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So you made a tough choice, Now tell us why? (spoilers)

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*Spoilers* Do not read any further if you have not completed the game.





Title say's it all. What was your reasoning behind the 5 major choice's in the game?

I know it's a game and all and some of you just made the choice's to see the various outcome's but I would like to know what your reasoning would be behind the choice's that are presented in the game if you yourself were in Lee's shoe's?

Hershel
I wouldn't lie to Hershel about killing the guy cause honestly telling the truth would probably get you a lot further in that situation than a lie. Yea a lie would get the suspicion off of you for the time being but get caught and you're screwed.

Shawn or Duck
I chose Shawn on the first play through because he seemed the better choice. Now I know that seems morally wrong but Shawn would be of way better help than some kid. Look at how Sophia ended up in the TV series. Also Duck had a better chance of getting away than Shawn, probably. *Edit* Not completely knocking how useful kids would be in these situations cause Clem did bring Lee the hammer. and if Clem was in Ducks place then the choice would be quite simple. Lol sorry Shawn >_<

Kenney
I sided with Kenny because everybody needs a bro to watch your back in moments like these and that is proven later in the game, and he has a boat, everybody needs a boat. Also going on and on about killing someone's kid without knowing all the fact's is stupid and dangerous.

Irene
I chose not to give Irene the gun simply because I would shoot her myself and save her from that burden. I would want it the same if it were the other way around.

Doug or Carley?
Again first play through I chose Carley because she saved Lee and seems like she knows her way around a gun and shes a woman, never can go wrong saving a damsel in distress. Sorry Doug >_>

So those are my reasons, let's hear yours.

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  • You guys are missing a choice, whether you seek help in the light or in the dark. It only affects the appearance of side characters but they may show up later. All that with Hershel's farm means you apparently must run into him again at some point. Unless that's just a trick to make us think that...

    I told everyone the truth that I could. I would have come right out and said I was Lee Everett convicted murderer if possible! Saved Duck because he seemed weaker and more likely to be eaten. I sided with Kenny and protected his boy because Larry was a nut. I didn't give that girl the gun though I think i'll change that choice in another playthrough having thought about it. I'll shoot her next time. And it was a simple choice for Carly. She's cute and I prefer there being a higher women to men ratio.

    Next up will be a full evil playthrough. Doing nothing for anyone, hording snacks, lying and doing every single thing wrong. The hardest parts will be ignoring Clementines pleading. She really tugs on my heartstrings.

  • As far as Herschel goes, I tried to be as honest as I could without blatantly giving away why I was in the police car.

    I saved Duck, because he's a child. Also, Herschel's child is already dead in the comic, so I might have simply been delaying the inevitable.

    I took Kenny's side, of course. Larry was clearly overreacting. Though I'm interested to see what the conflict is about if Duck dies (or can Duck even die? If not, I feel bad about not saving Shawn....)

    I didn't give Irene the gun, based on the knowledge that even if she kills herself she'll turn.

    I saved Carly--she's got a gun, and I could see something developing between her and Lee.

  • I didn't give Irene the gun, but only because I assumed I would get the option to finish her with my axe and save the bullet.

  • Yea I also thought using the axe on Irene would be a smarter choice but kind of bad cause that would just be you giving them the impression that they are not worth the bullet. I think the hardest choices were Irene and Shawn/Duck. but that's just my opinion on it. Doug and Carley could go either way I suppose if I were in that situation but would probably pick Carley anyway.

    Also with Irene's situation that is just a hard choice either way you go, you would still feel like crap whether you gave her the gun and let her shoot herself or you or someone else did it. If I were in Irene's position I would do it myself unless someone else stepped up to help me. I would have mad respect for anyone willing to do that.

  • Carly.

    For christ's sakes, Doug was wearing sandals WITH SOCKS!

  • I left the house during the daytime because...c'mon, I'm not an idiot.

    I partially lied to Herschel and he wasn't too happy about it, but when is Herschel ever happy anyway?

