Some needed criticism and hope for future episodes
I want to start off with the glaring issues I've found. Given the history of telltale and this being 'relaunch' of the company, I can't help but feel extremely disappointed. Graphics and gameplay are an obvious and well needed step forward, and the voice acting is great as always.
But the length of this episode was honestly shocking. I don't know who decided that shorter episodes were what fans and customers wanted, because they're horribly wrong on that belief. Then we have the extremely limited plot and world building. Yes, the first episode can and should keep some level of mystery, but in this episode we were given almost nothing with the writing to the point of lacking content. Compounded by the fact that there are only ever two options when there used to be at least 4-6 in dialogue, it feels barebones. This first episode was like watching the company take two steps forward and then a giant leap back. I can only hope things change in the coming episodes, because I still think there's something great here. Just my opinion, but I've been playing these games from the very start of the company. Hoping for the best