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Submitted by Daavpuke 950d ago | review

The Walking Dead: No Time Left Review – A Sad End [Gamesta]

Daav from Gamesta.com completes the series of Telltale's newest and most ambitious adventure to date. Unfortunately, The Walking Dead Episode 5: No Time Left justifies its name with a very minimal, hands-off experience to drive its final points home. The payback for that is an emotionally captivating conclusion with some answers and some well-handled mysteries still at large. (PC, PS3, The Walking Dead: Episode 5 "No Time Left", Xbox 360) 6/10

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NukaCola  +   951d ago
Thankfully I found this review. I was on all the edge from the other 30 plus reviews posting a 90+ average and thinking about skipping it, but this sealed the deal...no buy. /s

I kid. I love Tell Tale games and love this series most of all. They are the kings at episodic stories and TWD is the best of the bunch. I really enjoyed Back the the Future as well, but that was much more quirky. This one is emotional and deep.
shodan74  +   951d ago
Completely disagree with this review. Thought Episode 5 was a brilliantly intense and emotive ending to a fantastic series. Seriously, the final conclusion was one of the most unbelievable experiences I've ever had with a game.
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Daavpuke  +   951d ago
I totally agree that it's emotive, powerfully gripping to the point of tears even. I mention it in the review.. But nothing excuses the fact that Ep5 is barely a game, almost not even. It's asking money to receive the ending. The series, as a whole, is a no brainer purchase, which is also mentioned.
RIP_Weazel  +   950d ago
I couldn't disagree with you more. Although you're welcome to your own opinion, the implications and consequences that this game brought following the earlier episodes, coupled with the potential markers for future episodes, provided me with an outstanding final episode.
I genuinely think that Gamesta approached this from completely the wrong angle, and if you're comparing this with a traditional COD style game, then you're on a hiding to nothing, as the walking dead is a completely different(more mature) animal.
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cr33ping_death  +   950d ago
There is always that one person trying to ruin the party.... the last episode is f'n amazing....
Perjoss  +   950d ago
weWantHits out of 10
Heavenly King  +   950d ago
I think it is nice, but way too short compared to other episodes.

And the end is quite obvious, by the way.
Sketchy_Galore  +   950d ago
I actually agree about it hardly being a game at all and I must admit I was quite disappointed after completing my own game to read up on the endings others experienced to find they're pretty much all exactly the same with regards to the big events and outcomes. Still I'd give this episode a solid 9 and the series overall even higher just for the pure emotional punch it packs. I haven't felt so connected to a group of characters since Half-life 2.

I tend to look on this game as you'd look on something like Journey, the gameplay is mostly just a device for hooking you into the experience. The trick with this game is that even though most of your decisions don't actually matter much you have to assume they all do just in case the current decision you're making is the one big game changing one the developers threw in there. Still, if there is one thing I would like to see added next season it would be to have more choices that have a permanent effect throughout the rest of the game rather than being rendered null and void early next episode or only popping back up for one scene much later.

Whatever you call it though, game, interactive movie, experience, whatever. It's still one of the most important entertainment purchases you'll make this year. As a huge fan of the comics I would have to put this game's story on par if not even slightly better than anything else in the Walking dead Universe.

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