Ok. This is the second time writing this review due to my computer shutting down when writing it previously lol. I feel pretty strongly about this game… It was only OK. So many problems…
First off, graphics. SO many times things glitched, had random strings attached to characters in cut scenes, and random movements of characters that felt like they skipped like 5 seconds between frames. A little bit of care in this would have been appreciated…
Secondly, and most importantly.. the story and choices. Or the illusion of choice. The other games in the series so far really felt like you picked the way the conversation and plot was heading (even knowing it's all mirrors haha). This game… ergh.
To start, the forced romance between you and your brothers wife. I could see this a mile away being a replica of the first season of The Walking Dead TV series, which I actually dropped due to this irritating relationship drama. PLS NO. I did everything possible to avoid this drama, and still, at the end I had to deal with the fall out even though my choices didn't actually lead to this??
Also through out the game, choices would pop up that you'd select, and it felt like the story just followed as if you picked a different option. One example I clearly remember is I had an option to 1. Blame Gabe. 2. Say nothing happened. 3. Say something happened but its sorted. I picked 3, and it ended up that I blamed Gabe anyway… uuuuhhh that wasn't at all what I chose lol.
So there was that frustration of the character doing shit you didn't want them to say anyway.
With the two previous games, the options I chose as Lee and Clem really felt like choices I'd pick. It then didn't feel like I picked something that turned out completely different from what I expected. This also led to me not caring about the characters at all. I wanted Kate to die early in this I just didn't care. The only characters I liked (other than Clem), they killed off early for 'drama' or just wasn't present most the story.
I'd say skip this season if possible, but it does still advance Clem's story line unfortunately. If Clem wasn't in this game, I'd say skip completely. We have already seen a similar story line in the television series..
I was pretty disappointed with this game haha