The Walking Dead Game - I Just Couldn't Do It

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I felt like I've done it all. In every game there was to exist, I played them from making tough calls in Mass Effect 3, setting the protagonists to do unthinkable things in Heavy Rain, to siding with ether the Stormcloaks or Imperials in Skyrim, to basically games that make you take big steps to see what you'll choose. I always was ready .... until I played through The Walking Dead.

.. . . My god I cried.

My hands shook holding the controller, I just couldn't do it. Sure there was plenty of sad scenes and challenging moments to act on beforehand in Chapters 1 and 2 of The Walking Dead, but ... in Chapter 3 it was beyond what I could stand for.

*SPOILERS AHEAD*

After the scene with of Lee rescuing his group from the bandits who invaded the Hotel Inn, it appears that Duck has been bitten thus since I had Lee be honest with Kenny and Katjaa about his past, they were honest with me about Duck's condition. I knew he was doomed, knew that sooner or later in the Chapter itself he'd have to be dealt with. I was ready ... until I realized what it was really like.

I'm not someone to just happily kill people, hence me being an overly nice person. But I made tough calls which screwed over people and I wasn't very close to Duck. In fact Duck sort of brushed me off, he irritated me but yet I didn't dislike him ether. However .. .. my god. Kenny's wife of course shot herself in the head, unable to bear the fact Duck would have to be put down so that was hard for me to take. But that wasn't what really got to me. What made me utterly speechless was that Lee (me as the character i'm playing as) would be the one to put Duck down while Kenny.. his own father, watched.

Not only that, but ... it was in first person (almost) with me pointing the gun at Duck who was resting behind a tree painfully dying and breathing hard, like he was going to pass out. My hands trembled. I was going to shoot a kid .. a button telling me to press and it would all be over with. But I couldn't do it. It wasn't like Mass Effect 3 where it's focused on Shepard holding a gun viewing him and it was a crook he could put down.

I was watching Duck suffer, with his dad there... me with the gun, and knew the game wouldn't hold back showing me the brutal scene with his head being shot and blood spurred onto the tree. I never imagined myself in such a wreck. I could of sworn it seemed like it was half an hour before I could respond. Finally managing to take myself to do it... I pressed it. And like I said, it showed Lee shooting the kid in first person right in the head ending his life with blood splattered. Kenny's reaction was the final push to make me cry. A father who I have been with since Chapter 1 had to watch me kill his infected kid when his wife killed herself too. That was the hardest call I had EVER had to make in a video game. Even now I am dearly haunted by this fact... ... I can't even continue playing the game. I'm to shaken up, I killed Kenny's kid he swore to protect so much, I shot the kid.. .I just ... .. wow...............

Eh...I didn't get so emotional over it. I do seem to be one of the only people who had Kenny shoot Duck instead of having Lee do the deed himself though. To clarify, I didn't have Lee do it because I didn't want to be the one who shot the kid, but it just seemed...appropriate for Duck's father to be the one to end him. To me, it felt like killing Duck would have been denying Kenny closure. And after what had just happened, he really needed the closure.

Speaking of kids, I've been trying to get Clementine to hate me and/or kill her off, but she won't. Freakin'. Die. Or hate me. Every time I tell her off, she ends up liking me more for some reason.

GO DIE IN A DITCH ALREADY, GODDAMMIT.

I didn't care for Duck. I've though he was a retard since the second I saw him derping around on that tractor in Episode 1. I gave him the benefit of the doubt later when everyone thought he was bit and wanted to toss him out, but it only got worse. 'Detective Duck' in Episode 3 is one the most cringeworthy, annoyances I've ever seen. I wanted to back hand the shit out of that brat, and I could tell Lee wanted to as well.

At some point, within the 3 months between Episode 1 & 2, Lee learned that Duck should've died that day back at the barn... And should've been eaten by the farmers, not Mark (he was NORMAL!).

You want tragic? Shock? How bout when....

SPOILERS

Carly got shot in the fucking face by that bitch!

There are few times I shout "NO!" when a character dies, she was one of them... We were gunna get some of dat ass! :(

Kopikatsu:
Eh...I didn't get so emotional over it. I do seem to be one of the only people who had Kenny shoot Duck instead of having Lee do the deed himself though. To clarify, I didn't have Lee do it because I didn't want to be the one who shot the kid, but it just seemed...appropriate for Duck's father to be the one to end him. To me, it felt like killing Duck would have been denying Kenny closure. And after what had just happened, he really needed the closure.

