What was TT thinking?

What was TT thinking, when decided to announce season 4 as Final Season? I mean, maybe i don't understand something, but in my opinion, TT became famous mostly(or even only) because of TWD. I believe that there are a lot of TWD fans whose first TT game was TWD S1 and only after that they were buying and playing other TT game just to support them so they continue with TWD. But no, Now they've announced final season, do they really think that they will get that much fame and money for their most favorite game Minecraft? i bet Minecraft will have much more seasons then TWD.

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  • They were probably thinking that they need to End Clem's story since there is a lot riding on her character so far. Too much to live up to regarding choices and characters related to her past.
    I don't think that this is the last "Walking Dead" season, just the end for our prominent Clementine.
    And I'm fine with this. If they reboot with a new character and group, they should really plan out the whole season. [Clem is not what the Waking Dead is for me. It's the world itself and the assortment of characters that inhabit it. All I care about here is the variety of stories they can tell.. which unfortunately they can't seem to break away from one or two possibilities.] Telltale doesn't (and I don't either) want to see themselves backed into a corner with a plot thread, forcing to kill off characters in lame ways. That's happened way too much and I hope they pull much less of that in the future.

    Even if Walking Dead doesn't pan out and it truly is over, I can see a future with their Batman series maybe even with other DC properties...

  • edited August 14

    Honestly I think it's good of them to elect to conclude the Walking Dead series if they feel it's right to. Being the final season allows them to have hopefully greater range of flexibility on how Clem's story ends. Plus they're far past just Walking Dead games, and finishing that series will allow them to both continue other projects like Minecraft, Wolf Among Us and Batman whilst commencing new series as well! (COUGHJAMESBONDSTARWARSANDDOCTORWHOCOUGH)

  • They announced that it's the final game of Clementine's story. It doesn't mean it's the end of TWD, for good, forever. Probably, but that door will remain open for now.

    Besides, Rocksteady Studios got way more famous for the Arkham games and they have left that franchise. All things must end.

  • They were thinking that Clem's story should be wrapped up so they can focus on different aspects and characters without the general audience getting upset. A little late...But its happening at least.

  • I kinda agree, for me personally Clem is more then just a character and I don't think TWD is only about 1 person, but i still think Clem's story should't end that early.

    P.S I guess after Season 4 they will realize what they've done, but it'll be already too late.

  • edited August 14

    How did they not think of that before creating an entire season about another person/family? -_-

    They were thinking that Clem's story should be wrapped up so they can focus on different aspects and characters without the general audience getting upset. A little late...But its happening at least.

  • Plus they're far past just Walking Dead games, and finishing that series will allow them to both continue other projects like Minecraft, Wolf Among Us and Batman whilst commencing new series as well

    There's still exist some people who don't interested in all of these.

    Honestly I think it's good of them to elect to conclude the Walking Dead series if they feel it's right to. Being the final season

  • maybe telltale decided artistic integrity and ending a story when it needs to be ended far outweighs squeezing money out of fanboys.

    or maybe that's just wishful thinking.

  • edited August 14

    Great emoticon, it totally doesn't scream of early internet teen angst, but outside of that as someone who really enjoyed a new frontier, it is hard to call it a third season. Best to learn from mistakes rather than just ignore them, which telltale seems to be doing by wrapping up Clem's character narrative.

    Joonlar posted: »

    How did they not think of that before creating an entire season about another person/family? -_-

  • She could have been the Littlest Hobo of the video game industry!

    Going around from town to town solving people's problems and moving on.

    maybe telltale decided artistic integrity and ending a story when it needs to be ended far outweighs squeezing money out of fanboys. or maybe that's just wishful thinking.

  • Look at TV show even though I enjoy it every season near the exact same with just different group

    Think with game telltale faces some of same issues there is no resolve or cure in TWD just facing same sort issues all.the time

    Hard to be innovative and create great story I'm sure they feel they can't come up with something unique and see franchise sales and.reviews only getting worse

    Writers need new challenge.

  • Telltale does this because they used too much time skip, didn't fix the mistakes from S2 with A New Frontier and made the series worse. Nothing has been great since Season 1.

