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Death of a child in a game?

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do you think that it is possible for any of the children in the game to die?

the death or killing of a child is usually to controversial to get in a game, so this could mean that we should play the game knowing that a child wont die.

i have tried very hard (dont think its possible) to agree with larry and kill duck, but i could never do it, so does this mean children cant die?

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  • @Jennifer said: Yes, but your exact question was about examples that "PC games can be more explicit than consoles". Manhunt 2 is an example of a game by a major publisher with more explicit content on PC. It was edited by developer, Rockstar, for the console release to get a M rating. But the PC version was unedited and received an AO rating.

    Ah, well there you have it. That's not a game that I've played nor a marketing strategy I'd expect to be repeated based on the sales figures. Good to know it's happened as a PC gamer, but it's safe to assume it's been regarded as a failure and more than unlikely to happen with a game this successful.

  • So far the only proper child death in any TWD property was in the TV show when Sofia died. That said, I doubt they would be willing to kill Clementine because it would cause such an uproar if they did.

  • Do all you refer that Telltale wouldn't show a kid being eaten by a zombie or that Clementine could die in a valid and probable plot?

    If you refer the first question replay first episode and don't do anything when a zombie catches Clementine at drugstore and you will see. :P

  • @The_Ripper said: Do all you refer that Telltale wouldn't show a kid being eaten by a zombie or that Clementine could die in a valid and probable plot?

    If you refer the first question replay first episode and don't do anything when a zombie catches Clementine at drugstore and you will see. :P

    Oh I know it is possible, but I just seriously doubt with how much love the fans have in general for Clementine that Telltale would want to do that. If anything, I think she is one of the safest characters in terms of surviving to the end (the image on episode 5 at least shows she makes it until then). They still could pull a twist on if she lives or dies, but I personally would like them to keep her safe.

    Everyone else, however, is fair game by my books.

  • @virtualyvonne said: Regarding Sophia in the TV series - true, we didn't see her get bit, but we saw her as a zombie and we most definitely saw Rick shoot her. It was absolutely heartbreaking.

    was I the only one laughing when she came out of the barn as a zombie? and even more when Rick shot her??

    I might be a little disturbed, but from my point of view it was totally expected... It could also be because I am not American, mhh ohh well..

    I am looking forward to the moment we can either kill or let em children die a brutal and horrible death.

    ___

    it should also be mentioned that the only child(young kid) that I have seen being killed was Ron
    http://walkingdead.wikia.com/wiki/Ron.

    Even Ben was cut short am I right? it jumped from Carl joining him in the car to Rick waking up from the gunshot...
    http://walkingdead.wikia.com/wiki/Ben_%28Comic_Series%29

  • @mulvad said: was I the only one laughing when she came out of the barn as a zombie? and even more when Rick shot her??

    I might be a little disturbed, but from my point of view it was totally expected... It could also be because I am not American, mhh ohh well..

    I am looking forward to the moment we can either kill or let em children die a brutal and horrible death.

    ___

    it should also be mentioned that the only child(young kid) that I have seen being killed was Ron
    http://walkingdead.wikia.com/wiki/Ron.

    Even Ben was cut short am I right? it jumped from Carl joining him in the car to Rick waking up from the gunshot...
    http://walkingdead.wikia.com/wiki/Ben_%28Comic_Series%29

    I'm curious what nationality has to do with expecting that outcome. Not much I'd think.

    Both of these contain spoilers! As to your other points there was one other death that you see happen: http://images.wikia.com/walkingdead/images/1/14/WD-_012.jpg

    There are some very graphic scenes involving the deaths of other children: NSFW
    http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100424000148/walkingdead/images/d/d5/Twins_death.png

  • @The_Ripper said: Do all you refer that Telltale wouldn't show a kid being eaten by a zombie or that Clementine could die in a valid and probable plot?

    If you refer the first question replay first episode and don't do anything when a zombie catches Clementine at drugstore and you will see. :P

    It needs to be pointed out that in the drug store, they don't actually show Clem being eaten if you don't intervene (although it's pretty obvious that's what happens) since the camera pulls away.

    Likewise, I don't see a probable scenario in which Clem-Clem would croak before Duck - hell, Duck's the only character in the series that would probably get smarter as a result of being zombified.

  • @Marleysativa said: I'm curious what nationality has to do with expecting that outcome. Not much I'd think.

    Both of these contain spoilers! As to your other points there was one other death that you see happen: http://images.wikia.com/walkingdead/images/1/14/WD-_012.jpg

    There are some very graphic scenes involving the deaths of other children: NSFW
    http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100424000148/walkingdead/images/d/d5/Twins_death.png

    What I meant by the nationality is that, the diffrent countrys got diffrent views on things.
    Like in Denmark we are very open about nudity and we can show naked people in magazines without banning people under the age of (lest say) 18 to buy em.
    That was just an example... another one is our drinking culture vs. the American, from what I know of it at least

    I had forgotten about Judith truthfully, thanks for the reminder.
    And though we did see the dead body's of Rachel and Susie, we never saw em die... which was what I was trying to point out (seeing em kids die)

  • Telltale matches the tone of whatever property they're working with. That means they swear in the same level, maintain the same rating and try to have similar events. Just because Telltale hasn't had a kid die in their work to date doesn't mean they're going to shy away from matching the comic's record of youth mortality.

    There have been plenty of kids dying on and off screen and also conundrums over whether to kill a zombified offspring. Dare Telltale not to do it, you'll be surprised.

  • i'm sure sam and max have been responsible for the deaths of hundreds if not thousands of adorable orphans

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