My review of Episode One wasn't as complimentary as I'm used to writing for The Walking Dead, but Episode Two certainly makes up for it with character growth, branching paths, and believable consequences.
Great installment in the series. Clem is such a badass. This episode was slower at times, but the third act really brings it back. The character development is on point and the returning Character was a great surprise. I'm glad Skybound Games is going to finish the game. RIP TellTale
That the whole story ends here, with the franchise that started this wild ride, in a manner that leaves the fates of its characters in limbo, is somehow fitting to The Walking Dead as a whole. In the end, we were the real monsters.
Too bad The Walking Dead by Telltale ends like this. Because it's pretty sure with this second episode that this final season would have been a good one. We will never know if we were to say goodbye to Clem with joy or pain because of this sad interruption.
Rather than surprising with clever twists and spending time developing a core set of characters, Episode 2 continues a path of sticking to a tired, formulaic layout in which characters, decisions, and moments are seemingly swapped out to lead to predictable moments and outcomes.
Even though slower paced, the second episode of this season still carries on with the promising and nicely built plot and characters from the previous as well as somewhat manages fairly with consequences of the ending of that one. What did surprise, even being speculated before, is that it comes up with a very interesting element from way back in the series past installments which was purposely left open, taking me right back the first season.
Episode 2 is a decent episode. I found the 1st and 3rd acts extremely enjoyable and the character development really begins to shine for Louis and Violet, sadly the secondary characters don't get to much important screen time. Once again this episode is a bit slower with some very entertaining action moments. The one downfall would be act 2 which was completely useless plot filler with next to no important character development and lackluster environments to explore. This episode was solid but ultimately the 3rd and 4th episodes will decide how this game is viewed.