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Episode 5 Disappointment (vent here) **SPOILERS**

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Telltale,
Firstly i would like to say great game and a fantastic concept. However the ending i would say is not so great. While it is very well made and certainly tugs at your heart strings, I didn't play the game and wait for the ending only to find out i die anyway... Now i know people may argue that you didn't see lee actually turn so maybe he will be ok, but the fact you left it this way is really a let down to the series. I was really looking forward to the last episode but in all honesty it just brought me down and i kinda wish i stopped playing at episode 4. :confused: There should be an alternative ending where you can at least live... Just my opinion.

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  • Bah, the ending was nonsense. At least have the decency to give the player SOME kind of closure. Let him know, that Clem is in good hands or has a future. Now she is like 10 miles out of Savannah "somehow", hasn't eaten our drunk anything for a day or so and is all alone. I give her like 12 hours and she is dead, too. Great ending, I might as well let her stay at the tree house, then she at least wouldn't have to see all the shit and she wouldn't have to shoot people.

    Yeah I know, that there will be a second season coming, but it sucks if that ruins the first season, just to have a cliffhanger ending.

  • @Gerudan said: Bah, the ending was nonsense. At least have the decency to give the player SOME kind of closure. Let him know, that Clem is in good hands or has a future. Now she is like 10 miles out of Savannah "somehow", hasn't eaten our drunk anything for a day or so and is all alone. I give her like 12 hours and she is dead, too. Great ending, I might as well let her stay at the tree house, then she at least wouldn't have to see all the shit and she wouldn't have to shoot people.



    Um...zombie apocalypse much?

  • @BlankCanvasDJ said: Um...zombie apocalypse much?



    You still have to give the player the feeling of some kind of accomplishment. Now Lee has completely failed, he might as well shot himself in the head with the shotgun from the beginning, what difference would it make? Clem is all alone, hungry, thirsty and will probably die from exhaustion in the next couple of hours. We don't even know who the two silhouettes at the end were. There really is no excuse for such a stupid cliffhanger ending.

    Oh look, we will make a second season, so you don't need an ending for the first one, because that is, how good writing works.

  • @Gerudan said: You still have to give the player the feeling of some kind of accomplishment.



    No, you really don't. Zombie apocalypse.

  • @BlankCanvasDJ said: No, you really don't. Zombie apocalypse.



    ZA is not the answer to everything. Are you saying you would be content if you died the first three minutes of the game and The End comes up? Of course you want to accomplish something in the game. If not, then why play?

  • You did accomplish something, you raised Clementine and saved her from Radiohead and the ending implies Christa and Omid made their way to her. The game's journey and destination was about Lee, his death was inevitable and we all knew this. What else would've you wanted?

  • @Gerudan said: You still have to give the player the feeling of some kind of accomplishment. Now Lee has completely failed, he might as well shot himself in the head with the shotgun from the beginning, what difference would it make? Clem is all alone, hungry, thirsty and will probably die from exhaustion in the next couple of hours. We don't even know who the two silhouettes at the end were. There really is no excuse for such a stupid cliffhanger ending.

    Oh look, we will make a second season, so you don't need an ending for the first one, because that is, how good writing works.




    Say what? Lee hasn't failed at all, quite the contrary. Throughout the game he has helped to shape Clem into the person she is at the end of season one. And for episode 5 specifically Lee's goal is to save Clementine from her kidnapper, which he does. Even as he is dying he is helping make sure that she escapes and lives on. Clem is pretty capable of taking care of herself at the end of season one and that is because of Lee.

    Also, they really don't have to wrap everything up in season one when they know there's going to be a season two. Just saying.

  • @BlankCanvasDJ said: No, you really don't. Zombie apocalypse.



    Sure you have! You have in EVERY game! That is one of the core fundamentals of every game design, if you can't "win" the game, you don't need to play it.

  • @thebigbad said: Say what? Lee hasn't failed at all, quite the contrary. Throughout the game he has helped to shape Clem into the person she is at the end of season one. And for episode 5 specifically Lee's goal is to save Clementine from her kidnapper, which he does. Even as he is dying he is helping make sure that she escapes and lives on. Clem is pretty capable of taking care of herself at the end of season one and that is because of Lee.

    Also, they really don't have to wrap everything up in season one when they know there's going to be a season two. Just saying.



    She is all alone in some kind of waist land and the to figures could as well be two walkers.

    And what is Clem to do? She probably has only a few bullets left, has nothing to drink or eat and is in the middle of a huge nothingness?

    If those two would have been Omid and Christa, they could as well just show them.

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