Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse with Clementine: The Walking Dead Game Season 2: All That Remains

Clementine continues on her own

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TellTale Games finally released the first episode of the second season of The Walking Dead Game All that Remains. The first season left my heart weak with Lee’s death. If you want to know more how this series compares to The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct:  Check out the review here

Here’s a quick refresher of Season 1:

In the first season, you’re Lee, a man that was on his way to jail when the apocalypse breaks out because he killed the man that his wife cheated on him with. Later, he encounters a little girl left with a babysitter during the apocalypse. While her parents were in another city in Georgia, Clementine’s babysitter turns into a zombie. Lee rescues the little girl from the zombie babysitter and heads towards the city where the girl’s parents were. This little girl is left so defenseless, that Lee becomes a father figure focused on her safety and well being. Everything that Lee does is for Clementine. As he realizes that the zombie phenomenon is not a temporary national issue, Lee decides to teach Clementine how to survive on her own.

Their future seems bright together as father and daughter until he gets bitten. Lee ends up cutting his arm to give him some time to train Clementine and leave her in a safe place. He leaves her with people that he feels she will be safe with. At the end of the game, Clementine has to decide whether to kill Lee before he turns or let him go.

The Walking Dead Game Season 2 Episode 1 All That Remains:

Clementine attacked by walker The Walking Dead Game Season 2: All That Remains

Note: As you may already know, the outcomes of your gameplay are based on your options. Some may have encountered different walkthroughs then my own.

In Season 2, you’re Clementine. She is a little older and is still tagging along with Omid and Christa. Christa has managed to become pregnant. (Why she insists on having a child during the apocalypse, I will never understand.) They have been moving from town to town in search of food and supplies, never staying for too long.  Clementine goes into the bathroom on her own armed with a gun and her little backpack filled with the only picture she has of Lee, a water bottle, and other stuff.

After you’ve secured the bathroom, someone enters that isn’t from your group. Long story short, it’s a teenager with a nasty attitude that ends up holding up Clementine at gunpoint while she looks through her backpack. Omid overhears the girl talking and tries to sneak up behind her, but she turns quickly and shoots him in the chest.

R.I.P. Omid  You were one of the nice ones.

If this is your first time playing, you will notice that the need to survive and the lack of supplies have made a lot of people heartless and unforgiving, even to a child. The game skips forward and we see Clementine and Christa in a forest somewhere. Christa has become one of the rough, bitter people due to the loss of her beloved Omid. In addition, she is no longer pregnant. I haven’t the faintest clue as to what happened to the baby. Maybe there was something I missed but I received no explanation in this season on the whereabouts of Omid and Christa’s child. Anybody know what happened to this child?

Christa goes off into the forest and Clementine is left to stoke a fire during pouring rain, in hopes of heating up the dead squirrel they have hooked up on a makeshift spit.  A group of men corner Christa, and Clementine’s rescue attempt forces them to split up. After a long chase, Clementine is left without any of her belongings in another part of the woods, where she discovers a starving dog. The dog, named Sam, isn’t abandoned. His owners had held camp in the area and they all died or turned into zombies–or both. I was excited when I saw the dog. I thought, who needs Christa? Clementine will be fine with man’s best friend. Dogs can sense danger on a superhuman level.

Clementine finds a single can of beans in the entire camp and opens them up to eat. Whether you offer the dog the beans directly from the can or you make him wait, the outcome is the same. Sam clamps onto Clementine’s arm and refuses to let go. The fight that follows leads Sam to fall onto some spikes and I chose to have Clementine cut his throat and put him out of his misery. There goes Clementine’s companion. Clementine is once again chased around by what seems to be the same people who had cornered Christa. But Clementine has a huge gash on her arm and has lost some blood, not to mention the fact that she hasn’t eaten in a long time. She eventually is discovered by another camp that wants to take her back to their base because she’s hurt.

The only problem is when they discover the bite on her arm. The guy carrying her nearly dropped her on her head. They all think it’s a walker bite. What funny games fate plays. Clementine insists that it’s a dog bite, but who’s seen a dog this far into the apocalypse? She ends up fainting trying to depart from them.

Luke and Clementine The Walking Dead Game Season 2: All That Remains

Clementine spends the rest of the episode trying to explain that the bite is truly a dog bite and all she needs is someone to give it medical attention. The camp members all dispute whether she is telling the truth or not. The fact that she is a child has no bearing whatsoever in the zombie apocalypse. They would rather wait it out, while she’s locked up in a shack, to make sure that she isn’t going to turn, then to “waste” supplies on her.

There’s no rush to make sure the wound doesn’t get infected and they won’t let her go on her own because it’s too risky. One particular nastier than the usual camp member, is Rebecca, a pregnant woman who treats Clementine like an adult bag of shit. The other members, all male, aren’t as difficult and block-headed as Rebecca, so there is some hope if Clementine decides to make this a permanent home.

I won’t be giving out any more spoilers. I suggest downloading the game on any of the platforms available: PS3, XBOX, IPHONE, IPAD, or any of the new consoles.

The beginning of this episode puts Clementine in a colder, less accepting world. She is truly surviving on her own. The decisions are harder and she doesn’t have anyone she can really trust. The small amount of time you have to think fast doesn’t feel like enough anymore.  The structure seems the same because there’s always a decent group with one or two rotten apples.  It just seems like there is a lot more action going on, more frequently. If you played the first season, it supposedly affects the outcomes in season two; so far, I haven’t witnessed any dramatic changes based on my previous gameplay.

The most noteworthy gameplay would have to be when Clementine stitches her own gash without any numbing agents. It’s drawn out enough to make you at least cringe a little. I think we need another season, to see where these new folks are headed. Maybe we will become as attached to this new cast, as most did in Season one.

Here’s a walkthrough of how to Stitch Clementine’s arm 

Stay Tuned for the release date of episode 2!

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