The Walking Dead Episode Two
Where do I even begin? Unless you have been living under a rock for the past 2 months you would have heard about Telltale Games The Walking Dead game. A point & click adventure for the 21st century and finally episode two has been released. Does it live up to episode one? Well you will just have to keep reading to find that out…
Episode two, titled Starved For Help, rejoins us with Lee, Clementine and the rest of the gang right where we left them holding up at the motel but they are running short of food and tensions are rising. That is all I will say, as just like with the first one, the story is everything. But I will talk about the emotional roller-coaster that this game, once again, took me on.
If you want to know about the controls let me refer you to review of Episode One as the controls do not differ. The one thing that I will tell you that if you was expecting more zombies than Episode One you will be in for a surprise, however what it lacks in zombie killing gore it makes up for with some truly horrifying scenes. This game does what it takes a lot to do: shock me. A full red blooded male who is pretty desensitised to the violence of the modern world was sitting on the edge of his seat screaming at the TV. If that don’t tell you how good the story is I don’t know what will. These are also some of the best characters in video games bar none. I know that is quite a statement but let me back it up. I felt for each and every one of these characters, be it feeling sorry for a guy who was hungry to being angry at the man who threaten to reveal my past to the group, this game literally makes you feel the whole spectrum of emotions at a very real level. Each character has depth and they are not just broad strokes of cliché, this is truly an achievement in characterisation and one that more companies should strive to reach.
My only issue with the game is there were some technical difficulties and minor glitches, nothing game breaking but noticeably annoying. One prime example was a cut scene which involved Lee walking out of a room and then by the end of it had glitched back to where he was. Like I said not game breaking but it’s the kind of thing that should not be happening. Also some lip synching issues but these are only minor points.
Episode 2 has less zombies but contains something much worse. If you have Episode One you were going to buy this anyway, if not go back and buy Episode One and then get Episode Two. I am chomping at the bit for Episode Three and it better not take two more months to come out!
Version Tested: Xbox 360 | Price: 400msp | Buy Points