The Walking Dead: Season Two

The Walking Dead: Season Two

View Stats:
budyll Mar 14, 2014 @ 5:41pm
Season 2 episodes playtime is a JOKE!
Hi,

I just finished the 2nd episode and I'm utterly disappointed by what Telltale cooked for us this time round.
I've finished the 1st episode in 2hrs and Episode 2, even though that Telltale was announcing that it's gonna' be longer than the 1st one, took me even less than those 2hrs of the 1st one to complete!

Is this some kind of a joke :/? I pay the same amount of money for it as I was paying for the 1st Season and the episodes are so much linear and shorter?

Each episode of the 1st Season took me over 2-3hrs to complete, and with season 2 they're starting to make it shorter with each new one?

So now I'm supposed to prepare myself for the possibility that the 3rd Episode will take only like 30mins?

And they make us wait for over 3 months to give us like 1hr15mins max experience?

I know that it's an episodic game, I fully understand it but I just feel that they decided to make this 2nd season just for the $, not with such an affort which they put into development of the 1st season :/.
Last edited by budyll; Mar 14, 2014 @ 5:45pm
< >
Showing 1-15 of 66 comments
Timo Mar 14, 2014 @ 6:06pm 
Your frustration is understandable. Telltale needs to work on less at a time so they can give each game the attention it deserves. This season of The Walking Dead has quality problems left and right, with the writing, the gameplay, the animation, dialog, everything's taken a hit since Season 1. It's disappointing.
Last edited by Timo; Mar 14, 2014 @ 6:07pm
Most people have reported the opposite that the first episode was far quicker to finish than the second episode.
morningbird ❤ Mar 14, 2014 @ 6:23pm 
I mostly agree but still, I believe that the second episode was way more satisfaing. It's a pitty that they resigned from more complex adventure game alike elements.
Originally posted by sałe:
I mostly agree but still, I believe that the second episode was way more satisfaing. It's a pitty that they resigned from more complex adventure game alike elements.

To a certain extent they already did that with season one.
morningbird ❤ Mar 14, 2014 @ 6:32pm 
Originally posted by MorningLightMountain:
Originally posted by sałe:
I mostly agree but still, I believe that the second episode was way more satisfaing. It's a pitty that they resigned from more complex adventure game alike elements.

To a certain extent they already did that with season one.

In the first series each episode contained within it at least a couple of "puzzle locations". Obviously they were very simple and linear but now it's only QTE & dialog triggers.
Knight Hawk Mar 14, 2014 @ 6:53pm 
Originally posted by sałe:
In the first series each episode contained within it at least a couple of "puzzle locations". Obviously they were very simple and linear but now it's only QTE & dialog triggers.
This is how I feel about S2.
Well we don't have the full product yet so we can not assume that it will be bad
Telltale do take the time to listern to its fan about what they could improve and this has been shown

On a side note I got 1.30hrs in episode 1 and 2 hours in episode 2 so I feel a difference in each episode
I try to talk to everyone and interact with everything as I can

I'm hoping in episode 3 the game will slow down and let us walk around and talk to people for a bit and there may be a puzzle or two

To be fair from a narrative perspective they are on the run and don't have time to slow down and chat especially in episode 2

Fingers crossed for 3 though
Samantha R Mar 14, 2014 @ 8:04pm 
Where did you get the information that Episode 3 will only consist of 30 minutes? I seriously doubt they'd ever go under an hour. But with that being said, I understand your frustrations. Even though in my opinion this season has been spectacular so far, I agree that it also has been pretty short as well. Here's to hoping for longer and more relevant hubs next time around!
Working on 2 games has clearly shown us Telltale can't hande that sort of pressure. They should try and tackle one game at a time, as taking on multiple projects results in the lack of the quality of said project. I swear to God if they start 3 projects at once (Maybe they start making Tales From The Borderlands and release Ep 1 in a week for example) it'll all go to♥♥♥♥♥♥
The reason the new season is so short is because there's almost no "walk around and examine the room" time.

In season 1, after almost every cutscene Lee walks around and examines everything while thinking out loud about it, talks to everyone even if they literally only have a few words to say, all until you find and look at the thing you need and pick it up, que zombie attack or hissy fit from someone in the group.

Season 2 is more or less one giant action event with timed conversation choices. That's not outright bad (although I miss the slower moments as "calm before the storm" anticipation buildup) as people were complaining about the opposite before. :DLskull:
Mix Mar 15, 2014 @ 6:35am 
All 5 episodes will be approximately 8-10 hours of gameplay. If you count the fact that most of the people replay the game to make opposite choices that means you get approximately 20 hours of gameplay for a cheap price. There are lots of games on Steam that cost 50$+ and ar sh*t.
Iso Koala Mar 15, 2014 @ 7:21am 
Hmm, I don`t replay the episodes, and I seriously doubt that "most of the people" will do so either. I am also completely fine with paying 25$ (or whatever it was..) for a great game like Walking Dead season 2. Even if it will be only 8-10 hours long.

Still, I cant help but to feel, that compared to season 1, this will be a very simple and short story with not as heavy emotional impact as the first season had. In first 2 episodes of season 1, we had easily 4x the ammount of hard decicions that we have had in season 2 this far. I am still keen to seen what will happen in season 2 and I like it still, but I am starting to feel that the season will be way less of an full story arch compared to what season 1 was.
Iso Koala Mar 15, 2014 @ 7:25am 
And beside "walking around and interacting with things", what season 2 is missing is time lapses. Everyting is straight continuation between episodes. At this rate, the whole span of the season 2 will be like "2 days of life of Clementine", when in season 1 it was a whole "growing together and learning to survive in a new world with a new fatherly figure"-thing.
Originally posted by Iso Koala:
And beside "walking around and interacting with things", what season 2 is missing is time lapses. Everyting is straight continuation between episodes. At this rate, the whole span of the season 2 will be like "2 days of life of Clementine", when in season 1 it was a whole "growing together and learning to survive in a new world with a new fatherly figure"-thing.
There was only two timeskips in S1, ep 3-5 kind of happened over the course of like 2 days.
Confused Potato Mar 15, 2014 @ 6:22pm 
And yet most triple AAA games cost about 60 bucks, only 4 hours long and no one complains.
< >
Showing 1-15 of 66 comments
Per page: 15 30 50

Date Posted: Mar 14, 2014 @ 5:41pm
Posts: 66