The Walking Dead Season 2 review

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  • BladedFalcon - January 24, 2013 3:23 p.m.

    "and while the characters had varied personalities, none of them were particularly funny." ...Omid? And I guess Ben could have been considered funny... if he hadn't been so damn pathetic and responsible for so many deaths of other, more likeable characters >_> Anyway, definitely agree with pretty much all of these, except perhaps for the comic book cameos one. I mean, as someone who hasn't read the comics, I guess it didn't affect me either way with the couple that did show up in the first game.... Except for the fact that I actually was able to tell right away they were cameos for how short they appeared and that nothing happened to them. Sure, it happened only in the first chapter, but it felt kinda distracting. Specially concerning the guy with the baseball cap, since his reasons for suddenly leaving the group like that felt pretty forced.
  • GarcianSmith - January 24, 2013 3:31 p.m.

    I strongly recommend the comics. I mean, they're relentlessly depressing, but they're fucking awesome all the same.
  • BladedFalcon - January 24, 2013 4:14 p.m.

    I know, I've heard nothing but good things, and I might get to them eventually, though not any time soon. And anyway, even if I read the comics, i actually think the cameos would distract me even more, because I would already know that no matter what happens, that character's status quo will remain entirely unchanged in order to not mess with the comic's continuity.
  • ZeeCaptain - January 25, 2013 2 p.m.

    Well sure the character's status qua stays the same but they could do a few things like maybe you can see what happened to Merle between losing his hand and joining the Governor, or even the rise of the Governor, they can't do much to interfere with the outcome of character's for the sake of the show but they can have some fun with them in the meantime it just means you can't expect anyone to die.
  • ZeeCaptain - January 25, 2013 2:01 p.m.

    Yea I agree I though that Omid was the comical relief, he even stated himself as such in episode 5, sure I would like to see him or another comical person in the next season but you can't say there wasn't one in the first season.
  • Moondoggie1157 - March 22, 2013 1:58 p.m.

    ...We all miss her, Falcon. Ben got his though... Oh he got his.
  • GarcianSmith - January 24, 2013 3:23 p.m.

    The one I disagree with - totally - is the idea of multiple characters. The wonderful thing about The Walking Dead Season One was that we followed one guy, making difficult choices and shaping the world (and it's living and undead inhabitants) around him. More characters would dilute the effect significantly as you wouldn't spend nearly as much time creating bonds with characters that, ultimately, you had to make horrific decisions for. Could you really say that Lee and Clem's relationship would have resonated as strongly if at certain intervals you jumped ship and started controlling Kenny or Ben?
  • MD-Stranger - January 25, 2013 12:12 a.m.

    This. Also I really don't agree with the idea of a comical character, aside from A: Already having one in the form of Omid and B: Running a risk of being out of place and annoying, I think the episodes handled the Humour to Serious ratio pretty solidly with the main characters by themselves, so a comic relief doesn't really look like it's needed.

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Release date: Oct 21 2014 - PS4
Dec 17 2013 - PS3, PC
Apr 22 2014 - PS Vita
Dec 17 2013 - Xbox 360, Mac (US)
Available Platforms: PS4, PS3, PC, PS Vita, Xbox 360, Mac
Genre: Survival Horror
Developed by: Telltale Games
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