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  • Summary: No Going Back is the 5th and last episode of Telltale Games' The Walking Dead: Season Two.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 40
  2. Negative: 0 out of 40
  1. Aug 26, 2014
    100
    It makes you look at humanity in a different way with each play through, not just the harsh and unforgiving humanity that exists in the zombie apocalypse, but the harsh and unforgiving humanity that exists around us in the world we live in now.
  2. Aug 26, 2014
    90
    It started nervously, almost scared of what it was, but at the end of season two, you’ll go to whomever you hold dear, and you’ll squeeze them just that little bit harder than usual. They’ll ask you why, and you won’t answer. There’s a little girl to be saved.
  3. Aug 28, 2014
    90
    No Going Back does more than caps it off with aplomb; it drags the rest of it up by its braces and recasts it as something much more than the sum of its parts.
  4. Sep 1, 2014
    80
    This ending represents a closure either for the present and the past of The Walking Dead, but leaves a door wide open for the future of the game.
  5. Aug 26, 2014
    78
    No Going Back is a quality episode, yet it fails to be as memorable as Season One’s ending, despite some intense and heartbreaking moments.
  6. Aug 27, 2014
    70
    This messy ending is an appropriate way to wrap a season that evolved into a morality play loaded with grim, philosophical musings about what it means to be a human being, whether you're struggling to survive in a zombie apocalypse or simply learning how to get by in the real world.
  7. Sep 8, 2014
    50
    Out of all of the episodes, “No Going Back” is the most relentless.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 44 out of 55
  2. Negative: 4 out of 55
  1. Aug 26, 2014
    10
    Telltale arrived at what it has been aiming for the past two years. It's not just about making hard choices, but watching humanity come loose.Telltale arrived at what it has been aiming for the past two years. It's not just about making hard choices, but watching humanity come loose. With beautiful imagery and heart wrenching conflicts, Telltale has knocked the ball out of the park. They have reminded us that apocalypse isn't about the physical breakdown of society, but witnessing the delicate threads which hold human beings together come apart. The people, including Clementine have nothing left to hide behind, as they try to survive by any means possible, however dear the cost. In a sense, they have turned into zombies, mindless and selfish, without the actual death and disease. The plague which riddles their hearts is what makes them the real zombies, The Walking Dead. Expand
  2. Aug 29, 2014
    10
    Again, amazing stuff from TellTale. They just have this incredible habit of making you care about the characters and choices you make in theAgain, amazing stuff from TellTale. They just have this incredible habit of making you care about the characters and choices you make in the story. Only in this game have I made a hard choice, and thought about it all day afterwards in work. The episode is slightly slow at the start, but pays off HUGELY at the end, so stick with it and be prepared for heart ache. Expand
  3. Aug 29, 2014
    10
    This series is so unbelievably good and this episode for me has been the most enjoyable so far. It has the perfect blend of action andThis series is so unbelievably good and this episode for me has been the most enjoyable so far. It has the perfect blend of action and character development and the choices you have to make this time are more brutal than ever. I've never played a game (and I've played many) that have hooked me in and invoked such an emotional response from me than this series, and this episode will definitely stick in my mind.. The dialogue and the acting is pure class as usual and you really feel like you're there with the characters. Telltale are in a different league. Please tell me Game of Thrones will be made in a similar style...the artwork is simply beautiful too. Expand
  4. Aug 26, 2014
    10
    Season 2 concludes months later and builds on its amazing premise to remind us that The Walking dead is one of the best games of the decade.Season 2 concludes months later and builds on its amazing premise to remind us that The Walking dead is one of the best games of the decade. Telltale games continues to shock everyone with there sassy dialogue trees and gut aching decisions. For the price of $25 dollars this is entertainment +. Clem is stronger then ever! Sign me up for season 3! Mind Blow! Expand
  5. Sep 8, 2014
    9
    The season final "No Going Back" is shocking, sad and shattering. But also it is stunning and gripping. This game is the most intenseThe season final "No Going Back" is shocking, sad and shattering. But also it is stunning and gripping. This game is the most intense experience i ever had and this episode is the top of it. On the one hand it lets you despair and on the other hand you hope it will be better. Just amazing how you can feel with the guys in this game. In my opinion it shows you the multifaceted humanity better than everything else. But i think something is missing in the possible endings you can get, because of that "only" 9/10. There could be more options, more opportunities, more effects of the decisions you choose and also more people coming back from season 1. But the last one is only my personal wish, Expand
  6. Aug 27, 2014
    8
