It has been somewhat, but Telltale’s The Walking Dead: A New Frontier Episode 3 is finally out. Dubbed “Above the Law”, this episode deals fast with the consequences of Javier and team detecting that Javier’s brother David is still alive and well, and seemingly a vital figure together with all the New Frontier group. Bear in mind, this is the exact same group responsible for ruining Prescott and murdering Mariana, David’s daughter.
I was fairly surprised with how fast things escalate in “Above the Law”. Without entering significant spoilers, David walks a real fine line between unlikable jerk and affectionate relative, in a means which produces quite a few choices form of hard here. This is surely if Telltale games are in their best, when you need to battle with the choices available, bouncing between ethical righteousness and flatout revenge. And there is a hefty amount of this decision making in episode 3.
On the reverse side, this entrance is really mild on participant interaction. You will have tons of conversation choices, and also a little bit of activity, but no actual exploring or motion which is not controlled by the sport. While The Walking Dead has never really been around exploration, I still like when the game provides you a second or two to have a look at your environment. And considering the brand new locale comprised in this event, I thought we would find a little more about that. This is not a big negative for me personally, but still somewhat surprising.
Nevertheless, the incident does move the narrative along at a fairly good clip, and it seems like a fairly substantial and dangerous change for the team as a whole. The end has a major cliffhanger, and it is going to be interesting to see how that dissipates from another installment. Hopefully the wait for this is not too long, since The New Frontier certainly has its hooks in me so far.