Telltale’s The Walking Dead: A New Frontier had finally concluded and boy oh boy do I have a lot to say about it. In this video I am going to discuss what I thought about the new season, what I liked, what I disliked, what could be improved upon and what the gameplay was like. Basically an opinion video… because we all know how well opinions go on the internet.
Overall I felt as if Clementine was just bait in order to have people play the game to an unsatifised ending over the course of 5 episodes. The transition from her character to new characters was messy and rushed. There’s nothing wrong with new characters or the fact that we got to play as Javi, but I would prefered if they had at least balanced him and Clem’s story better. There were also a lot of unanswered questions like how Kate really died, will we see Javi again, and where the fuck is AJ? Like seriously, every damn episode I kept asking where AJ and we didn’t even get to see him, let alone know what really happened with him.
Now not everything was bad, I did love Javi, his character was refreshing to see in this setting where majority of the characters are dark. I love that the game still connects with the The Walking Dead comics by having Jesus be included while mentioning The Kingdom and hints of Rick and his people. Having a character who is around Clementine’s age interact with her and seeing her react to Gabe was good. This brought Clementine back from being a survivor to a child, while having Gabe be a child and have a huge arc during the 5 episodes because of our actions as Javi.
What I hope for the next season is that we actually find AJ and see how much Clementine really changed through her eyes rather than another character’s. I hope that our choices will have more meaning in the next season rather than just being disrearged and end up in the similar way. As much as I love the story of the game and watching the scenes unfold, I hope the next season will be mroe hands on like season 1, instead of just watching. Hopefully they will handle side characters better instead of killing them off because they can or because they don’t know what to do with them in the next season.
Game: Telltale’s The Walking Dead: A New Frontier ► https://telltale.com/series/the-walking-dead-a-new-frontier/