Release Date: October 22, 2012
Developer: Telltale Games
Publisher: Telltale Games
Platform: [Reviewed: Xbox 360], PlayStation 3, PC
Rated: M for Mature
We are finally down the end of the what has been an amazing roller coaster. Telltale games has presented us with four, intense episodic stories that has kept gamers alike on the edge of their seats. No other Arcade title has ever been presented this well, especially not from this studio.
I mentioned before in an earlier review that no game has ever made you feel this close to a character, unless you’ve experienced Quantic Dream’s Heavy Rain. If you made it this far into the story, then you already know about the rational decisions you had to make. But at the end of episode four, Lee’s chance for survival made a complete 360.
With Clementine missing and based on your decisions at the end of four, the group possibly decides to follow you to find your little girl. You’re also backed into a corner with an immediate decision to make based on your desire to survive.
On that note, No Time Left leaves you making some of the hardest decisions and sacrifices ever. Not even Quantic Dream allowed players to go this in-depth. The story literally elevated its way to future award nominations.
For the first time Lee is left alone dying to live, fighting a swarm of walkers in the middle of an infested street. This episode by far had the most action sequences ever place in the Walking Dead game. And it perfectly makes sense considering both it being the finale of the Walking Dead, and Lee only having hours to find Clementine before meeting his own inevitable fate.
Omid and Krista is highly noted in this story as they learn about the struggles Lee and the others have went through. With the conclusion of episode four, they are also a few of the people Lee considers as future caretakers of Clementine is anything happens.
Episode 5’s ending did indeed properly show justice to the series and placed that lasting impression on players. It left me in tears (screw you!), knowing where how it was all coming to an end. It was only a matter of time and the time spent playing the Walking Dead was well worth it.
Thank you TellTale! Thank you! Now please give us a season two.
Overall Rating: 5/5