After Rebecca dies, the group now has a baby to take care of. Meanwhile, Kenny goes further and further to the dark side. Can Clementine help take care of a baby and try to keep her old friend from slipping into insanity?
This is the final episode of the season but I don’t think the Walking Dead video game series is over yet. As finales go, this one’s definitely the most heartbreaking. This is also the episode where your choices most affect the outcome of the game. I don’t want to spoil anything but I will say this. Your choices determine where Clementine’s loyalty lies.
This game plays out just like the previous ones. You pick dialogue choices for Clementine during certain parts of the game. Other parts have you take control of Clementine and explore the scene. Like previous games, you will have to make a decision at crucial moments and any decision you make influences the plot big time. One more thing, there are action scenes you’ll be required to take part in where you have to press the right key at the right time. At the end of the game, you’ll see what choices the other game players make.
This game is addictive and tragic. I give it 9 out of 10; it was quite an emotional blow.
After escaping Carver’s imprisonment, Clementine and the rest of the runaways try to find each other. Can everyone reunite and find another safe haven?
That’s right, episode four of The Walking Dead and boy is it intense. I can’t spoil the game but you have people dying left and right. One of the characters will die no matter what you do. Not to mention that Clementine, the girl who acted as Lee’s morality pet, can commit acts of cruelty in the name of survival. At first, I thought this episode was brilliant until a conversation with lukebbtt led me to discover that most of the characters are only there for Clementine’s growth. There are characters that exist outside of her, such as Kenny who’s completely broken with Rebecca’s baby being his only reason for living. After everything Kenny’s been through, he is not right in the head and it shows by how he’s trying to recreate his family instead of accepting their deaths.
The game play is the same as every other episode. You pick dialogue choices for Clementine. Sometimes, you have to explore the scene and inspect objects to move the plot forward. Other times, you’ll have to make crucial decisions at key moments. One decision was so hard for me that I had to pause the game to think about it. Keep your guard up when the walkers attack, because you’ll have to press the right keys to get out of there alive.
This game is intense and additive. I give it 9 out of 10; I was upset for hours after playing this.
After being kidnapped by a ruthless man named Bill Carver, Clementine and the rest of the group try to escape from their prison. Can they find new allies and flee this place without incurring Carver’s wrath?
I loved this chapter and the inclusion of the characters. Carver was actually my favorite in this one as he justifies his actions. True, he is a tyrant, but he believes that he’s doing what’s best for the group. I’m not saying that I agree with him but I do see his point. This is a zombie apocalypse and you do have to be ruthless to survive. However, pure ruthlessness is not going to save the day. I also love Carver’s interactions with Clementine as he compares her to himself. An amateur writer could have easily turned Carver into a pedophile. Instead, Carver admires Clementine’s strength and will to survive. She is what Carver wants the next generation to be and what he wants his supposed child to be. I don’t like how the characters from 400 days were demoted to cameo appearances with the exception of Bonnie. I do like Bonnie’s portrayal as she starts out weak and slowly gathers her strength.
The game play is the same as any other chapter. You make dialogue choices for Clementine, only what you pick doesn’t affect the story as much. You explore the area at certain times as well. You can also take part in quick action scenes where you have to press the right button at the right time. Failure to do so will kill Clementine.
This game is addictive but a little rushed. I give it 7 out of 10; they really need to focus on their characters a little more.
When Clementine and her new friends have to find a new home, she runs into a blast from her past.
Now she has to choose between her old life and her new one.
For those of you who haven’t played the game, be warned that there are spoilers. I said earlier that Clementine gets a blast from her past and that comes in the form of Kenny. Not only does Clementine have to choose between him and her new friends, she also sees how much Kenny has changed. As for how, let’s just say that losing your wife and son in a zombie apocalypse doesn’t do much for your mental health. Let me tell you that Kenny’s not the only one affected to such a degree. Nick also shoots a good person out of fear and anxiety and Clementine’s the one who has to convince the dead person’s friend to forgive Nick. Characters from 400 days make an appearance in this episode and if I had known that they would be signing up with the bad guy, I wouldn’t have been so determined to recruit every single one of them.
The game play is the same as always. You explore scenes and examine various items, sometimes adding objects to your inventory. During cut scenes, you choose what you want Clementine to say or do. Make sure to do so before the time runs out, unless you don’t want Clementine to say anything. Keep in mind that what you choose has a tremendous impact on the story. You also have to participate in quick time events where you press the right button to make sure Clementine comes out of the zombie apocalypse alive.
When you’ve finished the game, you can see how your choices match up to the other players.
This game is addictive and intriguing. I give it 9 out of 10; shocking but didn’t get the emotional impact the last episode got out of me. Of course, it would be hard to top having to kill a dog.
Lee’s dead and Clementine’s all on her own in an unforgiving world.Can she find allies that will help her live to fight another day?
As you can see, the main character switched from Lee to Clementine.Now you have to see how everything that’s happened has changed the little girl that Lee saved.Let me tell you there is one scene involving a dog and I was bawling so hard that I had to stop the game for a while before I could go back to it. Oh, and remember when I said that the decisions you make in 400 days influence the storyline in season 2?So far, I’m not seeing how but I’ve only played the first episode.
The game play is the same as it’s always been.You pick dialogue choices for the main character, explore the scene and collect items for your inventory.Sometimes you will have to make difficult decisions that influence the storyline.You also get to see what others picked in their play through.
This game is addictive and intriguing.I give it 10 out of 10; as I said earlier, it made me cry.
