Friday, July 13, 2012

The Bloody Plot Thickens

Gameplay - 10/10
Storyline - 10/10
Graphics - 9/10
Game Score : 29/30

Aww yeah, after much wanting and waiting they released Episode 2 of The Walking Dead. If you recall we played Episode 1 a little while back and it was so good I decided to follow up the series. So welcome to another video game review here on Zalgo Cometh. Since this is an episode within the same game we already reviewed I wont get into too much repeating of praise for the game as a whole, so if you like feel free to check out our review of The Walking Dead: Episode 1 and then come back to this review of Episode 2. Anywhore lets get right into it...

Last time we played this game I was blown away by the story-line and game-play mechanics behind the game. This episode starts out on a faster note than the previous as we find ourselves with a new character called Mark in the forest foraging for food. After some searching they discover that a zombie already beat them to the punch and is busy eating a rabbit they could have used to feed everyone. Don't ask me how a zombie sneaked up on and successfully caught a rabbit but it is what it is. Through some chit chat we learn a bit about what has happened since we left our group of fearless heroes in Episode 1. They are seemingly running out of food and roughly 3 months has passed; tempers are running high with no signs of subsiding. Out of nowhere there is a loud scream and they are off to investigate; they come across a man lying on the ground, his leg stuck in a beartrap. It’s a gruesome sight, and as you struggle unsuccessfully to free him, you realize his anguished screams have attracted a crowd of walkers. That leaves you with a big decision: Do you run away and leave him to his fate or do you continue to try and help him?

Honestly after playing the game the first time I didn't really have much if any complaints about this game beside it being too short, so I wasn't expecting much of an improvement on an already awesome game; boy was I wrong. From start to finish the game sucks you in and drags you kicking and screaming for the ride. The brilliant minds at Telltale Games sure know how write a good story, from the voice acting to the soundtrack to the choices given in the game everything meshes seamlessly together to provide you with a gaming experience second to none of its genre. I really enjoy the fact that the controls are simple and straight forward as this enables any and everyone to enjoy the game at their own pace without feeling overwhelmed by clunky controls and tedious maneuvers. The scenarios in the game are its true highlight and major selling point. Adding a simple time mechanic to these decisions ramps up the level of excitement and anxiety even more which adds value to the game-play experience. With so much going on, so many choices to make, and so many shambling zombies to kill, I am excited to return to the world of The Walking Dead when Episode 3 comes out...


July 14, 2012 at 8:55 PM

Think amma play this wen i get back in JA. but only in the day time :D

July 14, 2012 at 9:49 PM

lol. yeah its pretty awesome.

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