The Walking Dead: Season Two Episode 2 - A House Divided
The Walking Dead's signature moral dilemmas are more nuanced than ever in a plot-heavy second episode.
For now, this is a solid continuation, and having had one episode to reintroduce Clem and this one to really get the new plot started, it's hard to imagine the next episode won't ramp things up considerably with more of the human darkness we saw in 400 Days and exactly no chance of a happy ending. Telltale has promised that we won't be waiting as long for it as we were for this or the second part of The Wolf Among Us. Broken fingers crossed.
The Walking Dead: Season 2, Episode 2 "A House Divided" is one of the best episodes @TelltaleGames has ever made.
A slight improvement on the first episode, but still basically just plot set-up for a story that too often feels out of your hands.
A House Divided has solid writing with plenty of surprises. Making difficult choices as Clementine is an adrenaline rush
Episode 2 raises stakes and expectations for The Walking Dead's second season
Season Two of The Walking Dead starts coming together in the bleak and harrowing second episode, A House Divided.
Walking Dead Season 2, Episode 2 ratchets up the stakes and pulls Clementine into different directions emotionally and physically. Some tense action sequences, engrossing dialog, and the addition of a formidable threat to everyone makes "A House Divided" a solid chapter despite its short three-hour running time. When it comes to storytelling, Telltale is still one of the best in the business and this episode doesn't betray that reputation.
While the newest episode has a few more moments of downtime than I would have liked, it sets up a clear arc that will play out for the rest of Season Two. Telltale has managed to also bring back its past efforts into the fold, and although their impact is minor, I'm glad it was addressed sooner than later. Although I'm still not sure if this new cast is going to top Lee's old crew, A House Divided is a great second offering, and I'm sufficiently hooked.
The last episode was a tough act to follow, but similar to season one, episode two is even better. The stakes are higher and the consequences steeper. Telltale has once again proved that adventure games are not only still alive, they're as strong as ever. We can only hope it's not long before we find out what's next.