The Walking Dead: Episode 3 once again puts us into the shoes of Lee Everett and his journey through the zombie apocalypse. While Episode 3 has by far the most shocking twists in the series, It falls short on a few flaws. The episode is an excellent addition to the series of Walking Dead Game Episodes thus far. Telltale Games does an extraordinary job at storytelling once again and will leave you questioning what you could have done to change the outcome of certain events. The game has been a huge success so far, with the series on television boosting the popularity of the game.
Episode 3 will leave you with an open jaw through out the whole game. Whether or not you can stop certain events in the game is up to you to decide. You will need to make certain questionable moral decisions through out the entire game. No game has yet carried out such a strong system of taking the moral high ground or doing what is necessary to survive. Many decisions where you take the moral high ground will result in a negative ending to the situations. I usually found myself making the right moral decisions, but regretting the outcome of the events.
The story of Episode 3 leaves off after Episode 2. The survivors are having a tough time gathering the required resources to survive. After much deliberation, The survivors decide to hit the road in hopes of reaching a new place to scavenge. Without giving much away, The plan doesn’t go as expected and the survivors end up on a train towards the Atlantic. The events leading up to this are by far the most intense in the series of episode so far, and will leave angry at your decisions.
The overall tone of the episode is very dark. Jared Emerson-Johnson does an excellent job at composing The Walking Dead Game immersing me even more into the story of Lee Everett. The voice acting sounds spectacular, Sounding true to life with acting filled with emotion depending on the situation. Even the sound effects in the game sound spectacular. The overall sound of the series has been superb. A lot of effort has gone into the game’s sound and defiantly shows.
Some minor technical issues show through out the game. A couple of objects in the game float in the air and the use of a mouse and keyboard could use some work. The games graphics are the game’s weak point. The graphics are supposed to look like a comic book and it achieves that look, but the overall look of the game just looks muddy. The shadows are almost non-existent at points and the textures overall look horrendous. While a games graphics should never be the most important part to a gamer, I just could not take the game serious at points with some of graphic models.
The Walking Dead Episode 3 does an overall excellent job at story telling. The game has very few weak points and while is does fall a bit short on the graphics, the game is still one of the best of the year. Your moral decisions will affect the game and future episodes so be careful on what decisions you pick. With the game being such a huge hit Telltale games has even announced that they will do a 2nd season of the game. Whether or not it will star Lee is still unknown.