Sunday, July 20, 2014

The Walking Dead: Season Two, Episode Two “A House Divided”

The Walking Dead: Season Two, Episode Two “A House Divided”
Publisher: Telltale Games
Players: One
Genre: Graphic Adventure, Horror
Distribution: Download

Episode Two starts to show us exactly how dysfunctional this new group is. There's distrust, an unwillingness to accept the way the world now is and members that can't do anything right. Really though, the highlight of the episode is the cat and mouse between Clem and the man that appears to be this season's antagonist. Once again Clementine shows why she's the best child in the various incarnations of The Walking Dead.

The action sequences in this episode don't seem as forced as some of the previous episodes, they actually serve a purpose in showing new acquaintances what Clementine is capable of. Clem strikes up at least one new friendship that promises to evolve in interesting ways as the rest of this season progresses.

The second half of the episode is chock full of surprise appearances and events that will leave you with mixed feelings for just about everyone you encounter. The climax changes the direction you're going completely, and the outlook is bleak. The defiance in Clem's eyes should let you know that all is not lost, but we'll just have to wait and see.

Conclusion: I felt that this episode was incrementally better than the previous one. We really get to the meat of the conflict this season, setting up for what should be explosive future episodes.

Rating: 7.75/10

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