- Editor's Rating
- Excellent story
- Improved puzzles
- Minor technical issues like small bouts of slowdown occur frequently
Quick TakeEpisodes Two and Three of The Walking Dead continue Telltale's well-written and emotionally moving story of Lee Everett, with minor tweaks to improve puzzles and gameplay.
The Walking Dead video game is a five-episode video game experience, it takes place in the same world as the comics and television show, yet offers a different storyline revolving around an all new main character, Lee Everett. Originally, Telltale, the company who creates the video game series, promised a new episode each month, but has been sticking to a bimonthly release instead. Even though there has been a wait, it has been worth it, since the games are impressive and fun to play.
Throughout Walking Dead Episode 2 and 3, every choice made by the player affects the outcome of the game, altering the story line and gameplay. It is a game where among the violence, blood, and gore; it also reflects on the human condition and how people react in life threatening situations. DTR says that throughout the game, it was obvious there was an element to the story line that hadn\’t been revealed yet, and episode three offers a very emotional and dramatic story line.
DesktopReview felt that although it seemed Telltale was trying to shock players, \”You\’re left with a feeling of genuine sadness in the wake of the episode\’s events.\” Reviewers also noted that the game\’s puzzles in Episode 2 and 3 improved from Episode 1, offering more of a challenge, but that the game is still mostly driven by the storyline. DTR also found Episode 2 and 3 had a few bugs, causing game play to lag and hang up occasionally, and found this happened whenever testers seemed to be reaching a turning point and caused them to restart the game completely a couple times.
Overall, The Walking Dead episode 2 and 3 continues to improve and offers an immersive story line that leaves gamers waiting for the next episode to see what will happen. Unfortunately, testers did find a few bugs with the games, which was not an issue when testing Episode 1, but DTR states \”?those are only minor drawbacks to a series that continues to do justice to its successful source material, so let\’s hope those are kinks that get worked out in the future.\”