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Will you still play The Walking Dead: The Game Season 2 if Clementine is not in it?

posted by J_Scheff on - last edited - Viewed by 2K users

The first season revolves around her, it would be strange for me to play it if she is not there at my side needing my protection.

I would give season 2 a shot, but without the drama and emotional toll caring for and protecting Clem it wont be nearly as good as S1, especially without Lee and Clem.

At any rate, I will be pissed if she is no longer part of TWD game.

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  • Don't call it "The walking dead- the game".
    It's not called "The walking dead- the game".
    It's called the walking dead.
    Call it the walking dead.

  • Fuck yeah I would, Season 2 is where we're suppose to give very few fucks.

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    Serious note, I'd be fine if Clem wasn't in it. I know people care about her, but I don't see any reason Telltale couldn't create other characters we'd get just as attached to. I agree with people who say they don't want a repeat of the Father/Daughter relationship, both because it does devalue the relationship a bit and because it would feel like a rehash of the first season.

    I do like the idea of her being a supporting character though, and Lee's decisions from the first season influencing how she acts. Like if you were a hardass she's more assertive and quick to judge, or if you went out of your way to shield her she seems ill-prepared for the things that unfold. How'd she act could really make you think about you treated her in the first game. "Oh man, I was too nice." or "Yeah, I taught her right!" and so on. I'd be on board with that.

  • Yes, but I don't see why Telltale wouldn't take advantage of the opportunity to expand upon Clementine's character. We can see who Clementine is as a person and how Lee shaped her personality. That alone makes up for the "illusion of choice" that was presented in season 1.

    Telltale, do the smart thing. Include Clementine in the group and in decisions, but don't make her a helpless little girl who needs to be coddled.

  • @anonymau5 said: If she isn't in the second season I'll be glad. If she is, Telltale will probably try to make us her caretaker again, which would just be tedious and dull. If she is in the second season, that's fine. But if we're her caretaker again, I won't play it. That would just result in reused story lines and would undermine anything that Lee did.

    I actually agree wholeheartedly.
    I'm hoping that we might hear stories about a little girl with a pregnant woman and a short guy from people we meet, so we know she's okay. (A pregnant woman would stick out, once she started showing, and frankly, so would a little girl.)
    But if the game has a bunch of the same old characters in it, I'm afraid it will get a little stale. Don't get me wrong - I'm sure TTG could make it interesting, but I would always have it in the back of my mind that the game would be much better with fresh characters.
    I'm hoping we meet a whole new cast, with different dynamics and adversities. I went into quite a bit of detail about it in the speculation/suggestion thread, so I won't do it here, too. I just feel that if we play as an adult with a group with Clem, (a new character unattached), it would come off as creepy. Imagine if you tried to help Clem and she told Omid and Christa that that creepy guy was being nice again lol. Just wouldn't work, I don't think.

  • I'm sure Clem will return in some fashion. She's very popular as a character, and I don't see the point in the end-credits bonus scene if they weren't going to elaborate on it. I just don't know how big her role will be in season 2. Will she be a main character, or will you run into her later on?

    In any case, I don't think you will be her hands-on caretaker this time around, as Lee had already done a great job teaching her to be a survivor throughout season 1, with handling Lee's death being her final lesson. After leaving Lee, she is completely alone, at least for a while, and has no other choice but to toughen up. If anything, maybe she will teach our new protagonist a few tricks.

    I'd actually prefer not to be her caretaker in season 2 anyway, since you could never top the Lee/Clem relationship from the first season, and trying to plug in some other guy to that same role wouldn't be as great.

  • @Desmodus87 said: But if the game has a bunch of the same old characters in it, I'm afraid it will get a little stale.

    That is completely bogus. That is like saying 24, TWD, Breaking Bad or any other tv show gets stale because it has a bunch of the same old characters in it. No, people like a series because it follows a person or group of people, because it has the same characters in it.

    Just a thought

  • @J_Scheff said: That is completely bogus. That is like saying 24, TWD, Breaking Bad or any other tv show gets stale because it has a bunch of the same old characters in it. No, people like a series because it follows a person or group of people, because it has the same characters in it.

    Just a thought

    There's a quote about Harry Potter that I feel is appropriate here. I will quote it loosely and explain afterwards.

    There shouldn't be more than 7 Harry Potter books because no one wants to read 'Harry Potter and the Midlife Crisis'.

    The reason the quote struck me as so funny is because I was a huge HP fan (still enjoy the series quite a bit). But the reason the series is still enjoyable is because it had an end.
    Lee's story is most definitely ended, and I believe that with it, Clem's story began. But I'm not interested in seeing her struggle with her first period, meet her first love, have her first kid, or any of that stuff. It might sound callus, but it's the truth.
    TTG would be screwed either way if they continued to have Clem as a focus. Scenario one would be keeping her as she was when Lee knew her. Sweet, innocent in so many ways in spite of the situation, friendly, brave, strong. I can tell you right now - I'm 25 and if I had to shoot my father in the face, I'm going to lose a lot of my happy for a long time. Even if it was the "right" or "good" choice. It would be stale and unbelievable.
    Scenario two would be her being toughened and/or depressed by the fact that she had to shoot her surrogate father or abandon him, knowing either way that he's dead (and depending on your game choices, walking around eating people).
    Christa was a nice edition to the group and served her purpose well, but if I had to play an entire season with her, I'd be pissed. She was never my favorite character and I know she would get very stale for me very quickly. And though she would provide interesting drama (having a baby without getting eaten would be an accomplishment and neato chapter), I just don't see her being in some big group.
    Think about it - when Lee's group came across them, it was just Omid and Christa. I think they prefer small groups. I think the only reason Christa bowed into going with them was because she already knew she was pregnant and was hoping to have some safety in numbers.
    Watching TTG force characters that I honestly don't think have full-time playability personalities (if that make sense) be the main focus of season two would be both boring and disappointing.
    Even Clem was not a full-time character. As far as I'm concerned, Lee was the only full-time character. Clem had a lot of face time because she was an important character, but I think the reason she was so important was because of her impact on Lee.
    Whether you played the game as an asshole or a great guy, you were forced to take care of her. She made the player, by default, a better person.
    Watching her from the sidelines as some other character under Christa and Omid's leadership is just a ridiculous idea. And yes, I do believe it would be stale.

  • Hell yeah I'll play it.
    The characters were awesome in season 1, but if they have the same writing team, I blindly trust them to come up with a new (maybe even better) story and characters I'll enjoy.

  • @J_Scheff said: That is completely bogus. That is like saying 24, TWD, Breaking Bad or any other tv show gets stale because it has a bunch of the same old characters in it. No, people like a series because it follows a person or group of people, because it has the same characters in it.

    Just a thought

    Games aren't TV shows. They're a whole different medium and need to be treated as such. Sure, it might be fine to go through a similar situation multiple times in a TV shows, it's not fun in a game.

  • @kevinStark said: I hear you The Fallen I feel the same way!

    But we don’t know if Kenny’s dead. Maybe he did the same as Lee kill a lot of zombies on his way and just smell like a walker, And the walkers just start eating Ben. And he got away. But the odds are low but its possible!

    Maybe, i dont think he actually wanted to live anymore though. Besides i actually think it would be odd to meet the season 1 characters when your not Lee. You'd see Kenny as your best friend, but your a stranger to him. Would be weird.

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