Game Review: The Walking Dead: A New Frontier Episode 1 – "Ties That Bind"
Updated: May 28, 2019
Ties That Bind Part I places you back in the world of Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead. However, this time round, the world is perceived through unfamiliar eyes: Javier Garcia, a Cuban-American. We witness the birth of the walker apocalypse through him before cutting to the modern day where the season is set, taking place nearer to the current timeline of the comics and well after season two.
The starting sequences give you a real look into the world of the Garcias: this is a close-knit family undergoing many struggles. There is a gap in the timeline between the past and present: we only see Javier traveling with his brother’s wife and kids. In Ties That Bind Part I, there is an emphasis on family, and what it means to be a family in this new world. The commitments to one another feel real, which is a triumph considering the circumstances. There is solid foundation built in the first few sequences that really grind this importance into you – but doesn’t beat you over the head with it.
If you are looking for a tie in from the previous Walking Dead Seasons, Spoiler Alert, Clementine is back.
But it is undetermined how long it has been since Season 2. Also, now she is dealing with some baggage that occurred in the off season. Check out my game play footage as I give it a solid play through.