    I picked Duck over Shawn because he was a kid. I tried to save them both, so once Kenny came over and grabbed Duck, I went to try to get Shawn but it was too late. I know Shawn would have probable been more useful but I didn't think Lee was far enough into the zombie apocalypse to start thinking about people in terms of usefulness yet.

    Like just about everyone else, I sided with Kenny against Larry. I wasn't unsympathetic to Larry's point (though he was an ass about it) but Kenny gave me a ride and I wasn't gonna side against him until we knew for sure.

    I gave Irene the gun. It seemed like the merciful thing to do.

    And I saved Doug over Carly because...I don't know, I made the decision quick and he's the one I clicked on. I guess he seemed more in need of help. Carly was pretty capable, and she had a gun, I thought she might be able to get free on her own. Doug, not so much. Again, Carly would have been the more useful choice but Lee's not there yet.

    I also got partially through a second play-through last night to see what the other options would have been. I left the house at night and met Shawn's friend the police officer instead of Shawn's friend the redneck. He might be more useful if the character shows up later. The scene seemed shorter than the daytime version, and you don't need to push a car out of the way. There is a cool moment when the cop shoots at Lee, thinking he's a walker - but Lee assumes it's the cops coming after him again.

    I chose to try to save Shawn but the outcome wasn't that different. Kenny ran in and pulled Duck away but instead of helping with the tractor, he runs off. Lee is unable to push the tractor off of Shawn by himself and Shawn dies anyway. Herschel doesn't blame Lee for his son's death but he kicks everybody off his farm all the same. Later on, in the drug store, Kenny is the only one who feels guilty for what happened, while Lee's conscience seems to be clean about it.

    I sided with Larry against Kenny and Duck. Much arguing ensues and Kenny never stands down, but before Larry has a chance to do anything, Kenny's wife manages to clean all the muck off of Duck and prove that he wasn't bitten.

    I didn't give Irene the gun but she ended up with it anyway and the result was the same (though I think Glenn was a bit more traumatized with this version). I actually preferred the previous version where I gave her the gun. Having Lee stay with her while she did it was incredibly moving.

    I haven't gotten to the choice of Carly or Doug yet. I'll choose Carly, but I can pretty much guess how the episode will go from there.

  • Hershel
    I'm confused about this. I claimed to be Clementine's babysitter, and told Hershel that I was wounded in a car accident after a police officer gave me a ride. The next morning, he asked me again how I got out of town. Again, I told him I caught a ride. Then he asked me how I met the girl, and none of the options seemed relevant to my babysitter story, so I told the truth: She saved my life. He then told me that people weren't going to trust me if I wasn't honest...but according to the stats, I was honest (84% agreed).

    Shawn or Duck
    Duck, of course. My ONLY priority is keeping Clementine alive...and it seemed in this instance that the smartest way to do that was to create an environment in which we always choose to save the children. Hey Kenny, remember that time I saved your boy? Save Clementine. (Only 26% agreed!)

    Kenney
    This is confusing. I DEFINITELY sided with Kenny. I even told Kenny to punch Larry in the face (Larry punched back harder). But the stats say I sided with Larry, as did 50% of the other players. NO WAY. I say this stat is borked. It didn't affect gameplay though. Kenny thanked me, Larry hated me.

    Irene
    I agreed to leave Irene behind, and then I gave her the gun. I would have axed her because I was worried about the noise of a gunshot, but it wasn't an option. (51% agreed)

    Doug or Carley?
    Doug, of course. People were saving Carley because she has a gun. This makes no sense. SHE HAS A GUN. She can defend herself. Doug was unarmed. He was the one who needed saving! Of course, as it turned out, Carley was out of bullets. Didn't know that, but that makes her even less useful. She has never seen a battery, and claims she can't be a reporter without technology (guess she's never seen a pencil and paper either?) Meanwhile, Doug has memorized every single TV remote code. People say he's not useful without electricity, but at this point in the game, we still had electricity! Lights didn't go out until the end of the episode! (34% agreed)

