I pose a question to you all: is killing your babies keeping it real?
Keeping it real is staying true to the reality of the Walking Dead universe, dark, bleak, and no sacred cows who can't be killed. Lee dies, breaking apart the strongest emotional bond created by the Walking Dead series. Was that keeping it real? Clem learned something from it. I say yes.
If there is a season two with Clem, by our very desire to see her live, should the game writers toss Clem to the zombies to maintain the dignity of the world they've created?
I want a happy ending. I know they don't exist in that world. I know to expect what I don't want to happen to happen in that world, because that's keeping it real to the writers. They can do this and still tell a legit story. But sometimes it feels like the same trick over and over again: the old tricked you with a sad ending because you wanted a happy ending switch out.
Is killing babies to keep it real a stronger choice than a happy ending?
My answer: Sometimes. Though I wish there was a chance for both. I still give Telltale mondo props for season 1, in spite of crying all day because I can't see Lee walk Clem off into the sunset.
What are your thoughts?