Speaking of kids, I've been trying to get Clementine to hate me and/or kill her off, but she won't. Freakin'. Die. Or hate me. Every time I tell her off, she ends up liking me more for some reason.

GO DIE IN A DITCH ALREADY, GODDAMMIT.

o.o

What is wrong with Clemetine, she is like one of the few children characters that aren't idiots and don't get others killed. :/

Skopintsev:

At some point, within the 3 months between Episode 1 & 2, Lee learned that Duck should've died that day back at the barn... And should've been eaten by the farmers, not Mark (he was NORMAL!).

You want tragic? Shock? How bout when....

SPOILERS

Carly got shot in the fucking face by that bitch!

There are few times I shout "NO!" when a character dies, she was one of them... We were gunna get some of dat ass! :(

I completely agree on both accounts. I loved Mark. I immediately decided that he was going to be my buddy friend...and then that happened to him. As soon as the woman said that Mark was resting upstairs, I was like 'Oh. You bitch. WHAT HAVE YOU DONE WITH MARK?'

Korten12:

Kopikatsu:
Eh...I didn't get so emotional over it. I do seem to be one of the only people who had Kenny shoot Duck instead of having Lee do the deed himself though. To clarify, I didn't have Lee do it because I didn't want to be the one who shot the kid, but it just seemed...appropriate for Duck's father to be the one to end him. To me, it felt like killing Duck would have been denying Kenny closure. And after what had just happened, he really needed the closure.

Speaking of kids, I've been trying to get Clementine to hate me and/or kill her off, but she won't. Freakin'. Die. Or hate me. Every time I tell her off, she ends up liking me more for some reason.

GO DIE IN A DITCH ALREADY, GODDAMMIT.

o.o

What is wrong with Clemetine, she is like one of the few children characters that aren't idiots and don't get others killed. :/

She bugs the crap out of me. 'Hey Lee, whatcha doin'?'

Also, my Lee has told her that he's murdered people before like three times, but she acts like it's something she's never heard before every time. And then it turns out

I wish I had the option to shove the little pest out of the train while it was still moving.

Yeah, it was kinda hard to click on Ducks head, since he went from an annoying brat to super awesome at the beginning of the third episode, anyway. Had to say I was a little shocked. Although there are games that make you do worse things than put a kid out of his excruciating pain, and this was optional also.

Skopintsev:
I didn't care for Duck. I've though he was a retard since the second I saw him derping around on that tractor in Episode 1. I gave him the benefit of the doubt later when everyone thought he was bit and wanted to toss him out, but it only got worse. 'Detective Duck' in Episode 3 is one the most cringeworthy, annoyances I've ever seen. I wanted to back hand the shit out of that brat, and I could tell Lee wanted to as well.

At some point, within the 3 months between Episode 1 & 2, Lee learned that Duck should've died that day back at the barn... And should've been eaten by the farmers, not Mark (he was NORMAL!).

I as well wasn't perfectly okay with Duck plus the kid's got a habit of being annoying but you know... it seems real to me. I don't think kids at that age are going to behave and act mature especially when things are going to heck. Duck was optimistic and made me start appreciating his character despite that I still wasn't fond of him.

What made me so emotional over having to shoot him was because he meant something dear to Kenny and Katjaa, he was their son. I mean to see his character go from goofy cheery kid to downright dying and being in no shape to do anything but suffer... it hit me hard. And I (despite it was optional) had to shoot Kenny's kid. ... Kenny is a likable friend to me, he and I been through a lot and not just having to kill his kid but also Kenny lost his wife in the same day. That crap is awful to endure I felt so bad it was making me feel guilt even after I turned the game off. Just because Duck is problematic that caused some annoyance along with wanting him to just go somewhere else, he made me appreciate his innocence and got me to realize how dark things can get when a kid has to be put down ... that's deep and depressing.

Caramel Frappe:

Skopintsev:
I didn't care for Duck. I've though he was a retard since the second I saw him derping around on that tractor in Episode 1. I gave him the benefit of the doubt later when everyone thought he was bit and wanted to toss him out, but it only got worse. 'Detective Duck' in Episode 3 is one the most cringeworthy, annoyances I've ever seen. I wanted to back hand the shit out of that brat, and I could tell Lee wanted to as well.

At some point, within the 3 months between Episode 1 & 2, Lee learned that Duck should've died that day back at the barn... And should've been eaten by the farmers, not Mark (he was NORMAL!).

