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The Walking Dead: Episode 5 Review - Alternative Magazine Online (Plus interviews)

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"The Walking Dead: Episode 5 – No Time Left is a tear-jerking masterclass in interactive storytelling. It is undoubtedly Telltale Game’s magnum opus, a bona fide masterpiece that will be talked about for years to come. When the end credits role, accompanied by Alela Diane’s ‘Take Us Back’, you’re probably not going to know how to feel. There are no easy decisions, there are no easy answers and the ending is difficult to come to terms with, soul-destroying and absolutely pitch perfect. Not only is this without question game of the year, it has also set the bar for every subsequently released adventure game to follow in its devastational wake. Take a good hard look at yourself in the mirror after it’s all over. Can you hold your own gaze, or do you have to look away? The Walking Dead’s greatest achievement is that it will reveal something about each individual player – and how many games can truly say that?"

The Walking Dead: Episode 5 – No Time Left Review (PC) - Alternative Magazine Online

As always, I would love to hear other player's thoughts! :)

Don't forget to check out my previous interviews with Dave Fennoy (the voice of Lee Everett), Adam Harrington (the voice of Andrew St. John), Nicki Rapp (the voice of Lilly Caul), Melissa Hutchison (the voice of Clementine) and Erin Ashe (the voice of Molly)!

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  • I just finished the last episode i pretty much cried my eyes out, afterwards i looked back at the story and i noticed that no matter what happens the walking dead is always gonna end badly i must say the creators of the game are extremely clever with what they have done.

  • "Not only is this without question game of the year, it has also set the bar for every subsequently released adventure game to follow in its devastational wake."

    Dear god, we can only hope not. I realize you're just doing your job, but this is just foolish. TWD The Game is a perfectly pleasant time-passer, a decent little interactive comic on par with the freebie interactive motion comic on AMC's website.

    The seams in the last episode were particularly visible. I've heard excuses made for its absurd brevity from marketing, on the order of 'but of course it was short! You were bitten!' Which must have explained recycling locations, right? And the lack of any sort of cathartic cutscene at the close, which would have given the surviving characters real resolution.

    The ending was indeed sad, but not for the reasons you'd like us to believe.

  • "Dear god, we can only hope not. I realize you're just doing your job, but this is just foolish. TWD The Game is a perfectly pleasant time-passer, a decent little interactive comic on par with the freebie interactive motion comic on AMC's website."

    Everyone has a difference of opinion - I respect yours (to a certain extent), but I almost feel like you don't respect mine at all. I don't mean to be argumentative, but you are basically saying I'm wrong... just because you disagree with me. You are also saying that any other reviewer who thought the same as me is totally wrong. To say that The Walking Dead is "on par with the freebie interactive motion comic on AMC's website" seems far more foolish to me than the content of my review, which I stand by 100%.

  • male sweat fell from my eyes at the end

    but not cause what happens to me/lee... but for the separation from Clem...

    TellTale did an awesome job at making me relate to Lee and Clem relationship... I didn't care for me, as long as she was safe, and when it ends, you can't protect her anymore and you don't know what will happen to her...it's heart breaking

    game of the year

  • great review, and you are right i will now to compare every game in the future to The Walking Dead game, and it will be hard to match it, especially in terms of story and voice acting and the immersion that comes with such great voice acting and story

  • @JackSchirmer said: "Not only is this without question game of the year, it has also set the bar for every subsequently released adventure game to follow in its devastational wake."

    Dear god, we can only hope not. I realize you're just doing your job, but this is just foolish. TWD The Game is a perfectly pleasant time-passer, a decent little interactive comic on par with the freebie interactive motion comic on AMC's website.

    The seams in the last episode were particularly visible. I've heard excuses made for its absurd brevity from marketing, on the order of 'but of course it was short! You were bitten!' Which must have explained recycling locations, right? And the lack of any sort of cathartic cutscene at the close, which would have given the surviving characters real resolution.

    The ending was indeed sad, but not for the reasons you'd like us to believe.

    70 Game of the Year awards later.

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