Originally Posted by thebigbad
The end of episode 4 made it pretty obvious that that was the direction things were heading. Now I'm not gonna lie, I had Lee chop off his arm and I hoped that it would be enough to save him, but alas it was not to be. Ever since the end of episode 4 I was pretty much of the mindset that Lee HAD to save Clementine before it was too late, and he did so. He died a hero in my book and while I would have loved for Lee to survive, I am perfectly content with the ending we got.
Also, this is the Walking Dead...chances of happy endings are never going to be great.
I don't know. Yeah the walking dead isn't usually about happy endings, but the comics aren't all doom and gloom. They have victories aswell as tradgedies and the protagonist for the comics is still alive after 103 issues. I didn't have a problem with Lee dying but the way it happened was underwhelming. Clementine survived but Lee doesn't know that because he wasn't responsible for getting her to safety. He didn't reunite her with Omid and Christa which was his only goal by the end of the game. Where is his redemption? He goes to the grave not knowing if Clementine made it out of the city. Come to think of we don't even know how safe she is when we see her last and won't know for a very long time. So there is no real sense of ressolve. If the season was tied up and conclusive the ending would have been good and rewarding. I would have felt better if I saw Clementine board the train with Christa and Omid at least, considering Telltale chose not to have Lee escort Clementine to the train, which is what I would have wanted and considered a rewarding ending for the time invested waiting for these episodes.
I hope season 2's ending will be rewarding even if it means waiting till 2014 to play it.