THE WALKING DEAD: A NEW FRONTIER

 

Genre:    Adventure Horror 

Developer & Publisher:    Telltale Games            

Released:     December 2016           

Requirements (minimum):

  • OS: Windows 7 64Bit Service Pack 1 or higher
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz
  • Memory: 3 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GTS 450+ with 1024MB+ VRAM (excluding GT)
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 8 GB available space
  • Sound Card: Direct X 11 sound device
  • Additional Notes: Not Recommended for Intel integrated graphics
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    By flotsam

     

    The Walking Dead: A New Frontier: Episode 1

    Telltale Games

    What better way to pass the mid-season tv hiatus than to see what Clementine is up to.

    (Speaking of the tv series, shouldn’t they have shot Negan the first time he showed up at the gates of Alexandria?)

    Back to Clementine.

    I left her in Season 2, by herself save for one other, but it is a while before I see her again. After a flashback, this episode lobs us into a new group - Javier, his sister-in-law Kate and her two step children. Like everyone else, they are trying to get by.

    Like everyone else, it never works out as you would have liked.

    A junkyard offers some promising scavenging, then an inevitable confrontation. Where we go next you can discover for yourself. Where we end was a surprise, but not really given the world we are in. Some stuff is inevitable, whether you see it coming or not.

    Javier is the playable character here, save for a Clementine flashback. No longer a girl, it suggests we will find out a lot more about how she has become the young woman we now have, and what has happened in between. Based on the choices I made earlier, I can’t say I am surprised about the former, and look forward to the latter.

    We know not very much about Javier but no doubt will learn as we go. At this stage I reserve judgement, although I am leaning towards being positively disposed. That might depend on the choices I make.

    So far, all but one of my choices is in the minority, so that already promises some interesting replay prospects.

    Two episodes were released at once, but I intend to now wait and play all episodes back to back. It plays and looks like all the other Walking Dead episodes, but was less frenetic on the action sequences. It clocked in at 80 minutes and finished on a largish choice, and while there was nothing new here, that isn’t in itself a bad thing.

    I played on:

    OS: Windows 10, 64 Bit

    Processor: Intel i7-6700 4GHz

    RAM: 32GB GDDR5

    Video card: AMD Radeon RX 470 8192MB

     

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