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  1. Nov 25, 2014
    84
    This second season allows you to walk along Clementine in her journey to grow up and survive, with the same identity of the first season. Although in general terms it's plot is not as deep, the journey is overall absolutely worthy. More than just a recommendable interactive adventure.
  2. Sep 1, 2014
    75
    The Walking Dead: Season 2 - despite being not as brilliant as Season 1 - offers an equally good and moving story. Clementine is now the main character and the developer chose to show her maturing over the course of the game, which was a great decision. The news season is a perfect interactive movie - if a very limited gameplay has put you off before, it most certainly will do it again. Of course, fans of The Walking Dead should definitely play the sequel.
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  1. Oct 31, 2014
    10
    This game is a great example of how pure story telling and deep decision making can make a extremely enjoyable game. It's a nice break fromThis game is a great example of how pure story telling and deep decision making can make a extremely enjoyable game. It's a nice break from Run and Gun shooters and hack n slash games that have came out in the past weeks. Season 2 picks up after the first and follows Clementine, the young girl Lee protected in season 1. Playing as Clem gives you a different perspective on the world and makes you do things you never would before. Just like all Telltale games your decisions shape the story/world, Not as much as I would like but still enough to get me to play it a second time. A lot of the choices your forced to make in the story will make you weight your relationship with the characters and sometimes do things you regret. This game is also set in the same world as the TV so you will see some of the same characters and themes.
    If you have read the books,Watched the TV show or played season 1
    you need owe it to yourself to play this phenomenal series.
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  2. Nov 17, 2014
    9
    Like the first season, the second season is a great example of how to develop complex and rich human interactions in a videogame. In most ofLike the first season, the second season is a great example of how to develop complex and rich human interactions in a videogame. In most of games I know, the gameplay consists in shooting and running, and social interaction just consists in watching cutscenes or making trivial decisions. However, in TWD, you are continuously taken to the limit, making hard decisions regarding who you should support or who will survive. You develop complex emotions towards characters, and it's great to see a script that doesn't deal with you like a kid who has to be told who are the good guy and the bad guy, this is up to you. Regarding the technical part, in my PS3 I saw much less image stuttering as I saw the first season, which is great (actually, I only saw it in the initial reminders of previous episodes, which are not critical parts). The only thing a miss in the second season is a little bit more of exploration and non-trivial puzzles. In the second season, exploration times are shorter, so solving them by pointing at all available interactive spots is even easier than in the first season. Maybe developers thought hard puzzles would break too much the pace for some kinds of gamers, and it's a respectable choice, but I miss some old-school point and click feeling. On the other hand, season two has something season one didn't: multiple endings. And in a game which wants to make you feel that choices do matter, multiple endings are a must. Well done, Telltale. Expand
  3. Oct 29, 2014
    7
    Just a heads up this isn't a review of the disc release as I did not buy it. I did purchase the entire season off of PSN, so this is a reviewJust a heads up this isn't a review of the disc release as I did not buy it. I did purchase the entire season off of PSN, so this is a review of what I thought of the season as a whole. I reviewed each episode individually, so if you're interested in learning what each one was like on it's own you can check those out.

    I personally found Telltale's second season to be a disappointment. The first season stands as one of my favorite games of all time. I just didn't find the same connectivity to the world and characters this season like I did the last. The cast is much weaker this time around. I honestly didn't care about the majority of them. This meant that the emotional impact was lost when one of them died. There are still plenty of memorable and emotional moments, particularly after you get past the first two episodes, but the season as a whole is missing that special something the first had.

    That flaw also carries over into the gameplay aspect. There's not a lot of puzzles and the combat/action sections are incredibly brief. Those who felt the first season was more movie than game will find that this one feels even more so like that. Much like the writing I found that things do pick up after the first two episodes.

    Really for me it took getting past those first two episodes for things to get interesting. It's also only then that your choices actually start to mean anything. By far the best aspect of this season is tied to the choices you're going to have to make. Some of them are just painful (in a good way) to have to make. Even better is that these choices will grant you one of several different endings. Something the first season didn't have. The fact that my game can end completely different than yours did makes the potential for season 3 incredibly high.

    Overall I did find this season to be a disappointment, but that's not to say I didn't enjoy it. On the contrary I did like the majority of it. It's just a shame that it took me getting past the first two episodes to really start having fun with it and feeling like the decisions I made mattered. Even then only the last episode lives up to the quality established by that first season.

    If you're any type of Walking Dead fan you still need to play it. The first season needs to come first though. It's mostly a disappointment, but Telltale's strong writing still kept me invested. There are unforgettable and dark moments throughout, and the set up for season 3 is great. It's just a shame that the gameplay and characters are weak for so much of the season. It's not Telltale's best work, but TWD fans are still in for a memorable experience.
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