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Telltale Crossed The Line

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Is there are anything TTG can do that will make you quit playing?

A lot of people said they're done after Carley was killed. We'll see. Is there anything they can do, of have done, that will have you calling it quits?

For me, if they kill Clem in episode 4 I would not buy episode 5. They would have killed off the last fuck I gave.

I would just move on after that. I wouldn't even be a little curious what happened next.

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  • Its better when there is a large cast. Then it is less transparent.

  • Yeah, just look at the comics. A whole lot of fodder characters, or characters we don't really know until about 25 issues later.

    I mean, look at Rosita.

  • @Milosuperspesh said:

    the whole 'the game is my first twd experience' kinda baffles me like why people watch tv shows mid season/mid episode then go on forums and complain nothing makes sense...

    but i have learned quickly on here that not many people have the due dilligance to research stuff before throwing money at the screen.. they see high reviews lots of praise and buy stuff thinking it's one thing then being unpleasantly surprised when their rash purchase turns out to be something well made but not their 'cup of tea'

    That's a pretty poor attitude.

    I spend a fair amount to research, thanks. Certainly, more then an hour was spent reading through this stuff. That's not a snap decision by any means. Same deal for other games. Hard Rain, for example, was actually one I skipped out on. It sounded good when I first heard of it but on a closer inspection, it wasn't quite what I wanted. I got the vibe that it wouldn't be quite my thing. I watched walkthroughs instead and, yea, I'm glad I didn't buy it. I also decided against the Fable series.

    There is NOTHING wrong with buying a game based on a review though. That's how most people make their choices. I go watch movies based on nothing more then a preview trailer and maybe a movie review. Some of them suck but you know what? I know they will suck before a half hour is up. I should know if I'm going to like this game before episode 1 is done. That should give me the basis to know.

    You expect me to put 10 hours and more watching a tv show or buy a bunch of comic books in order to understand everything? There is a limit to due diligence. I read up on the website, checked a number of reviews, heck, I even checked out some walkthroughs on the first episode. I also put it against my experience with typical zombie fare and made a decision.

    Yea, I got that people would die but what is the sense on killing everyone likable that you spent 6 hours developing? Finding out that a person you save gets killed anyway? Don't toss me that they can't handle a different character.

    Carley/Doug could have just as easily gotten the broken leg here which would limit their roles in the next episode. There are ways short of outright killing the person you save. It's especially annoying because every other time you choose to save someone it turns out not to matter. The death is always predetermined.

    Look, keeping Clem around is fine but, in the end, she isn't really a comrade, she is a burden. For the most part, they have done an excellent job minimizing the problems inherent in having a child dependent and she is certainly a likable character but I'd like some relationships with adults that can be reliable friends rather then a group of people I don't trust and fight with. Kenny could have been it but he was really argumentative at points and just went through such a shock that I'm leery of him. He's likely to snap like Lilly did. Also, is this a game that is only suppost to cater to hard core fans of the Walking Dead that like buckets and buckets of painful deaths?

    Even if I did go that far to find out that this is supposedly a game for a particular niche, there is no possible way that the cast the series could possibly be as small as this game is. If I had known too much about the plot the story would have been ruined. The first chapter was good. Second chapter was a bit grim but still okay. You have to get to episode 3 before you find out how bad it REALLY gets and then I hear that they want it to get worse for the final two.

    I'm very much NOT used to thinking of every person as a disposable victim when so much time has been put into developing the character. Especially not if they are likable characters that the readers emphasize with. It doesn't make sense to me to kill them off at this point. This isn't some sweeping opera of a game. It's a 10 hours long with a focus on narrative.

    Why make a narrative based game only to kill all the people in it early on? As games go, this one is exceptional in it's willingness to kill off major characters. I really have no experience with this level of death. There is no reasonable way to expect it.

    PS. The reason why it's acceptable to have an option to kill Lilly is that just because the game "might" become cannon (I'm told Lilly has a novel that also does her origin), that doesn't mean every choice is cannon. In fact, almost all choices will be non cannon, even simple choices like the responses you give, give details about what the cannon Lee is like. So killing Lilly is a non cannon choice and if the game actually got incorporated into the official backstory, that choice would simply have not been picked for it.