I as well wasn't perfectly okay with Duck plus the kid's got a habit of being annoying but you know... it seems real to me. I don't think kids at that age are going to behave and act mature especially when things are going to heck. Duck was optimistic and made me start appreciating his character despite that I still wasn't fond of him.

What made me so emotional over having to shoot him was because he meant something dear to Kenny and Katjaa, he was their son. I mean to see his character go from goofy cheery kid to downright dying and being in no shape to do anything but suffer... it hit me hard. And I (despite it was optional) had to shoot Kenny's kid. ... Kenny is a likable friend to me, he and I been through a lot and not just having to kill his kid but also Kenny lost his wife in the same day. That crap is awful to endure I felt so bad it was making me feel guilt even after I turned the game off. Just because Duck is problematic that caused some annoyance along with wanting him to just go somewhere else, he made me appreciate his innocence and got me to realize how dark things can get when a kid has to be put down ... that's deep and depressing.

Exactly! He was my buddies kid and my little girl's friend. Plus he struck me as being kind of tough; all this horrible shit going on around him but he's always there making airplane noises and smiling.

Well, he was anyway.

Carly got shot too so now I've only got Clementine to talk to. All the rest of them are all volatile and shit.

I cannot wait for more delicious sadness porn!

Well, if you managed to

I don't see why this would give you so much trouble.

Kopikatsu:
Eh...I didn't get so emotional over it. I do seem to be one of the only people who had Kenny shoot Duck instead of having Lee do the deed himself though. To clarify, I didn't have Lee do it because I didn't want to be the one who shot the kid, but it just seemed...appropriate for Duck's father to be the one to end him. To me, it felt like killing Duck would have been denying Kenny closure. And after what had just happened, he really needed the closure.

Same here. I'm surprised by how few people decided to shoot Duck themselves rather than have Kenny do it.

A Raging Emo:

Kopikatsu:
Eh...I didn't get so emotional over it. I do seem to be one of the only people who had Kenny shoot Duck instead of having Lee do the deed himself though. To clarify, I didn't have Lee do it because I didn't want to be the one who shot the kid, but it just seemed...appropriate for Duck's father to be the one to end him. To me, it felt like killing Duck would have been denying Kenny closure. And after what had just happened, he really needed the closure.

Same here. I'm surprised by how few people decided to shoot Duck themselves rather than have Kenny do it.

That's a good point, although I suspect that Kenny will resent us no matter what we chose in that situation.

Bertylicious:

A Raging Emo:

Kopikatsu:
Eh...I didn't get so emotional over it. I do seem to be one of the only people who had Kenny shoot Duck instead of having Lee do the deed himself though. To clarify, I didn't have Lee do it because I didn't want to be the one who shot the kid, but it just seemed...appropriate for Duck's father to be the one to end him. To me, it felt like killing Duck would have been denying Kenny closure. And after what had just happened, he really needed the closure.

Same here. I'm surprised by how few people decided to shoot Duck themselves rather than have Kenny do it.

That's a good point, although I suspect that Kenny will resent us no matter what we chose in that situation.

I'm inclined to agree with you, however I just felt that it was Kenny's responsibility to do it, and not mine.

It was kind of like if Duck had done something wrong and needed to be told off; it was up to Duck's Father and Mother, and not me (as even though the Survivors are like a little family, they aren't - not really).

A Raging Emo:

Bertylicious:

A Raging Emo:

Same here. I'm surprised by how few people decided to shoot Duck themselves rather than have Kenny do it.

That's a good point, although I suspect that Kenny will resent us no matter what we chose in that situation.

I'm inclined to agree with you, however I just felt that it was Kenny's responsibility to do it, and not mine.

It was kind of like if Duck had done something wrong and needed to be told off; it was up to Duck's Father and Mother, and not me (as even though the Survivors are like a little family, they aren't - not really).

Aww shit you're right. I am a kill stealing A-hole.

:(

i hated Ducky, but i still did it for him. because he acted like a idiot at Hershels in the first episode

Calibanbutcher:
Well, if you managed to

I don't see why this would give you so much trouble.

Ah I have played that part- however I wasn't close to Ethan's character along with not feeling entirely that sorry for the guy who was begging. Yeah it was sad that he had two daughters but the dude was corrupted, began giving Ethan problems thus made me run around with his shotgun drawn shooting me away.

