Clementine - Greatest Of All Video Game Characters?

edited March 2014 in The Walking Dead

http://www.ign.com/blogs/jackfuller/2013/02/01/clementine-the-greatest-of-all-video-game-characters

Such a great read.

Cant wait to see what Telltale will do to make Clementine stand out this season 2.

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  • edited March 2014

    Got bored about three sentences in by the dry-as-fuck, pedantic and uninspired writing that you'd expect from IGN but I dunno, I guess she's pretty good.

  • DAMN STRAIGHT!!!!!!

  • Hate to be that guy but:

    Looking forward to your editorial.

    Lemoncakes posted: »

    Got bored about three sentences in by the dry-as-fuck, pedantic and uninspired writing that you'd expect from IGN but I dunno, I guess she's pretty good.

  • edited March 2014

    Harsh much? Sure it might've been a bit flat, but at least this shows that others appreciate her for what she is. Or was. Damn cruddy circumstances ... It'd be nice if she didn't have to see as much as she has.

  • We shall shield her eyes, we shall guard her and hide her from this world. We shall create another Sarah!

    Harsh much? Sure it might've been a bit flat, but at least this shows that others appreciate her for what she is. Or was. Damn cruddy circumstances ... It'd be nice if she didn't have to see as much as she has.

  • NO

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    Viva-La-Lee posted: »

    We shall shield her eyes, we shall guard her and hide her from this world. We shall create another Sarah!

  • Too late.

    The plans are set.

    NO

  • Pro-tip: If you begin an article with a dictionary definition you've pretty much screwed the pooch right out of the gate.

    There. There's my editorial.

    Viva-La-Lee posted: »

    Hate to be that guy but: Looking forward to your editorial.

  • When does she does that?

    NO

  • edited March 2014

    Pick "..."

    During Kenny's argument with Luke and Nick.

    iHeartTWD posted: »

    When does she does that?

  • Silence option at the dinner table.

    iHeartTWD posted: »

    When does she does that?

  • edited March 2014

    They used a definition to support their claim? Bastards!

    Lemoncakes posted: »

    Pro-tip: If you begin an article with a dictionary definition you've pretty much screwed the pooch right out of the gate. There. There's my editorial.

  • edited March 2014

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    Viva-La-Lee posted: »

    They used a definition to support their claim? Bastards!

  • Personal attacks, nice touch.

    A thesis statement can contain a dictionary definition and be completely fine and has little consequence on the following article aside from presenting basis information for what the rest is about.

  • GOUSTTTTGOUSTTTT Banned
    edited March 2014

    As much as I hate IGN, This is true, Clem is the greatest character ever!

  • edited March 2014

    Ok, maybe not THAT sheltered. I do care for her safety, but, like anything else, there is a balance that has to be maintained. And who on God's green Earth wants another Sarah?

    Viva-La-Lee posted: »

    We shall shield her eyes, we shall guard her and hide her from this world. We shall create another Sarah!

  • Indeed.

    GOUSTTTT posted: »

    As much as I hate IGN, This is true, Clem is the greatest character ever!

  • lol, "thesis".

    This isn't a scientific paper measuring Character Points for an audience of tone-deaf autists with their innate failure to recognize anything not reproducible by a calculator, despite it being written by IGN.

    It's bad, lazy, uninspired writing when the first thing you draw from is dictionary.com. Seriously, he even went on to include synonyms.

    I'm trying to read beyond the first paragraph but it's truly awful. Clementine symbolizes innocence! She is a beacon of hope! She "invokes" emotions inside the player. Jesus Christ, I take it back, he should've spent more time at dictionary.com. Maybe then he would've known to use "evoke" instead.

    I can't. I can't do it. This is terrible.

    Viva-La-Lee posted: »

    Personal attacks, nice touch. A thesis statement can contain a dictionary definition and be completely fine and has little consequence on the following article aside from presenting basis information for what the rest is about.

  • For me Clem is up there with Solid Snake as one of the most badass video game characters of all time.

  • GOUSTTTTGOUSTTTT Banned
    edited March 2014

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    Lemoncakes posted: »

    lol, "thesis". This isn't a scientific paper measuring Character Points for an audience of tone-deaf autists with their innate

  • It's reaaaaaaaaaaaaallly bad GOUSTTTT. I mean I actually have to take a second or two after every other sentence to just collect myself at how bad this is.

    I tried to go past the "invoke" line but then next sentence was literally "Redemption, innocence and hope."

    Was this made by some sort of generator?

  • edited March 2014

    I care about Clementine more than I've ever cared about any other videogame character. I'm propably not the only one who hates IGN but - they are good damn right! IMHO She's the best videogame character ever. Ever. And i don't even want to hear that she might not be in season 3.

  • Thesis statement is a completely applicable term.

