Originally Posted by Mark$man
^I liked the game alot, and would love if Telltale made another 2 or so epsiodes. However, I wouldn't have minded season 1 being the end if it wasn't for the cliff hanger.
In my opinion that really sucked lol. Not that they did that, just that I don't like it. Makes me overthink stuff.
I can understand that but I think that's kind of inevitable with most zombie stories, that they're almost always going to end in some form of a cliffhanger. There's very few that end with there being a cure or some kind of solution to the zombie problem and as such the story always has at least one major loose end. Except Shawn of the Dead, which actually had an awesome solution.
Otherwise the best you can hope for is the characters end up somewhere reasonably safe and even that carries a lingering doubt that things could go right back to shit at some point. So much so that the remake of the Dawn of the Dead's epilogue snippets during the credits were added later because the audience didn't really buy the boat sailing off into the sunset thing as a happy ending.
Still, you also have to consider that the "cliffhanger" probably wasn't originally conceived as a cliffhanger. When the story for the game was being written Telltale probably didn't know if the game would be a hit or not and the post credits sequence segment was probably conceived to give the audience something to go on about Clementine's fate if there never was another Walking Dead game to continue her story.
If this ended up being the one and only Walking Dead game they made then at least's there's something there to feed the audiences expectations. I was just relieved to see Clementine made it out of Savannah in once piece but if you wanted you could just imagine the two people in the distance are Omid and Christa and that things worked out. Or Kenny and Molly. Or bad people Clem has to fight off, or whatever you wanted.
I've seen at least one person suggest the post credits scene is actually heaven. Clementine died on her way out of Savannah and the two people on the hill are actually her parents. In any case, it was a smart way to give some closure without having to write a whole new story to do so. All though now that the Walking Dead game is a hit, there probably will be another story at some point. But still, I think it was a smart way to conclude Lee's story while still giving us something to think about in regards to Clementine.