So was episode 2 worth the wait for you guys?

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#1 Posted by leinad44 (514 posts) -

For me, technical issues aside, this episode is one of the most suspenseful and shocking video game experiences I've had in a long time. I'm willing to forgive telltale's delayed release to give us one hell of an episode.

#2 Posted by _Chad (962 posts) -

I haven't finished it yet but so far it's been great. I'd say it's been worth the wait.

#3 Posted by Vonocourt (2130 posts) -

Gotta wait till Friday.

#4 Posted by Redbullet685 (6044 posts) -

Can't wait for the PSN release Friday. So pumped.

#5 Posted by TheHumanDove (2523 posts) -

Buy every episode in a pack

wait longer

#6 Posted by BeachThunder (11942 posts) -

I'm looking forward to it on Steam; but the real problem with a delayed release is the fact that I can barely remember what I did in the last episode D:

#7 Posted by Twiggy199 (498 posts) -

unlocked 2 achievements, pressed guide button, both times achievements weren't unlocked....weird.

#8 Posted by Guybrush (84 posts) -

@Twiggy199 said:

unlocked 2 achievements, pressed guide button, both times achievements weren't unlocked....weird.

Same thing happened to me and a friend of mine. I guess it's a common bug. Strange one.

#9 Posted by fisher81 (535 posts) -

Is it just me, or was Episode 2 way better than Episode 1? Like, if Episode 1 was a 6/10, Episode 2 was a 15/10. Absolutely blew me away.

#10 Posted by Sackmanjones (4705 posts) -

Fuck man, Friday needs to hurry its ass up 

#11 Posted by _Chad (962 posts) -

@fisher81 said:

Is it just me, or was Episode 2 way better than Episode 1? Like, if Episode 1 was a 6/10, Episode 2 was a 15/10. Absolutely blew me away.

This one was fucking AMAZING.

#12 Posted by Irvandus (2879 posts) -

@Vonocourt: Lucky dog. I have to wait two weeks because I'm leaving for an internet minimal vacation on Friday. Maybe I'll try and see if it will run on my laptop.

#13 Posted by Scottish_Sin (223 posts) -

Yes, it was worth the wait. Episode 2 was fucking outstanding.

#14 Posted by MysteriousFawx (383 posts) -

Playing on 360...anyone else noticing that load times are kinda...well...janky? Or do I need to get clearing some space on my hdd?

#15 Posted by Redbullet685 (6044 posts) -

Fucking god. Reading the comments in here is really making me hate that the PSN release isn't until Friday. I need this so bad.

#16 Posted by Dezztroy (795 posts) -

If only they'd actually release it when it was ready instead of delaying all three versions of the game because of Microsoft BS.

#17 Posted by Netorage (6 posts) -

I'll just say that Episode 2 was fucking nuts. You guys who have not yet played it are not ready. So you better get ready.

#18 Posted by papercut (3499 posts) -

I will say this felt less like a game than episode one. A lot more dialogue trees and just clicking on everything. But overall I thought it was great. The only real negative thing I got out of it is now I have to wait for episode 3.

#19 Posted by bkbroiler (1626 posts) -

Absolutely worth the wait. The story and characters are just incredible. I will say I'm bummed I don't have a PC good enough to run this, the Xbox version freezes up whenever a decision is made, it seems. A bummer because it's really the only complaint I have about it.

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#20 Posted by Soap_of_Death (94 posts) -

Just finished it, easily worth the wait IMO. Avoid spoilers at all costs if you haven't played it.

#21 Posted by Rabid619 (1098 posts) -

Just finished Episode 2 five minutes ago and I can give a resounding hell yes. The suspense and genuinely shocking moments that this series has been able to create are amazing, plus the genuine guilt that I feel whenever I have to compromise my morals in front of Clem (end of episode two, specifically) makes it all worth the wait. Such a great series that Telltale has created here.

#22 Posted by dopplerganger (80 posts) -

I thought it was damn good. Shit gets fucked.

#23 Posted by monkeynuts8 (73 posts) -

What an experience, so many unexpected moments. Where can it go from here!?

#24 Posted by Scottish_Sin (223 posts) -

@bkbroiler said:

Absolutely worth the wait. The story and characters are just incredible. I will say I'm bummed I don't have a PC good enough to run this, the Xbox version freezes up whenever a decision is made, it seems. A bummer because it's really the only complaint I have about it.

Yeah, that's my only complaint here as well. It's been a while since I've played episode one, but this one felt that it was doing that a lot worse in ep 2. Pretty unfortunate really as it can be a bit off putting in those dramatic moments.

Still though, what a fantastic game.

#25 Posted by TheSilentGod (135 posts) -

Easily worth the wait, this Walking Dead game is something really special, powerful experience. The technical issues, especially the chugging, are worrying. My achievements haven't unlocked properly either, but the game itself is fantastic.

