I never understood the hate towards Duck. As great as Clementine is I actually thought that Duck was more representative of small kids these days than her.I may be unlucky but the small kids I know or have seen are more likely to resemble Duck than Clem.
Clem almost comes across as a fantasy child to me,well behaved,funny,balanced(so far),intelligent and helpful.
As a farmer's son I thought that Shawn and Duck's parents were the dumb ones in allowing a ten your old kid,unsupervised, to play on a tractor without removing the keys and making sure there was no way he could start the thing?! Do most players desire the old rule that children should be seen and not heard.
As shocking Doug/Carley and Katjaa's deaths were, Duck's slow death and his parents anguish over what to do with him was harrowing and is the closest a video game has got me to shed a tear.Well done Telltale.