|Good To See You, Clementine.|
|This was me waiting for the game to download.|
|She Is No Longer The Same Frightened Girl|
The game itself still plays the same. It is a point a click adventure. The interface for looking at and picking objects has been improved dramatically from last year. Also improved is the action game play itself. Both the interface and game play have obviously borrowed from TTG's other project The Wolf Among Us. The action feels just as fluid as the fight scene with the Woodsman or the giant troll that you encounter in a bar later. It is a noted improvement that helps add tension to the game instead of the frustration I would feel playing as Lee and having to use the game's poor mechanics to shoot at zombies.
The game still has the same comic book style as it's predecessor. The facial animation of the character's are still great, showing rage, sadness, and regret. TWD is story that doesn't need Battlefield graphics to get it's point across. Unfortunately, the game still has the same frame rate issues when it comes out of a loading screen. I didn't experience anything game breaking the first time I played through it and didn't see anything when I watched a friend did as well, which is a good thing as I still live in fear of the rogue camera of last season's episode three. The soundtrack is once again perfect. It is subtle during long character moments and fast paced when in a fight to the death.
The Walking Dead still doesn't hold back. The story in episode one was more of a character piece for Clem while it set the table for the events to come. It also clocks in about 2 hours of game time so you can easily complete it in one sitting which is appealing to busy gamers. The main plot is a bit murky for now, but they most certainly planted the seeds for a big bad in the near future. If you were worried about a quality drop off from last season don't be.
8.5/10 would recommend