by Rob (@QuothTheRavings)
This review contains Season 2 spoilers, though I’ve done my best to make sure they’re minimal.
Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead has brought episodic gaming to the attention of a much wider audience than the genre previously had, and with good reason. Season 1 was an emotional rollercoaster that made you question nearly every decision you had a part in making, tear up at friends lost, and despair at the final turn of events (not to mention gamers of all calibers could easily get the hang of it). Season 2 promised to continue the emotional chaos the series does best, and was largely successful, barring a few questionable writing choices along the way. The series is played in the style of a point-and-click game: you walk around, examine objects and areas, and play through quick-time-event action sequences. But the crux of the gameplay—and its strength—is the interactive dialogue that alters the story in sometimes small, sometimes significant ways.