  • wow toma long speech and yet still proving my point, it's not a poor attitude when the forums a full of those types of people questioning everything and failing to grasp the simple fact no one is safe, you say all the deaths are likeable characters ? erm what about larry and duck ? not everyone liked them ? also it's shock value which is one of the foundations of twd.. if you like someone bodn with them, they are going to die cos you least expect it. but after a while yes it may get predictable but other stuff isn't..

    my comment in a nut shell is people ASSUME everything like you your self have done but with out paying for it, a bit cheeky imo how many lets plays have you seen ? just one full walkthrough by one person or a few with different choices in the same episode ?

    reviews are peoples often 'biased' opinion which change with the person writing it.. the graphic whores, the game play whores etc..i admit i used to follow reviews and use that to make an informed decision till i got stung by them and bought a game that wasn't my thing, so know and for a while i make my own mind up using info i research.

  • I didn't say every character that died is likable and you are just being rude, Milosuperspech.

    It doesn't prove your point at all. I'm not assuming anything, I'm making reasonable guesses based on the information I gathered. You are asking for an unreasonable amount of due diligence and the fact is, there are a LOT more disposable characters in the comic and series then there is in this game. That alone makes a pretty big difference.

    In horror movies, the more likeable characters tend to live longer not die out in the third act. That is what this game is more akin to. For the tv show and comic series, those things can go on for years. This is 10 hours of gameplay. That is a very different format style and combine that with supposedly being given choices... Choices mean that you can change things for the better, save people that might die otherwise.

    Given all that, why should so many people be dead at this point? There is a difference between saying anyone can die and just killing off so many characters that your emotional involvement with the relationships, the primary focus in this game (remember, it's not a shooter where you just blast everyone), suffers.

    Where do you get this attitude that you need to insult everyone that is upset about how the game is turning out?

  • I guarantee that nearly every single person who comes on here and says "i'm done" and "i'm not gonna play it if..." will still buy and play it just like before. Then they'll come back and find something else to whinge about.
    Fact is people, it's a game about trying to survive death therefore..... PEOPLE DIE! So don't give it all that crap about this, that and whatever. Play the game, enjoy it for what it is......

  • @Master of Aeons said: frinky.gif

    "We ah, managed to inverse the quantum emulator in the ga-hey! the positron servos and created a brand new game with countless options with no worry of space limitations because all of the coding exists in the fifth dimension where someone else has already coded it for us. The game is awesome, but ah, it seems that no one can run it on a personal computer until uh the year 3000."


  • I will play it through no matter what happens. Unfortunately those who say that no character is exempt from death has it wrong. Unless TTG switches you from one character to another between seasons the character of Lee will never die seeing as how that is the "playable" character in the game. On top of that leaving Lee without Clementine to "care" for/protect leaves the question of how low can the plot line become after the character you have been tasked with protecting has been killed, leaving another character that cannot be killed in the series. Understandably the comics have used and gone through characters to change things up and freshen up the series you still have the base characters still living, still surviving.

    @IndigoHawk said: After episode 3, TWD is too bleak (for me). Not just the murders, but the suicide, deaths, and the team interactions.

    As for this statement the basis is survival in a post apocalyptic zombie infested world, how bright of a future do you really foresee coming from this kind of state of reality.

  • toma since your new to the forums how about you check some old 'dead posts' and see for yourself instead of assuming you know me based on a few posts..

    [quote]Yea, I got that people would die but what is the sense on killing everyone likable that you spent 6 hours developing? Finding out that a person you save gets killed anyway? Don't toss me that they can't handle a different character [/quote] your exact words.

    you don't have to watch a tv show for '10 hours' all at once do you ?

    and if you wanna get all personal take it to pm's instead of taking threads off topic? also i find it funny how no one else as a problem but a select few do it's like you got banned and came back just have a go at me and my wild rants which is what they are rants you don't have to take them so seriously... bottom line i'm messing with you so just accept it move on and ignore me..

  • I'm assuming nothing, you are the one that is being rude to me. I don't need to read other posts you make to know how you are treating ME, thanks.

    My first post in this thread didn't talk about you at all. I made the specific point that my interest might fade after episode 5, this is because I bought the season pass on steam so I'm obliged to finish it at this point but I'm not happy with the way it's gone so I made a post here. At no point did I say I wouldn't finish the game.

    Now you are suggesting I might have been banned already and came back just to mess with you. Arrogant much? Man, take your own advice and leave me alone. Every post I made was on topic because the thread is about how this game "crossed the line". So I have posted what I don't like and all you do is be rude and keep saying that what I say is invalid because I didn't do enough research beforehand.

    Whatever though. Since you say I should ignore you I guess that just means you are telling me you just like to troll people and are therefore not worth listening too. I'll keep that in mind from now on.

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