A woman seeks to recruit a group of refugees for her survival camp.Will she succeed or will their inability to trust others prove to be an obstacle she can’t overcome?
You’d think season 1 would have ended with the fifth episode but there’s a whole epilogue you need to play if you want the whole story.In this episode, you see another cast of characters whose lives were affected by the walkers.Each one has their own story to tell and you’re the one that decides how it plays out.What choices you make affects the storyline for season 2.
The game play is the same as the entire series with one exception.You select pictures on a bulletin board to decide which character’s story you want to play through first.After you’ve played every one of them, you take on the role of Tavia and use dialogue choices to recruit the characters.
This game is addictive and intriguing.I give it 7 out of 10; a worthy epilogue to The Walking Dead Game Season 1.
Someone’s kidnapped Clementine and a walker bit Lee.Can Lee save Clementine before he becomes another undead monster?
This is the episode where the first season ends.Who you take with you depends on your choices in the previous episode.I don’t want to give anything away, so I’ll keep in brief.Remember when you took food from a truck at the end of episode 2?Now you get to see the consequences of your decision.Oh, and if you don’t get choked up at the end, you have no heart.
This episode is played the same way as the previous ones were.You explore various scenes to collect items for your inventory.You also pick the dialogue options and make choices throughout the game.What choice you make strongly affects the storyline.
The game is heartbreaking and addictive.I give it 9 out of 10; I choked up at some parts.
When the group finally arrives at their destination, they focus on finding a boat.Unfortunately, a man is stalking them and communicating with them on the radio.They also have to go to a town called Crawford, a place so focused on survival that children, the sick and the elderly are shot on sight.
This is when we see just how far some citizens are willing to go to survive.Partway through the game the characters have to go to Crawford and, spoiler alert, everyone there is dead.It shows that you can’t create the perfect survival race and when going through Crawford we get an idea of how the citizens must have lived.One part I really liked were the doctor tapes where he tries to convince a pregnant woman to abort her baby by telling her that she’ll be kicked out if she doesn’t.We also discover the back-story of a new character named Molly.What I don’t get is why the doctor would film such incriminating evidence against himself (if you play the game you’ll understand).
This game is not simplistic with anything and that includes cowardice.The character of Ben is not well liked and I was once of the same sentiment.He has a tendency to make bad decisions.When he and Clementine were surrounded by walkers he ran.After reading the character articles on tvtropes.org, I realized that I was being too hard on him.Remember my Rule of Rose review where I called the main character, Jennifer, timid?You may think I hated her but I thought her character was well-written and very realistic.She was a little orphan girl who didn’t have the emotional capacity to stand up to the people tormenting her and it had disastrous results.Ben is a guy too old for a guardian to handle the situation, unlike Clementine and Duck, and too young for the emotional maturity to handle it himself, unlike Lee and Kenny.Yes I am aware that Molly is younger than Ben and able to handle herself with the walkers but she had people depending on her.Ben doesn’t have anyone that needs him.I know that many of us that watch the series fantasize that we’re going to be like Darryl or Michonne but the reality is, if we were put into a situation like this, more likely we’re turn out to be Ben.
The game play is the same as it’s always been.You go through the storyline and make choices throughout the game.You can explore the scene and gather items to use later.During fighting scenes, you have to press the right button to survive.At this point I wonder if I shouldn’t just copy/paste this paragraph instead of writing it out each time.
This game is intriguing and addictive.I give it 8 out of 10; a fine addition to the episodic video game.
After escaping a horrible death, the group returns to the motel.Unfortunately, they’re divided by whether it’s time to leave or if they should stay.If that wasn’t enough, some of their supplies have gone missing and a member of the group’s to blame.
Anyone who knows The Walking Dead is aware that no one ever stays in perfect harmony.You can imagine that after the last episode the group is even more on edge than they were before.Not only do they have to worry about walkers but they can’t trust humans anymore either.I would say that this episode is the climax of the season because Lilly loses her hold on the group and the surviving members decide to leave the motel.This is also the episode where Lee has to face certain truths about their situation.One of them being that if he wants Clementine to stay alive, he’ll have to teach her how to fight.
The game play is the same as the last one.You walk around and examine various items.You can also make dialogue choices for Lee and make decisions at crucial moments.You will have plenty of quick time events where you have to press the right button if you want to survive the walkers.
This game is addictive and intriguing.I give it 7 out of 10; a good follow-up to the second episode.
After making their way out of the drug store alive, Lee and the surviving members of his group are struggling with very little food at an abandoned motel.When a couple of strangers offer to let them stay at their farm, it seems like the group’s luck has changed.Have they finally found a home or is there more to this simple country family than meets the eye?
The answer to that last question is obvious if you remember one simple fact, if something is too good to be true than chances are it actually is.I don’t want to give too much away but the plot is similar to Fievel Goes West when the cats trick the mice in New York to move to Utah by making them believe that cats and mice live in harmony there.Instead, the cats use the mice as willing slaves and plan on eating the mice when they’ve outlived their usefulness, the mice never suspecting a thing.In this game, many of the characters are suspicious of the farmers.This episode is one of my favorites because it stays true to its source material by having the humans be more frightening than the walkers.
The game play is the same as it was in the last episode.You explore various locations as Lee and collect items.You also pick what Lee says and have to make difficult choices at certain points in the game.During action scenes, make sure to press the right button if you want to get out of the game alive.
This game is frightening and addictive.I give it 10 out of 10; a perfect demonstration of don’t fear the dead, fear the living.