Originally Posted by LokiHavok
Yes, they both die eventually. But under different circumstances. it's not like the devs simply swapped models for the death scenes. Something different did happen.
Carley antagonized Lilly into shooting her.
If Carley wasn't around she would have shot at Ben. Which she did. But good guy Doug was collateral damage.
Two completely different scenes. Not to mention the differences int eh story between the saving of either of them and their eventual death.
The only thing similar between the two scenarios is they both eventually die. That's it.
Everything else is different. How they contribute to the group and how they've helped Lee out all depend on that char's personality. The choice of who gets those extra 3 months of life is a pretty big decision.
Like real life some situations are beyond one person's control. Lilly was going to shoot who she thought was the traitor no matter what.
That alone would be fine. But the fact that they kill off every character except for clem and Kenny (Ben wasn't from the start) means that the decisions you made that only the dead characters know about can't really affect the story that much anymore. I'm not talking about RP differences because they are fine, but the fact that the story changes and that the characters act differently I have a hard time seeing as all of the characters who knew stuff from the first two episodes are dead.
I feel that in a way the choice of people that died (Carley/Doug instead of Ben) is partly because they want to reduce development time or maybe I'm just a pessimist.