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Who is a better writer in your opinion?

posted by sammaxillus on - Viewed by 2.7K users

Robert Kirkman or Nick Breckon ? In my opinion ,it's Kirkman. He was pretty great until that last issue

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  • The writer for episode 2 made Clem extremely sassy, and almost out of character. Granted we don't know how much she could have changed in 16 months but...

    Certain things Clementine says like "I had a treehouse once, I hated it.." I feel were creative decisions he shouldn't have taken with a character we know pretty well. Sure Clementine has changed NOW, but who she was before.. and I will quote her steam icon bio..: "Clementine is a quiet and imaginative girl with two attentive, loving parents. She’s incredibly resourceful, choosing to spend time building elaborate fantasies in her tree-house instead of watching cartoons or playing with dolls. She doesn’t get scared but will clam up if nervous. Reserved and shy, her actions speak louder than her words."

    • So she did like her treehouse...

    • Good to know im not the only one still bothered by the treehouse thing.

    • Plus I did not like Rebeccas sudden change of heart towards Clem in episode 2, Based on how she ( Becca ) was in episode 1, i really thought she would still be a bitch to Clem but she all of a sudden started being nice to her!

      I really did think that she would continue to be a bitch to Clem until episode 3 where it looks like Clem is helping her give birth .. i thought THAT scenario would be what makes her like Clem

    • I think that she said that just to be cool in front of Luke but that's probably just my theory :P Anyway,I wouldn't be surprised if she hates her treehouse now : she was TRAPPED there during the first three days of the apocalypse,possibly without water or food. And remember what she said in the first episode : "I don't want to sleep in the treehouse tonight". So I think that the line is pretty legit.

    • True, they changed her so suddenly, it doesn't make any sense. "I hated it." means she was talking in past tense, when before she talked about creating fantasies and enjoying her time up in it. It almost feels like Breckon didn't do his research...

    • You stay up in a treehouse for 3 days straight, scared out of your mind as you hear people die and scream around you, and the stench of blood and death reach you. You spend 3 days there waiting and hoping your parents come back, with every hour and day seeming more and more horrible. Three days, clutching onto that hammer. Not to mention if she never came out of that treehouse, if the two of them never met, maybe Lee wouldn't have ended up dead. She could have thought that.

      So no. It's not a stretch to say she hated her treehouse after that. After 27-ish months in the Apocalyse, with us only seeing 3, it's about time people get over Clementine being seen as naive. You haven't seen this girl for about a year. She's not the same. Stop expecting her to be. She resembles what she once was, but isn't a carbon copy.

      • Actually, that's just proving how much more I would love that treehouse. It protected her until Lee arrived, keeping her out of the dangers that lurked below. I'm sorry, but that just proves how much more any normal person would like that treehouse, it kept her safe. And dayum, did I shank a nerve on accident, I'm sorry for voicing my opinion. I'm sorry, but it still doesn't seem logical. You spend a good amount of your time, every day, in a treehouse, where you make elaborate fantasies and enjoy yourself, and these last moments of your time in it dictate how you feel about the subject for the rest of your life? And besides, it would have been cool for the writers to make different answers determining on your teachings as Lee. And besides, she came out of the treehouse. What are you suggesting? That the treehouse held her hostage from Lee?

  • I don't like Breckon's writing. Lots of inconsistencies, errors, changing Clem too much, making Carlos look like an idiot etc. I'm glad he's not writing Ep. 3.

  • I wonder why Telltale didn't get the writers from Season 1 to write Season 2? I am not saying that Breckon is a bad writer, if one can look pass the errors and inconsistencies, Episode 1&2 has some strong and clever moments. I hopes that Breckon will improve by the time of the season finale.

    EDIT: I find out why Season 1 writers didn't write for Season 2. They both left Telltale to start their own company.

  • I don't like either as writers...

    Eh, I'd take Breckon over Kirkman any day. Kirkman's writing is just blatantly messy on all accounts.

  • I like Kirkman because he's not afraid to kill anyone off. That's how I would do it if I were a writer.

  • Breckon. Other than a few things mentioned, I don't really have an issue with him. AHD was still one of my favourite episodes in the series.

  • I think it's a little unfair to compare them. Kirkman has written 10 years worth of comics material, and Nick Breckon has written(for The Walking dead) two episodes.

    Still, A House Divided was fantastic, and I think it was better than any of the episode form either Season... So that's a big plus.

    I won't say which one I think is better, but on an individual level, I think the closest Kirkman came to writing anything as good as A House Divided was the All Out War story arc, including the end which I thought was fantastic.

  • Eh, Breckon is okay I wish Vanaman was still there to write 'Season Two'. It'd be interesting to see how he would have done things.

    As for Kirkman I find him to be a good writer, and really I don't nind the ending to 'All Out War' as I feel he will build Negan up for another story-arc.

  • The only part I like more of season 2 from Breckon is that Clementine doesn't talk out loud like Lee did.

    • Not as much, yeah.

      This is actually a major complaint of mine. My Clementine is supposed to mirror the teachings of my Lee, and my Lee was the master of the obvious. How can Clem not follow in the footsteps of the great mind that noticed this:

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      /satire

      On a serious note, I don't mind it either way, but it does kind of make me nostalgic of Lee's painfully obvious remarks.

  • It's hard to judge Breckon as season 2 isn't finished but so far I have mixed opinions. There are a few bad scenes for example Clementine and the wind turbine and I thought when Carver attacked the lodge that was a bit low standard. There isn't enough character development like there was in season one, episode 2 seemed to be rushed.

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