Bothered by the acting

#1 Posted by torus (1097 posts) -

Overall, I've been having a good time, but some things about the game have bothered me. Stiff animation, mostly, but also some of the 'puzzles' have seemed pretty damn contrived. The 'fixing the radio' puzzle, for example. Are we seriously expected to believe that this woman doesn't have the mental capacity to operate a freaking radio, or determine that it's out of batteries? What planet was she living on?

#2 Posted by GalacticPunt (1057 posts) -

Sounds like you're bothered by the writing, not the acting. Your topic title is very misleading!

#3 Posted by senorfuzzeh (385 posts) -

I found it a bit weird as well that, even once she got the batteries she didn't know how to put them in. But overall this was the ONLY time I actually felt like the writing was a bit ridiculous.

But that isn't really the voice acting... I thought the voice acting was great.

#4 Posted by BigChickenDinner (766 posts) -

Dude there are people in this world that bad. The fact that it's a women in the game makes it that much sweeter.

#5 Posted by jozzy (2042 posts) -

I thought it was meant to say something about the lady, that she was crazy or something. But they didn't follow up on that, seemed weird indeed.

Most women are extremely experienced big battery users if you catch my drift? - ya know what i am saying right - aaw yeah haha - ok bye

#6 Posted by myketuna (1703 posts) -

@jozzy said:

I thought it was meant to say something about the lady, that she was crazy or something. But they didn't follow up on that, seemed weird indeed.

Most women are extremely experienced big battery users if you catch my drift? - ya know what i am saying right - aaw yeah haha - ok bye

HEY-O! I HEAR that!

We're awful people.

#7 Posted by SomeDeliCook (2341 posts) -

The radio part was a bit stupid, but stuff like the answering machine and just how much the game makes you care for Clementine more than make up for it in the writing department.

#8 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7096 posts) -

I just chocked it up to her being in shock over the whole ordeal and moved on. It only served as a means to realize everywhere else is fucked too.

#9 Posted by torus (1097 posts) -

Ok, I guess I should qualify the 'acting' comment.

I wasn't talking about the voice acting, although I do find the main character's voice doesn't really fit his looks (in my opinion). I guess I was more referring to how people behaved. I supposed this is more a 'writing' issue. People in the game don't behave like I imagine people would in such a situation AT ALL.

Society has gone to shit in a matter of days, and one of these guys is still wondering about whether he's going to have the usual for dinner? The battery thing? People being completely clueless about the situation when zombies have been a trope in Western fiction for close to a hundred years? The answering machine was a good piece of writing, but there's a definite lack of panic or hysteria. People seem to have, in a very short time, moved into 'survival mode'. Hmmm.

Ever wonder why people in zombie fiction have apparently never heard of zombies? What the fuck?

And the woman with the batteries... I'm reasonably certain that was just a puzzle tutorial, and not some kind of statement. Which just came off as lazy.

I'm just listing gripes here, I still think it's a decent game. Things like this just push me out of the experience.

#10 Posted by Dylabaloo (1549 posts) -

@torus said:

And the woman with the batteries... I'm reasonably certain that was just a puzzle tutorial, and not some kind of statement. Which just came off as lazy.

That was my justification for it too.

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