    Everything said is completely true. While not necessarily original to a great extent it's hard to argue the contrary of his statements. I'm not hear to say it was great writing, or that it was inspirational, or ground breaking, or even much better than 'good', but I can say it was fine and more so that judging before the conclusion of the thesis is.... juvenile.

    Walk into a movie. Opening credits end. This is boring let's go.

    Perhaps she does invoke emotions in some. . I guess.... no that one is hard to defend, but mistakes are made and lessons are learned :p

    Lemoncakes posted: »

    lol, "thesis". This isn't a scientific paper measuring Character Points for an audience of tone-deaf autists with their innate

  • @Lemoncakes have you considered writing directly to Jack Fuller to share your feedback?

    Lemoncakes posted: »

    It's reaaaaaaaaaaaaallly bad GOUSTTTT. I mean I actually have to take a second or two after every other sentence to just collect m

  • Oh look, false equivalences, bad analogies and weaselly, middling statements. Viva-La-Lee must be posting.

    Viva-La-Lee posted: »

    Thesis statement is a completely applicable term. Everything said is completely true. While not necessarily original to a great

  • Haha more personal attacks. Nice job :)

    Lemoncakes posted: »

    Oh look, false equivalences, bad analogies and weaselly, middling statements. Viva-La-Lee must be posting.

  • Says the troll with a dead dog as their avatar.

    Lemoncakes posted: »

    Oh look, false equivalences, bad analogies and weaselly, middling statements. Viva-La-Lee must be posting.

  • I doubt he cares. He probably wrote this half awake and on autopilot on orders from management to put out something "those retro-gamers who like having 'feels' or whatever the fuck they are" would eat up for a little bit of traffic.

    I bet that's actually close to what it says in an internal memo, too.

    @Lemoncakes have you considered writing directly to Jack Fuller to share your feedback?

  • edited March 2014

    To IGN about Clem as the most popular character in video gaming.

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  • Excuse me, the dog in my avatar is alive and in unspeakable pain, frozen in its state of torment for all eternity, sightless eyes rolled into the back of head as it whimpers endlessly in a Hell it can never, ever escape.

    Says the troll with a dead dog as their avatar.

  • Poetic.

    Lemoncakes posted: »

    Excuse me, the dog in my avatar is alive and in unspeakable pain, frozen in its state of torment for all eternity, sightless eyes rolled into the back of head as it whimpers endlessly in a Hell it can never, ever escape.

  • edited March 2014

    You have some good points there but you can't automatically assume that he doesn't care or would just dismiss your reply (depending on how constructive the approach is). Even Steve Jobs read and answered feedback emails regularly in his prime. The point is that this was not the greatest article and we know it bothered you quite a bit so directly contacting the source may give Jack tips to improve for future articles. You have an eloquent and intellectually constructive style of writing which i'm sure he would appreciate if you desired to share your expertise.

    Lemoncakes posted: »

    I doubt he cares. He probably wrote this half awake and on autopilot on orders from management to put out something "those retro-g

  • Well, they certainly aren't wrong.

    To IGN about Clem as the most popular character in video gaming.

  • Did someone say something? No well I guess I'll go back to doing my research again.

    Says the troll with a dead dog as their avatar.

  • edited March 2014

    I appreciate it but trust me, he doesn't care at all. He wrote this so he could pick up a check at the end of the week, which is fine, but that's why the article reads like a first draft.

    You have some good points there but you can't automatically assume that he doesn't care or would just dismiss your reply (dependin

  • You may have big words and a sarcastic demeanor to hide behind, but that doesn't change the fact that you are one sick bastard. Go stir the flames elsewhere, and quit being a prick to everyone.

    Lemoncakes posted: »

    Excuse me, the dog in my avatar is alive and in unspeakable pain, frozen in its state of torment for all eternity, sightless eyes rolled into the back of head as it whimpers endlessly in a Hell it can never, ever escape.

  • Re: First draft. I agree. It seems rushed and he shouldn't have compromised quality for the sake of getting paid and getting it over with if that is really the case.

    Lemoncakes posted: »

    I appreciate it but trust me, he doesn't care at all. He wrote this so he could pick up a check at the end of the week, which is fine, but that's why the article reads like a first draft.

  • Lee should be proud of Clem about this. :)

  • You have as much a conception of sarcasm as you do "big words".

    It's probably something you lump in together with "mean" or "things I call people when I get angry", because nothing I've said in this thread has a drop of sarcasm in it. Sorry you got mad, but the next time you do you should try to calm down before you post.

    You may have big words and a sarcastic demeanor to hide behind, but that doesn't change the fact that you are one sick bastard. Go stir the flames elsewhere, and quit being a prick to everyone.

  • edited March 2014

    Strange I seem to be one of the few, since I find most other characters better than Clem, both in Season 1 and Season 2. Although I do find Season 2 Clem quite badass especially for an eleven year old girl.

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