Finally got around to starting it...

#1 Posted by Huey2k2 (491 posts) -

I bought all five seasons off the Steam sale, I started this morning and just finished playing episode 1. Absolutely loved it, and having to make decisions like that in a couple seconds is gut wrenching.

I chose to save Doug, not necessarily because it was the best decision, but because it was what my gut told me to do at the time. Can't really explain why, but when the pressure was on, it happened. I was actually really surprised with the graphic at the end explaining peoples choices, almost every choice was nearly split 50/50, except for the final choice. Apparently I was in the minority for saving Doug, is there a reason for this? He is a nice enough guy, I find it strange that so few people chose to save him.

#2 Posted by Turtlebird95 (2393 posts) -

Most people just want to save the chick. I saved him because I thought he'd be more useful with any tech we came across.

#3 Posted by Ghostiet (5281 posts) -

Most people simply save the girl first. Also many people figured that Carley being good with a gun might come in handy.

#4 Posted by buft (3318 posts) -

I choose to save the lady because she knew how to use a gun and also knew my secret but choose not to expose but simply support me and to be honest at that point i didn't really see the death coming, as far as i understand it there are some puzzles that play out different depending on your choice but i cant say for sure

#5 Posted by Huey2k2 (491 posts) -

@Ghostiet said:

Most people simply save the girl first. Also many people figured that Carley being good with a gun might come in handy.

Fair enough, I didn't really think about it though when I made the decision... it just kind of happened? I looked at them both and said fuck it, something tells me saving Doug is the right thing to do. I feel like going with your gut is probably the best decision at times like that.

#6 Posted by Mrsignerman44 (1100 posts) -

I spent more time getting to know Carley so I saved her. I love how the game asks you why you chose Doug or Carley near the end of the episode as well, nice touch.

#7 Posted by PillClinton (3291 posts) -

Yup, same here, just started a couple days ago and also chose Doug. He helped me out with my brother and the pharmacy and stuff. I couldn't have just let him die.

#8 Posted by Karkarov (3109 posts) -

@PillClinton said:

Yup, same here, just started a couple days ago and also chose Doug. He helped me out with my brother and the pharmacy and stuff. I couldn't have just let him die.

Lets not forget Carly couldn't figure out how to put batteries in a radio either. It didn't take a genius to figure out who was going to bring more to the team. What's Carley got, a gun and no brain. Anyone can fire a gun.

#9 Posted by Master_Funk (733 posts) -

Saved doug because he was just a more innocent and sincere character than Carly from talking to him. Alos he had good electronic skills which I hoped would have been useful later on.

#10 Posted by ArtelinaRose (1854 posts) -

I saved Carly because I am sexist.

#11 Posted by Subjugation (4720 posts) -

@Ghostiet said:

Most people simply save the girl first. Also many people figured that Carley being good with a gun might come in handy.

Pretty much summed up right here.

Also, you are in for quite the ride @Huey2k2: so I sincerely hope you have been able to avoid spoilers. TWD is a pretty singular experience.

#12 Posted by Terramagi (1159 posts) -

Carley has 2 required scenes with Lee. Doug has 1, and he's not an active player in it. Plus, "hot chick who totally wants to jump your bone with a GUN" really just stacks the odds in her favor even more.

That said, Team Doug. \m/

#13 Posted by AlisterCat (5575 posts) -

I saved the girl because I feel like I knew her more. It was that simple.

#14 Posted by Huey2k2 (491 posts) -

@Subjugation said:

@Ghostiet said:

Most people simply save the girl first. Also many people figured that Carley being good with a gun might come in handy.

Pretty much summed up right here.

Also, you are in for quite the ride @Huey2k2: so I sincerely hope you have been able to avoid spoilers. TWD is a pretty singular experience.

I have avoided all spoilers luckily :) I am going in essentially knowing nothing about the experience, I am a good portion of the way through episode two right now, I think I might just play all of them today in a row.

#15 Posted by awesomeusername (4187 posts) -

I saved Carly because boobs.

