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Does Clem Influence Your Moral Decisions?

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As Lilly was crying over Larry, screaming for help, Kenny was reasoning why we should kill Larry, I looked at Lilly and felt a deep sympathy for her. But I knew Kenny was right.

Being trapped in a room with a 6'4", 300 pound walker was too life threatening to ignore. Larry had to be stopped before he turned.

I just couldn't let Larry rise, as bad as I felt for Lilly. It was a gut wrenching decision but I did what I thought was right.

I tried to help Lilly revive Larry.

As much as my mind was telling me to help Kenny destroy Larry's brain, I didn't want Clem to grow up seeing how low humanity had come. I wanted her to know that there were still morals and hope, even in despair and desperation.

If Clem wasn't present, and I wasn't in charge of her, I'm not sure I would have made the same decision.

What about you? Does Clem influence your gameplay?

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  • @Warfolomei said: Yes, but she asked about IT, obviously a zombie and not the human babysitter.
    So what is she asking us and what do we really answer her ?



    Not sure I follow you anymore.

    But um..I figure you gotta look at it from her 9 year old mind. That is maybe her first up close look at one of the zombies and doesn't understand what is going on.

    The answers is whatever choice you think is best when trying to explain the ZA to a 9 year old. Tough work.

  • @The_Cheshire_Cat said: Not sure I follow you anymore.

    But um..I figure you gotta look at it from her 9 year old mind. That is maybe her first up close look at one of the zombies and doesn't understand what is going on.

    The answers is whatever choice you think is best when trying to explain the ZA to a 9 year old. Tough work.



    Also if you keep in mind that in TWD world, Kirkman has said that there are no zombies in the culture. There have never been zombie movies and everything we would now about zombies, the characters would not know.

    That's why people think the zombie just to be crazy or sick.

    So it's explaining to a 8yo girl something our characters have no clue about either!

  • @WowMutt said: Also if you keep in mind that in TWD world, Kirkman has said that there are no zombies in the culture. There have never been zombie movies and everything we would now about zombies, the characters would not know.

    That's why people think the zombie just to be crazy or sick.

    So it's explaining to a 8yo girl something our characters have no clue about either!



    Did not know that. Been reading the comics and watching a little bit of the show and I never knew that. Where can I find that information?

  • Oooou, so it's one of those tell the truth or lie kind of answears. For me they just all sounded the same, but with a different context.

    Robert Kirkman explains this in the second episode of Talking Dead, a companion TV show that follows the new episode reruns on AMC:

    One of the things about this world is that people don't know how to shoot people in the head at first, and they're not familiar with zombies, per se," Kirkman said on Talking Dead. "This isn't a world the (George) Romero movies exist, for instance … because we don't want to portray it that way, we felt like having them be saying 'zombie' all the time would harken back to all of the zombie films which we, in the real world, know about.

    That's also why they call them "walkers," "roamers" and such. The word rarely used in the universe's lexicon (never in the show). The comic makes mention of the word in a joking context about how silly it is to call them Zombies; as well the game has the word used in chapter two when talking to on of the students met at the beginning.

  • imo kirkman was talking bullshit...

    a world with out a zombie culture? really ?

    lay off the crack pipe people...

    even with a zombie cultre there are still people who don't realise whats going on or what to do...

  • Korean walker: MOOOAAAAN
    Walt Kowalski: Yeah? I blow a hole in your face and then I go in the house... and I sleep like a baby. You can count on that. We used to stack fucks like you five feet high in Korea... use you for sandbags.

  • Kirkman also explained his stance on tneworldculture not knowing about zombies in the letter pages of the comics.

  • Which would explain why they call them "Walkers" rather than Zombies.

    I can't really say that Clementine has influenced my decisions, but I definitely feel responsible for her well being, she's a good character.

  • @The_Cheshire_Cat said: Did not know that. Been reading the comics and watching a little bit of the show and I never knew that. Where can I find that information?



    Try AMC.com or youtube. It was during a episode of Talking Dead in an interview. I always wondered too why in the TV series they never used the term 'zombie' ut it was answered by Kirkman in that interview.

  • @WowMutt said: Try AMC.com or youtube. It was during a episode of Talking Dead in an interview. I always wondered too why in the TV series they never used the term 'zombie' ut it was answered by Kirkman in that interview.



    Cool, I'll check it out. Thanks for making me hip.

    I wondered that too about the missing term Zombie. For some reason I thought it was a copy right issue or something.

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