    As for other choices...I chose to look for help in the daytime, told Clementine the truth about me killing someone (and didn't pretend it was a zombie), and gave Clementine one energy bar. I kept two more, which are both for Clementine as well. ;c)

    I've also created a list of survival priority, in case I need to choose between people again:

    1) Clementine, of course.
    2) Duck. Keep reminding people that we always save the kids.
    3) Kenny. Downright useful, good leader, has a boat, and he likes me.
    4) Kenny's wife. Keep Kenny happy, and she has medical skills to boot.
    5) Doug. His technical skills will come in handy, even if the power's out. And I saved him once already.
    6) Larry's daughter. Probably useful for something. Baby making?
    7) Larry. Not going to intentionally kill him, but he's at the bottom of this list for a reason.

  • I made the choices that I made because I would like to believe that I'm a survivor first and foremost and a Humanist second. With that said...

    Hershel
    I semi-lied to him. For example I told him that the police officer was "giving me a ride" which is technically true. I guess that my response could be viewed as a lie of omission, but I don't agree with that view. In the end he believed me. I hope that it doesn't come back to bite me in the behind later on.

    Shawn or Duck
    I chose Shawn simply because I thought that he would be more useful at the time. I'm glad that Kenny didn't get mad at me because I really could use a ride on that boat of his.

    Irene
    I chose to give her the gun and to let her shoot herself because if I were her that's what I would probably want to do. Although, the idea that she might survive did briefly cross my mind. You never know when someone has a resistance to a disease. She might have been the one Human in the entire world that could fight off the zombie infection. In the end I weighed the survival of the group against that chain of thought and I decided that I wouldn't take the risk. Also, I was thinking that Larry might simply kill her when we got back to the pharmacy, so that would be a lost cause.

    Doug or Carley
    I decided to save Carley simply because she has a gun and is a good shot. Maybe even if she died I could've recovered it, but I didn't want to take the risk. If she had been unarmed I would've totally rescued Doug. I kind of have a feeling that Doug would've been more useful in the long run.

  • [quote=djangozom;601490]carly.

    For christ's sakes, doug was wearing sandals with socks! [/quote]

    nooooooooooooo!!!

  • @Actinguy1 said:
    I've also created a list of survival priority, in case I need to choose between people again:

    1) Clementine, of course.
    2) Duck. Keep reminding people that we always save the kids.
    3) Kenny. Downright useful, good leader, has a boat, and he likes me.
    4) Kenny's wife. Keep Kenny happy, and she has medical skills to boot.
    5) Doug. His technical skills will come in handy, even if the power's out. And I saved him once already.
    6) Larry's daughter. Probably useful for something. Baby making?
    7) Larry. Not going to intentionally kill him, but he's at the bottom of this list for a reason.


    I really like how you ended with a priority list.

    To add my two cents..
    1- Clementine: That's a given. Besides, she is simply adorable.

    2- Kenny: Because he is useful and friendly. Except when he is afraid to act. Perhaps berating him for running off, and not helping with Shawn, will make a proper man outta him.

    3- Carley/Doug depending on Ep 1 choice. Carley because knows my secret and has shown she is thus far trustworthy by keeping it. Regardless of how dumb she may appear with batteries, she is kinda cute (possible romance options later?) Doug because he has obvious useful skills. Nerds do tend to know things many people take for granted.

    4- Katjaa: only to keep Kenny happy. I honestly have not seen her do anything yet except watch Clem once and wipe the crud off Duck.

    5- Duck: Again, only to keep Kenny happy. Duck is extremely annoying to me. One of those unruly children you find in local grocery stores with the mother pulling her hair out, but afraid to put a hand to his backside. (Thank you, over-protective society)

    6- Lilly: She is much nicer than her father, and she is better looking! (possible romance options)

    Larry I simply will not place on my list of saves. That MotherEffer can die the first opportunity that comes along. In fact... Carley? Gimme that gun! Imma put a bullet in his melon right now and get it over with!

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