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THE WALKING DEAD has returned with EPISODE 3: LONG ROAD
AHEAD, which continues the story of Lee Everett and his band of survivors, and
as the s name suggests, the group is far from safe. In fact, things only seem
to be getting worse. As the last episode left off, most of the group had
survived a terrible ordeal involving both bandits and a family of even more
dangerous cannibals. Things were looking up for a moment when the group
stumbled upon supplies that you could take or leave, but as we all know, life
has a tendency to turn horribly wrong in THE WALKING DEAD universe.
When LONG ROAD AHEAD begins, Lee and the group are once again
struggling for survival, but it seems that there is a traitor amongst the ranks.
Someone’s been stealing from the supplies and the weak bonds between some members
are being pushed to the limit. The episode plays primarily on the fight and
struggle for survival in a post-apocalyptic, zombie-infested world. Emotional beats,
arguments and zombie attacks drive the story forward, as the strong bond
between Lee and Clementine continues to grow. While some will surely perish,
plenty of new characters enter the mix as well, even after the terrible events
that transpired when trusting other survivors in the previous episode. LONG
ROAD AHEAD provides one of the best storylines of the game so far and one the
most endearing in THE WALKING DEAD universe.
The game's mechanics haven't changed much. Tough choices
need to be made, dialogue must be decided quickly and some bonds will strengthen
while others diminish; but this is all what makes the series so fantastic. New
mini-games and puzzles have been introduced and are definitely fun, while they
last. Sniping zombies, fixing broken transportation and making your way past a
broken ladder are only a few of the interesting scenarios you'll encounter in
the play through. Of course, prior decisions you've made will once again show
up and help determine how some of this episode's scenarios turn out for Lee and
The high quality presentation of THE WALKING DEAD returns and
while the game's graphics remain fantastic, they do tend to mess up momentarily.
Essentially, if you've enjoyed these games in the past, there is no reason not
to pick up LONG ROAD AHEAD. If you haven't tried the game out yet, you'll need
the previous two episodes in the series to access the latest, but at $5 an
episode, you can't beat this deal.
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