Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The Walking Dead 2 Episode 4 Review

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I missed out on this episode when it first came out because I was working at camp and didn't have internet or time to play. Now I get around to it just as the season finale comes out, which means that I will not have a month of suspense at the end of the episode.

Amid the Ruins brings us back to the more familiar Telltale formula, with action sequences interspersed with characters talking while walking and even a hub area where you can take a break and look around a Civil War memorial.

I mentioned in the last episode that Clementine carried the group in a way that is not normal for an 11 year old girl. This episode did feature Clementine contributing heavily, but not in ways that felt forced by the writers. The flow and pace of the episode felt much more natural, with almost no moments that pulled me out of the game.
There were even a few genuinely humorous moments, mostly provided by my new favorite character, Mike. I wish he had gotten a chance to shine earlier, and I certainly hope that they do not kill him off. Small chance of that.

I will likely play the season finale within a day, so you won't have to wait long for my thoughts on that.