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The Walking Dead: Michonne Episode 2 - Give No Shelter Review

Family Matters

The Walking Dead: Michonne Episode 2 - Give No Shelter Review

HIGH Playing as a woman of color and exploring issues of motherhood.

LOW The opening sequence presents forced, arbitrary choices.

WTF Who knew a vice grip could double as handcuffs?

The Walking Dead: Michonne - In Too Deep Review

Going Through the Motions, Machete in Hand

The Walking Dead: Michonne - In Too Deep Review Screenshot

HIGH The episode ends on a tense cliffhanger.

LOW Missing a button in a QTE and doing a long sequence over again.

WTF Zombies in the water? Isn't there some kind of rule about that?

Zen Pinball 2: The Walking Dead Review

Pinball & Zombies = Chocolate & Peanut Butter

Walking Dead Pinball

HIGH Seeing Lee and Clem kicking a ball around.

LOW It's hard to get info on objectives while playing.

WTF Why can't I get the ball into the Super Jackpot?!? GET IN THERE!!!

The Walking Dead, Season Two: No Going Back Review

...But they did


HIGH The brief chat near the end.

LOW Seriously, there's no "Let's go the OTHER way" choice?

WTF It looks like Clem's drunk in camp though she didn't have a drop.

The Walking Dead, Season Two: Amid The Ruins Review

Come Alive

The Walking Dead Season 2: Amid the Ruins Review Screenshot

HIGH The extended chats with Jane.

LOW You seriously aren't going to check for walkers before going in?

WTF Why weren't the earlier episodes this good?

The Walking Dead, Season Two: In Harm's Way Review

Off The Mark

The Walking Dead, Season Two: In Harm's Way Review Screenshot

HIGH "I'm not going anywhere"

LOW The episode is trying a little too hard to show fearsome brutality.

WTF The weird facial expressions Clem makes when "..." is her response.

The Walking Dead, Season Two: A House Divided Review

Welcome back!

Walking Dead Season 2: A House Divided Review Screenshot

HIGH The big reveal was something I predicted during season one.

LOW Getting stuck on the hammer mini-game because the interface was unclear.

WTF What the hell is the deal with the peach cans?

The Walking Dead, Season Two: All That Remains Review

The longest walk goes on

Walking Dead Season 2 Episode 1 Review Screenshot

HIGH more Walking Dead!

LOW six episodes in, and it still doesn't run smoothly?

WTF the awkwardly abrupt ending.

The Walking Dead: 400 Days Review

A Shift in Perspective

The Walking Dead: 400 Days Screenshot

HIGH "Would you rather…"

LOW Wyatt's lightweight story.

WTF We don't see any of what happened after the stories but before the epilogue?

You can't always CYOA

Fallout 3 Screenshot

Something interesting I noticed this year was a trend of push-back against "choice" games in which the player did not get to control every outcome. The two biggest examples which spring to mind are, of course, The Walking Dead and Mass Effect 3.

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