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The Ending is Absurd, and Very Poorly Done

posted by JackSchirmer on - last edited - Viewed by 359 users

The ending to Episode 5 was a hopeless bungle.

Lee's great "sacrifice", chaining himself to the radiator, is a preposterous mistake completely at odd with The Walking Dead universe. Worse, it's no sacrifice at all. First, it's unimaginable that Clem, if she even survives the city (and recall that we forgot to, you know, actually tell her how to find Omid and Christa--oops!), won't be forever haunted by the image of zombie Lee chained to a radiator in a windowless room for all eternity. The big deal he makes, that she shouldn't shoot him, is horribly, horribly misguided. Putting down someone before they turn is extremely cathartic. It was a point of honor, pride, and closure for Carl to put down Lori in the tv series. They got it exactly right there. In the game it completely spoils the whole ending, since Clem doesn't get that closure.

Second, are you kidding me? We're left with no cutscene, no reunion with Omid and Christa where we see Clem finally escape? It's clear that TTG badly rushed the entire episode, from the incredibly brief playing time to the pointless recycling of locations, but this was the worst sort of failure--betraying a fundamental point of The Walking Dead universe. It played exactly as though the developer simply hit the wall of a deadline and had to quit without finishing.

Very, very disappointing.

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  • @DreadMagus said: Careful, that way of thinking is one step away from claiming anyone who likes TWD and doesn't agree with a negative comment is a blind fanboy :p

    It's possible to present negative opinions constructively - if a person doesn't, don't be surprised if people react in an opposite and equal manner.



    I was just joking, lol. That's the way it feels on this forum sometimes. I literally lay out my gripes in a constructive and generally polite manner, and someone's always like "You just sad Lee died."

    BUT I SAID I DIDN'T CARE IF LEE DIED!

  • @Dildor said: Um, he is trolling though.

    http://www.telltalegames.com/forums/showthread.php?t=41417

    Check out this gem he posted too, lol.



    That's not trolling, this is trolling:

    LEE AIN'T DEAD! MOLLY SAVED HIM! HE COMIN' BACK IN SEASON 2 TO KICK SOME MORE WALKER ASS! HIM AND CLEM WILL ROUNDHOUSE KICK THE SHIT OUT OF ANYBODY THAT COMES BETWEEN THEM! TELLTALE CONFIRMED IT PLPLZ!

    THIS JUST IN, EPISODE TITLES FOR SEASON 2!

    STARRING:LEE MUTHAFUCKING EVERETT

    EPISODE 6: BACK IN BLACK, BITCH
    EPISODE 7: WHERE DA WALKERS AT?
    EPISODE 8: MOLLY IS MY MAIN BITCH
    EPISODE 9: CARLEY'S COMIN'
    EPISODE 10: NO HOES LEFT

    BELIEVE IN LEE!

    BELEEVE

    BELLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEVE!

  • @Doctanian said: I was just joking, lol. That's the way it feels on this forum sometimes. I literally lay out my gripes in a constructive and generally polite manner, and someone's always like "You just sad Lee died."

    BUT I SAID I DIDN'T CARE IF LEE DIED!



    Well, also true, unfortunately.

    Of course in those cases, I figure they just read the title of the thread and popped off something quick. :confused:

  • @Doctanian said: That's not trolling, this is trolling:

    LEE AIN'T DEAD! MOLLY SAVED HIM! HE COMIN' BACK IN SEASON 2 TO KICK SOME MORE WALKER ASS! HIM AND CLEM WILL ROUNDHOUSE KICK THE SHIT OUT OF ANYBODY THAT COMES BETWEEN THEM! TELLTALE CONFIRMED IT PLPLZ!

    THIS JUST IN, EPISODE TITLES FOR SEASON 2!

    STARRING:LEE MUTHAFUCKING EVERETT

    EPISODE 6: BACK IN BLACK, BITCH
    EPISODE 7: WHERE DA WALKERS AT?
    EPISODE 8: MOLLY IS MY MAIN BITCH
    EPISODE 9: CARLEY'S COMIN'
    EPISODE 10: NO HOES LEFT

    BELIEVE IN LEE!

    BELEEVE

    BELLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEVE!



    hahahahaha

  • its okay OP *hugs*


    i was sad too :/

  • Most of the OP's numerous errors have been pointed out well enough already, but I have one thing to add: In the TV series we never see Carl shoot his mother and I don't think he did. I think she is going to show up as a zombie later. If she does, are you going to write in an AMC forum about how they did it wrong? On Talking Dead, someone said the zombie with the bloated belly had supposedly completely eaten Lori, but that seems a bit absurd, doesn't it? He said the zombie drug her around the corner (why?), and I think it's more likely that she drug herself. Anyway, time will tell, but in TV land, off-screen kills usually aren't kills at all.

  • It seems like you didn't play the same game we did?

    You had the option to shoot Lee, I shot my Lee to give Clem Closure.

    I told Clem to find Omid and Christa and where to find them.

    Watch after the credits.

    We know for a fact the Lee was a criminal. He tells the stranger about how he wanted a family and how his wife didn't. One day he came home to find her sleeping with another man so he killed the other man. If that isn't criminal I don't know what is :P

    Sure you can have your crits but...all the crits you made were already in the game. You CAN shoot Lee etc. It isn't Telltales fault you decided to take a path you didn't want?

  • @lucidity02 said: Hooboy. I'm 99% convinced you're some sort of advanced troll, but here we go: [...]



    Advanced troll, I like that. :)

  • @JackSchirmer said: Worse, it's no sacrifice at all. First, it's unimaginable that Clem, if she even survives the city (and recall that we forgot to, you know, actually tell her how to find Omid and Christa--oops!).



    I told her to go look for them; and I told them to go look for her. I think they're all smart enough to figure it out from there.

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