The Walking Dead: Season Two Episode 1 - All That Remains
As far as the score goes, on Steam The Walking Dead is only available as a single purchase. As there's no way to predict how it's going to shape up, however, we'll be scoring episodes on their own merits and relative to each other, with a look at the entire sweep once it's all in our hands. All That Remains does a great job of reintroducing the series, and switches things up in a way that could have tripped up harder than Lee over a tree branch yet feels like the only way the story could have been continued. As bleak and terrible as the Walking Dead universe is, it's great to be back in it... and of course, to be able to leave.
"All That Remains" sets the stage for some great character development for Clementine, but there's not much payoff in this 90 minute episode.
Season 2 of @TelltaleGames' The Walking Dead is an excellent character analysis of Clementine with some harrowing moments.
Not a bad start to the second season but not a great one either, with a formless plot and unusually weak characterisation.
Clementine is captivating, and The Walking Dead's hellish world still presents tough choices that must be made to persevere
The Walking Dead Season 2 may be better as a whole but it falters in the first episode
All That Remains establishes characters and conflicts that may pay off in forthcoming episodes, but it doesn't stand up well on its own.
The Walking Dead: All That Remains surprised me, although when I saw the initial reveal of Clementine's return I had little doubt that Telltale would deliver in some form. They still even know how to sell a "next episode" preview, as a casual "I thought you were dead!" line is delivered by Clementine upon a mysterious off-screen figure. Yep, I can't wait for the next episode.
Episode one not only reintroduces us to the world of The Walking Dead, it raises the stakes in such a way that Clementine's situation is more perilous than ever. We weren't convinced that season two could eclipse season one, but at least in a few ways, it already has.
Utterly brutal, The Walking Dead is back with multiple bangs.