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Will you still play The Walking Dead: The Game Season 2 if Clementine is not in it?

posted by J_Scheff on - last edited - Viewed by 3.7K users
The first season revolves around her, it would be strange for me to play it if she is not there at my side needing my protection.

I would give season 2 a shot, but without the drama and emotional toll caring for and protecting Clem it wont be nearly as good as S1, especially without Lee and Clem.

At any rate, I will be pissed if she is no longer part of TWD game.
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  • I would play it either way for sure because I loved Season 1. I would love Clementine to be in the Season 2, as she was a great character, but I would not want to be her guardian like Lee was in Season 1. I feel like if I was her guardian again it would be repetitive and I don't think another person could have that same connection that Lee had with Clementine.
  • saying you're not going to continue the game again just cause one character is gone is stupid. Reminds me of the outrage at telltale people had for killing off Carley. This game isn't called "The Walking Clementine" and it never will be, She's a sweet girl and one of hte best child characters ever made, or THE best, but thats just really stupid, in something like the walking dead, noone is the main character. It's about survival and how people ..humanity..deals with it.
  • stevean2;802454 said:
    saying you're not going to continue the game again just cause one character is gone is stupid. Reminds me of the outrage at telltale people had for killing off Carley. This game isn't called "The Walking Clementine" and it never will be, She's a sweet girl and one of hte best child characters ever made, or THE best, but thats just really stupid, in something like the walking dead, noone is the main character. It's about survival and how people ..humanity..deals with it.
    There seems to actually be quite a streak of awesome child characters in gaming lately. It's good!
  • TJPguy;802532 said:
    There seems to actually be quite a streak of awesome child characters in gaming lately. It's good!
    Really, Haven't been paying much attention to recent games as of late. What games included them?
  • TJPguy;801935 said:
    Originally Posted by TJPguy View Post
    If an entire game series' playability revolves around one character, one plot point which if they removed would cause the entire next season to collapse and become instantly disliked without even giving it a chance - is it really a good game in the first place? Are you really enjoying the game if you're only playing it for one thing?

    Surely a close to perfect game would be able to easily keep interest going no matter the absence or death or twist. The other characters and environments (and story) should keep things going.

    So I just find it a little funny when people say it's the best game they've ever played but wouldn't touch the series again if Clem was written out/died/whatever.
    Well that is not quite correct at all... That is like saying the bourne trilogy isnt any good because they focus on One character and One Plot. Those are great movies, but once they tried using the same universe, and everything, only switched out the character and the plot the quality fell a lot. A good game or movie is based mostly on its characters and plot.

    So why would it make it not a good game or movie if you are playing/watching it for the two main defining factors? Your comment doesnt make sense from a story writing standpoint.
  • By the end of season 1 I was absolutely hoping and expecting to play as Clem. It seemed like the only logical thing to me, and I was very much looking forward to it. I wouldn't mind if there were several playable characters with Clem only being one of them, and I did like what I saw in a trailer for a season 1 DLC that didn't include her.

    I could see various things they could do in season 2, including disposing of Clem in some way or another or never even bringing her in, but considering everything they'd be taking a risk of alienating many fans. Even if the game is fantastic, if you break expectations for something that was pretty much a promise then you risk having the player's entire view of the game being colored by that disappointment.

    I would like to play the game I've seen in that trailer, which appears to be a Clem-free DLC. I'd also like to play the game I expected, with Clementine as the main character.
  • I'll be gutted if Clem isn't in season 2 but to be honest I don't think playing *as* her would be the same. One of the most emotional aspects of TWD was making decisions with Clementine in mind. A great example is in Episode 2. I killed the first brother but when it cut to her crying "no" I felt so terrible I couldn't kill the second.

    If you're making the decisions as Clementine instead of for Clementine (see what I did there) then it won't be as emotionally heavy.
  • FatTonyVG;803905 said:
    I'll be gutted if Clem isn't in season 2 but to be honest I don't think playing *as* her would be the same. One of the most emotional aspects of TWD was making decisions with Clementine in mind. A great example is in Episode 2. I killed the first brother but when it cut to her crying "no" I felt so terrible I couldn't kill the second.

    If you're making the decisions as Clementine instead of for Clementine (see what I did there) then it won't be as emotionally heavy.
    Maybe, but I felt like she and Lee really were a team, and by the end I felt like she was really maturing and I wanted to see things from her point of view and do things as her. I think living in that kind of world as a child is a whole different experience, and one that I really want to have.
  • It'd certainly make the zombies seem more intimidating during the occasion first-person moments!
  • FatTonyVG;803910 said:
    It'd certainly make the zombies seem more intimidating during the occasion first-person moments!
    I didn't even think of that! I was just thinking of navigating the world while I'm smaller, shooting a gun, interacting with adults who think I'm "just a kid", and how I'd view the world more innocently. I didn't even think about how the size and strength difference would make the zombies look scarier.

    BTW, anyone ever wonder how civilization is supposed to fall apart just because of dead people turning into Walkers? They are slow and stupid and don't even multiply all that fast. The neighbor with the shotgun should be enough to keep the block safe, let alone the local PD, and as to the military, who even needs them? In order for this scenario to be realistic the appearance of the zombie virus should be accompanied by a plague that causes everyone around the world to get slick and die slowly over the course of several days, so they all crawl into their beds because there's no room in hospitals and the doctors are sick too, and a few days later half the people, selected at random, are dead. Soldiers wake up in their barracks one morning to discover that their roommate is eating their entrails, and so on. That would cause society to collapse and allow the kind of chaos and the large Walker population we've seen to actually happen. So the game IMO (I don't know about the comic or TV show) hasn't properly thought out how we go from a few people who die every day all the way to a zombie apocalypse. There's just a missing link, and this plague suggestion would have filled it. You could even make it so the plague was engineered by aliens to get rid of the indigenous population of Earth and turn it into a mindless work-force under their control, if you felt like mixing genres and adding genocidal colonialist aliens as yet another even more colossal threat later down the road, one that might possibly be overcome and might hold the answer to either curing or killing off all the zombies.
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