The Walking Dead Season 2 Episode 4
Publisher: Telltale Games
Format review: PS3
The adventure genre is not dead. In this case, it could be considered in a state of undead.
I generally don’t post spoilers in my articles and will continue to not. It’s hard though to post a spoiler when many events are of your own making. Walking Dead: Episode four follows it predecessors as you determine Clementine’s attitude and fate in the story. The story continues with its dark theme, jumpy scenes that require you to think quickly and, unfortunately, less zombies.
The Walking Dead franchise has been defined as a soap opera where zombies show up periodically. I am inclined to agree, but playing the game provides you a continuing chance to see if, at such a young age, you can continue keeping your humanity.
The game play is typical of a Telltale game, and the old adage remains the same: if it isn’t broke, don’t fix it. Conversations are guided by a button and a time limit. If you want to be a little girl of little words you can. Want to be a ruthless tween, push x to offend, but as a reminder, your voice and actions will carry to the end of the season, and the person you save could end up trying to eat your face later on.
I played the previous season on my Xbox, and everything is solid transferring from one console to the other. Which conveys in a sense, the PS3 is still a solid and dependable device as it begins its end on the shelf. The right stick is your pointer, you use your left stick to move across the screen, and as you run your pointer over items, they highlight what it is.
As always, after you beat the episode, you see what you and millions of other players did. Hence, why I won’t post spoilers, because chances are you’ll make the same choices I did. The only thing I dislike is there are not more storyboard options. You have to continue down the same path. You cannot choose to go left or right and be exposed to a different group of people, you have to follow the same path which makes the game replay value limited.
Over all though the chapter is good. The story progresses, but not without slowly making you start to become like Clementine. You have a desire to do and be the opposite of the world round you, but the world refuses to let you.
4 out of 5 Nerds