The Walking Dead: The Final Season – Episode 1 for PC – Windows/MAC OS
And now we have The Walking Dead: The Final Season – Episode 1 published by Telltale. There was something special about Clementine. We didn’t even notice it at the time. Not really. Clem was just one of a cast of characters we encountered when we first stepped into Telltale’s take on Robert Kirkman’s astonishingly brutal world, and just one of many people we were tasked to care for and watch over. But even though the story was ostensibly that of her father figure Lee – and even though later episodes subtly turned the lens away from Clem – think of Telltale’s The Walking Dead, and immediately you’ll think of those dark curls and that grubby baseball cap. As it progressed, however, we developed a bit of a love/hate relationship with Telltale’s version of Kirkman’s extraordinary post-apocalyptic universe. There was forever a saccharine quality to those early Telltale adventures, a kind of manufactured intensity that intentionally – maliciously – pulled at the players’ heartstrings, lurching us from one horrible decision to the next, finding endless ways of forcing us into horrific situations where one wrong button could be a death sentence.
The Walking Dead: The Final Season — Episode 1 Gameplay and Review
And now let`s get to the review and see what this game is made of. The Final Season – entitled “Done Running” – intends to rectify this by refocusing the tale back on Clementine, only now she’s grown older, and maybe a little colder, and is now in charge of a young child, AJ, herself. The game will look for a prior save to ascertain if you’ve played Telltale’s series before, but even if you haven’t, don’t sweat it; you’re able to make a few arbitrary choices at the beginning anyway, thanks to a brief recap that’s helpful for newbies and veterans alike. Like the Telltale games before it, The Final Season will release episodically, offering a couple of hours’ worth of story each time before, presumably, rumbling up to a “complete edition” release further down the line. Some people may not like the episodic nature of Telltale’s storytelling, but we do; regardless of whatever guise it takes, The Walking Dead offers a frantic, hold-your-breath kind of intensity that’s well suited to instalments, not least because it gives us the chance to recover our thoughts – and heart rate – in-between episodes.
A new adventure set in The Walking Dead universe
Easier controls make for better exploration
Stunning visuals and sound
Feels a little slow at times
Supporting cast lacks nuance and individuality
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