Humanity is finished. Our robotic creations are all that remains, and our legacy is being gradually phased out. Have we left them with enough knowledge to survive, or will they end up just like us?
Telltale’s The Walking Dead’s first season is winding down. One episode remains in the series that has left me emotionally drained after each entry. Episode Four: Around Every Corner continues the trend.
“What happened to the Humans?”
The title to this post comes from a Steam conversation I was having with a friend right after a major event in this episode of The Walking Dead. This series has done wonders in draining me emotionally, and this episode arguably hits the hardest yet. It’s something I’m not used to feeling in games, but I’m incredibly impressed how they continue to make me feel this way each month.
I’ve been amassing a rather large collection of Indie games through various bundles and recommendations, and I wanted to commit to playing them all. This week I checked out A Story About My Uncle.
Telltale’s second episode of ‘The Walking Dead’ begins by immediately reminding you that the world you’re reentering is one of dread and difficult choices. Beginning three months after the conclusion of A New Day, the established camp has fallen on hard times. Tension has arisen between the survivors, safety is still a concern, and more importantly the group is running dangerously low on food. Lives hang in the balance, and the choices are yours to deal with (for better or worse).
The new episodic Walking Dead series by Telltale Games is doing extraordinary well. Having sold over a million episodes across multiple platforms, the studio is finally getting the attention it deserves. Based on the Walking Dead graphic novels by Robert Kirkman, Telltale is stepping out of their familiar gameplay, and thematic mold, to deliver a draining burst of serious decisions, and action.