Originally Posted by Sirei
I did watch after all of this and after credits and I still hate the ending. Yeah it's pointless, Kenny dies anyway, Lee dies anyway (big choice there isn't it?) and clem goes off alone and might/might not find christa and omid. Also because I drank from that bottle and then christa I prob infected her and her baby too. good going All the humanity die anyway why play a game with choices if in the end nothing will change anyway?
The game wasn't about your choices making "mechanical" differences in the ending, and I'm glad they didn't. The choices weren't meant to literally change the outcomes, they have to do with how Lee deals with the other characters, how they deal with him, what Lee is willing to do, what kind of person becomes, and his bond with clementine.
If you play episode 5, and after the end all you think is "zomg my choices didn't change everything" than you missed the entire point of this game.
The ending of this game was the most beautiful and powerful story-telling I have ever seen with a video game. Incredibly sad, yes, but it was a fitting and very good ending. Telltale did a simply amazing job with episode 5, all the way through.