Spoilerless review of The Walking Dead: The Final Season episode 4

Clementine - The Walking Dead: The Final Season - Telltale Games and Skybound
Clementine - The Walking Dead: The Final Season - Telltale Games and Skybound /

The last installment of The Walking Dead video games from Telltale Games has arrived and The Final Season has the farewell of Clementine and much more.

There is nothing more bittersweet than playing the final game in this series. The Walking Dead: A Telltale Game has provided so many great moments as a fan that it’s difficult to believe that it is has come to an end.

Thankfully, Skybound Games hooked Undead Walking up with a code so we could get early access to the final chapter of The Final Season titled “Take Us Back” and I couldn’t wait to dive in. And after playing it, I can say that gamers will get some satisfaction…but may also end up feeling a bit guilty from what they’ve done when the game is released on Mar. 26, 2019.

Right away, the sinking feelings start. The bonds you’ve formed the whole time you’ve been playing the game get examined and the decisions you’ve made are put on trial by those you care about. There are plenty of great interactive sequences to go with a strong narrative, both of which will make you love your choices from the past and hate them at the same time.

There will be times you wish you made a difficult decision in a different frame of mind, showing each gamer that their choices not only made an impact on the characters in the game but also showed us a lot about ourselves.

One powerful scene involves a flashback where one of those split-second decisions need to be made and it can cause instant regret. However, it is that kind of gameplay which kept gamers coming back to The Walking Dead games from Telltale and Skybound.

No matter how you envisioned the story coming to a close, odds are that you were incorrect. The way these games can tell stories to keep you on your toes is a lot of fun and even if you’re not a big fan of the results, the ride getting to that point can make it all worthwhile.

The end may leave you scratching your head a little bit for plausibility’s sake, but the choice to end it the way Skybound and Telltale did is a bit brazen considering fan expectations coming into the last episode of the game.

Overall, this was a good farewell to Clementine’s story that should please fans of the series. The mixture of interactive scenes with some tough dialogue choices keeps it familiar while the darkness of knowing it’s all coming to an end looms with each button click.

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Of course, I still highly recommend anyone who has previously enjoyed any games in The Walking Dead series from Telltale and Skybound to keep playing! And to those who haven’t given it a whirl, it’s never too late to get started!