REVIEW: ‘THE WALKING DEAD’ SEASON 2, EPISODE 3, ‘IN HARM’S WAY,’ PLAYS WITH THE STRUCTURE
The first couple hours of Telltale Games’ newest episode of its video game version of The Walking Dead, “In Harm’s Way,” feel a little strange. Things move fairly slowly, and most of what the player does is fairly mundane. You do chores, basically. There’s high drama, for sure, but a lot of it is happening around the lead character, Clementine, rather than to her.
Then the last act hits, and things go absolutely crazy. The story gets darker and more intense than it ever really has in the series, which is a high hurdle to clear. The shift, along with a few distracting creative decisions, make for what’s probably the most uneven chapter in the series so far, but that seems to kind of be the point.
GAME REVIEW: ‘The Walking Dead’ Season 2, Episode 2, ‘A House Divided,’ Corrects Course
have to admit that, after the first episode of this season of Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead video game, I was worried. It seemed like the game was becoming too dour, even by zombie fiction standards, and had abandoned the first season’s tendency to throw some good-hearted humanity in with the misery.
I’m happy to report that the second episode of the season, titled “A House Divided,” brings a big chunk of that humanity back, and even manages some levity. Of course, that doesn’t mean that there’s no tension. Indeed, this may be the most tense episode of the game yet, and most of it happens in scenes that are nothing but dialogue.
Knowing what to buy anyone during the holidays can make for a pretty dicey season of giving. But toy collectors with discerning tastes? That’s usually gift card territory. But it doesn’t have to end that way! We’re here to help with a guide breaking down some of the most awesome action figure and toy options for the young and young at heart (mostly the latter). Whatever your articulated plastic budget is this year, we’ve got recommendations sure to please. Hit the jump for ComicsAlliance’s 2013 Holiday Gift Guide to Awesome Action Figures.
You’ll have to pardon the acronym-heavy headline, but there’s just no avoiding it when trying to communicate Funko’s San Diego Comic-Con 2013 exclusive Pop! Vinyl toys. Arriving at the convention this July at Funko booth 5343 will be four metallic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, two blood-splattered The Walking Dead characters, plus both an Aliens Xenomorph and a Predator leaking green blood.
By Josh Wigler
Telltale’s video game tie-in to Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore and Charlie Adlard’s The Walking Dead wrapped up its first season with episode five’s No Time Left - or so we thought. As it turns out, there are still four-hundred days of the zombie apocalypse left to explore.
Sony announced at E3 that Telltale and Skybound Entertainment have once again teamed up for another chapter in their award-winning TWD video game adaptation. Titled The Walking Dead: 400 Days, the upcoming chapter is an all-new DLC episode tied to season one, though it appears to focus on characters who haven’t yet been introduced in the Telltale game.
Head over to ComicsAlliance to check out the trailer for The Walking Dead: 400 Days.