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  • Summary: Season Two continues the story that began in Season One. You are Clementine, a young survivor in a world gone to hell. The dead have risen to feast on the living, and the living cannot be trusted.

    The story you experience in The Walking Dead Season Two is driven by the choices that you
    Season Two continues the story that began in Season One. You are Clementine, a young survivor in a world gone to hell. The dead have risen to feast on the living, and the living cannot be trusted.

    The story you experience in The Walking Dead Season Two is driven by the choices that you make. Because of that, your story could be very different from someone else’s. If you played Season One and the DLC episode ‘400 Days’, the choices you made there will affect Season Two.
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  1. 95
    A House Divided leverages streamlined gameplay to yield serious character and plot development. Alongside more technical polish than The Walking Dead has ever seen, this is Telltale's best effort yet.
  2. Mar 10, 2014
    90
    While it’s still riddled with technical issues on occasion, very rarely does game writing soar this high.
  3. Mar 16, 2014
    90
    A House Divided manages to build on what the first episode started. It was a strong start, but episode 2 is where the season truly begins. With mystery and intrigue, it feels like no character is exactly who they seem. The coming episodes are going to be very interesting.
  4. Mar 4, 2014
    80
    With A House Divided, season two of The Walking Dead is up and shambling. While the first episode was too perfunctory in how it set the stage and got everything into motion, you can now see both the story and the characters taking shape and evolving. This slow-burn approach should continue to pay dividends as the saga matures in future episodes.
  5. Mar 22, 2014
    80
    A lot more tense than the previous episode, with a nice balance between dialogue, action and looting. It's a bit shorter than we're used to, though the decrease in framerate issues more than makes up for it.
  6. Mar 17, 2014
    80
    A House Divided has the player making hard choices that greatly influence the story. Clementine is calling the shots in this episode, which feels good but also was a necessity for the dynamics in the series. The great balance between action and storytelling brings the series back up to its trusted and solid quality level.
  7. May 2, 2014
    74
    An inferior entry in the series to its predecessor. [Issue#243, p.68]

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  1. Mar 4, 2014
    10
    Easily one of the best episodes of the entire series just simply amazing writing and intensity. The game (and the TV show) is so much betterEasily one of the best episodes of the entire series just simply amazing writing and intensity. The game (and the TV show) is so much better when the zombies are not focused on and the human drama is really implemented. Michael Madsen does a tremendous job as the villain Carver and the ending is so crazy I easily want to replay it again just to see the different outcomes.

    Any fan of Season 1 or the TV show needs to get the Season 2 pass because this is true entertainment and IMO at times beats out the TV show in terms of writing and character development. Also playing as a 11 year old girl in a zombie apocalypse is just great and Clementine herself is slowly becoming one of my all time video game characters, well done TellTale 10/10.
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  2. Mar 16, 2014
    7
    Oh telltale I love you but you seem to make me want to hate you. The game is the usual great storytelling but telltales business practices areOh telltale I love you but you seem to make me want to hate you. The game is the usual great storytelling but telltales business practices are being called in to question and rightfully so. Massive delays in the release of this episode and a week delay in Europe and Australia are starting to annoy fans. Also episodes are getting way to short the first season episodes would last a few hours the first two of season two maybe an hour and a half if that. With telltale announcing two new projects fans are becoming increasingly annoyed with telltale's delays and excuses. It hurt's to say this but so am I and it needs to be fixed soon for fans not to grow disinterested in the series.

    The good- The usual great story.
    The bad- FAR TO SHORT.
    The ugly- Massive delays for EU and Australian gamers.

    Verdict 7/10 Pretty good game
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  3. Mar 4, 2014
    6
    Story-wise this is another fantastic effort from Telltale and you won't here a complaint from me about it. I love how much more brutal theStory-wise this is another fantastic effort from Telltale and you won't here a complaint from me about it. I love how much more brutal the world seems. Everything is well written and a feeling of despair clings over the episode like a dark cloud. Where this episode disappoints me is in the same area the first did: The gameplay, or rather the lack thereof.

    There are no puzzles to solve and only a few quick time events that are over in seconds. For the most part your key form of interaction with this episode is just to sit back and occasionally push a button to select dialog. That's not exactly gameplay. I get that the story has always been the focus of Telltale games, but where are all the puzzles that that the first season had? When the game does ask you to do something like search the environment for a way to progress, there aren't any distractions to throw you off from what you are really supposed to find. The answer is clearly placed in front of you so that the episode can quickly get past any sort of gameplay in order to get right back into the cutscenes.

    It's sad to see this series moving away from gameplay considering this is supposed to be a video game. I did feel like I was making an impact on how the story will turn out (despite a season 1 save glitch that imported my decisions wrong), and I am excited to see where the story goes from here. Truth be told the wait for the next episode is going to be unbearable as always, but considering I was watching WAY more than I was actually playing, I can't give this episode much praise from a gameplay perspective so that's why this episode doesn't receive a high score.

    Overall I do recommend the episode to fans, because the story are just fantastic. There are also some tough decisions to be made here. In the end though it sad to see that this series is becoming less of a game and more of a TV show. I wonder how long it will be before Telltale starts taking decision making out of our hands and just have us paying for something we solely watch. Maybe i'm being over dramatic with that assumption, after all their "The Wolf Among Us" hasn't turned away from gameplay, but the lack of any real interaction outside of the story does make me worry. In closing this is a fantastic episode as far as story goes, but when viewed from a gameplay perspective, well, it's not really much of a game anymore.
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  4. Mar 5, 2014
    5
    I sure would love to play this game on Playstation 4... I'm sure this game is awesome, since I'm a fan of the original. I'll have to give it aI sure would love to play this game on Playstation 4... I'm sure this game is awesome, since I'm a fan of the original. I'll have to give it a 5 score for not making it available to gamers who spent their money to upgrade their system. I played the first season on XBOX 360, sold it because I'm sick of Microsoft, and went with Playstation 4 instead of XBOX One... now I'm penalized and unable to play a game I was really looking forward to. Episode 2 already out and I'm left behind... I'll update my grade once I can actually play it. Expand