Man, I am seriously loving this game. I knew I loved The Walking Dead comics (the TV show is just all right), but this game captures the essence of what makes Robert Kirkman's stories so good. Also just like the comics, there are those moments that make you go "Whoa!", "What the...?", "Oh geez", "Did that just happen?" or any number of reactions.
So what are your top 5 moments as of now? Here are mine:
5.) Sandra Getting Hammered- One of the most satisfying zombie action scenes so far in my opinion. An intense one on one encounter with a zombie babysitter is one thing. An intense one on one encounter with a zombie babysitter using a hammer is another. It also feels incredibly gratifying in a comedic way to pull the hammer out of her skull and see the achievement "Adventures in Babysitting" pop up!
4.) Don't Eat That- You totally saw the twist coming halfway through the story, but it still did not make the twist totally tense. Thankfully the game allowed me to go upon my first reaction when discovering the St. John's horrible secret to rush down immediately and stop Clementine from eating a single bite. Mad props to the writers for knowing how to keep the story open ended and yet tailored to a multitude of ways people can play.
3.) Dividing the Food- Who would have thought two packs of cheese and crackers, a bit of jerky and half an apple would make for an incredibly difficult choice? Of course you will feed Clementine (Could you possibly say no when you offer her some food and the camera gives that close-up of her preciously innocent face?), but who else will you feed? This is probably the point where I not only felt the most tension from making a decision, but where I suddenly sympathized with Lilli in a way I never thought I would.
2.) Choosing Doug or Carley- The decision that sparked hundreds of threads. Part of the reason I love this moment is because of how much the developers plead with players in interviews to save Doug! It is also a great climatic choice at the end of a solid episode that seems to shape a lot of actions in the future. How much will Carley contribute over Doug or vice versa? That thinking totally makes me excited to replay the game with alternate choices once all the episodes are released.
1.) Larry's Death by Salt Lick- Through all of Episode One, Larry was my least favorite character and deservedly so because of all he did to piss you off. Yet somehow, the more light they shed on Lilli and Larry in Episode Two the more I started to sympathize with Larry though not enough to love him. And even then, I knew that no matter what I thought about Larry I would not want to knowingly kill an old man suffering a heart attack if I could save him. So I did choose to help Lilli and I did my best to try and revive Larry. And right when I thought we could save him....Kenny crushes his head with a salt lick. I was seriously so in shock when that happened that I did not know how to respond. My mouth was just agape for a few seconds like I saw a car crash (which the splatter could have very well been from it was so violent!). As much as Kenny wanted to do the right thing, I am still not convinced THAT was the right thing to do. This was the choice that not only changed how I perceived Kenny as a character but how refreshingly unpredictable the story can become (just like the comics!)
Share your thoughts too! I love hearing people's opinions on this.