Monday, September 8, 2014

Gaming Review #3 The Walking Dead Season 2

Hello all and welcome to the second in my lineup of Video game reviews. AS you can tell with South Park being the last of the games I have reviews this is a slow process. I probably play about 1-5 hours per week so you can tell this is a long term situation but once in a while one finishes a game and then the reviewing must commence.
We pick up the story where we left off on season one and the add on with our new star Clementine. You know playing as a little girl in a world full of zombies can be a very difficult and sometimes frightening experience. You navigate her through the world trying to avoid walkers and finding a new pack of people to run with.
Of course with this series you get to fine our own heroes and villains in the story with an equal number of surprises and suspense built along the way. It is in your decisions that you are able to make to build relationships with each of the characters and eventually decide your fate in this bleak and disturbing world.
Well let's get to the good parts...This game has a very intriguing story that draws you in much like the show with the complex character interactions and dynamics. The story choices do give a reflection on how the characters will react to you and just how your character ends up facing the world at the end. (Warning there is a SPOILER pic here so beware). With this you have some nasty characters like the one below becoming a governor wanna be through without the lasting power. You also get to see how cool it is to have a little girl be the main character in a game. The game is pretty simple to navigate and you are able to quickly get the hang of the controls so even a novice can pick it up and play. There are some sections that are very intense where if you don't say the right thing or click at the right point you end up dying very quickly. The graphics are very similar to what you see in the first game so if you like the kind of comic book style you will very much enjoy this game. Finally the music during the game and at the end of these chapters brings you back again and again for a listen.
Governor Wanna Be 
Of course where there is good there is bad. If you want to see a game that will let you know just how terrible the world is and how you should have no faith in humanity then this is the one you want. The game really does fail in my opinion in the story with it drawing you in but also leaving you feeling empty inside when it is all over. I have not been a fan of this point and click business and really in the end your choices in this game bear even less relevance than they did in the first game. The only significant impact you do make is on the ending. You know after beating this game I have to say I almost regret playing it. The motions are very clunky on the download version so I would recommend you buy the disc version. I am uncertain weather this is the download or the poor internet connection causing this lag but it is very annoying. Of course in the end I also feel that this and the episodes are really too short. If you are paying more than $20 for this then you are highly over paying.
One of the only positive moments in the whole game.
Really in the end this game is probably not worth your time unless you are a big fan of the series and the comics and even though i would say it is an upgrade on the other game that they released it is still pretty much the video game version of a choose your own adventure book. Though there are many different endings I gotta say one thing stays the same and this is what I leave you with.

Rating:  5/10

If you are still interested I am pricing the download for the PS3 below for pricing.

Walking Dead Season 2 Download

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