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[SPOILERS]The Walking Dead episode 5 and entire game REVIEW thread

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Yup, this is it. Post your long and short, detailed or general, random or specific thoughts about the last episode and concluding thoughts about the Season right here.

No spoiler tags necessary, PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU'VE PLAYED THE EPISODES!!!

(poll rates the whole game, not just episode 5)

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  • I am probably one of their greatest fans. Telltale did a very good job With the walking dead. I was probably one of the first to get the 1st episode and the rest of them. I have rated it 10/10 for their amazing effort and achievment. WELL DONE TELLTALE!!!

  • @Crusher87 said: I'll repeat what's in the (very short) start post: This is about the whole season, not about the last episode!
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    wow, I couldn't write it better myself. Good job. :o

  • I finished the game the night before last.

    All in all, I felt the game did what any good game with a role playing aspect should do: immerse you and tell a great story. Yes, ultimately the choices didn't affect the major plot points, but since I've just played through it once, obviously there were 7 different parties that could have gone into the last episode with you, so that would change dialogue during that episode (I had Kenny, Omid and Christa - I had no problem killing Ben myself after he caused so many other great characters to die... Well, I say I had no problem, until I had to explain myself to Clem). That in itself is worth another couple runs.

    I was upset when I discovered chopping off Lee's arm didn't save him, but didn't Ben already tell you that it's not necessarily the bite that does it? I mean, yeah, obviously the bite is gonna give you a nasty infection but antibiotics may have saved you. But, there are no antibiotics because Vernon and his crew took 'em all, so it's either get a blood infection from the wound or lob off a limb and hope for the best? Not surprised that it weakened Lee to the point of dying, he probably lost a load of blood anyway, and frankly even if cutting off his arm would have saved him, he went all action hero working through to save Clem that he got splattered with so much walker blood, that woulda given him something nasty anyway with that open wound. Maybe I'm over thinking it to justify his death to myself.

    I think my favorite episode was ep. 2. Man, it was creepy, and almost had a Silence of the Lambs feel to it - I half expected to find someone crying in a well once I picked the lock in the barn. I thought it was great how the mom's comeuppance was the guy she made leg-roast out of. She ate him... he ate her. Karma's a bitch.

    Yes, the choices made didn't affect the line of the plot. I get that. But the game wasn't an open world game, it had a linear plot, but the choices did appear to change how the different characters felt about you, and made you have to choose what type of person you were going to be. It reminds me of a portion of Chrono Trigger. Bear with me here. In the beginning of Chrono Trigger at the Millenium Fair when you meet Marle, you have some different choices you can make. They all seem completely inconsequential... Until after you rescue her in the year 600 and come back. When you get arrested and go on trial, those choices you make affect whether or not you are found guilty or innocent. It doesn't change whether or not you go to jail (either for an execution or solitary confinement), but it did affect dialogue throughout that sequence. That's how Campman's sequence felt to me - it brought back the choices you made and threw them in your face. I didn't take the food, but my party did. I was too slow and Clem ate human meat. I had to choose to save one person's life at the expense of another's. To me, it didn't feel cobbled together, it felt like this person was making Lee reflect on the choices he made.

    I, personally, can't wait for Season 2. I would like to see Omid and Christa back. I hope that Kenny lived (but I doubt it). I would like to see Molly again. I want to see the fact that I didn't have Clem put a bullet in Lee's brain means that Clem sees an armless Lee as a walker. In fact, I wouldn't mind seeing all the people I sacrificed (that didn't end up with a bashed in skull) come back as crap I gotta kill - not necessarily that we'd be back on Hershel's farm, or in Macon, or in Savannah... But hey, that's what they'd be anyway, right?

    Overall, I gave it a solid 9. I will play through again, just for the different dialogue experiences, and to try to get the different parties to come with me at the end.

  • @michikade said: I finished the game the night before last.

    All in all, I felt the game did what any good game with a role playing aspect should do: immerse you and tell a great story. Yes, ultimately the choices didn't affect the major plot points, but since I've just played through it once, obviously there were 7 different parties that could have gone into the last episode with you, so that would change dialogue during that episode (I had Kenny, Omid and Christa - I had no problem killing Ben myself after he caused so many other great characters to die... Well, I say I had no problem, until I had to explain myself to Clem). That in itself is worth another couple runs.

