The Walking Dead: A New Frontier Episode 5 playthrough and review

The Walking Dead: A New Frontier - Telltale Games, Skybound, and Image Comics
The Walking Dead: A New Frontier - Telltale Games, Skybound, and Image Comics /

Javier and Clementine are up to their necks in the undead in the final installment of The Walking Dead: A New Frontier titled ‘From The Gallows’.

Known for making emotional games where decisions are challenging to make, Telltale Games have established themselves as the authority on story-driven open-ended gameplay in many realms, including The Walking Dead.

The third official season of the series is titled A New Frontier and released its final episode titled ‘From the Gallows’ on May 30, 2017. Fans finally got to see what was happening in Richmond with their new favorite characters as well as the returning Clementine.

Here is a playthrough of Episode 5 of The Walking Dead: A New Frontier as hosted on the YouTube channel of Adam Carlson, site expert at Undead Walking and BigRedMasheen on the Xbox One console:

Without going into spoiler, this is one episode of A New Frontier that will both tie up a lot of loose ends and leave fans itching to know more.

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While the situation in Richmond gets dealt with, the real story in ‘From the Gallows’ is the dynamic of the relationship between Javier and his brother David. Many of the past choices will come back to haunt players, as the confrontation is likely to get very heated.

As with all these games from Telltale, the emotional elements are where the game is the strongest. Making players care about what happens with characters like Kate, Gabe, and David despite limited time with gamers is something the developer does well.

However. not all is good in Richmond. There is one big piece missing from the puzzle, and it sets things up nicely for a fourth game in the series where players will get to use one of the characters from this game as the hero.

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Overall, the entire experience of The Walking Dead: A New Frontier might not have the originality or freshness of the first two seasons, but it delivers an emotional story that feels right at home in the zombie apocalypse. Fans should play this series if they have the opportunity, starting with the first game, of course.