I wanted to post a little something now that Season 2 of The Walking Dead is wrapped up - specifically, that I’ve had the best time playing this Season from start to end, despite hiccups in the game that have made it less impacting overall than the first season was.
It’s been the best experience playing each episode release then putting together a review of the good and bad, and being able to document my thoughts on the game as it progresses. Episodic games like The Walking Dead have such strengths in that each installment is played (almost devoured!) as soon as it is released, completed a few hours after, yet fans will wait a month and a half in anticipation for the next episode - and repeat. Not many studios could write a story that has people dedicated for eight months, yet Telltale Games have managed it so successfully.
I’ve had the best time reviewing this Season - here’s hoping we can look forward to The Walking Dead: Season 3!
The Walking Dead: Season 2: Episode 5 “No Going Back” Review
We’ve reached the end of Clementine’s journey in The Walking Dead: Season 2 - and a fairly distressing journey that’s been. Isolated from the get-go, Clementine has had to find an in with strangers and old faces alike to survive not only the walkers, but the darker individuals that litter the landscape of survival.
I’ve had ups and downs with this season, but Episode 5 didn’t disappoint - with 5 different endings and a macabre path to each, “No Going Back" is a tear-jerker.
Check out my full review of the finale here!
I was recently lucky enough to interview Jane Jensen, creator of the Gabriel Knight series (among other great adventure titles) about the upcoming remake of her first solo game: Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers.
This was my first interview, and funnily enough, my first gaming memories are those of classic adventure titles - Gabriel Knight definitely being one!
Jane Jensen is an extremely interesting and talented lady - have a look at the questions I put to her here!
I visited nostalgia town last week as I played through a demo of Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers. Only this time, the fantastic storytelling has been met with a gorgeous visual reboot and a remastered retro soundtrack that makes this remake super promising for old and new fans alike.
This series is very dear to my pre-adolescent heart, and Pinkerton Road Studios have done a wonderful job at reviving it.
So if there are any point-and-click adventure fans about, check out my preview here and see what you think!
I can’t wait to play the finale of The Walking Dead: Season 2 tomorrow. It’s been a moving few months!
the pantheon, rome
Disturbed Jason Butler during Young Guns’ set - thank you for being so polite about it! @letliveperiod were brilliant this weekend! (at Reading Festival)
Happening in Dragon Age:
Just had a chat with Shale about his time spent immobile in Honnleath. Apparently he was a frequent bird perch, and is quite sensitive about how.. Messy they were.
I love this game.
EA @ Gamescom
Did anyone miss the great reveals from EA this week at Gamescom?
We were treated to some extensive Dragon Age: Inquisition gameplay, in-depth FIFA 15 info, a close look at Battlefield Hardline's campaign - and loads more content to look forward to.
If you missed out on the news or fancy a recap, take a look at my conference roundup here!