Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Game Review: The Walking Dead Season 2

Hello Ladies and Gentlemen!
Today I will be making a review of a story based game called The Walking Dead Season 2. As much as you could have realized, this game is a sequel to the original game called The Walking Dead.

A bit about the game and developers.
As I said at the start of this post, this game is a sequel to The Walking Dead. Just as the previous game, this is a point and click game in which you move around just a little bit, click on a thing or two and just watch the show. This game, just as previous one, was developed and published by Telltale Games. They are the same guys who made the previous game, and many other very well known games such as The Wolf Among Us.

About Gameplay.
Just like in the previous game, you don't do much in The Walking Dead Season 2. You walk around every now and then, click a button or two when the timing is crucial and search for hidden objects that you need to find. Also you have an option to talk to anyone from your group that is currently in your playable area. Telltale has changed the look of the game a little bit, and that makes me glad. Choices of your sentences are now spread in four boxes, in stead of being one under the other. This makes the game look much better, but it also makes it a bit harder to read through your choices. Luckily Telltale have thought of that too! They made the game give you a little bit more time to read through all of your choices and select what you would want to say if you were in that situation.

When you want to interact with certain objects or people a small circle will appear around it in which you can chose what you want to do. This makes the game look cleaner and, in my opinion, much better. They also added a new thing to the game which I don't remember in last one. They added button spamming and directions of your actions into the game. With that I mean that the game makes you hit Q rapidly during some scenes, or it makes you move to left, right, up or down in some scenes. If you fail to do that, or you press the wrong button, you die which is quite frustrating. Just like in the previous game, if you die you get set back quite a bit. You have to watch long scenes, long talks and maybe even re-make your choices from before. And if you die just before a new save, and the previous save was 20 minutes ago.. Well, you are going to have a very bad day.

The Walking Dead Season 2 is a game that focuses on Story more than gameplay. The game does it's best to connect you to the characters in it. The developers actually want you to live through the story, and that's what makes this game amazing. They are doing a great job about it! But I have to say, I have connected to the characters from the previous game more then with the new ones. Mainly because new characters are more selfish.. They are a small group of people who probably got betrayed before, and therefore they are judging you too much. Therefore I got quite happy once I was able to reconnect to a member of my previous group.

The game is still in early parts of the story, so there's only two out of five episodes out yet. There's a lot more story to be revealed, and I have to say that I can't wait to play through it.

Graphic and Audio.
The graphic is quite outdated, but they are doing that on purpose. This game focuses on being as close to comic books as possible, and that's what makes it different and awesome. Audio is very nice and never gets annoying. I really enjoyed both graphic and audio of the game.

Pros, cons and final grade.
- Amazing story.
- Ability to chose your own "future".
- Surprising outcomes.

- Sometimes your choice is a negative one, even thought you thought it would be positive.
- The game is still not full out and waiting for next episode is just too hard and too long, since the game is just too good.

Final Grade: 9/10

Extra Info: If you love games with very deep, amusing and easy to follow story then this game is for you. You will not go wrong with purchasing it!

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