Everything that I liked about Episode 1 returns for a pretty strong second episode. I still like how well the engine Telltale uses compliments the art style in the game. I still like how effectively the scenes evoke a comic book look and feel. There’s some concern with the main twist at the end of Episode 1 being unceremoniously reverted seconds into the episode, but the overall direction of the series is up.
I love how adult the content and tone is. It doesn’t seem as sophomoric as most games are when adult subjects are presented. Even though we take our obligatory trip to a strip club – this is 1980s New York, right? -Â it’s not nearly as cringe inducing as I would expect to be. Even though the game bumps up against the capabilities of the animation and the voice acting, it’s a pleasure through the whole episode to see where this tale is going.
I played the episode in one sitting which is a good sign. When I have to stop in the middle of a Telltale game, it’s usually a death knell for me ever finishing the series. (See Back to the Future…)