#26 Posted by golguin (3929 posts) -

@Scottish_Sin said:

@bkbroiler said:

Absolutely worth the wait. The story and characters are just incredible. I will say I'm bummed I don't have a PC good enough to run this, the Xbox version freezes up whenever a decision is made, it seems. A bummer because it's really the only complaint I have about it.

Yeah, that's my only complaint here as well. It's been a while since I've played episode one, but this one felt that it was doing that a lot worse in ep 2. Pretty unfortunate really as it can be a bit off putting in those dramatic moments.

Still though, what a fantastic game.

The short freezes were very annoying, but I think it's a testament to the excellence of the story that I tolerate it. Aside from that it surpasses the 1st episode in every way I can think of. It seemed to be twice as long as the first, it had more "oh shit" moments, more choices had me thinking about their consequences, and Clem actually made go against my own personal decisions several times because I didn't want her to think I'm a bad guy.

I think it's pretty amazing when I'm presented with a choice, a character goads me into doing a thing, I cheer about the thing I do, and then Clem's reaction makes me replay the scene.

#27 Posted by bkbroiler (1626 posts) -

@golguin said:

@Scottish_Sin said:

@bkbroiler said:

Absolutely worth the wait. The story and characters are just incredible. I will say I'm bummed I don't have a PC good enough to run this, the Xbox version freezes up whenever a decision is made, it seems. A bummer because it's really the only complaint I have about it.

Yeah, that's my only complaint here as well. It's been a while since I've played episode one, but this one felt that it was doing that a lot worse in ep 2. Pretty unfortunate really as it can be a bit off putting in those dramatic moments.

Still though, what a fantastic game.

The short freezes were very annoying, but I think it's a testament to the excellence of the story that I tolerate it. Aside from that it surpasses the 1st episode in every way I can think of. It seemed to be twice as long as the first, it had more "oh shit" moments, more choices had me thinking about their consequences, and Clem actually made go against my own personal decisions several times because I didn't want her to think I'm a bad guy.

I think it's pretty amazing when I'm presented with a choice, a character goads me into doing a thing, I cheer about the thing I do, and then Clem's reaction makes me replay the scene.

Yeah. I wouldn't put up with the freezing if the game wasn't fantastic. And agreed about siding with Clem - I'm pretty much playing the game purely now so she doesn't grow up thinking I'm some sort of monster.

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#28 Posted by Pezen (1604 posts) -

I am torn. On one hand I do think the episode was worth the wait because it had a lot of really good moments and the way they are progressing these characters and their relationships are rather great. But, that doesn't necessarily mean I ideally would want to wait this long between episodes. It's on the brink of one almost losing touch with the story until the next one rolls around. Still pleased with the episode though, aside from the technical hiccups.

#29 Posted by Frobitz (188 posts) -

Finished it earlier today - I started it and couldn't put it down until I'd got to the end, it's far better than the quite decent first episode. Telltale are nailing the tone of the comic books. An easy 5/5 stars from me if I had to choose a score.

#30 Posted by Fjordson (2448 posts) -

Fantastic episode. Just bought the first two last night on XBLA, and while I loved the first episode, this one was maybe twice as good.

The technical issues are a bit perplexing, though. Nothing major that I've personally seen so far, but there are plenty of games on 360 that are way more technically demanding than Walking Dead, and yet they also run a lot smoother. Weird.

#31 Posted by lclay (383 posts) -

Some of the most powerful storytelling I have experienced in any medium. Makes me remember why I play video games.

#32 Posted by Phatmac (5726 posts) -

Most games don't ever get any emotion out of me. This episode did. It's my favorite episode yet. I can't wait for the next one.

#33 Posted by project343 (2827 posts) -

@fisher81 said:

Is it just me, or was Episode 2 way better than Episode 1? Like, if Episode 1 was a 6/10, Episode 2 was a 15/10. Absolutely blew me away.

Man. I really enjoyed Episode 1. 6/10 seems super harsh.

Vague description of where I'm at in Episode 2 so far: I'm about to go scout a place after I had to work with a tractor. So far, I'd rate the episodes as:

  • Episode 1 - 8/10
  • Episode 2 - 9/10
#34 Posted by handlas (2682 posts) -

Anyone happen to play the 2nd episode and not the first? Does it just randomly choose your choices from the first episode or does it give you the option to choose?

Thinking about picking up the 2nd episode on a different console than the first.

