The Walking Dead: The New Frontier Episode 1 and 2 Review
Telltale games recently released the next chapter in their Walking Dead series, The New Frontier. At this time, only episodes 1 and 2 are out, but like all other Telltale games they are fantastic. There is no reason to not pick this up if gamers are fans of the series or of point and click games.
The Walking Dead games from Telltale have always impressed me. As a fan of the series and the comics, I have always enjoyed these games. These two episodes are no exception, they take everything the games are known for and keeping rolling with it.
I will try to keep the spoilers to a minimum. Gamers will see a familiar face in the series once again, a small girl which gamers have grown to love, Clementine. But the focus is on Javier and his family and the crisis they are facing. A small plot summary, Javier runs into Clementine and meets up with Jesus on a quest to find a few people. Hard decisions will have to be made and within the few hours of both episodes I had to make some tough choices. There are a few flashback that show what Clementine has been up to. At the beginning of the game, players can choose to import their save/choices from earlier Walking Dead games or just start fresh.
I played Walking Dead Michonne and I felt like that was set at a faster pace with more actions. New Frontier keeps this. There is more action yet the epic storytelling is kept. Gamers will get attached to the characters. There are a few new features that I explored, a cloud save option which uploads gamers’ saves to the cloud. I have a feeling gamers could access their saves on other platforms that they have the game on. There is the option for other people to play with players and the decisions they make are a group decision.
Overall the game is a fantastic entry in the series and I couldn’t stop playing it. I cannot wait for the next few chapters. Game was provided by the publisher for review and can be purchased across all platforms. Android, Steam, iOS, XBL, and PSN. Episodes are $5 apiece and the season pass is $25. Gamers can also find it a physical copy on Amazon for $25.
Final Score is 4.5/5