The Walking Dead: The Final Season - Episode 1
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Telltale's The Walking Dead: The Final Season – Done Running hits the ground running, giving us a revamped and greatly improved take on a formula they've now perfected for an adventure that makes us care even more about Clementine in her new role as the one taking care of AJ in full.
The key takeaway from Episode 1: Done Running is that the murderous zombies themselves are just merely a decoy that is meant to explain the state of the world. However, they are far from being the main threats in the story, as the human survivors themselves prove to be the ultimate threat to each other's survival.
The first episode of The Walking Dead: The Final Season sets the atmosphere and marks the future points of story development, which, judging by everything, will be rudely torn by the second, final, epidode.
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There is very little wrong with this episode but for someone who critically analyzes the storyline and how the events unfold, I would have preferred a little insight into how AJ's personality was shaped from past events. This scenario could probably become an episode itself. That being said, this episode is a fitting but perhaps a little bland start to the final season of The Walking Dead.
Just from the first episode is impossible to know the layout for the final season. Done Running gives players a taste of its new graphical style, collectibles and introduces an array of secondary characters, most of which probably won’t survive to see the finale. Done Running is just a taster of what’s to come, and we’re hungry for more.
It is still too early to come into a sure conclusion and we must wait to see what telltale has planned for the next episodes. However, alas first episode could not live up to the expectations, but has show that TellTale has still some life in it and can still make good games. First episode of TWD: TFS is the start of the road for TellTale to bring back its lost dignity.
Review in Persian | Read full review
Done Running didn’t give that much of a great impression as a season starter. You’re more focused on many things like making AJ apologize to a lot of people in the group which took a few more minutes and other unnecessary fillers. While I do understand that Telltale Games is trying to build up the characters and their relationship that would eventually be a huge impact in the season finale, knowing that this final season is only up to four episodes, they could have focused more on Clementine and AJ in the first episode like what they did with Javier in Season 3: A New Frontier.
The fourth and final season of The Walking Dead starts off on the right foot, with a long-lived and well-written episode that does not renounce to small but important technical-structural innovations.
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While it remains similar to its predecessors in plot and structure, The Final Season: Episode One starts the finale off strong
Episode 1 of The Walking Dead: The Final Season puts players back in control of Clementine but it builds off past seasons in a way that might not be satisfying to some.