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Hints From The Panel

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If you watched the most recent Playing Dead episode, there's a lot of subtext to read into. You can get a lot of information from the video, which is here ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QngiVxj3RZU ) if you haven't seen it. This - video and the analysis here - will contain spoilers, so this is your final warning.

Endings:

Walking Dead will have one ending. This has been set in stone from the start and it was stated in the video that it is not going to changed. So, while Jurassic Park had two (or three endings, if you count dying at the very end as another), it sounds like Walking Dead will have one set, unavoidable ending.

Perverse Events:

Gary Whitta states that he pushed for the most messed up and foul scenarios he could imagine, and caused everyone - including Dave Fennoy - to recoil. While I didn't think so at first, I now believe that the man over the radio is a lecherous rapist. Let's all have a tub full of bleach for when we're done with episode 4 ready.

Tailored:

In the panel, the designers give a more clear definition of what "tailored gameplay" means. You have a game that fits with you, but you aren't "making clothes yourself", in a way that allows your choices to dictate everything. The game is "handed to you" to put in the final bit of input. This means that your choices will never matter in any way deeper than how it resonates with your own morality. But it also goes against another quote from the panel about the big mysterious choice that's been long rumored in Episode 4. Episode 4's choice is described as "so crazily consequential and branching" by Gary Whitta at the 30 minute mark.

What does that mean about choice? That this is the biggest break in the storyline and can change the story in a distinct way? Are all choices still small offshoots that quickly close back to the same inescapable plotline in the way that choices do in Mass Effect and Heavy Rain?

Is there anything else you picked up from the panel?

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  • @Master of Aeons said: Perverse Events:

    Gary Whitta states that he pushed for the most messed up and foul scenarios he could imagine, and caused everyone - including Dave Fennoy - to recoil. While I didn't think so at first, I now believe that the man over the radio is a lecherous rapist. Let's all have a tub full of bleach for when we're done with episode 4 ready.



    I haven't gotten to see the full panel since I went to it at PAX, but I recall him talking about episode 3 with this. As far as I know, the dialogue for episode 4 hadn't been recorded yet, seeing as they had just finished episode 3. I could be wrong, though. I'd check the video, but it's a long video to try to scan through for that one bit, and I don't have the time to sit through the whole thing right now.

  • One ending, huh? Guess that confirms that the storyline will continue to season 2. I'm also curious to see what caused Dave Fennoy to complain to the writers.

  • @Zeruis said: One ending, huh? Guess that confirms that the storyline will continue to season 2. I'm also curious to see what caused Dave Fennoy to complain to the writers.



    I'm certain we'll know what it was when we hear it. Better call my therapist and reserve an appointment...

  • Thanks for the info. I Really hope Season 2 will continue with Lee/Clem and others if any of them survive.

  • @Master of Aeons said:
    Perverse Events:

    Gary Whitta states that he pushed for the most messed up and foul scenarios he could imagine, and caused everyone - including Dave Fennoy - to recoil. While I didn't think so at first, I now believe that the man over the radio is a lecherous rapist. Let's all have a tub full of bleach for when we're done with episode 4 ready.



    ...alright...fine,I just hope that they won't go to far as to make a player say "Alright,seriously now,what the hell is this...?" or that they will ruin the story...
    But I have faith in the writers. :)

  • @Master of Aeons said: ...
    Endings:

    Walking Dead will have one ending. This has been set in stone from the start and it was stated in the video that it is not going to changed. So, while Jurassic Park had two (or three endings, if you count dying at the very end as another), it sounds like Walking Dead will have one set, unavoidable ending.


    They never actually say there will be ONE ending only, they say that the ending was set from the beginning. To me that makes quite a difference.

    Fastforwarded PAX video

  • I agree with 8bit system that the one ending statement doesn't necessarily mean that there wont be any variations to the ending.

    @Master of Aeons, why do you think walkie talkie guy is a lecherous rapist?
    I thought that a lot of people think he may be a potential pedo.
    Doesn't make a lot of a difference to me,either way, he gets thrown into the herd at the first available opportunity.

  • it will end with lee and clem together but are they friends ? enemies ?

    is there anyone else with them ? are they injured ?

    as for dave not liking the dialogue i'll go with a pedo situation / rape

  • @FarmerJoe said: ... @Master of Aeons, why do you think walkie talkie guy is a lecherous rapist?
    I thought that a lot of people think he may be a potential pedo.
    Doesn't make a lot of a difference to me,either way, he gets thrown into the herd at the first available opportunity.



    Obviously not Master of Aeons here.

    I think people need a real villain, and after Larry died, Lilly departed and Kenny was broken, there is no one left except for Ben (not powerful enough), Chuck (just for being there), Christa and Omid (for no reason at all... again) and THE VOICE to really hate...

    Wait! There is a mysterious voice talking to Clementine... MY Clementine. I will stop this murderous, child abusing rapist... now, and FOREVER!

    That's about it, I guess.

  • This walkie-talkie guy might be Lee's version of the Governor, or Negan. One thing we haven't had yet is a specific antagonist OUTSIDE the group that knows us. I suspect that, unlike the St. Johns who were friendly with us up until dinner, this guy could be gunning for everyone in our group so he can have Clem to himself forwhatever reason.

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