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Breaking Point? [Ep. 3 Spoilers]

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Did you reach a breaking point? A point in the game when it just seemed like too much?

For me, after Duck's death I was at a low point. I felt there was no hope for a second there. Carley's death shocked me. Then Duck was bitten and Katjaa killed herself. After I shot Duck, I went back to Clem and I felt like she was the only good thing left in the world.

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  • I agree with you. I reached my breaking point... Especially after Katja died. When you had the gun aimed at Duck (if you chose to kill him) it was a powerful and sad moment. When I had my gun aimed at Duck... I somehow just wanted to believe there was hope for him, even though I know there was no hope... I wanted to believe... I shot him, because I thought he deserve a better death than turning into a walker. It was just so sad... Yeah, I think Clem is the only good left in the world now... The group is small which makes it so sad, so many survivors died/left. The new group is not just small but not so trusting anymore.

    -Chuck- I like this guy even though I think there is something suspicious about him regarding the missing family photo in the train. He is realistic and straight to the point, which really helped Clementine. I liked his quote "There are no 'boys' 'girls' there is either alive or dead' it went something like that. He makes some very good point even though I have suspicions he might be Terry St John, The father from the st john farm.

    -Ben- He is not trustworthy because he lied about his deal with the bandits, which caused a death... I can no longer trust Ben, he seriously fucked everything up.

    -Kenny- He's an asshole still, but I feel for him considering what happened to his family. I don't know why, but I just can't come to trust Kenny. Yet, I think he is one of the only people I can trust.

    -Clementine- She's the only good left in the world, and she's very trustworthy.

    -Omid and his gf- New survivor, seems nice. But still going to be some trust issues considering the past with the St. Johns, etc.

  • It would be an interesting plot twist if Chuck was Terry, but why would he use a fake name? How would he know you met his sons and his wife?

  • @Viner16 said: It would be an interesting plot twist if Chuck was Terry, but why would he use a fake name? How would he know you met his sons and his wife?

    I'm not too sure. Just pointing out that it is possible.

  • I don't think I've reached a breaking point yet. As harsh as it may sound, Doug's death didn't bother me too much. He was a helpful character-to some degree, but he never really developed and his personality never came out.

    I was saddened by Duck getting bitten. No child deserves that, even if the child is a bit obnoxious. I expected Kat to take her own life. I thought it would be after Duck was shot and not before, though I can understand why she did it. In her shoes, I would have done the same. Even if she hadn't committed suicide, I think she would have been a liability in future episodes. She simply didn't care anymore, and that attitude alone is enough to get someone, if not everyone, killed.

    I don't really trust anyone that we're with now. I actually wish there was an option to leave everyone we're with and just take off with Clem. I think the chances of survival would be greater, but I have a feeling that no one is going to make it out alive in the end. I hope I'm wrong about that though.

    I didn't even notice the photograph missing on the train.

  • @Norskatt said: I don't think I've reached a breaking point yet. As harsh as it may sound, Doug's death didn't bother me too much. He was a helpful character-to some degree, but he never really developed and his personality never came out.

    I was saddened by Duck getting bitten. No child deserves that, even if the child is a bit obnoxious. I expected Kat to take her own life. I thought it would be after Duck was shot and not before, though I can understand why she did it. In her shoes, I would have done the same. Even if she hadn't committed suicide, I think she would have been a liability in future episodes. She simply didn't care anymore, and that attitude alone is enough to get someone, if not everyone, killed.

    I don't really trust anyone that we're with now. I actually wish there was an option to leave everyone we're with and just take off with Clem. I think the chances of survival would be greater, but I have a feeling that no one is going to make it out alive in the end. I hope I'm wrong about that though.

    I didn't even notice the photograph missing on the train.

    Thats why you should NOT of choose Doug! I knew Carly/Doug were gonna die this episode I just didnt know how. After building a romantic relationship with her the entire beginning of the episode...well it was pretty shocking. I agree too, at this pace everyone will die somehow. I think 1 or 2 of the current members will make it through maybe like ben and christa. I dont think kenny will last much longer, he like katjaa has nothing to live for now.

  • Definitely after Carley's death. Although I knew Carley/Doug was eventually going to die I never imagined it in that way. The conversation with Carley and Lee talking about Lee telling the group about his past really got me thinking there was going to be romance between the two. The little remarks like the batteries last episode and her being small in episode three.

    But then Lilly goes and shoots her point blank in the head because she thought Carley stole the supplies and no doubt she couldn't handle Carley putting her in her place. Jesus I was so mad at that point. There was no way in hell Lilly was getting back in that RV. Man I was wanting to put a bullet in her skull after that.

  • I think I have reached my breaking point. The entire thing with Kenny's family was heartbreaking with his kid bitten and wife committing suicide but I still offered to end Duck's suffering so Kenny wouldn't have to do it himself. I played so many shooter games and I hesitated for the longest time before forcing myself to press the A button.

    Carley's death was too much of a punch in the gut. For all the ways for her to go out that had to be the was the worse ways for TTG to do it. I don't think I can manage another play through and see it all play out again and not be able to stop Lilly from killing her in cold blood.

  • There should've been a way to save Carley/Doug....
    It was too abrupt, when they killed Carley/Doug I didn't even realize.
    I was like "Wait.... who the f*ck did she shoot?"
    Then it dawned on me.
    :(

  • I think almost everyone can agree with you, Red. I know I just felt like it was all coming down and the harder I tried to keep things together (as I did in Episode's 1-2) the more Tell Tale was punishing me.

    Someone I follow on Twitter compared "Long Road Ahead" to the Kobiashi Maru scenario from Stark Trek; a test where the more you tried to win the worse things got, and the whole point being not to win but to teach you to think clearly and remain focused till the very end. I think that sums up Episode 3 perfectly and, by the end, I had no sense of victory but I did feel I'd made the best choices I could under the grim circumstances.

  • @Viner16 said: There should've been a way to save Carley/Doug....
    It was too abrupt, when they killed Carley/Doug I didn't even realize.
    I was like "Wait.... who the f*ck did she shoot?"
    Then it dawned on me.
    :(

    It really was a shameful scapegoat for Lily's departure, but what can you do. It certainly added to the sense of no longer being in control even remotely.
    :(

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