-mega-ultra comfy rolly chair - just how episode 1 did! Unlike Season 1, Season 2 leaves us with more of a cliffhanger at the end of each chapter. Which is always much better in my opinion, especially when it comes to The Walking Dead. The flow of Season 2 seems a little rushed, to be honest. Although Season 1 had it’s quirks, Season 2 definitely has a lot more suspense, however has less actual zombie attacks. Clem is more likely to run from a fight than stick around and kill them off, which in most cases is best and understandable for her, but can be less enjoyable for the player. If you played 400 Days, you will recognize some familiar faces, which is a plus side to finally see how 400 Days ties into the story.
In conclusion of all that mess up there, the game generally feels like I’m watching a movie rather than actually playing and interacting. Which in most cases, especially with how the storyline is going, isn’t too bad. I for one cannot wait for episode 3. I plan on finishing my third play through of Season 1 beforehand! Ah, I’m terrible with reviews, oh well! Hope you all enjoyed reading my not-so-important compare and contrast on The Walking Dead!
Alright guys, enough goofing off. I’ve said what I had to say. Go enjoy it for yourselves!
TL;DR. Play the damn game already, it’s calling each and every one of your names! Go! Shoo!