The difference here is that Duck was a character who I met and could develop with. Sure he wasn't my favorite, caused problems and annoyed me- but he stood out as a positive kid despite seeing the worst in a zombie outbreak. To see his character change to a dying kid that's suffering with coughing up blood while the parents I also grown attached to struggle on what to do with Duck ... it's awful. In Heavy Rain I never got the chance to bond with Ethan's kid or sympathize with the corrupted father who had two daughters.

So having the gun to kill Duck and putting him to rest was way harder then killing some stranger who nearly killed Ethan despite that Ethan himself was there to kill the father. It didn't make me really feel anything for I wasn't attached, but to play three Chapters and understand how Kenny felt losing his wife and having to see his kid die before him .. .. that's heartbreaking.

I gotta admit that I didn't feel bad or feel anything at all when I had to put Duck out of his misery. I think it was a combination of finding Duck annoying and for some reason sad scenes never really affect me.

I do like Clementine though. Mainly because she doesn't act like a kid. She kinda reminds me of Nanako Dojima from Persona 4.

Kopikatsu:
Speaking of kids, I've been trying to get Clementine to hate me and/or kill her off, but she won't. Freakin'. Die. Or hate me. Every time I tell her off, she ends up liking me more for some reason.

When I got the game (when Episode 2 was out), I noticed that her picture was on "Episode 5", so I knew she was going to be alive at least until then. Pretty much everyone else can (or has) died.

But agreed, the scene is just a bastard. I'll admit, I didn't like Duck til the start of the third episode, where he actually becomes likeable, what with the Batman and Robin stuff. I'll admit, I just did what needed to be done when the time came and went on with the game but it kinda sucked any joy out of the episode after that. It's still a kick ass game though, albeit it very very buggy at times.

Also, I really really really hope Ben gets killed. Fucking asshole. I don't think I've ever met a character I wanted to punch in the face more. Well...maybe the St. Johns.
Also, I really don't want anything to happen to Clementine. She's the first video kid I haven't found to be annoying in the slightest. :D

I made Lee kill him, because i play him as someone who always does what's best for everybody. Kenny was a nervous wreck since duck got bitten and i thought it just would destroy him forcing him to pull the trigger.
He may be angry at Lee for that, but an angry Kenny is better than a kenny, who loses his mind over guilt.

WHAT!? I never played the game but I watched some play throughs I...Jesus Christ you shoot him in the head? I knew he died but...fuck. He didn't deserve to die, and then his mom...poor Kenny.

I thought I was going to have Lee tell Kenny to do it, but then all of a sudden Lee volunteered. Guess I picked the wrong options. I wanted Kenny to do it... ah well.

I was also one of those people who jumped and screamed at the TV when Carly got shot. Made me so mad.

Any news on Episode 4 yet?

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he was dead already when he screwed up and killed hershels son.
i didn't get why the mother just offs herselfs for no reason.
i was more upset then the bitch lilly killed carly.
fuck you, lilly. every idiot could tell that the new dork was the supplier...

I went from liking Kenny, to thinking he was a coward, to liking him again, to hating him, then pitying him, all within 3 episodes. Good God this game plays my emotions like a harp from hell.

erttheking:
WHAT!? I never played the game but I watched some play throughs I...Jesus Christ you shoot him in the head? I knew he died but...fuck. He didn't deserve to die, and then his mom...poor Kenny.

He totally deserved to die. Duck directly caused Shawn's death, and I really liked Shawn.

Kopikatsu:

erttheking:
WHAT!? I never played the game but I watched some play throughs I...Jesus Christ you shoot him in the head? I knew he died but...fuck. He didn't deserve to die, and then his mom...poor Kenny.

He totally deserved to die. Duck directly caused Shawn's death, and I really liked Shawn.

I'd say that his dad was more to blame there.

I felt worse when Doug (yes, I rescued him instead) got shot for trying to save Ben. It shouldn't have even happened. Then Lily stole the fucking RV cause I was merciful.

I get the feeling I don't make the same decisions as others :\

Caramel Frappe:
I could of sworn it seemed like it was half an hour before I could respond. Finally managing to take myself to do it... I pressed it. And like I said, it showed Lee shooting the kid in first person right in the head ending his life with blood splattered. Kenny's reaction was the final push to make me cry. A father who I have been with since Chapter 1 had to watch me kill his infected kid when his wife killed herself too. That was the hardest call I had EVER had to make in a video game.

I'm with you. The moment I saw what happened to Duck, I knew I was in for something horrible to happen.

But christ, I never thought Katjaa would take her own life too. The whole situation went from The Worst Possible Thing that could ever happen to a father, to even WORSE than that.

