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Why I let Ben die

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Ive been noticing alot of people post about there Ben decision, wether to let him die or pull him up. Here is mine;
I think Ben was a good guy, he just made some bad decisions. When Lilly first told me that someone was stealing meds, I walked around asking and got nothing, but the way Ben responded I knew instantly it was him, but I placed the benefit of the doubt in his favor. But m suspicion was confirmed when he told me on the train..... I was ANGRY and disappointed, but I decided that once again, I'd forgive him. In ep. 4 I left him to watch Clem, I told him that was a job and a responsibility and I trusted him to watch over her. But (luckily) Clem came and saved my life, I was still pissed at Ben for letting her go out on her own, and me being so stupid to think I could sneak up on her. The when we got to Crawford and got inside the school I said something that paranoid Ben (oh I left Clem at home with a gun, my little girl killed a zombie :D) so I knew something bad was going to happen. Long story short, when he told Kenny about you know what, and we had a vote, I voted Ben out of the group. I just couldn't have such a danger around us, he still followed us to the tower, the bell rang, zombie grabex him, but I did not hesitate one bit to kill the zombie. I grabed Ben and I was going to pull him up, but then he started saying that it'll be a nobler death if he sacrificed himself, i was torn. I wanted to pull him up but who am I to make him live if he wants to die as noble as that, I contiplated and was getting emotional until I closed my eyes and pressed "drop"..... He was a good guy that made bad decisions and wanted to make it up by sacrificing himself. Do I regret not pulling him up? No, that was the best way to die during this hell of a time. I am forever in his debt, RIP BEN....
When I play get fully invested in what's going on, and I play about the same way as I would in real life, I get emotional at whats going on, and I regret alot. I do not replay, I give myself one shot. It makes the game better that way.
Christa,omid,Kenny,lee (my group)

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  • The number of Ben threads is too damn high!

  • @Christoaster said: The number of Ben threads is too damn high!

    Sorry just wanted to get my view out there

  • this is basically my exact reasoning on it. thought I was the only one who thought about it that way!

  • I pressed the wrong button, I wanted to pull him up but I was panicking and shaking and I dropped him, and I'm playing without replays because I wanted to live with my decisions. But I figured it would be best to have all the help we could get. But he would of probably not of gone with me anyway to find Clem because I was an arse to him for messing up all those times. But he was a troubled teenager and he lost his teacher and his friend, and he made crappy decisions without thinking. I really liked Ben even after all he did but he tried his best but he just wasn't making the right choices, but like all teenagers you make crappy hard and fast decisions, but I think Bens character has been created very authentically and has been done really carefully and I think that makes his character so very endearing.

  • @TWDFTW said: I pressed the wrong button, I wanted to pull him up but I was panicking and shaking and I dropped him, and I'm playing without replays because I wanted to live with my decisions. But I figured it would be best to have all the help we could get. But he would of probably not of gone with me anyway to find Clem because I was an arse to him for messing up all those times. But he was a troubled teenager and he lost his teacher and his friend, and he made crappy decisions without thinking. I really liked Ben even after all he did but he tried his best but he just wasn't making the right choices, but like all teenagers you make crappy hard and fast decisions, but I think Bens character has been created very authentically and has been done really carefully and I think that makes his character so very endearing.

    rewinding loses the feeling of real life when you can't rewind

  • @TheNNerdGamer said: rewinding loses the feeling of real life when you can't rewind

    Yeah, it would lose the emotions that you just felt and ruin it so you feel like you have another chance to make things the way you want them to be. But TWDG's are definitely worth a replay after they have all come out and I've completed them.

  • Agreed OP, that is exactly what I did. I was so torn, and I could barely look at the screen when I let him drop. He was a good kid, just a bit stupid, and he deserved better. But again, at the time, I wasn't willing to put his life before the group, especially because I didn't know it was possible to save him. No matter what Kenny thinks, the group owes Ben since he was willing to let himself die so that everyone else could live. I was so pissed at Kenny when he said I "Did what I had to do" with a smile on his face. I wanted to tell him to go fuck himself, because Ben died a hero in my game. RIP kid. Your time came too soon (in around 33% of games).

  • I threw him out because it made room for lee on the boat. If you saved him, there might be possible outcomes of episode 5 in which players can have a different ending and one of the outcomes might be not going on the boat due to lees bite and Ben being allowed due to majority voting to keep Ben in the group and him having no physical problems. Then clem will want to stay with lee. Just a guess. Please don't criticise me for my thoughts.

  • Another Ben thread?

    Oh well, I let him go because he has proved 3 times that he was more effective at causing catastrophes and killing members of your group than anyone else in the TWD franchise. Sure he was a well-meaning dumb-as-a-brick teenager but that doesn't make having him around any less dangerous for the group. In fact, I would've kicked him out of the group in Ep. 3 after the motel incident if I could.

  • Molly almost killed you? and all the deaths were indirectly he blamed himself for all those deaths because of the deal he made with the bandits. Really everything is ben's fault i think TT is over doing it. I just have a felling Ben's gonna save the group in ep.5

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