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Did this story touch you in a way that your life or views were influenced?

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With me no I thought this was a good story and very entertaining but that was as far as it went. I realise though that to some it was much more significant, not just a story, they may have taken something from it that I didn't see or recieve. Something intangible yet important enough that it may have changed or affected them or their views, something more than a fuzzy warm feeling, something they will carry with them.. These are the people I'd like to hear from. Please, if its possible, tell me what that is and how it might affect you.

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  • It made me think a lot, about life and so on, but it hasn't influenced me, it was a good story and very touching and all, but it didn't change the way I see the world. It made me more sensitive for movie and game characters though, I'm quicker to feel with them, especially for characters who lost their kids, episode 4 and 5 told me how it probably would feel, well to be honest I always was the type of guy that wants to have a family, wive 'n kids you know? And this game encouraged me in this wish a little. To sum it up it influenced me in the way I perceive games and movies, but not (really) in real life.

  • @ColtPeacemaker00 said: With me no I thought this was a good story and very entertaining but that was as far as it went. I realise though that to some it was much more significant, not just a story, they may have taken something from it that I didn't see or recieve. Something intangible yet important enough that it may have changed or affected them or their views, something more than a fuzzy warm feeling, something they will carry with them.. These are the people I'd like to hear from. Please, if its possible, tell me what that is and how it might affect you.

    What i took from the game was you should appreciate your life and those you care for because at any second shit could hit the fan and things turn bad, and that family is the most important thing and that no matter how hard it gets never give up! Also it made me realise that i wouldnt mind having a daughter like Clementine some day. :D

  • This story has confirmed my belief that the fate of not escape the fate of the not change Actually I have seen in my life more cruel things, since I was a kid I know that miracles do not happen, and the world is cruel, I knew the brutal really, because I live in Russia.
    However, it was after this story, I want to have daughter, and I wish that she had never seen what I saw (as like my behavior in game, I tryed to do everything to protect Clementine from brutal things) . And yet, I realized that die for the one you love is not so scary. I mean, death is scary of course, but if you know that your death will help people you love, then death becoming not so scary.

  • @Crixus said: i wouldnt mind having a daughter like Clementine some day. :D

    having such a cool kid would be nice, wouldn't it? :rolleyes:

  • I agree with how important family and friends are, and appreciating what we have but for most of us we already learned that before we played this game. What I was wondering was there anything new, something that opened your eyes, altered your views to a point where you will carry it with you, did this game teach you anything you didn't know before? There are some here I've talked to in other threads who state that this game had that affect on them, and gave examples. The qualities I saw in this game, freindship, family, courage, loyalty, selflessnes, leadership, love, were all things most of us understood long before playing this game. At the most, for us, it may have reinforced those views. I realise this may be a difficult question to answer maybe what you recieved is undefinable, but the effect that this game had on alot of people posting here, and the vehement way they defend it proves that somehow someway this game affected them in a way I have never felt but want to understand.

  • @ZeroShoot said: having such a cool kid would be nice, wouldn't it? :rolleyes:

    kids are extremely cool and they will change and influence your lives.:D

  • @ZeroShoot said: having such a cool kid would be nice, wouldn't it? :rolleyes:

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  • @ColtPeacemaker00 said: I agree with how important family and friends are, and appreciating what we have but for most of us we already learned that before we played this game. (...) something that opened your eyes, altered your views (...) did this game teach you anything you didn't know before? (...) The qualities I saw in this game, freindship, family, courage, loyalty, selflessnes, leadership, love, were all things most of us understood long before playing this game. At the most, for us, it may have reinforced those views.(...) but want to understand.

    that's how it is for me, I am a person, that thinks a lot, I drew the conclusion that my life would be less worth living, if certain persons weren't there anymore, let it be friends or family, this game reinforced those views but it was something I understood long before playing this game

    @ColtPeacemaker00 said: (...) I tryed to do everything to protect Clementine from brutal things) . And yet, I realized that die for the one you love is not so scary. I mean, death is scary of course, but if you know that your death will help people you love, then death becoming not so scary.

    I agree with you on that one, I tried to protect her from everything too, and frankly didn't care about Lee (I liked the character a lot, but since I was in Lee's position I didn't care about him too much, in other words about me.) I always thought about Clem, about keeping her fed, alive, safe, even happy, though that is one of the last things you want to worry about in a ZA.

    If she was real, and we were as close as she and Lee I would be ready to die for her, but that I knew before this game, that in the heat of the moment I would save a person I love rather than myself, like I said, I went through such scenarios in my head many times.
    I really feel like I want a daughter one day, i felt that before, but this game really really reinforced that feeling.

    This game reinforced my opinions, and my way of seeing the world, but it didn't influence them, it didn't change them or gave them a new aspect or something, maybe that's why it's my favorite game now, it easily kicked off Fallout 3 and the Mass Effect trilogy off that first place in my gamer heart. It is in accordance to what I think is important, and it proved me what I just said above, this game was like a mirror, by the decisions I made like the meatlocker: I am ready to kill for loved ones, or the hospital: I am ready to cut my arm off for a person I really care, the motel: I would forgo the last piece food for a loved one, except for the arm thing (not quite sure, if I'm honest, it takes courage... LOTS of courage) I would do all that for somebody I really really care.

  • @zev_zev said: tumblr_me5q1bZzwM1rgghmeo1_500.png

    true... every word of it :rolleyes: :D

  • @ZeroShoot said:


    I agree with you on that one, I tried to protect her from everything too, and frankly didn't care about Lee (I liked the character a lot, but since I was in Lee's position I didn't care about him too much, in other words about me.) I always thought about Clem, about keeping her fed, alive, safe, even happy, though that is one of the last things you want to worry about in a ZA.

    If she was real, and we were as close as she and Lee I would be ready to die for her, but that I knew before this game, that in the heat of the moment I would save a person I love rather than myself, like I said, I went through such scenarios in my head many times.
    I really feel like I want a daughter one day, i felt that before, but this game really really reinforced that feeling.

    This game reinforced my opinions, and my way of seeing the world, but it didn't influence them, it didn't change them or gave them a new aspect or something, maybe that's why it's my favorite game now, it easily kicked off Fallout 3 and the Mass Effect trilogy off that first place in my gamer heart. It is in accordance to what I think is important, and it proved me what I just said above, this game was like a mirror, by the decisions I made like the meatlocker: I am ready to kill for loved ones, or the hospital: I am ready to cut my arm off for a person I really care, the motel: I would forgo the last piece food for a loved one, except for the arm thing (not quite sure, if I'm honest, it takes courage... LOTS of courage) I would do all that for somebody I really really care.

    It's like Heavy rain main question: " What are you willing to go for the sake of those whom you love? "
    For the happiness of many do not, the main thing that the people you love to be happy.
    I didn't cry when I played the first time, I was terribly sorry Lee, but I comforting thought that Clementine was able to get out of the city.
    If it Clementine died, and Lee survived it would have been... can't even imagine, it would be far more tragic, and continued it would be in the style of "Max Payne"

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