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Why are there so many negative people on this board saying this game sucks now?

posted by DatDude on - last edited - Viewed by 562 users

It's sort of insane.

People don't realize what telltale are. They are a small budget studio, they don't have the scope or the resources to produce games that are on the same level (in terms of production or vision) compared to heavy rain, or beyond 2 souls.

This is an independent studio that charges it's customers 5$ per episode, 20$ in all..while most studios charge you 60$ + 50$ of DLC.

You guys are so ungrateful. Sure did the walking dead have flaws? Sure, absolutely. But was it not a masterpiece? I truly think it was.

The game was the first time i ever gave 2 shits about the characters and there struggles. It's the first time that it presented characters going through real human struggles, and the writers brilliantly showed the audience the use of the human condition through lee and clementine.

The writing was brilliant as well..I mean seriously pick up gears of war, pick up hitman absolution..pick up any game off the gamestop rack and just compare it to the walking dead's writing, and narrative and it will just make you laugh and open your eyes how truly terrible narrative and writing it is currently in video games.

What telltale was able to do with a shoe string budget and limited scope and vision is nothing short of amazing.

All I hope is that the sales of the walking dead will truly be the stepping stone for them to grow as a company.

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  • It doesn't suck. It's an amazing game. It's just the "campman" storyline fucked up what would've been one of the greatest video game stories ever told. They should've just stuck with the concept of survival, finding Clem's parents, and bonding/power struggles with people. I wanted to like episode 5 and I wanted to "like" campman as a villain, but they fell flat and I'm not going to suck up to TTG just because I adore them as a developer. They fucked, in my honest opinion. And I've been calling them out because I don't want season 2 to go downhill because of sloppy writing.

    I give the overall game an 8/10.

    Gary Whitta did a good job with episode 4 until the end with that bullshit cliffhanger. Episode 5 was just terrible. Only redeeming thing was Clem and Lee's final moments together.

  • Why so much hate for the Chapman plot? I thought he was interesting and a decent twist. Wondering why he took his son out on a hunt? Probably something Rick and Carl would do if you think about it, hell Lee was teaching Clem how to shoot etc... except Campman got his son killed.

    He stalked the survivors because he lost his son, his wife, his daughter and that was centered around his failure. Failure to secure anything including their food and supplies. He has nothing left to lose so why not take what's precious to those he blames? It's not like there's anything else to do in the apocalyptic zombie wastes.

    As far as "none of the hard choices making a difference". It's fatalistic, you are to believe they will work and things will be okay or at least better. Then they get worse, much worse. It's realistic, and tragic. Tragedy doesn't end with a happy ending and everything neatly wrapped up, I think consumers of entertainment are far to used to happy endings.

    To me Lee is an Oedipus character, he's doomed from the start and when you first started the game you should have realized things were not going to go well. As people continually died and futility of most if not all of their plans set in, it became increasingly obvious. The early predictions that Lee wouldn't survive became more and more viable. Rather than having him give up or check himself out, he cut of his arm and kept going. Until the end, despite the certainty of failure.

    That's a story that tries to say something. Rather than say, Lee picks up some Zombrex and they find the CDC and it's full of said Zombrex and him and Clem live out their days there till he passes away of old age in his sleep and she shoots him so he doesn't come back.

  • @Atarius said: Why so much hate for the Campman plot? I thought he was interesting and a decent twist. Wondering why he took his son out on a hunt? Probably something Rick and Carl would do if you think about it, hell Lee was teaching Clem how to shoot etc... except Campman got his son killed.

    He stalked the survivors because he lost his son, his wife, his daughter and that was centered around his failure. Failure to secure anything including their food and supplies. He has nothing left to lose so why not take what's precious to those he blames? It's not like there's anything else to do in the apocalyptic zombie wastes.

    As far as "none of the hard choices making a difference". It's fatalistic, you are to believe they will work and things will be okay or at least better. Then they get worse, much worse. It's realistic, and tragic. Tragedy doesn't end with a happy ending and everything neatly wrapped up, I think consumers of entertainment are far to used to happy endings.

    To me Lee is an Oedipus character, he's doomed from the start and when you first started the game you should have realized things were not going to go well. As people continually died and futility of most if not all of their plans set in, it became increasingly obvious. The early predictions that Lee wouldn't survive became more and more viable. Rather than having him give up or check himself out, he cut of his arm and kept going. Until the end, despite the certainty of failure.

    That's a story that tries to say something. Rather than say, Lee picks up some Zombrex and they find the CDC and it's full of said Zombrex and him and Clem live out their days there till he passes away of old age in his sleep and she shoots him so he doesn't come back.


    yeah but doesn't chapman come after you even if you don't take the supplies?

  • @mkane24 said: yeah but doesn't chapman come after you even if you don't take the supplies?

    Your group took the supplies no matter what you say, so that's why he went off for revenge. He wasn't exactly after Lee and Clementime, but he knows what Lee has done in the game and tries to take Clementime away from him.

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