    I was upset when I discovered chopping off Lee's arm didn't save him, but didn't Ben already tell you that it's not necessarily the bite that does it? I mean, yeah, obviously the bite is gonna give you a nasty infection but antibiotics may have saved you. But, there are no antibiotics because Vernon and his crew took 'em all, so it's either get a blood infection from the wound or lob off a limb and hope for the best? Not surprised that it weakened Lee to the point of dying, he probably lost a load of blood anyway, and frankly even if cutting off his arm would have saved him, he went all action hero working through to save Clem that he got splattered with so much walker blood, that woulda given him something nasty anyway with that open wound. Maybe I'm over thinking it to justify his death to myself.

    I think my favorite episode was ep. 2. Man, it was creepy, and almost had a Silence of the Lambs feel to it - I half expected to find someone crying in a well once I picked the lock in the barn. I thought it was great how the mom's comeuppance was the guy she made leg-roast out of. She ate him... he ate her. Karma's a bitch.

    Yes, the choices made didn't affect the line of the plot. I get that. But the game wasn't an open world game, it had a linear plot, but the choices did appear to change how the different characters felt about you, and made you have to choose what type of person you were going to be. It reminds me of a portion of Chrono Trigger. Bear with me here. In the beginning of Chrono Trigger at the Millenium Fair when you meet Marle, you have some different choices you can make. They all seem completely inconsequential... Until after you rescue her in the year 600 and come back. When you get arrested and go on trial, those choices you make affect whether or not you are found guilty or innocent. It doesn't change whether or not you go to jail (either for an execution or solitary confinement), but it did affect dialogue throughout that sequence. That's how Campman's sequence felt to me - it brought back the choices you made and threw them in your face. I didn't take the food, but my party did. I was too slow and Clem ate human meat. I had to choose to save one person's life at the expense of another's. To me, it didn't feel cobbled together, it felt like this person was making Lee reflect on the choices he made.

    I, personally, can't wait for Season 2. I would like to see Omid and Christa back. I hope that Kenny lived (but I doubt it). I would like to see Molly again. I want to see the fact that I didn't have Clem put a bullet in Lee's brain means that Clem sees an armless Lee as a walker. In fact, I wouldn't mind seeing all the people I sacrificed (that didn't end up with a bashed in skull) come back as crap I gotta kill - not necessarily that we'd be back on Hershel's farm, or in Macon, or in Savannah... But hey, that's what they'd be anyway, right?

    Overall, I gave it a solid 9. I will play through again, just for the different dialogue experiences, and to try to get the different parties to come with me at the end.



    Something tells me you never watched the show or read the comics lol.

    It's not the bite that kills, necessarily. If you die, you turn. No ifs, ands, or buts(so far as we know). The bite will kill you because of the infection, no antibiotic can stop that. However, chopping off the infected part will stop it from spreading. However, apparently Lee took too long, or he lost too much blood, or he simply got infected another way.

    Also, Hershel's farm should be destroyed by now, or close to it. Hershel and everyone will have left, and there may be some walkers. If lucky, some of the old cast might be there though(no spoils).

    The different people that go with you in the end really don't matter. One of the interesting changes is if you save Ben though ;)
    Also, welcome to the forums.

  • @Mark$man said: Something tells me you never watched the show or read the comics lol.

    It's not the bite that kills, necessarily. If you die, you turn. No ifs, ands, or buts(so far as we know). The bite will kill you because of the infection, no antibiotic can stop that. However, chopping off the infected part will stop it from spreading. However, apparently Lee took too long, or he lost too much blood, or he simply got infected another way.

    Also, Hershel's farm should be destroyed by now, or close to it. Hershel and everyone will have left, and there may be some walkers. If lucky, some of the old cast might be there though(no spoils).

    The different people that go with you in the end really don't matter. One of the interesting changes is if you save Ben though ;)
    Also, welcome to the forums.