#35 Posted by Johnnboy2000 (113 posts) -

My god . I just finished playing it in one setting and it has to be one of the best gaming experience I have had all year and it's only the 2ed episode. I love the tension , the atmosphere and most importantly characters I actually care about them and what happens too them. The choices the game throws at you made me really think on how it would affect the grope and most importantly Clem. I do agree with earlier posts that almost two mouth is a long time to wait but it is so will done I don't realy mind waiting and the recap did a good job of reminding me of the big decisions I made in the previous episode. I can't wait to see what happens next

#36 Posted by SomeDeliCook (2341 posts) -

It was delayed but even still there is some ugly fucking glitches and stuttering going on in just the 2-3 hours it lasts.

The story itself was great. The technical stuff was awful. The story more than makes up for the glitches though.

#37 Posted by Joeybagad0nutz (1438 posts) -

Just when I was out, they pull me back in.

#38 Posted by golguin (3929 posts) -

@SomeDeliCook said:

It was delayed but even still there is some ugly fucking glitches and stuttering going on in just the 2-3 hours it lasts.

The story itself was great. The technical stuff was awful. The story more than makes up for the glitches though.

2-3 hours? More like 3-4 hours. I haven't done a 2nd run of it yet (it will be faster), but it was 2:30 am when I got to the dairy farm and it was 5:30am when I finished. I make sure to check on everything and when I accidentally activated a new scene I redid that section and found some stuff that I would have missed had I not done it again.

#39 Edited by SomeDeliCook (2341 posts) -

@golguin said:

@SomeDeliCook said:

It was delayed but even still there is some ugly fucking glitches and stuttering going on in just the 2-3 hours it lasts.

The story itself was great. The technical stuff was awful. The story more than makes up for the glitches though.

2-3 hours? More like 3-4 hours. I haven't done a 2nd run of it yet (it will be faster), but it was 2:30 am when I got to the dairy farm and it was 5:30am when I finished. I make sure to check on everything and when I accidentally activated a new scene I redid that section and found some stuff that I would have missed had I not done it again.

Point is, I ran into quite a number of bugs for a game that is just a few hours. Stuff like the stuttering or the sound just stopping for a whole scene (while its also stuttering) and among some other annoying bugs.

The story was still amazing, however it was pointless to delay it if it was just going to have annoying bugs anyway. Just release it with the bugs then update it later if it means we get them quicker.

#40 Posted by Sooty (8082 posts) -

The stuttering is really annoying. Still the value you get from these episodes is pretty great, episode 2 was well over 2 hours for me I believe!

#41 Posted by The_Ruiner (1059 posts) -

So much better than ep. 1..and I really liked ep.1

#42 Posted by Bass (692 posts) -

I'm glad that I decided to switch to the PC for this game. I played the first episode on my xbox, and it had a few minor little hitches. I replayed it on my new PC last night and was able to play episode 2 today with 0 problems. The problem with these games is that I want to play the next ep right now and i probably won't for like another two months if telltale keeps up this pace (if I had to guess, the pace will get even slower).

#43 Edited by Sooty (8082 posts) -

Must be a bit sad for AMC seeing how awful their TV show is in comparison to this game.

#44 Posted by Revan_NL (341 posts) -

It was fantastic, well written and in a really fucked up but in a good way. There's one big issue I have with the game though: it runs horribly on the 360. A couple of long loading times and several cases of short freezes and audio stutters.

#45 Posted by Fistfulofmetal (683 posts) -

Def worth it. Some of the best storytelling I've seen in gaming. Just really impressive. They're putting together a very dark and engrossing story with plenty of memorable layered characters.

The direction they the story is hinting at is interesting and definitely not what I expected. Spoiler:

The "bandits" being buyers/sellers of people who are selling off children? VERY dark. I would hope they don't bitch out on this.

#46 Posted by Sooty (8082 posts) -

@Revan_NL said:

It was fantastic, well written and in a really fucked up but in a good way. There's one big issue I have with the game though: it runs horribly on the 360. A couple of long loading times and several cases of short freezes and audio stutters.

Yep, I bought ep 1 & 2 on 360 because it's delayed on EU PSN, and holy shit, it runs terribly in comparison. Although PS3 did stutter too but 360 seems to do it more often and for longer.

#47 Posted by Revan_NL (341 posts) -

Also got the PS3 version but just couldn't wait. It does seem that both versions tend to sutter when unlocking achievements/trophies

#48 Posted by Redbullet685 (6044 posts) -

PS3 version doesn't even work. When you choose to start the second episode, it kicks you out to the XMB.

#49 Posted by laserbolts (5322 posts) -

@Revan_NL said:

It was fantastic, well written and in a really fucked up but in a good way. There's one big issue I have with the game though: it runs horribly on the 360. A couple of long loading times and several cases of short freezes and audio stutters.

Is it that bad though? I was thinking about getting the first episode and checking it out.

#50 Posted by Revan_NL (341 posts) -

First episode did run considerably better then the second one in my experience.

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