'The Walking Dead' Season 2 Continues By Putting Clementine 'In Harm's Way'

May 16, 2014

Clementine just can't catch a break. As if things weren't bad enough with the whole zombie apocalypse thing happening, at the end of episode two of Telltale's The Walking Dead series, A House Divided, she finds herself and her adopted group at the mercy of a psychopath. After things started to look up at that nice ski cabin, the world takes a dark turn in In Harm's Way, and it seems like it's starting to take its toll on young Clementine.

Developer: Telltale Games
Publisher: Telltale Games

Telltale Games picks right up where they left off in A House Divided, and continues to tell Clementine's harrowing story of survival. The way the developers have constructed the games is proof that Telltale knows how to always leave players wanting more. The end of every episode drops off with a cliffhanger, and then a few weeks later with the release of the next episode, it picks right up again, never slowing the pace. In Harm's Way does shy away from the action a bit more than its predecessors, but Telltale manages to keep every moment of the episode tense, from beginning to end.

The TV show (and the comic books) had The Governor, the books had Negan, and now the video games have Carver. Set up throughout the first and second episodes, The Walking Dead's latest villain reared his head at the end of A House Divided, and proved that he wasn't messing around. Episode three picks up with Clementine and the rest of her group being brought back to Carver's stronghold, to see if they can prove themselves, and assimilate to the larger group. Since it's The Walking Dead it shouldn’t come as any kind of a surprise when things don’t go as planned, and the group that originally escaped this mad man want to get out again. This time around, the group repeatedly turns to Clementine to help the get out of their precarious situation, and every time she comes through. These new situations prove that Clementine's role in the group is evolving, and she's quickly becoming the dependent one, whether she's keeping Kenny in line, or trying to comfort Sarah. However, as the episode progresses, we start to see just how much this world is wearing on Clementine, as she starts to turn from a young girl into a more intense young woman.

Get your digital download of In Harm's Way on just about every platform that offers them: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC, Mac, and iOS. Whatever you do, just make sure you play the first two episodes before you start this one, and continue your game on the same platform, otherwise this chapter of Clementine's story might be a little confusing.

This latest portion of Clementine's story has a very dark cloud over it. While the other episodes have gone down some frightening paths, forcing this young girl make some very hard decisions, In Harm's Way sees her taking on a bigger role as one of the more mature characters in the group. Depending on how you choose to tell her story, you can see Clementine develop into a darker character, as she has to deal with death and destruction all around her, and do what she has to in order to survive. As the player, you can choose how Clementine should step up, and deal with her twisted world, but one way or another, the unfortunate circumstances make it pretty clear that she's going to do whatever it takes if she wants to stay alive.