    Thanks. No, I haven't seen the show (it's definitely on the list, though) and I only have a cursory knowledge of TWD's world, but that pretty much answered most of my point except for the antibiotics part, and who's to say the characters still living that were with you once you got bitten knew that? That's kind of what I mean. They did what they had to do to save him, but I really think going all Rambo at the end really exacerbated the problem for him. Adrenaline'll get ya every time.

    So far as my point about Hershel's farm, I just mean that if anything's there still, it'd be walkers. So you may see him as one, or Shaun as one, that sort of thing. Like I said, I don't really foresee going back there or anything.

    And I know who goes during the last episode doesn't matter so far as the linear story, but it does change the conversations that happen, so there's bits and pieces of story that I may not have heard the first time that I might hear the second time. Same as choosing Carley instead of Doug -- I wouldn't have picked Doug had I realized Carley didn't have any bullets left, I thought she'd be able to save herself and I had to save the weakling. I know they both die the same way but the dialog and character interactions are different so that's worth a second run-through. Same with saving Ben rather than offing him. That's why there's a second run-through appeal, and even more than that - to answer things different ways or to have different people in my group.

  • As my name say's this is My favorite game of all time, enough said.

  • @michikade said: Thanks. No, I haven't seen the show (it's definitely on the list, though) and I only have a cursory knowledge of TWD's world, but that pretty much answered most of my point except for the antibiotics part, and who's to say the characters still living that were with you once you got bitten knew that? That's kind of what I mean. They did what they had to do to save him, but I really think going all Rambo at the end really exacerbated the problem for him. Adrenaline'll get ya every time.

    So far as my point about Hershel's farm, I just mean that if anything's there still, it'd be walkers. So you may see him as one, or Shaun as one, that sort of thing. Like I said, I don't really foresee going back there or anything.

    And I know who goes during the last episode doesn't matter so far as the linear story, but it does change the conversations that happen, so there's bits and pieces of story that I may not have heard the first time that I might hear the second time. Same as choosing Carley instead of Doug -- I wouldn't have picked Doug had I realized Carley didn't have any bullets left, I thought she'd be able to save herself and I had to save the weakling. I know they both die the same way but the dialog and character interactions are different so that's worth a second run-through. Same with saving Ben rather than offing him. That's why there's a second run-through appeal, and even more than that - to answer things different ways or to have different people in my group.



    No, you won't find Shaun there, except as a dead body(not really a spoiler at this point).

    Some of Rick's group return there to Hershel's, so the game may lead the group back to the farm. However, in both the comics and show, the farm was overrun by a large horde(as large as the train horde, and maybe the same one.)

  • Episode 1: 8/10
    Episode 2: 9/10
    Episode 3: 9/10
    Episode 4: 8/10
    Episode 5: ∞/10

    Game: 69/10

  • If I want to go into extreme detail

    Episode 1: 9/10

    Episode 2:9.5/10

    Episode 3: 9.5/10

    Episode 4: 9.5/10

    Episode 5; 11/10

    over all it's a 10/10 and my favorite game I have ever played.

  • The game was great i loved it. The special bonding with Clementine and Lee being her protector, friend and father-like figure made the game so special. The final scene of the game where Clementine finds out her parents are dead (they are walkers) and Lee dying and seeing Clem so distress not wanting Lee to die and when he finally dies is so sad to see Clem distress face, i chose Clem to shoot Lee before he turns and it was a very hard choose to make. It makes me so sad that she is all alone now her parents are gone, Lee is gone. I just hope she will find Christa and Omid and they will take care of her when season 2 starts. The ending after credits shows a distress, sad and all alone little girl seating in the fields all alone and in the distance she see's two figures and they stop and look at Clem direction is that Christa and Omid? or are they walkers? if they r walkers then will it be the test for her to survive in this post-apocalyptic world.

    game for me is a 10/10 mainly because of Clementine and Lee & their special bonding, they are the ones that made this game so special, it wouldn't be the same without them. I feel so sad that Lee is gone now and who will Clementine grow attached to now, who will protect her? I wish he didn't die. The last scene was my favorite being it was a very strong and emotional scene, this is what games should be about...


    When is season 2 coming out?

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