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Even with the ghostly pale of an unfinished game hovering over it, the second episode of The Walking Dead: The Final Season is still among Telltale's finest work. Here's hoping they get a chance to release the remaining two episodes.
The first episode in this last season was a good one, as we got to see an older and wiser clementine as a badass teenager who was taking care of AJ as much as AJ was watching her back, and the gameplay changes that made the exploration segments more fun while also allowing everything to look a lot better – in part by the new third-person perspective and in part thanks to the new graphics art style.
The first episode of Telltale's The Walking Dead: The Final Season left Clementine in a difficult situation. Set in a new group with a whole new set of problems Clementine must assure the survival of A.J. under these tough circumstances. Telltale's The Walking Dead: The Final Season - Episode 2 Suffer the Children does a lot to answer questions and set up for the next episode, focusing more on the personal relationships of the new group.
It might not mix things up from the first episode, and the story might feel a bit disjointed, but "Suffer the Children" is still an enjoyable, bloody good time and well worth a play through.
As it is, this The Walking Dead Final Season Episode 2 - Save the Children is just as good as the first episode. It introduces more plot twists, which fans of the previous seasons are bound to appreciate. The previous instalment, understandably, spent more time setting the scene and theme for the rest of season. This time, things move forward a bit more, as expected. In and of itself, Episode 2 is good, though the performance adjustments on Switch are questionable. Unfortunately, the changes seem to be here to stay. The series is getting an ending though, and it is coming soon. Let's hope it's worth the long wait!
Suffer the Children is a fantastic second episode for The Walking Dead: The Final Season. Unfortunately, the reality is that it's also probably the final episode, and it just doesn't cut it as a finale.
It's too bad we may never see the intended ending of The Walking Dead: The Final Season. While the series may not reach the same critical heights it did as with the inaugural season, things were finally starting to get interesting again. The Telltale Tool engine runs well, the art style is unique and fun to look at, and the writing has improved. If this is how things must end, it could have been much worse.
The Walking Dead: The Final Season - Episode 2: Suffer the Children is concentrating on a well-written story, where the relationship between the characters and communication is more important than the bloody ending.
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The second episode of the season takes us further into the end of both Clementine's and AJ’s campaign. Though much wasn’t expanded on compared to the first episode, this is one you still won’t want to miss.
A stirring and often disturbing continuation of Telltale's final season of The Walking Dead, Suffer the Children is an effective episode that not only stands on its own merits but sets up a grand series finale too.
Suffer the Children is an unsatisfying conclusion to Clementine's journey, temporary or otherwise, as both she and Telltale Games have seen much higher highs over the years.
Suffer the Children is an episode of discreet quality, which even without touching particularly high peaks can assert itself for some successful action sequences.
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The Walking Dead: The Final Season Episode 2 – Suffer The Children was always going to be the more undermined episode in needing to lay down the groundwork for what’s to come. It’s the seasonal point of a series structure that shifts from the introduction of the cast members into the darker depth of what could potentially lie ahead.
As heartfelt and emotionally painful as Episode Two of The Walking Dead: The Final Season may be, I can't help but feel like we've seen this all before. The groundwork has been laid for a brutal war, and everything from now until then seems to be dwarfed in comparison. Friendships are still the beating heart of this Final Season though, and it's the moment to moment interactions between characters, and the writing, where this second episode excels.
As an installment that mostly revolves around setting up Clementine and her group for a dramatic confrontation that would have unfolded in the next two episodes, Episode 2 of The Final Season doesn't quite deliver the same thrills that the first episode of the season provided, but is still an entirely worthy entry in the story so far. However, the question now is what “the story so far” really looks like.
As a middle chapter of what was supposed to be a four-part series, The Walking Dead: The Final Season Episode 2 gets the job done just fine. It gets a bit bogged down in plot, but still delivers some moving scenes and interesting new and returning characters. As possibly the final statement of one of the best narrative video game developers of all time, it's a crushing disappointment. Here's hoping the remainder of The Walking Dead: The Final Season can somehow rise from the grave.
A fine second episode, but a terrible series finale. Those who've been along for the journey should stick it out, but don't expect the grand conclusion we were all hoping for. Still, taking some final moments with Clem is worth the pain.
Too bad The Walking Dead by Telltale ends like this. Because it's pretty sure with this second episode that this final season would have been a good one. We will never know if we were to say goodbye to Clem with joy or pain because of this sad interruption.
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For now, the future of the final season is up in the air and we can’t be sure as to what will happen with the two remaining unpublished episodes. If this is the last, we see of Clementine its been a bittersweet adventure, one which I hope gets the ending it deserves.
The second, and maybe final, episode of The Walking Dead: The Final Season has some great introductions and story arcs, but unfortunately suffers from some uneven pacing and a conclusion that puts our characters in a rough spot from which they may not recover. Suffer the Children, indeed.
It's easily the best episode in this season overall it was a quiet episode, it started strong and ended in an exciting way. However, events in between didn't bring anything big even tho we are so close to the end of the series.
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Episode 2: Suffer the Children gets off to fiery and heart-pounding start in the aftermath of the previous episode, as the various characters begin to draw their battle lines regarding their own morality of the situation.
Suffer the Children isn’t awful. There are some clear high points here which have us interested in what comes next, but it is, unquestionably, some of Telltale’s worst work. Considering the circumstances behind the scenes, it’s completely understandable, but also a real shame since it follows one of their best episodes in years.