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Thoughts on Season 2 TWD Video Game
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Thoughts on Season 2 TWD Video Game
Recent interviews with TTG and David Fennoy have peaked my curiosity regarding what we can expect in Season 2. If you have seen them, Up at Noon has a good interview with Dave and maybe Yami can provide the link to the other one which had TTG and Dave being interviewed as well. Also, there are the playing dead episodes to consider.
Anyway, It seems to me from these interview that TTG originally had no plan for a season 2 and created a broad story arc about Lee and Clem to pitch the idea to Kirkman who liked their story.
After episode 1, sometime in April I believe, TTG announced that this would not be the last TWD related thing they would do.
Before the release of episode 5, TTG considered changing the end and ultimately decided to keep the end the same with Lee dying. So, Lee dying was the original ending to the story when TTG had no plans for a season 2.
Now, TTG definitely plans on a season 2. However, Lee is dead. TTG plans to consult Kirkman on this and "come up with" a story for season 2.
I'd like to compare notes with you guys and read your thought on what next season may bring. I'd like to see Clem, Omid and Christa in Season 2 but if TTG really is going back to the drawing board we may only see Clem or a whole new story with totally new characters.
I'd like a fresh start - it was obvious they had no plan for a season 2 initially. Trying to pick up the pieces could very well crush what they've built.
I think Season two will tell (not completely) a different plot.
But I'm expecting a brand new story. New main event may take place from a bit earlier of the end of "No Time Left". Maybe somewhere between episode three and episode four.
We meet with new characters, they have their own story. And after playing first or second episode with them, that story can crash with Clem's story. I mean Clem's journey would be joining the new storyline after one or two episodes.
I'm saying Clem will be with us on Season two one way or another, cause they bring the ending to an exact same point for all kind of players. Otherwise, if Clem was not supposed to be on Season two, they would have create different endings for different players, right?
Two possibilities for me;
1) Next Season may start with Clem's storyline which has some (dis)advantages;
- People know her and the things she passed through, and most players will enjoy seeing her again.
- It is easy to continue with a well known character than taking risk of a brand new one.
- Everyone is curious about Clem's fate, this curiosity will absolutely cause players pinned on their seats.
- She is too young to be a playable character, and it'd not be that cool to control her after Lee. And a new "protector" may not be the best idea.
2) Next Season may start with a new storyline which has some (dis)advantages;
- A new kind of curiosity. Players would be like "Whoa? Wha... Who....? Damn!" and this is a good thing, I think. Everyone is expecting a start with the scene they said Clem "bye bye", but then, bang! Surprise.
- It would be great if they could bring two different storylines as one, above all if they manage bring two stories (-and I AM sure they can) together at a most critical point, this would be badass! I personally love to meet with Clem on that hill while I was playing completely a different story.
-I think creating this kind of story base is much cooler and it fits the walking dead universe much more.
-A new protagonist & a new storyline (at least at first) has a different advantage that people may accept more easily as he/she is not taking responsibility of Clem after Lee passed. You know Lee managed to be a huge father figure which most players would not want to see someone else replaced.
Other than these, according to another theory again the story would track Clem's footsteps and game may start not just after those two shadowy figures find Clem but from a distant point as some time passed or new events may took place on one or two years later, etc...
I personally prefer to come across with Clem in a completely different story which she assuming the key role again. This kind of "Yeeees, I just met this girl but I magically know her past" feeling works much for me playing as a new main character.
(I still prefer Lilly as a protagonist above all possibilities, cause I think it is possible to create a good drama between her and Clem. Think about it, she murdered someone in front of Clem, Clem knew her darkest secret and they are both in a new group. New encounters, new decisions plus a silent past between these two women.
Think about the tension
I think that it will be a new group of survivors, but that they will meet Clem (and possibly whoever survived Episode 5) in an episode, but Clem and the others won't become an actual part of the new group. Instead they'll act like Vernon and his group did, aiding the protagonist for the episode they appear in to achieve a mutual goal, then part ways at the end (hopefully without the protagonist's group getting screwed over in the next episode like our heroes did with the boat).
! dukeleto, It's impossible to play as Lilly. Because after she leaves the group she joins Woodbury and later in the one of the novels (Road to Woodbury or Rise of the Governor) she dies in an attack... I think, so it's impossible to play as Lilly.
Well, I think the obvious answer is that we will play as someone new, if they brought back a previous character (say Molly) as the PC, it wouldn't really work because they already have defined personalities and we know what they'd do in most situations. This goes double for characters like Lilly, who have very strong personalities and half the fanbase despise.
I do want to meet them again for sure, but as NPCs, just like they were in season 1.
About Clem, I think a good source of conflict would be if the new character wanted to protect her because she is "just a child", an her resisting becuase she strong enough to take care of herself. This has the risk of turning her into a Carl type of character, which 150% of the fanbase would hate and never forgive Telltale for.
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