The moment after I made Lee pull the trigger, I didn't cry, but I plopped my elbows down on my desk and buried my face into my hands. The game really did make me feel the horror of that situation.

Not to mention what Lily did to Carly. I dunno if it was just me, but Lily's freakout after the Motel (from inside the RV to right when she shot Carly) was one of the most convincing, tense, and scariest moments I remember in a game. The entirety of Dead Space didn't come close to scaring me as much as that part did. And when she did pull the trigger, my heart stopped. I was speechless. I felt no remorse leaving her behind.

Ben needs to get what he deserves for causing all of those deaths. I wish I had the chance to immediately tell Kenny about it so he could tear Ben's arms off.

Also, I'm not sure if anyone mentioned this or if you knew already, but:

Sassafrass:

Also, I really don't want anything to happen to Clementine. She's the first video kid I haven't found to be annoying in the slightest. :D

I usually absolutely hate kids in videogames (because they always seem to be insanely annoying or pointless.) But Clem is a rare example of a believable little kid, who I find to be entirely likeable and funny. It really says something when she makes me crack up laughing when Borderlands 1 and 2 constantly fail to even bring give me a light chuckle.

I swear that no harm will come to her as long as I'm around. Even with the upsetting reveal at the end of Episode 3,

Also, the conversation regarding bugs and pillows in Ep.3 = lol

Calibanbutcher:
Well, if you managed to

I don't see why this would give you so much trouble.

I couldn't bring myself to do that since I genuinely felt sorry for the man's daughters. Since I was roleplaying as Ethan I thought to myself, "So what I'm going leave 2 girls without a dad just so I could save Shaun?" Also I just couldn't complete the Lizard, it was too painful.

However Duck...

Duck was suffering from a serious condition right from the start. It is know as "crazy as fuck". The guy was basically retarded even Kenny admitted it saying Duck was as "dum as a bag of hammers". I was basically all for kicking Duck out into the street in Episode 1 and even refused to feed him and Kenny in hope they would pack up and go. I mean I hated Duck with a passion, his voice, his appearance, everything about him! Few games made me hate a character so much.
So in Episode 3 sure I was a little sad when Katjaa popped herself in the head since she didn't deserve it but I had no remorse pulling the trigger. So as Duck's head spurted out blood I felt sort of free. Free from his annoying character.

Oh and by the way I told Clementine that I'm not a monster.

IndomitableSam:
I thought I was going to have Lee tell Kenny to do it, but then all of a sudden Lee volunteered. Guess I picked the wrong options. I wanted Kenny to do it... ah well.

I was also one of those people who jumped and screamed at the TV when Carly got shot. Made me so mad.

Any news on Episode 4 yet?

Oh, I was so angry when Carly got shot. I replayed that sequence about a half dozen times trying to come up with some way to get it to be my top suspect for who actually did it instead (OMFG why couldn't you get her to shoot Ben instead, or just throw the two of them out of the RV while it was still moving, or something.

When I played the first part of the game, I saved duck & said "No duck hunt on my watch." Then the game makes you duck hunt later, how Ironic :/ Didn't want to shoot duck, but I couldn't let Kenny suffer that as well.

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It gave me chills to kill Duck. I went into it thinking "Surely this will happen in a cutscene. There's no way it's going to make me point a gun at and shoot a child. Oh my God..."

While I can understand why, don't feel bad about Duck. He was a colossal wanker and a massive headache.

Someone you should feel bad for would be

erttheking:

Kopikatsu:

erttheking:
WHAT!? I never played the game but I watched some play throughs I...Jesus Christ you shoot him in the head? I knew he died but...fuck. He didn't deserve to die, and then his mom...poor Kenny.

He totally deserved to die. Duck directly caused Shawn's death, and I really liked Shawn.

I'd say that his dad was more to blame there.

DragonLord Seth:
While I can understand why, don't feel bad about Duck. He was a colossal wanker and a massive headache.

Someone you should feel bad for would be

Shouldn't we feel worse for

? doesn't sound like a lot of people saved him before.

Edit: That... didn't work how I expected.

Lucane:

DragonLord Seth:
While I can understand why, don't feel bad about Duck. He was a colossal wanker and a massive headache.

Someone you should feel bad for would be

Shouldn't we feel worse for

? doesn't sound like a lot of people saved him before.

Edit: That... didn't work how I expected.

Well...the reason I saved the first one is because she had a gun. Gun > Not gun.

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