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The latest episode in Telltale’s The Walking Dead series maintains the quality of the past two episodes while continuing to escalate the action and situations that Lee and the rest of the survivors find themselves in.
Without going into spoilers, the main plot of Episode 3 revolves around the group finally leaving the fortress they’ve built up at the hotel. This leads to the titular “Long Road Ahead” as everyone finally moves on towards a supposedly brighter tomorrow: the city ofSavannah. Needless to say, the journey is not sunshine and rainbows as tempers flare, zombies attack and various people end up dead.
The story and characters continue to be thehigh pointof the series. Like the comic (and TV show) the story revolves less around the actual walkers and more around the relationships between people. This is further emphasized through the many choices you’ve made in previous episodes to help mold your story into something that feels exclusive to you. The voice acting is top notch and the new characters introduced are unique and interesting.
In Episode 2 the events and plot grew darker and more mature. Episode 3 continues to hold to a dark storyline but also brings along more emotion than ever before. There are several parts that rival the best you have ever seen in gaming. There are also moments that are incredibly shocking, causing me to yell out loud multiple times. Nothing and no one appears to be safe in this game and that is always a good thing.
Gameplay wise Episode 3 brings back some of the more puzzle-like elements that were notably missing from Episode 2. It also introduces a more action-oriented sequence that plays like an adventure game take on a third person shooter. It’s as basic a shooter as it gets but it works well for The Walking Dead.
There isn’t much else left to say about The Walking Dead that hasn’t been said in previous reviews. Episode 3 continues to tow the line by providing a great overall experience. If you’ve been on board for the first two episodes then you’ve probably already downloaded this new episode. If you haven’t jumped on The Walking Dead train yet, what on Earth are you waiting for? You’re missing one of the best experiences in gaming this year.
One of the biggest surprises this year has been the quality of the first two episodes released of The Walking Dead game developed by Telltale Games. And good news to report. Episode three, Long Road Ahead, is set to release today, August 28, on PSN and tomorrow, August 29, on Xbox LIVE Arcade, PC and Mac.
The PSN version will cost $4.99, but can be downloaded as a part of the PSN Season Pass option for $19.99 which includes all five episodes. The XBLA version will cost 400 MS Points [$5] as DLC within the original The Walking Dead XBLA release. PC/MAC players can buy the five-episode Season Pass for $24.99 via Telltale Games’ Online Store or through Steam.
Check out the trailer below and if you haven’t played any of the series yet, check out our reviews for Episode 1: A New Day and Episode 2: Starved For Help to help you decide if you should join in on the fun.
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Power trips aside we have a great show for you this week with discussion of Spec Ops: The Line, Mass Effect 3′s Extended Cut DLC and The Walking Dead Episode 2. We also discuss the fiasco between Destructoid’s Ryan Perez and Felicia Day and take a look back at the first six months of gaming in 2012.
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The first episode of Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead is a great ride that takes elements from previous Telltale titles and mixes it with a dynamic story that centers on the player’s choices. With Episode 2 all of those choices return as you continue the story of Lee and the rest of the survivors.
The aptly titled Starved for Help follows our group as they go about their lives in their heavily fortified motel base. This episode takes places three months after the last and some things have changed since we were last here. A new member of the group, Mark, has arrived and with him came a large amount of food. However that food is starting to dwindle and tension is rising.
The animosity in the group jumps when Lee and Mark happen upon three guys in the woods, with one in trouble, and they bring the newcomers back to the camp. Some want to throw the new people out while others feel the need to help them. Before anything is decided two mysterious brothers show up at the camp with promises of food in exchange for gasoline. They live on a dairy farm with plenty of food to spare but need fuel to keep their defenses up, but is their offer of help too good to be true?
The story in this episode is even better than the first and the new characters are great additions. Starved for help starts with very dark, serious tones and while there are moments of levity during the two hour playthrough, it doesn’t take long before things take a turn for the worse yet again. There are some great story beats and the storytelling present in this new episode is some of the best you will find in gaming anywhere.
The only thing that falters this time around is the actual gameplay. The first episode had some very interesting puzzle segments while Starved for Help focuses much more on story and characters. There are still moments of finding items and solving situations to progress the story but nothing gets as complicated as it was in the debut episode. This is not necessarily a bad thing – the story is fantastic – it’s just a bit disappointing that there weren’t more interesting puzzles.
The Walking Dead continues to be a great game with Episode 2 outshining the greatness of the original. If you have Episode 1 already, Starved for Help is a must buy. If The Walking Dead can continue this level of mature storyline and great plot then this series has a chance to be one of the best games to come out this generation. Don’t miss it.