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I've Made Peace with Carley/Doug's Fate...but...*Spoilers*

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It did bother me, I do think it came a tad premature and I will miss them. That's The Walking Dead for you though.

Remember in the comics when they beheaded Tyrese out of nowhere? Or the random killing off of side characters from Hershel's farm? Or when they eliminated two thirds of the cast during the prison attack, including several lead characters? Sometimes The Walking Dead makes drastic but powerful decisions to sell Kirkman's pessimistic tone (which I don't agree with but understand).

I will say though. I think it will be more cathartic for the fans if it felt like Carley or Doug had a distinct influence on Lee in future episodes. We don't need their ghost to talk to Lee or anything, but make the loss feel like it shapes Lee differently than the other character. Maybe losing Carley builds Lee's moral core. Maybe losing Doug increases Lee's distrust. Just something that feels like they made a difference.

Don't post "Well you're asking too much since Telltale doesn't make your choices matter." They listen and sometimes it is good when they make controversial choices like this. I advocate they need to make it still count, but I don't mind that they did it. I had a feeling it was going to happen regardless, if not this episode than the next.

Now if someone could find a way to off Christa and Omid though...

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  • @YamiRaziel said: So if you were stuck in ZA you would pick your group members by how sympathetic they are? I'm sure you won't last long.
    I know you all love Carley and Doug but they were a bit useless when regarding the social aspect of the group. Carley making you admit the guilt was like the only smart thing she did.
    Instead of choosing a side and participating in arguments, they always let it go and that's why 60% of our group is either dead or gone.
    Christa might look judgmental but she's apparently a toughen up survivor. She's a person I would consider taking with me if ZA hits. She might look like a bitch, but I'm sure she has a soft side, just like Lilly has.

    I'm not talking about a ZA. I'm just talking in terms of story. I don't care about the realism since ZA's are not real. I'm just speaking in terms of writing and character driven narrative I find their characters unsympathetic.

    I don't see it as letting go either. That's why I've liked the option of allowing Lee to try and be a peacemaker. They just want people put aside squabbles and disagreements for the sake of survival. They see past the ego and try to not fan the flames towards any direction. I thought they were some of the more level headed members of the group, which made me really enjoy their involvement. If it was just a bunch of irrational and opinionated blowhards arguing with each other, it would be the TV show (seriously, Daryl is the only guy with any common sense there!)

    And the fact Christa has not shown any glimpse of a soft side yet is why I am not a fan. Even Larry showed some dimension by the fact he has a daughter and he was still willing to help the group in spite of doing several really dick moves. If they develop her more as an actual character in episode 4 I would change my mind.

  • @zgamer said: just a bunch of irrational and opinionated blowhards arguing with each other,

    Isnt this the essence of humanity? And with the lack of police or anyone to say 'break this up', everyone will think their opinion is best (in their mind) and will try to be the new head honcho.
    I think the greatest strength of the story is the diversity of opinions cause thats just like life: people from different ages; walks of life and marital/family status are all going to have a different set of priorities. The idea that a bunch of complete (American) strangers would all unify under someone who didnt have a clear and defined leader role (be it through physical/mental/military strength) and not try to 'be their own boss' is unrealistic, imo. S'mores, campfire stories and a shared sense of camaraderie amongst all? ha, not bloody well likely :)

  • As soon as Carley kissed Lee i knew she was goind die, Love intrests end up dying all the time in games, Its a cheap card to pull when it comes to drama unless done right but i think TT did a good job with it.
    Also if anyone wants Ben dead, date him.

  • @Master of Aeons said: I nominate Cyreen.

    I don't do puppies, but thanks for your consideration.

  • Why do they make us suffer so much? I tried so hard to save Carley and no matter what i did i couldn't ... it's eating me from inside now. Please give more choices to be able to save characters or at least the really important ones.

  • They make us suffer so that they can go to the forums the day after an episode releases and bathe in our fragile emotional states of mind while we curse them and the heavens for making us connect with the character that was just taken violently away from us in the blink of an eye.

    tl:dr dey fuckin with our minds.

  • @Rock114 said: They make us suffer so that they can go to the forums the day after an episode releases and bathe in our fragile emotional states of mind while we curse them and the heavens for making us connect with the character that was just taken violently away from us in the blink of an eye.

    tl:dr dey fuckin with our minds.

    Which in its own perverse way actually makes the game that much more awesome. How many games actually make you emotionally invested in characters? Tragic or not, the fact we even lament a character's fate is a true achievement in game writing and design. Maybe they get pleasure hearing the lamenting but it just means that their intentions for the story are working.

  • @zgamer said: Which in its own perverse way actually makes the game that much more awesome. How many games actually make you emotionally invested in characters? Tragic or not, the fact we even lament a character's fate is a true achievement in game writing and design. Maybe they get pleasure hearing the lamenting but it just means that their intentions for the story are working.

    Exactly! That's why I love this game! It's not a bad thing when they take characters away from us, if it's well done. They can keep fucking with my mind as far as I'm concerned, because they haven't made me regret it once since buying this game.

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