The Walking Dead: A New Frontier - The Complete Third Season Reviews
I do not regret my time with A New Frontier, but the emotional core at the center of the series seems rotten. There are seeds of greatness here, but A New Frontier never gave them the necessary time to grow.
Telltale's The Walking Dead continues with its third season, A New Frontier, which shifts the story to a new character and a larger scope. Unfortunately, our new hero spends time fighting for the spotlight with series mainstay Clementine. In addition, the pacing is fairly fast, giving characters little room to breathe. Telltale reaches farther with this season, but stumbles in equal measure.
A New Frontier does Telltale's The Walking Dead series justice, giving the ending that fans have been asking for.
Review in Italian | Read full review
The Walking Dead: A New Frontier is a beautiful game where your decisions really matter, but it's mostly the same as Seasons 1 and 2.
It's a solid third season for The Walking Dead, but we've seen so much better. Cheap plot devices and inconsistent tones in the writing hurt the overall quality of the narrative, and the Telltale Tool continues to show its age in the worst ways. And, for diehard fans, Clementine will still find a way to steal the show from the new cast.
A New Frontier has a wonderfully diverse cast and it tackles its themes with nuance and complexity. However, some inconsistent writing and recycled plot elements restrict its potential.
Cliche after cliche and shameless expoitation of the series' popularity – this is how i can sum up third season of The Walking Dead.
Review in Polish | Read full review
Telltale games are always great money for their value. You're essentially buying a couple of movie tickets but get a much more personal experience. Combined with Crowd Play, the value goes up, as you can enjoy the game solo and later share it with a friend while playing together.
Telltale's The Walking Dead: A New Frontier is going to be no more or less than what you expect, for both good and bad. It's great to see a new engine bring Telltale up to more modern graphical standards in ways that only improve the storytelling. You probably know by now if you're interested in what Telltale is selling, but A New Frontier is a great place to jump in.
A faithful return to The Walking Dead story, with a good cast of new characters and plenty of hard-hitting and emotional moments. The plot and gameplay though are starting to feel stale, with no innovation to speak of.
The Walking Dead: A New Frontier starts powerful and shows a lot of potential but lack of interaction, limitation of gameplay and repetitive situations, makes it all seem pointless
Review in Persian | Read full review
Despite its promising subtitle, there's little new in The Walking Dead: A New Frontier to write home about. A revamped presentation, new characters, and excellent voice acting make it live up to the expectations, but the traditional flaws on the technical side of things and an undeniable stagnation on the narrative one stop it from reaching the greatness of the first season.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
The Walking Dead: A New Frontier lacks meaningful gameplay and its episodes needed greater distinction, but it still provides that same appealing Telltale drama about an unconventional family thrust into dangerous situations.
The third season of The Walking Dead attempts to rejuvenate the formula established by the series by introducing a new cast of characters, and it does succeed with it. Although it is still held back by the same old stiff animations, technical issues and awkward camera transitions, that never let it reach its full potential.
I don't know if Telltale has lost their magic or if their adherence to this formula has just worn thin on me, but it's becoming increasingly difficult for me to get excited at the prospect of playing another episode. The halcyon days of season one are long gone.
Telltale is back with the third season of its The Walking Dead series, and the first two episode do not disappoint in the least. There's no reason not to pick them up and play if you've been with the series since the first season.
Telltale had a chance to breathe a little new life into their take on The Walking Dead by introducing new characters and a new story. However, it felt like Telltale took this approach because they were lost as to how to handle Clementine with a baby as the player character. It doesn’t help that you’re more interested in Clem if you played the last two seasons so you mentally push Javi to the side anyway.
Overall another very enjoyable experience from a story I truly love.
When I first heard I would not be playing as Clementine in the Walking Dead season 3, I found myself upset. I played as Lee begrudgingly. He was fine as a character but if he really had that little girls future at heart the whole issue in the city would have never happened and he and she would have been fine!
In its final two episodes the season falls back on the worst habits and tropes of The Walking Dead. People begin to act completely out of their established character, or make monumentally stupid decisions, simply for the sake of a “shocking” plot twist or to keep the story moving.