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  • Summary: Telltale's award-winning and chart-dominating The Walking Dead series returns with its third season "A New Frontier".

    Continuing the emotionally powerful story-telling seen in Seasons One and Two, we return to one of gaming's most favoured characters - Clementine - a young girl who has
    Telltale's award-winning and chart-dominating The Walking Dead series returns with its third season "A New Frontier".

    Continuing the emotionally powerful story-telling seen in Seasons One and Two, we return to one of gaming's most favoured characters - Clementine - a young girl who has grown up amid the horrors of the zombie apocalypse. We see her story through the eyes of Javier, a young man determined to find the family taken from him, and via playable flashbacks from Clem's past telling the story of how she came to be on a quest for vengeance. In A New Frontier, players will discover what the world is like when civilisation begins to rebuild, and what sacrifices it will take to make society work again.
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Aug 9, 2017
    80
    It's a strong season that manages to tell a gripping story and offers plenty of dangling threads to keep you invested. [Aug 2017, p.86]
  2. Jun 1, 2017
    78
    A New Frontier won't be the best Walking Dead Season, but it sure has perfect writing, awesome characters and Clementine makes a come back.
  3. Jun 5, 2017
    76
    Telltale stays loyal to its roots to the last consequence. Although it offers some new characters, the truth is not all of them are as charismatic and the franchise isn't yet on par with the first season. Even so, A New Frontier will delight the usual Telltale fan, taking no risks in gameplay mechanics but making every choice meaningful during the final moments of the five chapters.
  4. Aug 17, 2017
    70
    The Walking Dead: A New Frontier may not always bring fresh ideas to the table, but what it does bring contains a lot of heart and charm. The cast is incredibly diverse, giving the spotlight to a Latino-centric cast but containing characters from different backgrounds and walks of life. Although some characters are inconsistently written, they all manage to be compelling enough that together, they create some of the most interesting moments without needing the help of Clementine. Clementine herself has established in A New Frontier that she is more than worthy of being one of gaming's most beloved female characters, displaying a growth and complexity that few female characters in the past have been allowed to have. With the series finale releasing next year, I hope Telltale Games pushes the boundaries of what she and the series itself can do and be.
  5. May 31, 2017
    60
    The Walking Dead’s third season finale does what it has to do to tick all the expected boxes, and while not as high as the series has been, it’s still more than solid.
  6. Jun 2, 2017
    60
    The Walking Dead: A New Frontier has a good opening and it introduces a new protagonist in a cool way. Unfortunately the story keeps getting worse, the characters more irritating and the grand finale is an utter disappointment. This series needs a dramatic overhaul - here you'll find only a handful of memorable moments and lots of mediocrity.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 19
  2. Negative: 8 out of 19
  1. Dec 16, 2017
    9
    Una aventura grafica impresionante y mas aun si has jugado a las anteriores entregas.Historia brutal que te pondra los pelos de puntaUna aventura grafica impresionante y mas aun si has jugado a las anteriores entregas.Historia brutal que te pondra los pelos de punta dependiendo que decision tomes en cada momento.Muy recomendado Expand
  2. Mar 10, 2018
    7
    Introducing a new main character to the franchise, the 3rd season of the walking dead is very fun but nothing very different, the story andIntroducing a new main character to the franchise, the 3rd season of the walking dead is very fun but nothing very different, the story and the characters are nice but definely nothing that will make you feel like it is the first time with something. The game have a new mashup of characters with a "new" adventure, but it kept the same saga, the Clementine saga as a supporter, but for me it worked, you could see how she develped, what she been through, all as a secondary character in the game. The new characters they are all well introduced, with back stories, each one with an temperament, and you can see development during the episodes, wich is pretty good. Every episode starts with a flash back, some of them work and some are just boring.
    For me the most interesting aspect of the story and the one that i really cared, was Clementine parts, all that had she involved just got my attention way more than almost anything else in this game.
    The game almost don't have anything new compared to the others before, they added a sequence of buttons to press, but doesn't really mean and change much.
    The story is nice, also as the characters, but simply nothing new or incendiary.
    The choices that you did in previous seasons have some impact in the flashbacks, and in the game the most doesn't change much, but there is a considerable number that does it, changing how the others see and think about you. Some choices are appealing and makes you think some time, and in the end are some different scenarios of possibilities.
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  3. Jul 8, 2017
    7
    What ruined it was not getting to play at the actual main character who is Clementine. Story was focused more on a new storyline that I don'tWhat ruined it was not getting to play at the actual main character who is Clementine. Story was focused more on a new storyline that I don't think returning players cared about. Expand
  4. Apr 28, 2018
    5
    This game was a HUGE step down from the previous 2 season! The main protagonist was so boring that you just didn't care about him. A HUGEThis game was a HUGE step down from the previous 2 season! The main protagonist was so boring that you just didn't care about him. A HUGE disappointment! Expand
  5. Sep 24, 2017
    4
    The TellTale formula displays it's ugly unpatchable head once again. A dip in quality this bad is hard not to notice. Character motivationsThe TellTale formula displays it's ugly unpatchable head once again. A dip in quality this bad is hard not to notice. Character motivations seem forced and hardly justified. The illusion of choice might as well be a window into TellTales gruesome sausage factory at this point. Rarely did I ever feel the impact of my decisions were... well, impactful. Especially when it's so easy to discern how the opposite decision will lead to the same conclusion... Can't wait for TWAU2 Expand
  6. Mar 20, 2018
    4
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This is the worst season so far... 1 and 2 was really good but this one looks like it would have been made by some other game studio... This game changed alot if compared to 1 and 2 seasons but it changed mostly to worse...

    Good things:
    - nice buttons look when you have to press Q or E, better "hold and move" mechanics
    - you dont have to wait now at episode ending screen

    Bad things:
    - bad graphics and the characters looks so plastic...
    - dialogue options are really bad, you can get confused with half of them and say something else that you wanted
    - those flashbacks are really confusing and annoying, they also ruing immersion... especially when in flashback youre talking to the character that you know he/she(dont want to spoiler) died in previous flashback, you dont even care because you know he/she is dead... it makes you hope this game will end quickly
    - many bugs
    - now when you have to shoot zombies you just press 1 key few times instead of aiming on zombies heads and clicking on them
    - its not interactive movie anymore, now its more like casual adventure point&click game which makes it even more boring
    - and did i mentioned graphics? good

    If they would make it like season 1 or 2 and without those flashbacks, then i wouldn't even care much about boring story, but they didnt and there is so many bad things in this game that it just cant pass by without telling people about it. I just only hope the next seasons will be like 1 or 2.

    Ps. That situation when door handle was broken/locked and i had to go under the house to get in trough the hatch because there was no other way and then people from my group entered trough locked doors was hilarious.
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  7. Sep 19, 2018
    0
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This game is just out right awful! The characters are bland, boring and just bad. Nothing interesting about them. I know that in the previous games the choices didn't matter that much but they mattered at least a little. In this game they don't matter at all. The ending is not satisfying what so ever. The art style looks horrible. It's ugly! The blood looks like red paint and the character model's are **** Clementine is reduced to a side character for god's sake. The "villain" is bad and no matter what you do, he will turn against you and die in the end. Carter in S2 was great because he did not over stay his welcome. In the previous games you were able to move around relatively freely and interact with people and environment but in this game it's reduced to bare minimum. You can only do that once in episode 3 and same with episode 5. There is nothing redeemable in this game. It's an unworthy sequel and a failure as a game. Overall a huge disappointment. Expand

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