  • Blind SniperBlind Sniper Moderator
    edited August 14

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    I think Telltale probably saw that Season 2 and A New Frontier probably did not capture as much positive reception as Season 1 did, and they probably decided to creatively move on from the Clementine story arc due to episodes in later Seasons not capturing the same spark as Season 1 did to Telltale's hardcore Walking Dead fans.

    Job seems to hint that Telltale will still work with Walking Dead into the future, but that Season 4 is the last Clem focused season. (In which case, I do wonder why they are temporarily calling Season 4 "The Final Season" given Job's hints, but that's a bit of a derail from the topic of this thread.) I interpreted that as a hint that they will instead dabble in stories with new casts of characters not tied to Clem. That could be in the form of one-off episodes (like 400 Days), mini series (like Michonne), or maybe even full Seasons that focus on new characters (like how A New Frontier flirted with the idea of focusing on the Garcia family).

    Basically, my point is - I think they just want to creatively move on, but before they do, they opted to give Clem fans some closure in the form of a curtain call for her story-line as a subtle apology after they saw fan feedback of Clementine's reduced presence in ANF.

  • edited August 14

    [Mod edit: I updated my post before Clemmy replied, so I am adding my updated post into his quote to prevent confusion. The rest of the post remains the same. - Blind Sniper]


    and they probably decided to creatively move on from the Clementine story arc due to episodes in later Seasons not capturing the same spark as Season 1 did to Telltale's hardcore Walking Dead fans.

    i don't think expecting a quality product with a good story is an "extremely high expectation", buddy. i think it's just common sense that if you're going to use your money to purchase a story based product with the hope of it being quality, that you should get a good story out of the product in question. if you don't, it's just bad. nobody has high expectations, we just expect a well written story with characters we can relate to and understand, which if you look at some of telltale's older games, doesn't exactly seem like an impossible thing for the company to pull off.

    [Disclaimer; Moderators are only community volunteers and our posts/opinions do not represent Telltale] I think Telltale probab

  • Job seems to hint that Telltale will still work with Walking Dead into the future, but that Season 4 is the last Clem focused season

    I know that, but by "TWD" i meant Clem's story

    [Disclaimer; Moderators are only community volunteers and our posts/opinions do not represent Telltale] I think Telltale probab

  • Then that's easy. It has to end. I mean 4 games following one person is enough. Where do they go after while? Go until she's old and jaded to zombies? A grizzled veteran zombie hunter? Get bitten, then dive backwards into a giant furnace as she's dying? Then bring her back as a clone in the next season?

    Just thank Jebus that Clem isn't as tied to the Walking Dead universe as Alien is to Ripley. That franchise is still in surgery trying to separate them.

  • Yeah like wtf! Let's milk this cow like there's no going back. I think it's a good move, it would've been better if they ended with season 3. No matter what kind of game is made, if it makes more than 3 games about the same shit it usually sucks really bad

  • In which case, I do wonder why they are temporarily calling Season 4 "The Final Season" given Job's hints

    That's an interesting point, actually. Mb they lied? or said that on purpose? to draw some attention or just for hype after ANF

    [Disclaimer; Moderators are only community volunteers and our posts/opinions do not represent Telltale] I think Telltale probab

  • Then bring her back as a clone in the next season?

    Hey, shhhhhhh. Don't give them ideas.

    Johro posted: »

    Then that's easy. It has to end. I mean 4 games following one person is enough. Where do they go after while? Go until she's o

  • Honestly, TWD should have ended earlier.

  • edited August 14

    Would you rather they keep pumping out sequel after sequel after sequel to the point where Clementine is 80 years old? The series can't go on forever. It has to end at some point.

  • And there are some people who are, what's your point?

    TWDGNo1Fan posted: »

    Plus they're far past just Walking Dead games, and finishing that series will allow them to both continue other projects like Mine

  • I just hope they do this final season justice, I want our choices to have meaning, determinant characters to survive till the end and to learn about each character in the new group. It would also be nice if they added allot of references to the previous 3 seasons.

  • I would attribute that to them currently being unsure of how to distinctly clarify it's "Clem's Last Season" but not "The Final Season" (unless it is the Final Season and future Walking Dead content is just one-off mini-series or episodes...)

