Walking Dead Season Two Review: From Lee to Clem
Release Date: October 21st, 2014
Developer: TellTale Games
Publisher: TellTale Games
Platform: [Reviewed: PlayStation 4], PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 & PC
Rated: M for Mature
Season one focused heavily on our two key characters Lee and Clementine. Giving the circumstances and the tear jerking ending, we now play solely as Clementine. As you’ll quickly notice in the intro, the story never lightens up. Christa and Omid watches over Clem as they promised to only foresee their own devastating scenario come shattering before them. The world for Clementine focus a young girl to become an independent woman. Welcome to Season Two of the Walking Dead.
Playing as Clementine you’d probably expect a different role as you playing as a little girl. The story gives you the choice of being that sweet little Clem that Lee once knew, or that strong-willed and defensive girl Lee trained you to be. Trusting people will quickly become a challenge on its own. The choices you make, the routes to take, even the wildlife will leave you making every decision wisely.
The world is colder than before and almost 2 years later, Clementine is forced to either stand up for herself or die trying. It’s almost like imagining Lara Croft becoming who she is today, but under deeper and darker circumstances. In this season, it’s hard to trust anybody, even a dog.
It stretches the brain to know that you’re playing as a child smashing brains in, fighting off animals and having to suture your own wounds, as detailed as it all comes. You find yourself realizing Clementine can’t be that innocent child anymore. In a house with an entire new set of survivors, split personalities and surprises that will leave you in awe, season 2 episodically delivers a handful of cliffhangers that keeps you engaged until the very end.
The game still unfortunately suffers from frame rate issues and glitches, but it doesn’t cause the story to lack in overall presentation in any way. It’s a bit unfortunate though as it’s the same minor bugs found in season one.
Camera angles are much better in comparison to season one. The voice actors each do an amazing job as well living the lives of fictional characters, portraying each situation and vocally setting the scenes for those high-anticipated moments.
Telltale now have their hands full with two amazing stories, The Walking Dead and The Wolf Among Us. Clementine, thanks to the masterminds at TellTale, has a long way to go in a world where there’s no do-overs, no turning back. And with season three already in the works, it should be one of your immediate investments.
Overall Rating: 4/5