This review will be a little different and that’s because the full game isn’t out yet. How this will work is I will be doing short reviews for each episode then when I’ve done all five I will post a bigger review going more in depth. Keep in mind this review will probably contain spoilers and I would strongly suggest playing the game before reading it. I’m sorry but for a game that relies 99% on story there really isn’t any other way of doing it.
So far I’ve been enjoying these episodes more and more as they go on (as you can see from my Episode 1 and 2 reviews.) and from what I’ve seen from the internet this appears to be the “best episode of season 2, if not the series!” Do I think so? If you follow my Twitter you may already know but let’s get on with the review!
The story picks up where the last episode left off. Clementine and the gang have been captured by Carver’s goons and you are taken to their hideout. This place actually seems very nice with tons of food and electricity but as you learn very quickly, Carver is a dick. Your group is forced to sleep outside and meet up with a character named Reggie out here who turns out to have helped the group escape, and is missing an arm because he was forced to work outside and a walker snuck up on him and bit him. Luckily for him his arm was cut off quickly enough that he could be fine. When you wake up Carver is giving the rules of this place and Sarah starts talking to Clementine, Carver doesn’t like this and forces Carlos to slap her. This traumatizes Sarah for pretty much the rest of the day including making Clementine have to cover her for work. She makes friendly with Bonnie and eventually finds that Luke managed to sneak in and is trying to plan an escape for the group. I’m going to stop here but do know, the story does not.
This episode is kind of different. Although there are a couple encounters with Walkers the main struggle is with humans this time around. The tone really isn’t different from last episode though there were less walking sections and the episode felt longer (going from memory, I wasn’t timing). I did really like one of the later scenes (I think you’ll know what I’m talking about if you’ve played it). From the ending and preview for next episode (Am I the only one who thought of the motel from the first season?) I can’t wait to see where this goes!
This episode was probably one of my favourites in the entire series! Again, you should probably play the previous 2 episodes before hand (and the first season) as some stuff is needed to make sense. This episode is way better than the previous two, I am awarding it with a perfect score of 10.