If you haven’t played Season One of TellTale Games’ The Walking Dead series, turn back now. Turn back right now, because there are spoilers ahead. I’m serious, reader. If you keep reading this, it means one of two things: 1.) You give zero shits about spoilers and just wanted to check the game out before you played it. Or 2.) You’ve played and completed Season One, and are thinking of getting Season 2.
This is your last chance. Once you read past the bottom line, there’s no turning back.
Alright, you’ve asked for it. I refuse to sugarcoat anything.
Lee is dead. He’s gone, and there’s no getting him back. Having suffered the loss of the man who protected her, Clementine stuck with two people named Krista and Omid. Now 11 years old, the trio of survivors stop off at a rest-station to clean up and take a small break. You, the player, are in control of all of Clementine’s actions and responses, and like the other TellTale games, your actions will affect the story line of the game, and how people react to you. Clementine goes into the ladies bathroom to refresh, and while she’s exploring, she sets her backpack and gun on the counter. Up to this point, the story had been light-hearted. Omid and Krista were amicably arguing about what the name of their child would be, but things go south quickly. While Clem is retrieving something she’d dropped near one of the stalls, a woman comes in and begins rummaging through her stuff. Clementine tries to ward her away from their area, but her panicked threatening alerts Omid. He walks in to see what’s happening, and in a moment of unawares, gets shot by the woman. Krista, distraught to see the father of her child collapsing to his death, shoots the woman.
Thus ends the introduction to The Walking Dead: Season 2. A handful of months pass, and we find out that Krista lost her baby. She and Clementine are still on their own, and as they separate to look for wood to keep themselves warm, they’re ambushed by a group of men. Krista tells Clem to run, but her only escape ends up being an accidental fall into a nearby river. The next time Clem is conscious, she’s laying on the shoreline of the river, wet, sore, and cold. After suffering through more trials and tribulations on her own, Clementine finds herself at the mercy of a group settled in a nearby cabin. Despite their outward appearances, Clementine has to ask herself: Are they friendly? What’s their story? Will staying with them get me killed? I guess there’s only one way to find out.
Rarely do I ever believe that the sequel to a video game is just as good as it’s predecessor, but Season Two of TellTale Games’ The Walking Dead is JUST as amazing as Season One. Despite a cast of entirely new characters, and the lack of the ones we’d come to love in the original. TellTale Games gave major The Walking Dead fans a whole new outlet in this unique universe, one that’s so good, they’ve made a third, all new installment called The Walking Dead: A New Frontier. Currently, Season Two is available on all major consoles, as well as iOS and Android devices. Check it out for yourselves, and as always, thanks for reading!