    Oh my God! With this episode I I know again Telltalel.After flops 3 episodes, I thought that this season can not be saved ... how wrong I was.Oh my God! With this episode I I know again Telltalel.After flops 3 episodes, I thought that this season can not be saved ... how wrong I was. This season will not be able to surpass the first season of The Walking Dead or Wolf among us, but for him not stydno.Ya not spare 10 for this episode, but the entire season 8/10, but now I will look forward to not only the wolf among us, but also the third season of The Walking dead Expand
  7. Dec 23, 2014
    0
    The cliffhanger at the end of episode 4 is ♥♥♥♥ed over and paid off with little to no respect as all the russians die beside your team,The cliffhanger at the end of episode 4 is ♥♥♥♥ed over and paid off with little to no respect as all the russians die beside your team, literally none of your gang die.. wtf???? this is where the good/alright ♥♥♥♥ ends and the bad ♥♥♥♥.. REALLY starts to begin, straight after the ♥♥♥♥ed up opening we are given piece of ♥♥♥♥ arvo who dogged you out and tried to kill you, half your team decide that they don't want to kill him, although they were perfectly alright with you killing carver although he tried to kill you too, apparently killing someone isn't ok if they look like a kid.. even though they tried to kill you... No... and then THEY ♥♥♥♥ING BELIEVE HIM... they take his word and go to a place where he says food is... I know food was there but they literally straight up believe him alhough he tried to kill them 2 seconds ago... eahtjrfhcjmcnjd.. and jane.. why the ♥♥♥♥ did she have to leave last episode? there is given no explanation why she came back beside the fact that she may like luke, but then why did she leave in the first place if she wasn't sure? honest to god.. and to make it worse, this build up of who will you choose, kenny or luke throughout these past few episodes... IS ♥♥♥♥ING IGNORED and it is jane or kenny, honest to god that ♥♥♥♥ed me off SOO ♥♥♥♥ING MUCH, the endings are ♥♥♥♥ either way unless you choose kenny, the character arc of kenny is ♥♥♥♥ing stupid as he changes emotions every 3 seconds throughout the episode one minute hes angry, the next he is happy and makes jokes and agrees with you, and you may say it's because he's losing himself due to all that's happened, but apologising constantly DOESNT MAKE ANY ♥♥♥♥ING SENSE FOR IT!!! The final episode is no doubt a rancid, heartless, mistaken piece of ♥♥♥♥ and is wihtout a doubt the ♥♥♥♥ing worst episode through the entire season and the previous season, 5 episodes of build up and that's what we get, I could go on and on and to prove I could here we go, I'll list a few more errors, characters leaving you, mike and bonnie with arvo because the plot required them to leave with arvo, because we all trust arvo after he tried to just kill you, how arvo shoots you even if you give mike the gun and you're no longer a threat and even if you didn't take anything from him in the previous episode, he shoots you because.. umm she was apart of the group who killed his friends.. wait so was mike and bonnie... but theyre allowed to do that... NO.. NO NO... also bonnie practically telling mike to leave you even though she was acting nice throughout the past couple of episodes and even if you choose to help luke instead of cover you, she is still a ♥♥♥♥ing ♥♥♥♥♥ and says the same thing "leave her" because we care about arvo so much more and he has to be safe.. WHY??? if you want to leave, yeh take arvo with you but not until you trust him give him a gun or untie him, and lukes death.. WHAT THE ♥♥♥♥... he died by the ice melting, that gives more of a ♥♥♥♥ing reason no to trust arvo, he said the ice was fine but everyone still loves him and wants to suck his ♥♥♥♥.. and also Jane.. why the ♥♥♥♥ did she pretend the baby was dead just so we could see that bad side of kenny we already knew existed, and he had a great reason to lash out, she said "I Killed it" she could have said at any moment she didn't but no.. the plot required you to HAVE TO make a decision... ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥... I cannot ♥♥♥♥ing believe this complete and utter ♥♥♥♥ing ♥♥♥♥, now I got the ending of doing something different I thought it would be interesting to keep jane alive and see what her outcome is, but after seeing the baby alive, I could not ♥♥♥♥ing believe it so I left.. that ending.. was the worst ending anyone could have recieved. I wanted to play the game to see the outcome of the ending but because of how ♥♥♥♥ it was I decided to look it up, and theyre all ♥♥♥♥ anyway, unless you choose to keep kenny alive and be with him, then you get another choice.. which is so ♥♥♥♥ing stupid.. once again... look I could go on for hours about how ♥♥♥♥ this game was, 1/10.... the only redeeming qualities were the music and the scene where luke died, as I was actually quite sad to see him go, but the thing is 10 seconds later after he died there is no time to mourn and we hardly hear a word about him again, and we do then my god. I cannot **** remember it. only the 1 time when we see kenny say "arvo is the reason he's dead" this is honestly not even all of what I could of mentioned, but seeing as I need to rap this review up as I only have about 500 characters left, I need to end it here, and I'm not kidding there is so much more I could go into.. these aren't even all the characters, I would need probably another 5000 words to detail everything that was bad here, nearly every character had something wrong.. in conclusion as stated this episode was a rancid, heartless boring predictable and ignorant piece of **** I am now a lesser person because of this **** 0/10... Expand

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