Let me start by saying I really liked 400 days. It was a good taste of TWD, even if it didn't have the deets of what happened to Clem, Omid, and Christa, but it was definitely a ten. Get out of my head Nate:eek:!
Regardless, those of you who have read my other posts know by now that I'm a stickler for consistent time continuity within a game. That's why 400 Days bugs me.
Season 1 ends 3 to 4 months into the apocalypse. It was 3 months in at the start of episode 2, episode 3 seems to have happened a few days to a couple of weeks after that (judging by Kenny asking if Clementine was still mad about the station wagon and the fact that Ben had time to get tangled up with the bandits), and episodes 3-5 were back to back. That's roughly 120ish days in.
The only storylines that have happened by then in 400 Days are Vince's in the prison bus and Wyatt's in the beater. No Russell. No Bonnie. No Shel. The old couple hasn't been shot at the truck stop yet, Roman's group hasn't taken the place, and we have no idea where the other characters are and who they're with yet, since they haven't all gotten together to form the camp where Oprah finds them yet.
That means one of two things. Either season 2 is going to start more than nine months after the events of episode 5 to integrate all the choices made in 400 Days, or the story will pick up where it left off with Clem and the two strangers on the hill and none of the the later 400 Days choices will matter.
The first possibility is... disappointing. I was hoping to find out what happened to Clementine, Omid, and Christa without a massive flash-forward. If the story does make that kind of jump, either everyone from season 1 is dead, or they've gone so far down their own path since then that our choices as Lee mean nothing. If they survive, in nine months, Christa will have given birth (assuming that's not just a red herring by Telltale) and Clementine will have found a new group (I can't imagine her surviving on her own for almost a full year).
The second possibility is demoralizing. If telltale built a DLC that was supposed to tie season 1 and 2 together, only to make half the content in said DLC inapplicable to season 2... that's not a very good tie-in.
Which route do you think Telltale will go down, and which one would you rather they go down? Is there some third possibility I haven't mentioned?