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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. Jun 9, 2017
    75
    It’s a solid third season for The Walking Dead, but we’ve seen so much better. Cheap plot devices and inconsistent tones in the writing hurt the overall quality of the narrative, and the Telltale Tool continues to show its age in the worst ways. And, for diehard fans, Clementine will still find a way to steal the show from the new cast.
  2. Jun 7, 2017
    73
    Despite its promising subtitle, there's little new in The Walking Dead: A New Frontier to write home about. A revamped presentation, new characters, and excellent voice acting make it live up to the expectations, but the traditional flaws on the technical side of things and an undeniable stagnation on the narrative one stop it from reaching the greatness of the first season.
  3. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    Jul 25, 2017
    70
    Maybe a bit flat compared to previous seasons but still pretty nerve-jangling. [Aug 2017, p.78]
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  1. Dec 20, 2016
    10
    The Walking Dead: A New Frontier starts very strong. In the first 2 minutes you are in a room with a "Walker".
    Which is very surprising
    The Walking Dead: A New Frontier starts very strong. In the first 2 minutes you are in a room with a "Walker".
    Which is very surprising coming from telltale, which always had boring introductions so they later could make a good story.

    And this season we are introduced to new characters. And I am glad to say that I were invested in the new characters just as I am with Clementine.

    And A new feauture in the game is some kind of "backseat gaming" feauture were you and YOUR friends from a app can decide what to say which make it more fun when my mates were arguing about what to pick.

    Graphics is a big improvement since the last season, the characters is more detailed then ever with their new engine.

    This is a must buy. And don't worry if you have missed all season's because you can pick diffrent

    *Spoiler alert*

    Clementine is now more bad ass than ever!

    Good Work Telltale!
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  2. Dec 29, 2016
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Telltale games have totally shot themselves in the foot recently by taking on way too many projects and half-assing them out the door but its good to see that their bread and butter game is still being given such a great deal of attention.

    The game runs better than previous installments, the game taking place from an entirely new characters POV right off the bat was a decision that worried me but has evidently worked great and as usual just where I think I've done everything right and everyone might live and be happy for at least a little while something that I forgot about momentarily comes out of left field and turns everything on its head.

