I have been thinking about this all day and I'm truly not sure how to feels about this move. Did the direction that TTG has taken improve the user experience of this game or make it worse? The game is rated M for Mature. In the forum we have already seen passionate threads on swearing, wider range of sexual identity, and nudity.
I'm not sure how I feel as a adult playing a mature game as a child. The simple fact that your playing as a child limits your choices. My problem is I'm not sure the experience can become darker with harder choices when compared to season 1.
Lee being a adult allowed for so many options. I for one feel that Lee should have had the option to had a benefits relationship with Carley or Lilly. As a adult you were able to establish yourself the leader of your group if you choose. You were expected to make tough decisions like who eats and who does not, should we cut off this limb or not, should we steal this or not, and many more that a child just would not be trusted to make.
I wants to see a darker more intense season 2. I wanted to see more situations like a child getting bit and deciding to cut the affected limb off or not. Have any of you ever seen the movie alive about the rugby team who gets stranded in the alps. Besides being a true story they were forced with the very difficult decision to eat their dead to survive.
I sure hope I'm wrong and TTG finds a way to make it all work but I fear that season 2 will take a step back. I believe the last of us pulled it off because you only played as the young girl for a short time of the story. She was also a teenager and closer to being a adult then a child. As last season came to a close Clementine is more of a child then a adult.
How do you feel about this? Do you think that this season will be darker, scarier, more intense then season 1? If so how? If not how?