The Walking Dead: No Going Back has left me feeling depressed and angry, in..a good way? I just don’t know.
It was a great finale that really hammered home the whole ‘people are the biggest problem’ in this universe. The whole season has been very ‘people’ orientated, focusing on clashing personalities and agendas.
Which is cool.
I’m just not certain that after checking out the other ending scenarios, I’m happy with the choice I made. The game literally forced things upon you in the most ‘in your face’ manner to date. It was effective, but left me feeling conflicted.
In typical WD fashion characters were removed from the equation in sudden and tragic circumstances, some of which I was sure would be sticking around for some time…but that’s the nature of the franchise.
My Clementine has really changed. I still tried to have her be a good person, or do the ‘right’ thing, even though I would at times make cold choices. I think really, like most people, I tried to stay close to the characters I felt a connection to and tried to keep them as a close-knit group. This episode took a huge steaming shit all over that sensibility.
In the end though, it seems all the possible endings are slightly depressing or bittersweet, and I probably wouldn’t have been satisfied with any of them, this isn’t a happy world to be a part of.
I regret some of the choices I’ve made, but it’s Clem’s journey, and as I have done for the entire two seasons, I’ll suck it up and stick to the path I’ve taken.