    The ending of the first episode messed me up so much that a week later I keep chickening out of playing episode 2 for fear of dealing with the fallout of what happened. And I mean that as a good thing.
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  3. Jun 4, 2017
    8
    Reviewing grown-up Clem is a fantastic, nostalgic feeling since I'm in love with the character, but frustration has taken over me during theReviewing grown-up Clem is a fantastic, nostalgic feeling since I'm in love with the character, but frustration has taken over me during the entire game. The New Frontier was a risky move, totally taking the focus off Clem, and playing for Javier, a new character who is hard to sympathize with. The game may not please most of those who have been following the last two games (like me and half a bout of crazy), but still, even without the weight of their predecessors, A New Frontier has a good story, new characters Interesting, and of course a good ending. Expand
  4. Dec 29, 2017
    7
    After finishing up the season the story telling was solid and the game mechanics were good. But after two seasons of telling Clementines storyAfter finishing up the season the story telling was solid and the game mechanics were good. But after two seasons of telling Clementines story this foray into new characters created a problem. We have spent so much time caring about Clem and we needed more from her. So I struggled at times but eventually came on board. Overall It was what we expect from Telltale but nothing too earth shattering. Expand
  5. May 31, 2017
    7
    The Walking Dead: A New Frontier
    New characters, same problems.
    A new frontier is an interactive choose your own adventure type game
    The Walking Dead: A New Frontier
    New characters, same problems.
    A new frontier is an interactive choose your own adventure type game featuring 5 episodes...
    Here you play as both a new character former baseball player Javier Garcia as well as continue the story of Season 1 and 2s Clementine
    at first I was a little sad that we weren’t playing primarily as clementine this time around... But I grew to love playing as Javier and trying to take care of his family…
    As you start out with just your niece, nephew, and brother’s wife…
    And as you’d expect things happen to make this 7 hour journey to the games end, not the smoothest walk through the park…
    The game does carry over choices from the past walking dead games, or allows you to choose before the game starts as it does continue the clementine story...
    I was just a little disappointed with how they handled my season 2 ending... and how they wrote Kenny out of my story…
    it felt extremely unimpactful for being the only person I’ve had by my side as clementine from the beginning…
    the departure felt rush and left me feeling no emotion…
    In fact the game for the most part is dealing with moody teenagers and a complicated relationship…
    Things do get emotional, and tears did shed…
    I just wish some of the emotional moments were drug out a little longer or that certain moments that should’ve been emotional felt more than just a quick bump to get over and then onto the next thing…
    As far as performance and gameplay goes..
    These games are best when you’re making decisions…
    Changing the path your characters go down and how everyone in the story reacts to you...
    I felt I deserved everything that came my way, and there were definitely hard choices to make here…
    But there are the typical telltale performance issues…
    As the game crashed on me within the first 20 minutes of playing causing me to restart from the beginning…
    But thankfully the other 4 episodes ran perfectly…
    There are the occasional boring adventure type section where you have to interact with the world...
    These moments are never fun and really feel like they’re there just to be there... completely unnecessary//
    But the most annoying thing gameplay wise are the occasional point and aim quick time events…
    You never have any indication of what you should actually be aiming at, or what you should be trying to do in that situation.. And the curser is always off in an awkward position so it never feels natural...
    Which can lead to many trial and error moments… made worse by the fact that there’s sometimes a brief cut scene before these moments that you have to watch through just to try again …
    And design and setting wise... you do a lot of spending your time in settlements.. Which definitely gets boring…
    the variety like the first season had is missing... episodes no longer feel like unique chunks within the story…
    A New Frontier is a good experience…
    But it’s just good…
    A bit boring at times, but will still punch you in the guts with some feels…
    I Give The Walking Dead: A New Frontier a 7/10
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  6. Jan 16, 2017
    6
    This for Episode 1 and 2 and after playing all previous seasons.

    The story isn't as strong as Clementine in original story. We as audience
    This for Episode 1 and 2 and after playing all previous seasons.

    The story isn't as strong as Clementine in original story. We as audience associated and related a lot with Clementine and expected the story to continue from where we left. It had a good pace and background. Now feels like starting from a complete new angle and more drama than emotions.

    I do see changes in the graphics. It looks like a major upgrade. There are less glitches. I hope the story picks up later on. If it does, I will come back and provide more favourable reviews. Until then. my recommendation would be to wait and watch.
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  7. Apr 6, 2017
    0
    TL;DR - Offensive to S1 and S2 players.
    Rest in bloody peace: a series which once used to be great.
    Short 60 minute episodes (and the
    TL;DR - Offensive to S1 and S2 players.
    Rest in bloody peace: a series which once used to be great.

    Short 60 minute episodes (and the awful story makes it even worse), Clementine is playable for 5 minutes per ep, false advertisting pre-release, this is Javier's story for whatever **** reason even though we never asked for this and just wanted a GOOD continuation of Clementine's story (but this is an ABYSMAL continuation - this shouldn't even be called S3), The story is awful, and Clem is just a side character shoe-horned in when she was pretty much the main character for the previous two seasons. This isn't Clem's story, this is Javier's story - so this shouldn't even have Clem in it if Telltale wants to tell Javier's story so badly because she's just shoe-horned in and a side character. All the false advertising pre-release doesn't help either. Her being in every bloody advertisement also doesn't help. We played as Clementine in Season 2 and shaped our Clementine, and now Clementine is a supporting character again plus her personality doesn't change at all depending on your choices last season. Easy choices and deaths don't affect you because there is not enough character development and the game just pushes you forwards without any chance to talk to characters like in Season 1 (and even S2). This review would be too long if I talked about every issue, but SOME of the main issues are up there. SOME of the main issues. S2 choices don't **** matter for ****
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