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Did anyone feel that TWD was starting to cross moral lines for media in general?

posted by DatDude on - last edited - Viewed by 443 users

Talk about dark.

Killing a child..Duck...I don't think I've ever seen a survivial horror movie akin to the walking dead where someone had to kill a little boy, like that..

Or how about killing that starved little boy in the attic of Episode 4, and later having to bury him...

IOr having Clementine basically having to kill her dad in some respects...

I mean christ, tell tale was basically pushing some moral lines no? I'm surprised that they weren't criticized by fox news or cnn.

I guess it's sort of a blessing to be under the radar.

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  • @DatDude said:
    I mean christ, tell tale was basically pushing some moral lines no?

    No. It's horror fiction. Episode one of the show featured a zombified child.

    It's a grim setting, and the game had no more death, dismemberment or despair than the show or the comic.

  • i think its good that i couldn't call TWD game a cop-out, if you are gonna make a mature game be mature about it, and that is what telltale did

  • @RobtMyers said: No. It's horror fiction. Episode one of the show featured a zombified child.

    It's a grim setting, and the game had no more death, dismemberment or despair than the show or the comic.

    I understand it's a grim setting and what not.

    But having..the player...actually kill a child..not just once, but twice...and actually bury the 2nd child..I mean, it's just f-ed up. An not alot of movies or books have crossed that plateau towards the same level that tell tales walking dead did...mainly because it was interactive, you the player..in control of the decisions..actually partaking in the actual interaction of killing and burying a child..even besides the fact it's just a virtual reality/


    I mean, I don't mind personally. Hell, make it even more messed up. The dark narrative and scenarios is what MADE the game the awesome game that it was.

  • Absolutely not. And the player didn't "kill" any child. Duck is already dieing, his death in inevitable. Shooting him is optional, you can let kenny do it if you don't want to. And I saw it more as putting him out of his misery.
    The boy in the attic wasn't killed either. He was already zombified, thus he wasn't human anymore.

    I could see your concerns if they showed children dieing like Brie... then I would say yea that goes a bit too far. But the way they handled it was perfectly fine and I see absolutely nothing wrong with it.

  • @dubesor said: Absolutely not. And the player didn't "kill" any child. Duck is already dieing, his death in inevitable. Shooting him is optional, you can let kenny do it if you don't want to. And I saw it more as putting him out of his misery.
    The boy in the attic wasn't killed either. He was already zombified, thus he wasn't human anymore.

    I could see your concerns if they showed children dieing like Brie... then I would say yea that goes a bit too far. But the way they handled it was perfectly fine and I see absolutely nothing wrong with it.


    Yeah, they were already dying. But lest my memory fails me, wasn't Duck still human? He didn't fully turn yet..he was at that..twilight stage, I guess...but he was definitely still human.

    An what about the fact that they had Clementine in the same rooms during those particular situations (ie larry head getting smashed in by kenny, lee killing those 2 farm canibal dudes.) I mean, she's just a girl.

    An having, Clementine, whose basically a daughter to Lee..having her kill him point blank in the head...

    I mean, point me in the direction where you have seen a movie that is THAT dark and gruesome. I've watched alot of movies, and none have come to mind (except some fucked up european movies that are banned in america).

    Hell, compared to the tv show, the game takes a giant dump in terms of expressing survial in a dark brutal sense.

  • @DatDude said: Yeah, they were already dying. But lest my memory fails me, wasn't Duck still human? He didn't fully turn yet..he was at that..twilight stage, I guess...but he was definitely still human.

    An what about the fact that they had Clementine in the same rooms during those particular situations (ie larry head getting smashed in by kenny, lee killing those 2 farm canibal dudes.) I mean, she's just a girl.

    An having, Clementine, whose basically a daughter to Lee..having her kill him point blank in the head...

    I mean, point me in the direction where you have seen a movie that is THAT dark and gruesome. I've watched alot of movies, and none have come to mind (e[B]xcept some fucked up european movies that are banned in america[/B]).

    Hell, compared to the tv show, the game takes a giant dump in terms of expressing survial in a dark brutal sense.

    care to share the titles of those F***ed up movies? :o

  • @DatDude said: I understand it's a grim setting and what not.

    But having..the player...actually kill a child..not just once, but twice...and actually bury the 2nd child..I mean, it's just f-ed up. An not alot of movies or books have crossed that plateau towards the same level that tell tales walking dead did...mainly because it was interactive, you the player..in control of the decisions..actually partaking in the actual interaction of killing and burying a child..even besides the fact it's just a virtual reality/


    I mean, I don't mind personally. Hell, make it even more messed up. The dark narrative and scenarios is what MADE the game the awesome game that it was.

    Telltale didn't really cross any lines in that regard; atleast none that haven't already been crossed. Hell, Bioshock 1&2 gave the protagonist the option of murdering little girls.

  • @Rommel49 said: Telltale didn't really cross any lines in that regard; atleast none that haven't already been crossed. Hell, Bioshock 1&2 gave the protagonist the option of murdering little girls.


    But they also gave the player the option of "saving" the little sisters.

    You were never given that option with Duck, or the little starved boy in the attic. Just kill...and besides in Bioshock you don't actually see the act of you murdering a little child..with tell tales walking dead you do.

  • @Ctn04132 said: care to share the titles of those F***ed up movies? :o

    I can't remember the title of it...but one of the films was about this guy who dwells into porn in order to pay some overdue debts. He enters this shady porn company where it's almost like a reality tv show, and fans send in requests as to what they want to see...anyway it get's to the point where it's so fucked up that he's having sex with this little baby that just came out of the womb..they called it newborn porn i believe...messed up.

    I believe it was some Czech movie, and was released last year I believe.... if that ring any bells.

  • It may be rare to show the death of a child on screen, but there are plenty of films of the death of a child. A notable one being the original Night of the Living Dead. That showed a girl come back a a walker (Term not used in movie) and kill both her parents. For the Happy-Go-Lucky 60's, pretty dark.

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