#16 Posted by Rasmoss (456 posts) -

@Huey2k2 said:

I bought all five seasons off the Steam sale, I started this morning and just finished playing episode 1. Absolutely loved it, and having to make decisions like that in a couple seconds is gut wrenching.

I chose to save Doug, not necessarily because it was the best decision, but because it was what my gut told me to do at the time. Can't really explain why, but when the pressure was on, it happened. I was actually really surprised with the graphic at the end explaining peoples choices, almost every choice was nearly split 50/50, except for the final choice. Apparently I was in the minority for saving Doug, is there a reason for this? He is a nice enough guy, I find it strange that so few people chose to save him.

I saved Carley because Doug had already risked his life to save her, so I figure it's what he would have wanted.

#17 Posted by golguin (3932 posts) -

I'd advise staying clear of any forum until you beat the game.

#18 Posted by Huey2k2 (491 posts) -

@golguin said:

I'd advise staying clear of any forum until you beat the game.

I am not too worried, I have avoided all spoilers until now, and there is a good chance I will just play all of them before I go to sleep tonight (I am about to finish Episode 2 and HOLY CRAP IS IT GOOD). It shouldn't be a problem.

#19 Posted by AlisterCat (5575 posts) -

At what point can I safely listen to the day 2 podcast where walking dead won't spoiled? A timestamp will do. I've only finished chapter 1.

#20 Posted by Humanity (9286 posts) -

I also just started and finished the second episode but so far it hasn't grabbed me nearly as much as everyone else. I saved Carly because she had a gun and she could use it, also was a reporter and seemed to have her wits about her. Doug looked like a nerd that would just end up dying sooner or later. Also Doug wore socks with sandals, and that is really not excusable.

#21 Posted by Huey2k2 (491 posts) -

@Humanity said:

I also just started and finished the second episode but so far it hasn't grabbed me nearly as much as everyone else. I saved Carly because she had a gun and she could use it, also was a reporter and seemed to have her wits about her. Doug looked like a nerd that would just end up dying sooner or later. Also Doug wore socks with sandals, and that is really not excusable.

The second episode was good, but honestly I predicted the "twist" around when the barn door showed up. That said, I am about two thirds of the way through episode 3 now and I must say, it has been an emotional rollercoaster. I have made some decisions I really did not want to make.

#22 Posted by BeachThunder (11957 posts) -
@Terramagi said:

Carley has 2 required scenes with Lee. Doug has 1, and he's not an active player in it.

What does this mean?
 
Anyway, I chose Doug; Carley doesn't know how to use batteries (!?) and she could possibly oust my secret. Doug seemed like he was smart and could be helpful.
#23 Edited by John1912 (1886 posts) -

@Huey2k2: How does your gut not tell you to save the hot chick?! :p

#24 Posted by Darkstorn (465 posts) -

Stick with it, and don't listen to the second GOTY podcast lol...

#25 Posted by GS_Dan (1403 posts) -

The lass was a dead weight to me when it was revealed she didn't know how batteries worked. Fuck that.

#26 Posted by Huey2k2 (491 posts) -

@John1912 said:

@Huey2k2: How does your gut not tell you to save the hot chick?! :p

Because I am of the attitude that in a real apocalypse a hot girl who doesn't understand how to use fucking batteries(like what?) will be nothing more than a distraction to the group of people I am with. As opposed to a guy who is relatively technologically inclined.

#27 Edited by Ares42 (2676 posts) -

I found the choice to be pretty easy as Doug seemed like a sidenote character, while Carly was very prominent.

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#28 Posted by Huey2k2 (491 posts) -

Well, I cried at the end of episode 5.

I admit it.

#29 Posted by dr_mantas (1887 posts) -

You can tell someone to put in batteries right. Teaching someone to use a gun properly takes time.

Also, I don't really care about my "secret". My Lee always told it to everyone as soon as was possible, and it didn't have any negative impact.

Of course, my Lee was a freaking saint.

Besides, nothing to do with her being a girl.

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