The Walking Dead: Episode 5 - No Time Left
's focus is all about finding Clementine and getting her back. The last episode ended with a mysterious voice from the other end of Clem's walkie-talkie telling Lee that the girl is out of his care and in a supposedly safer place.
Of course, Lee vows to find the voice and get Clem back, but he has a more immediate problem. Not only are there zombies knocking on the door, but when he passes out, it becomes time for the first hard decision of the game; what to do about his bitten arm? There are two ways this can play out. The first choice is to cut the arm off, a painful process that is reminiscent of a certain scene in 127 Hours. Cutting it off might slow down the infection, and Lee might not turn. The other option is to leave it alone. You know Lee will turn eventually, but a man with two hands has got to be better than with one arm right?
Oddly enough, while this was a hard choice to make, and one that can lead to a rather gruesome scene with a bone saw, it had fairly little effect on how the rest of the episode played out. I went through both options in this playthrough and I found it odd that even with both hands intact, Lee still rarely used the bitten one. I guess this can be explained by it being in pain or numb so he never really used it, but to me, it just seemed like a way to keep the same animation in both options - Lee's character model just happens to be missing a hand in one case. Sure there are some variations on dialogue, but quite frankly, there doesn't seem to be much difference with this particular choice. That isn't to say that No Time Left is without impactful decisions, this just isn't really one of them.
So where is Clementine? How can Lee get her back? Is there some way Lee can survive being bitten? What happens to the rest of the survivors? These are just a few of the major events found in No Time Left. I just can't wait for Season Two to start. Only a select few Telltale licenses provide a second season, and I'm just happy to see that The Walking Dead is one of them.