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Bring ***** Back! ( or maybe ***** )

posted by ZombieBlaster on - last edited - Viewed by 909 users

My Observation

I'm not much of a doctor but I am quite an observer. I watched Carley's death a lot of times ( it's torture ) and I can see that she got hit in her left cheek. Sorry don't know bout' Doug

My stupid reason:

What if some good professional healer "Samaratin" saw him/her and healed him/her. I've watched a lot dramas and somehow those people who get shot in the face or body still manages to survive. Maybe
they will somehow just get an eyepatch or something, but they will still be alive.

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  • Being able to carry Carley/Doug through to the end is a missed opportunity for pathos. Say Lee and Carley kindle a potential romance, and in Ch 5 Lee has to choose whether to save Carley or Clem? As for Doug, the situation could be situationally similar, but the emphasis on potential romance would be removed from the equation.

  • @Vainamoinen said: If the outcry was there, I certainly would not abuse my mighty mod powers to oppress it.

    But I don't think it really is there, because most community members understand the narrative purpose. The Walking Dead series in whatever form is about killing off the people you like most when you least expect it in the most violent way possible. I don't like it, but that is the effing principle of the entire franchise. To oppose it (for any other reason than, say, finding the effort TTG put in the Ca/Do-branches lacking) would mean not liking zombie stories to begin with.

    The story says: This character dies. Asking for a return of that character is a bit of a betrayal of your own feelings when you experienced the scene for the first time. If there's no finality, if the narrators don't mean "final" when they display "final", you will feel less emotional reaction in this scene. For what Telltale wanted to achieve - the grief, the anger, the shock, the moment of disbelief - this is the way it had to be done.

    Mass Effect 3 had a short crappy ending (and now has a long crappy ending) in which its creators show zero understanding of basic storytelling principles and, worst of all, zero understanding of the spirit of their own creation. I can say with absolute certainty that the latter will not happen to TWD game.

    Yes, you brought up a lot of good points and ME3 does have a crappy ending. It felt like I lost or screwed up somewhere. Shepard dead, relays gone, fleet trapped around Earth and crew stranded somewhere else. This is victory? WTF!!? :eek:

    However, this is not a TV show or a book, this is supposed to be a RPG where the player is in control and shaping the story. So when a beloved character we enjoy interacting with is suddenly taken away in a gun shot, its going to hit some of us a lot harder because we're in the middle of it and not outside looking in like reading a comic book. I just hope the writers keep that in mind and be careful when using another beloved character for the next shocking moment.

  • It's not an RPG. It's an adventure game. There are differences.
    It's more like interactive fiction.
    You choose how the story unfolds. But there's a predetermined semi-concrete structure and narrative eventuality in which you make your choices within.

  • @L e x said: I'm sorry but this cannot be a serious thread

    Don't tell me the loss of carly isnt serious!..

  • It's not. Outside of the fictional narrative.
    And I can't understand why so many threads have been started because of it.

  • I would be dissappointed if some of our favorite characters wernt killed off.. That's part of the shock value TT put into the game.

    What if this were real and your wife, gf, whatever, the love of your life, your soulmate, was suddenly killed? You cant just rewind and try again!

    The more shocking and distressing the better imo!

  • Is it just me, but I swear I saw a few 'Carley will remember that' type notifications in the top left (it could have been Ben though, or even both), so why would it say that if there is no possible way to save her?

    I'm really annoyed because of this. I bought the game thinking I'd be able to make decisions that matter, instead I get to choose who gets an apple or banana. We should have had the choices and dialogue there to save Carley, one way or another.

    And to those saying life is hard in a zombie apocalypse; shut up, it's a game. We play games for fun and not to be annoyed and lied to by SEEMINGLY money greedy developers.

    And I've pretty much given up on this game for now. I got up to the point where you find that notepad with instructions on how to start the train, but felt no reason to go on with the terrible characters being introduced and the ones that we still have.

    There's no reason that Carley can't be brought back some way. I'm not saying the devs bring her back as she survived a gunshot to the face by some miracle, I'm saying they simply add the dialogue and choices now before continuing with episode 4 (They can't really say no to it for any reason other than 'time constraints' or 'money problems', which they likely will) and include her in episode 4 and the rest. It doesn't have to be easy, but you know..

    Same goes for Doug.

  • @Rhod747 said:
    And I've pretty much given up on this game for now. I got up to the point where you find that notepad with instructions on how to start the train, but felt no reason to go on with the terrible characters being introduced and the ones that we still have.

    There's no reason that Carley can't be brought back some way. I'm not saying the devs bring her back as she survived a gunshot to the face by some miracle, I'm saying they simply add the dialogue and choices now before continuing with episode 4 (They can't really say no to it for any reason other than 'time constraints' or 'money problems', which they likely will) and include her in episode 4 and the rest. It doesn't have to be easy, but you know..

    Same goes for Doug.

    Dude, I totally know how you feel. I find the whole episode depressing to the point where I lost all enthusiasm to carry on with the series. I reached the end of the episode, but I can't seem to bring myself to replay it. Unfortunately, the whole series is designed to break your sane mind, and it's a credit to TTG for creating characters that make you care this way.

    I would love for Carley to somehow make a comeback. But I have to admit the chance of that is non-existent.

  • @sparkskel said: Don't tell me the loss of carly isnt serious!..

    Was her death serious? Yes 100%

    Is bringing her back like Dragon Ball Z a serious idea? Yes -100%

  • I think we will know the truth only in the new episode Plaing Deed)I dupt but still hope anyway Situation remains me case with Sherlock Holmes when fans resurrected hero

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