Video Game Review: Telltale’s The Walking Dead: Season 2

August 8, 2015

Written by Capt McNeely

Georgia Division ZADF Twitter: @ZADF_ORG

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After weeks of delay I was finally able to finish Telltale’s second season of their award winning “The Walking Dead” series and after years of avoiding spoilers I was able to see if this game was up to par or better than it’s predecessor and well long story short; it’s good but not as good.

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Season 2 picks up a couple of months after the events of Season 1 and through a series of unfortunate events Clementine, the young girl we had to take care of in the 1st season is now older, mature and most importantly exposed to the horrors of living in a zombie apocalypse. She ends up with a new group of survivors with a shady past and together embark on a trip to head north and hope that the winter is too much for the dead. Story wise Season 2 is very strong with plenty of twists and difficult decisions unfortunately most of these choices and  events really don’t carry the same weight and gravitas as the first game did. Where the first game had me regretting everything that I did and really made me feel for the characters, here in season 2 I was just a bit bored and underwhelmed by some of the game’s supposed highly climatic moments. Season 2 does pack some memorable moments but really only happen after you’ve shoved your way through lots of filler.

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The gameplay here is still the same though with you playing as Clementine you still have to make choices, do quick times events and solve puzzles but just like the story, the puzzles here are not as good as the ones in Season One with the exception of one puzzle in Episode 3 where you have to get a group of zombies away from a trailer home by using car alarms, that was interesting.

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Now in my last review I ranked all 5 episodes of Season 1 from best to worst, I’m unable to do it here for Season 2 though mainly because each episode was just so under performing with really the only “good” episodes being 3 and 5, sorry for disappointing you but with that I’m going to leeway straight to the conclusion. Telltale’s “The Walking Dead: Season 2” is very underwhelming compared to it’s predecessor, although its story is good it really brings nothing new to the table, that’s probably why I stopped hearing about this game after episode 2 released, also why this game didn’t get as much acclaim as Season 1 did Oh well, I give Telltale’s “The Walking Dead: Season 2” a 7 out of 10. Season 2 is available now on Xbox One, Playstation 4, Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and PC.

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