The Walking Dead: The Final Season review
The Walking Dead: The Final Season is the final installment in the popular video game series. Released in 2019, it is also the last offering from Telltale Games, the developer behind all previous seasons. Let’s take a closer look at how the series wraps up. Graphics and Sound 7/10 Graphi...Read more...
- Improved visuals
- Great voice acting
- Lots of choices to be made by players.
- Disappointing plot holes
- Low replay value.
The Walking Dead: The Final Season Review
The Walking Dead: The Final Season is the final installment in the popular video game series. Released in 2019, it is also the last offering from Telltale Games, the developer behind all previous seasons. Let’s take a closer look at how the series wraps up.
Graphics and Sound 7/10
Graphics have never really been the strongest aspect of The Walking Dead series. While that’s perfectly acceptable if you’ve come to love the games anyway, they may end up being a dealbreaker for someone who values the visuals as much as the gameplay itself. That being said, we were glad to find out that the graphics in The Final Season are considerably better than those in the previous seasons. The final game also has some nice new visual details, such as the redesigned “Game Over” screen.
The sound effects may be lacking depth and originality, but the voice acting in The Final Season is simply outstanding. It brings the characters to life and helps you understand their worries, fears, and struggles, which contributes to the overall better playing experience.
Since you have to spend a lot of time killing or at least stunning zombies, controls are an important part of the gaming experience. Fortunately, they’re nearly perfect, allowing you to control your character with enough precision that your performance won’t be affected by numerous accidental misses.
Still, the visual aiming cues for certain weapons could use some improvement. If you’re using a new weapon for the first time, you may end up shooting an enemy in the midsection despite aiming for the head. You won’t make the same mistake once you’re familiar with the weapon though.
The main focus of The Walking Dead series lies in the story, and the fourth game delivers the long-awaited glimpse into Clementine’s fate. Admittedly, the story is always going to unfold according to some seemingly invisible rules, but that doesn’t mean that your choices are going to be meaningless. Your decisions have a great impact on AJ’s personality, which in its turn affects Clementine and some people they meet on their way. As the narrative progresses, you’ll get more and more invested into the characters and do your best to guide them through the post-apocalyptic world.
Lasting Appeal 6/10
Once you’ve got to the end of the story, there’s not much else left to do in The Walking Dead: The Final Season. As a fan of the series, you may want to replay the game to find out how different choices affect the storyline, but casual gamers are probably only going to complete the story mode once.
If you’ve played the first three games, you’re bound to pick up The Final Season to see the main character’s story through. The plot holes and certain character development flaws do take away from the game’s overall appeal, but it’s by no means a bad finale, and it won’t leave you disappointed.