The Walking Dead: Episode 5 - No Time Left Review
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The Walking Dead: Episode 5 - No Time Left Box Art
System: PS3*, Xbox 360, PC
Dev: Telltale
Pub: Telltale
Release: November 20, 2012
Players: 1
Screen Resolution: 480p-1080p Intense Violence, Blood and Gore, Strong Language

There were certain elements of the story that the game didn’t address, though, and this may make some people angry. I’ll tell you right now Episode 5 doesn’t get into Lee’s past, and it doesn’t address anything before the zombie outbreak. Episode 5 doesn’t directly address the pasts of anyone else for that matter. There are some characters that you may have parted ways with under mysterious circumstances, and, unfortunately, their fates are not shown either. They continue to be mysteriously lost amidst the zombie apocalypse, and even the post-credits wrap-up describes them as such.

The Walking Dead: Episode 5 - No Time Left Screenshot

The beginning of the game also has a couple action holdovers from Episode 4. There are a few scenes where you do things that are far too epic for a Walking Dead character. Luckily, these scenes are sparse and are quickly ditched in favor of the more personal drama and survival.

They say that you can truly call a video game art when it makes you cry. If that’s the case, then The Walking Dead Episode 5 is triple art, as it made me cry—or, at the very least, come close—on three separate occasions. At one point, I literally had to put down the game and walk out of the room because of what had just happened to me. The game’s ability to deliver a dark plot is second to none.

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Simply put, The Walking Dead from Telltale Games is a shining example of what interactive media should be. If you miss out on this, you are missing out on one of the greatest works of art of our generation.

Oh, and stick around after the credits. The Walking Dead isn’t quite over yet.

By
Angelo M. D’Argenio
Lead Contributor
Date: November 21, 2012

RATING OUT OF 5
RATING DESCRIPTION
4.1
Graphics
The comic book style still serves the game well.
4.0
Control
No glitches this time around, though some people have reported strange troubles with their saves.
4.5
Music / Sound FX / Voice Acting
The voice performances are second to none, and the ending theme will have you in tears.
5.0
Play Value
Not playing this game would be doing yourself a horrendous disservice.
5.0
Overall Rating - The Best
Not an average. See Rating legend below for a final score breakdown.
Review Rating Legend
0.1 - 1.9 = Avoid 2.5 - 2.9 = Average 3.5 - 3.9 = Good 4.5 - 4.9 = Must Buy
2.0 - 2.4 = Poor 3.0 - 3.4 = Fair 4.0 - 4.4 = Great 5.0 = The Best

Game Features:

  • A final conclusion to the heart-wrenching story of Lee Everett and Clementine.
  • A full outlook on all the choices you made over the course of the story.
  • A sneak peak at new Walking Dead games to come!


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