The Walking Dead Game Episode 2, Much Better?

Hello, I just finished the second episode of the walking dead game, and was wondering what your thoughts on it were? I personally felt that it is a vast improvement over the first episode in several ways including in terms of performance. What are your thoughts?

(please no complaints such as no its not an improvement because it is not a third person shooter, or that its not an improvement because it is still essentially point and click)

I've only just bought and played through The Walking Dead episode one since I found it on Xbox Live for 400points and thought it looked like a good deal since I keep seeing it on Steam for about 20 or something like that. All I can say was I wasn't expecting the game to be as great as it was, don't think I've ever played a game where so much care and attention was put into each (well a good amount) of the characters to make you actually feel something towards them when they go through either a good or bad situation.

Was totally considering getting the second episode right away after going through the first one but I haven't heard much about it. Do you really think it's that good? (Note this is me just being curious since I can never find a thread about this game. XD)

Just Plain Lazy:
Was totally considering getting the second episode right away after going through the first one but I haven't heard much about it. Do you really think it's that good? (Note this is me just being curious since I can never find a thread about this game. XD)

It's flown under the radar for most people but I'd HIGHLY recommend it. The dilemma's you get put in during the next episode are just as, if not better, than the ones from the previous episode. Some parts are utterly predictable but during one certain scene I jumped up from my seat and my jaw nearly hit the floor. Get it and join the obnoxiously long wait for the next one.

Legendairy314:
It's flown under the radar for most people but I'd HIGHLY recommend it. The dilemma's you get put in during the next episode are just as, if not better, than the ones from the previous episode. Some parts are utterly predictable but during one certain scene I jumped up from my seat and my jaw nearly hit the floor. Get it and join the obnoxiously long wait for the next one.

Ooo thankies. ^_^ Pretty much just going to go buy it now with the 400 points I have left over on XBL, hope the rest of it's installments are praised this high one after the other, starting to sound like it's piecing together one if not the best game this year. XD

When do the other parts come out? Are they monthly releases or something? Like I said before I only got the game yesterday and after finishing it found out part two was available. XD

I've been unable to play Starved for Help a second time (friend's copy), but overall... It was OK, much like the first game. No vast improvement, it just kept the status quo.

BUMP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!\\

The Second Episode is out?!@?!\\

Fuck Yeah!

Gimme more fun Adventure Games!!

Just Plain Lazy:
When do the other parts come out? Are they monthly releases or something? Like I said before I only got the game yesterday and after finishing it found out part two was available. XD

Supposed to be monthly and have been so far (if just barely) but there's no official release date yet. I only found out about the 2nd being released on it's actual release day.

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No! I need more!

Well....

...i found the main storyline rather predictable, disappointingly so ("An isolated farm with lots of food, relatively good protection and a kinda weird and secretive, but very kind and welcoming family? I absolutely don't see how there could ever by any downside to that!")...but to be fair, the resolution of that plot was pretty great and led to a IMO extremely clever epilogue that sort of deconstructs a "deus ex machina-type situation" (The empty Car) to great effect.

All in all, i liked the beginning and the end of the episode very much, with the middle dragging out the obvious and inevitable "twist".

Also, there are a lot of great choices, and by great i mean sometimes awful and mostly hard decisions. I like that.

In the end, i am conflicted about whether or not Episode 2 is better than the first one, but either way TWD is shaping up to be my favorite Telltale Series and i can't wait for the next installment.

Legendairy314:
Supposed to be monthly and have been so far (if just barely) but there's no official release date yet. I only found out about the 2nd being released on it's actual release day.

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No! I need more!

Thankies yet again for the info. ^_^
Heh, well I guess this get's to be the first game this year that I actually follow closely and read up on when new installments are being released and all that other stuff that goes on. XD

Legendairy314:

Just Plain Lazy:
When do the other parts come out? Are they monthly releases or something? Like I said before I only got the game yesterday and after finishing it found out part two was available. XD

Supposed to be monthly and have been so far (if just barely) but there's no official release date yet. I only found out about the 2nd being released on it's actual release day.

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No! I need more!

Btw. the second episode was not monthly. it was supposed to come out in may, so 2 months after episode 1.