    In which case, I do wonder why they are temporarily calling Season 4 "The Final Season" given Job's hints That's an interesting point, actually. Mb they lied? or said that on purpose? to draw some attention or just for hype after ANF

  • Everything has to end at some point loool

  • And way more people that are.

    TWDGNo1Fan posted: »

    Plus they're far past just Walking Dead games, and finishing that series will allow them to both continue other projects like Mine

  • maybe telltale decided artistic integrity and ending a story when it needs to be ended far outweighs squeezing money out of fanboys.

    ...

    artistic intergrity

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    maybe telltale decided artistic integrity and ending a story when it needs to be ended far outweighs squeezing money out of fanboys. or maybe that's just wishful thinking.

  • Well I mean they've already stretched it to the point where it reached it's peak and started getting worse, but at least they're ending it while it hasn't been milked too much.

    maybe telltale decided artistic integrity and ending a story when it needs to be ended far outweighs squeezing money out of fanboys. or maybe that's just wishful thinking.

    • Lied about s3e1 being too big. Robbed us of an episode.
    • Lied about 42 Clementines
    • No news for GoT s2 after 2 years despite a terrible cliffhanger
    • Ignored fan feedback until it was in their best interest to not do so
    • Made a Guardians of the Galaxy game
    • Killed Kenny and all of the s2 endings within 5 minutes out of laziness

    Step it up, Telltale

  • GOTG is one of their best games to date so far, if you actually bothered to give it a try.

    * Lied about s3e1 being too big. Robbed us of an episode. * Lied about 42 Clementines * No news for GoT s2 after 2 years despite

  • I've played it and while it does many things well, it just doesn't have the soul of basically any other Telltale series aka uninspired

    GOTG is one of their best games to date so far, if you actually bothered to give it a try.

  • I disagree with that, it has the fun and charm of the Guardians down pretty well, especially with the characters, plus it does well with hubs and interaction. I might be slightly bias as a Marvel fan of course, but I think it's ok so far. To each their own anyway.

    I've played it and while it does many things well, it just doesn't have the soul of basically any other Telltale series aka uninspired

  • Seems to be getting better with each episode imo, but I guess that theory can be tested next week.

    I disagree with that, it has the fun and charm of the Guardians down pretty well, especially with the characters, plus it does wel

  • Yep! It's awesome whatever you think of TT that they've managed to get three episodes out over each successive week.

    Seems to be getting better with each episode imo, but I guess that theory can be tested next week.

  • They were probably thinking that they want to have an end point to their take on the walking dead instead of dragging it out. OR they probably saw how much o a shitshow TWD forums were and decided to put the series to rest with a final season.

  • how much o a shitshow TWD forums were

    Sure, it's our fault they didn't bother fixing what we criticised about Season 2.

    decided to put the series to rest with a final season.

    If only they didn't use too much time skip.

    They were probably thinking that they want to have an end point to their take on the walking dead instead of dragging it out. OR they probably saw how much o a shitshow TWD forums were and decided to put the series to rest with a final season.

  • edited August 15

    maybe they shouldn't waste so much time on fucking Minecraft and Batman instead of TWD? Well, now they finally can work on Minecraft and Batman all TOGETHER, no need to worry about TWD and TWD fans, that was easy ain't it?

    They were probably thinking that they want to have an end point to their take on the walking dead instead of dragging it out. OR they probably saw how much o a shitshow TWD forums were and decided to put the series to rest with a final season.

  • Blind SniperBlind Sniper Moderator
    edited August 15

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    maybe they shouldn't waste so much time on fucking Minecraft and Batman instead of TWD? Well, now they finally can work on Minecraft and Batman all TOGETHER, no need to worry about TWD and TWD fans, that was easy ain't it?

  • There are people who aren't interested in TWD, so I don't see your point here.

    I'm also not one of these people, I've got every game and played everyone, but I agree that a final season to end Clem's story is good.

    TWDGNo1Fan posted: »

    Plus they're far past just Walking Dead games, and finishing that series will allow them to both continue other projects like Mine

  • as i said, wishful thinking

    Cocoa2736 posted: »

    maybe telltale decided artistic integrity and ending a story when it needs to be ended far outweighs squeezing money out of fanboys. ... artistic intergrity

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