episode 3 was amazing. I actually felt conflicted in all the choices that involved siding with or against David. This is the kind of storytelling I expect for the Walking Dead, the kind that is largely absent in the comics and tv show now.
I've just started the Telltale games. Finished Season 2 last week (downloaded it for free from Xbox Live), then started what was available of Season 3 so far and I've went back to season 1. So, in other words, I'm playing them completely out of sequence.
They're amazing though. There definitely seems to be a shift in the execution though. Season 1 has a lot of gameplay that mostly revolves around looking for things and doing things in a specific order. It's the Season that is taking me the most time to complete the gameplay side. Season 2 didn't lose too much of that, but the gameplay was simpler and it took me less time to complete objectives. Meanwhile, with Season 3 it's pretty easy to forget you're even playing a game. The cut scenes take up most of the play time and the gaming segments always go by super quick compared to the other seasons.
I love every season so far, and I'd say Lee is actually my least favourite protagonist. I have only played up to Episode 4 of that season but despite his backstory, he seems to be a blank canvass. Clem is obviously the best, but Javier is pretty interesting too. He seems to have more personality than the others, and I like his relationship with his adopted family.
If you're pissed about Clem not being the focus, I would say that isn't a bad thing. Telltale created a character that people really care about, and it would be cool to continue her journey, but I've gotta trust them. If they can make me care that much about Clem, then maybe I'll care just as much about Javi by the end of it.
The New Frontier really just feels like you're watching a TV show with the occasional gameplay elements. It's a pretty good TV show in my opinion, and the new episode comes out on Tuesday! I just want to see what happens with David. My Javi had no problem betraying him and trying to escape / hook up with Kate. Even if he's a brother, David is a jerk.
Episode 4 is my favorite episode in a long time, even though the action is pretty absent until the final moments. The flashbacks on Javi, and Clementine/Ava, continue to shed light on all their characters. Gabe is a little shit, especially in parts of this episode, but he has potential for sure. I thought Joan was going to be a bigger villain for the finale, but it looks like the main threat is going to be the herd instead.
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