The second one was pretty good, like the first one.
I didn't liked how they introduced another character out of the blue from the start and everybody knows him allready and i didn't liked how the "turn" in the story could be seen from miles ahead.

the second episode was pardon the language but fucked up. i have never not wanted to open a door more than in that game. loving the series and damn its better than the tv series

Wow, didn't realise The Walking Dead game was so good. Methinks I'll give it a go.

Bertylicious:
Wow, didn't realise The Walking Dead game was so good. Methinks I'll give it a go.

seriously one of the best games ive played this year, suprisingly so

Yeah, the game is only beaten closely by the comics. It towers over the show in terms of quality. Mainly because you actually care about the characters, and they aren't dumbfucks. There's been no "Carl get in the fucking house" or "Goddamnit Lori how can you crash without any people or cars around!" moments. Every character feels like an actual human being, not just a means to an end like in the show.

Also, I agree this second episode was a massive improvement. The first episode was brilliant, but this beat it greatly. The choices were more than just "Choose who dies and survives", and it's amazing actually seeing how your choices and actions in the first episode affected the second episode. For example:

Bout the same as the first one only played it through once though on my origional FIRST file still have to go over it a couple more times, but you know I was VERY surprised when I played the first one I avoided gettin the bundle cause I was worried it would suck and even though they took longer than they said they would bringing out the second episode I don't mind paying a little extra. Even thought about giving the Jurassic Park one a go but I'm not really into dinosaurs. The only real kinda problem I had was that it took them so long to bring out the second episode I couldn't quite remember all my previous choices from the first one but other than that they fucking aced it in my opinion.

Episode one put you through introductions to characters, and had a few large decisions to make, but they we're always who to save or who not to save. It was never really a moral dilemma, but Episode two fixed that. Every single decision had major moral and practical implications. You didn't just try to save one and not feel guilt because that's the best you could do. You decide who to kill or spare, and who doesn't deserve to live any longer.

Another interesting thing that I ran into in Episode two was how I dealt with Clementine and her view of me. In Episode one I did everything I could to keep her safe and happy, but in Episode two my survival instinct was on overdrive. My decisions weren't clouded by wanting to keep people happy, they were based on what would keep the most people alive and not starving. Case in point:

I just feel that this episode was superior because it made me think about more than the characters I wanted to live, or what was a moral choice. It made me see the bigger picture, that sacrifice was necessary to make sure that less people died, and those that cause those sacrifices to be necessary would pay the same price as those lost.

My plan for this series is to keep one save and play all the way through the five episodes before starting again, so that I maintain the entire experience of watching my decisions haunt me throughout the game.

This is a great improvement over the first one in my opinion. I have no complaints about the first one but this was more suspenseful, action packed and a more interesting story to go with. The only improvement I would suggest is bringing characters from the TV show or books. I'm a big fan of the walking dead and I really did appreciate visiting Hershel's farm and talking to Glenn. Although it did add the major factor of the WD, that if you die you become a walker which I did appreciate. I would have loved to seen Daryl or Michonne, but save the best for last I guess. All in all worth it.

My only real problem with it is the predictable twist. Though one scene did surprise me a bit, unexpected and i never really liked that character anyway just was so shock to see them go like that.

Because of the predictable plot, i have a feeling that some of the choices you made were pure flavoring to nothing (currently these same choices dont ever get heard from again/ignored). Could be wrong in episode 3 but they have more pressing issues at hand anyway so these plot-links may just remain severed.

Just a pet peeve but whenever the "game" tells you something of significant really sucks when it leads up to nothing. (xxx character is suspicious of you).

truly this is the zombie survival horror game that has been needed to be released for a long time.

some games like last stand fill the role slightly, rebuild+2 offered some good new perspective.

but this story driven emotional rollercoaster is just what ive wanted in a game for a long time.

i cant wait to see how the series plays out

KhaoticOne:
My only real problem with it is the predictable twist. Though one scene did surprise me a bit, unexpected and i never really liked that character anyway just was so shock to see them go like that.

Because of the predictable plot, i have a feeling that some of the choices you made were pure flavoring to nothing (currently these same choices dont ever get heard from again/ignored). Could be wrong in episode 3 but they have more pressing issues at hand anyway so these plot-links may just remain severed.

