The Walking Dead: A New Frontier - Episode 5 - From the Gallows

Rating Summary

Based on 46 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

68

Top Critic Average

43%

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Based on 46 critic reviews
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8.4 / 10.0
May 31, 2017

“From the Gallows” makes good on the gamble of season 3 in shifting focus to a new main character and making me care about Javi as much as I cared for Lee and Clem back in season 1. The fifth episode encompasses both what worked and didn't about A New Frontier — namely, the ideas of allegiance, love, and family for the former and erratic pacing and an inability to make the overarching story of much interest in the latter. But the season finale spends much more time on those successful aspects, capping A New Frontier in satisfying fashion while setting up a potentially exciting continuation down the road.

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7.5 / 10.0
May 29, 2017

The season ends with some intriguing and satisfying developments, but just like the rest of the season, it doesn't maintain an even quality throughout

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6 / 10
Jun 7, 2017

Some odd dramatic choices and a less-than-satisfying conclusion wrap up the New Frontier season of The Walking Dead.

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6 / 10.0
May 30, 2017

If A New Frontier is a sort of mission statement for this franchise going forward, does it succeed in making me want another season of The Walking Dead? I know I don't want the Season Four they're selling (which is set up in a manner that makes me think Telltale is threatening me personally) but if we're looking at this season by itself, as a whole the character work in A New Frontier does a lot to make up for the finale's shortcomings. I got the ending I wanted, but I wouldn't have wanted a specific ending if I didn't care about these people and where they ended up. A disappointing finale doesn't completely undo the goodwill earned by the rest of the season, but a sour aftertaste is still pretty hard to wash out.

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8 / 10.0
May 29, 2017

This fifth chapter is the best one of a very irregular season that does not achieve to give as good vibrations as the previous ones.

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7 / 10
Jun 1, 2017

A narrative already known and seen only Clementine saves at times while Javi has not finished showing the leadership qualities that were presupposed. We will see for the paths in which Telltale gets into the saga. The developer should let her golden eggs's hen rest because the hen starts to smell dead.

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May 29, 2017

The Walking Dead: A New Frontier comes to a great conclusion with Episode 5 "From the Gallows". Telltale delivers on the family drama, and dials the action up for this season finale that will have you begging for Season 4.

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8 / 10.0
May 29, 2017

As far as finales go, From the Gallows is pretty good. There are some great interactions between the brothers, only let down by the treatment of one of the character's deaths.

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Jun 18, 2017

The final episode of The Walking Dead: A New Frontier brings the season home with plenty of action, sacrifices, and difficult decisions for Javier to make.

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65 / 100
Jun 8, 2017

If you've been following the series this far, it might be worth checking out just to have a save file ready for when season four comes out.  Just be aware that the finale is pretty disappointing on the whole.

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