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Episode 5, no thrill of anticipation?

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Hey guys,

I've been barely able to wait for all the previous episodes of TWD but now since Lee's one of the walking dead himself, I feel like I don't care that much for the final episode because Lee will end up dead anyway and that's quite a lame ending. I feel kinda similar to how I felt playing ME3...it was all a waste of time, since the ending is going to suck regardless of what you did before. I would have preferred Lee dieing in the finale depending on your choices rather than railroad him to death, but TTG thinks different, obviously. Let's hope TWD isn't going to be the 2nd highly anticipated game in 2012 that has a terribad ending.

Are you guys still looking forward to the finale, or do you have mixed feelings about it?

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  • @shedim said: Hey guys,

    I've been barely able to wait for all the previous episodes of TWD but now since Lee's one of the walking dead himself, I feel like I don't care that much for the final episode because Lee will end up dead anyway and that's quite a lame ending. I feel kinda similar to how I felt playing ME3...it was all a waste of time, since the ending is going to suck regardless of what you did before. I would have preferred Lee dieing in the finale depending on your choices rather than railroad him to death, but TTG thinks different, obviously. Let's hope TWD isn't going to be the 2nd highly anticipated game in 2012 that has a terribad ending.

    Are you guys still looking forward to the finale, or do you have mixed feelings about it?


    Knowing that the Titanic was going to hit an iceberg and sink didn't stop people from anticipating "Titanic" to the point where it became the highest grossing movie at the time.

    Also I didn't mind the ending of Mass Effect 3, but then I consider the entire game to be the ending to the series, not just the last cutscene. All of my choices mattered there.

    Having Lee live or die depending on your choices is, to me, a copout. It would mean there is a 'right' way to play the game and a 'wrong' way to play the game. Having him get bit regardless allows us to play how we want and not be completely punished by a premature ending.

  • @Matrox Yang said: It was pretty much assumed by many (including me) that Lee would die at the end. It wouldn't be the walking dead otherwise.

    Yeah, that would have been perfectly fine as ONE of many possible endings.

  • @cormoran said: Knowing that the Titanic was going to hit an iceberg and sink didn't stop people from anticipating "Titanic" to the point where it became the highest grossing movie at the time.

    You know that was a fictionalized account, right? It wasn't a given the main characters would die.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Titanic_(1997_film)

  • @Red Panda said: You know that was a fictionalized account, right? It wasn't a given the main characters would die.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Titanic_(1997_film)

    You missed the point of what I wrote.

    The Titanic sinking was the inevitable end, it was one piece of the story everyone knew would come. People didn't know how the character pieces were going to turn out and so it remained something intrigueing enough to get excited about.

    Lee dieing is just one piece of episode five that everyone knows is coming.

    We're yet to know how the group dynamic that ended episode four will play out.
    We're yet to know the fates of those he takes with him.
    We're yet to know the fates of those he leaves behind.
    We're yet to know how he'll deal with it if he goes alone.
    We're yet to know clementines fate.
    We're yet to know how Lee will deal with her kidnapping.
    We're yet to know who the kidnapper is or what he wants.
    We're yet to know how Lee or others will deal with his inevitable end and possible rise.

    There's a lot more to episode five than Lee dieing, Just as there's a lot more to Titanic than the ship sinking.

  • @cormoran said: You missed the point of what I wrote.

    No, I'm pretty sure I got the point.

  • @Master of Aeons said: Coming to a conclusion full of dread rather than anticipation is still an emotional journey I'd like to make. Just because the ending is inevitable doesn't detract from the experience in the least. Really, it's a perfect metaphor for the universe. I think it was Rick Grimes who said, "WE are the Walking Dead!"

    Of course, the issue with that being that Rick ain't dead, ditto for his kid who happens to lack depth perception. :p

    @Master of Aeons said: Knowing that the Titanic was going to hit an iceberg and sink didn't stop people from anticipating "Titanic" to the point where it became the highest grossing movie at the time.

    Also I didn't mind the ending of Mass Effect 3, but then I consider the entire game to be the ending to the series, not just the last cutscene. All of my choices mattered there.

    Having Lee live or die depending on your choices is, to me, a copout. It would mean there is a 'right' way to play the game and a 'wrong' way to play the game. Having him get bit regardless allows us to play how we want and not be completely punished by a premature ending.

    Of course there's a "right" way to play the game. If you choose not to help Clem in the Drug Store at the end of Ep. 1 or in the train station in Ep. 3, the game ends.

    Forcing the bite at the end of Ep. 4 (atleast the way they did it) basically strikes me as a cop-out in and of itself: it lumps all Lees into the same pile, alert, observant, Lees get the exact same fate pretty much the exact same way as the Lees that weren't. I say that as somebody who fully expected Lee to bite it at the end, simply because killing off the protagonist is old hat (seriously, the very first story written in the English language does it). Problem being it wasn't even a surprise to me what was going to happen when I noticed I was literally being railroaded to the garbage pile by the invisible wall on the left side of the street so I couldn't see behind it, since I know to be observant around potential cover sites.

  • I'm actually more excited.

    I'm itchin' to see how much Lee can do before he dies.

    Can he save Clem?
    Can he find Clem's parents?
    Can he take down Pedo-Man?
    Can he save his friends?
    Can he take down a horde of zombies with only a shotgun, a chainsaw, a smart ass comment and a kickass attitude.
    Can he kick Kenny in the Daddy-bags for being suck a jerk?

    Find out in Episode 5!

  • I'm not sad about Lee being bitten, Everything dies, that's god's plan.

  • @Red Panda said: No, I'm pretty sure I got the point.

    Then try responding to the point instead of going off on some pedantic tangent.

    @Red Panda said: Of course there's a "right" way to play the game. If you choose not to help Clem in the Drug Store at the end of Ep. 1 or in the train station in Ep. 3, the game ends.

    Forcing the bite at the end of Ep. 4 (atleast the way they did it) basically strikes me as a cop-out in and of itself: it lumps all Lees into the same pile, alert, observant, Lees get the exact same fate pretty much the exact same way as the Lees that weren't. I say that as somebody who fully expected Lee to bite it at the end, simply because killing off the protagonist is old hat (seriously, the very first story written in the English language does it). Problem being it wasn't even a surprise to me what was going to happen when I noticed I was literally being railroaded to the garbage pile by the invisible wall on the left side of the street so I couldn't see behind it, since I know to be observant around potential cover sites.

    I suppose the question becomes once again: How many of these options can telltale realistically implement in a $20 game? ME3 has gotten a mention and it couldn't do what some people want TWD to do for a third of the price. And yeah, killing the protagonist is old hat, but then so is leaving the protagonist alive. :p

  • @DreadMagus said: I'm actually more excited.

    I'm itchin' to see how much Lee can do before he dies.

    Can he save Clem?
    Can he find Clem's parents?
    Can he take down Pedo-Man?
    Can he save his friends?
    Can he take down a horde of zombies with only a shotgun, a chainsaw, a smart ass comment and a kickass attitude.
    Can he kick Kenny in the Daddy-bags for being suck a jerk?

    Find out in Episode 5!


    Agree!

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