Just a pet peeve but whenever the "game" tells you something of significant really sucks when it leads up to nothing. (xxx character is suspicious of you).

While there is certainly truth to that, i don't think it would be better the other way around.

After all, when all your interactions with certain characters and the game doesn't give you any information, you'd pretty much suspect that the character isn't for long.

(...actually, it's probably best if you deactivate those little cues in the option menu altogether, but i'm far too interested in the underlying mechanic to do that)

I agree that the twist wasn't that great or surprising, but i also agree with the others that the moral choices and implications were much more in the grey, with the very last one leaving me staring at the screen for a full 5 minutes, I'm honestly hoping that this trend of better moral choices continues.

Oh and honorable mentions to mid cut scene interruptions, helps keep you on your toes :P

its the first survival game ive ever played where the player actually starts to develop the fear of outsiders, what do they want, can they be trusted, did i reveal too much, why does he want to know about who our leader is

KhaoticOne:
My only real problem with it is the predictable twist. Though one scene did surprise me a bit, unexpected and i never really liked that character anyway just was so shock to see them go like that.

I think it's hard for the game to surprise people a lot - they decided to stick with the themes of the comic series (which does the game tones of good), so it's unavoidable including lots of situations that aren't so different from what already happened in the comics. I think the series will always remain predictable as long as they try to stay true to the source material.

That said, I liked the episode a lot. It's picking up pace, and the fact that you see your actions from episode one play out for the first time makes it more personal to the individual player.

In my first playthrough, I tried being kind an reasonable. I'll go ahead now and see how much fun it is to b a volatile dick.

nikki191:
the second episode was pardon the language but fucked up. i have never not wanted to open a door more than in that game. loving the series and damn its better than the tv series

Seriously? I adore the show, and I adore adventure games. Quite surprising that this flew completely under my radar then. Fingers crossed that they'll go on sale during the Summer Sale. I'm pretty excited for them now.

Episode 2 had an interesting story but from a technical standpoint it has a few hiccups. I'd say buy it, 5 bucks is 5 bucks.

Random question: Anyone know what happens if you choose not to trust them initially?

As for general play, I've tried to be a peacekeeper the entire time, and it's bit me in the ass, mostly. When it came time for the food, I gave it to the people who weren't fighting over who should be in charge (the non-new guy kids, and the two adults who would take food, weren't Larry, and weren't involved in the little power struggle).

Would love to play episode 2 but being on the PS3 in Europe, scratch that England I haven't got episode 2 yet this BS I also believe that I Speak English and as America speaks it as well what is the fucking hold up? Three months probably never, do I need to move to the US for it? Is it a sick joke?

Cowabungaa:
Fingers crossed that they'll go on sale during the Summer Sale. I'm pretty excited for them now.

It's like €5 per episode.Is that not cheap enough already?

MetalDooley:

Cowabungaa:
Fingers crossed that they'll go on sale during the Summer Sale. I'm pretty excited for them now.

It's like €5 per episode.Is that not cheap enough already?

€5? It says €24,99 over here. Bit too steep for my budget at this point.

Cowabungaa:

MetalDooley:

Cowabungaa:
Fingers crossed that they'll go on sale during the Summer Sale. I'm pretty excited for them now.

It's like €5 per episode.Is that not cheap enough already?

€5? It says €24,99 over here. Bit too steep for my budget at this point.

That's €24.99 for all 5 episodes not €24.99 each

MetalDooley:

Cowabungaa:

MetalDooley:

It's like €5 per episode.Is that not cheap enough already?

€5? It says €24,99 over here. Bit too steep for my budget at this point.

That's €24.99 for all 5 episodes not €24.99 each

Really now? Well that might've sweetened the pot if they'd really let me pay an actual €5 a piece. I ain't paying for content I don't have yet. I'll wait for all 5 of them to be available. Except when the Summer Sale makes them really cheap. I'm a sucker for deals.

Cowabungaa:
Really now? Well that might've sweetened the pot if they'd really let me pay an actual €5 a piece. I ain't paying for content I don't have yet. I'll wait for all 5 of them to be available. Except when the Summer Sale makes them really cheap. I'm a sucker for deals.

Is there no option to buy them individually on Steam?Seems a bit of an odd decision

 

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