The first season of Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead adventure game was full of difficult decisions, but I felt that was mitigated by the fact that, as Lee, the decisions were centered around always protecting Clementine. Not only are players supposed to want to her safe, but to some degree a balance of humanity and survival was mixed in. For my playthrough of the game, this created a forward momentum that made sure that I never looked back. I never doubted my choices. Heck, after getting bitten by a zombie, I had Lee hack off his own arm in hopes that would save him. I did it and didn’t doubt the importance of the decision. It had to give me just a little bit more time to save Clem. After finishing the game, I learned that it wouldn’t have mattered one way or another. Decisions didn’t have as much weight as you might think. I wish I could say the same for the second season. As Clementine, the decisions are a lot more difficult. Somehow a lot more adult.
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The narrative that Marvel Comics is trying to sell right now is that they are trying to be more inclusive. Sam Wilson, the Falcon, will be replacing Steve Rogers as Captain America. A woman, yet to be revealed, will be replacing Thor Odinson as Thor, God of Thunder. There will be more females featured on the upcoming Avengers roster. The initiative will also see more females headlining their own books. The recently released Spider-Woman comic has caused some issues, however. You can see why shortly. Continue reading
Against expectation for the surreal series, Wilfred somehow managed to stick the landing. Most of the ambiguity of the series fades away as viewers watch the last two episodes. A sense of hopefulness is found in place of the uneasiness. Elijah Wood’s Ryan and Jason Gann’s Wilfred are both in a better place, both separate from each other yet always together. To be frank, it’s amazing that such a vulgar, seemingly pointless series managed such a perfect ending for itself. Even more amazing is how fitting it was for the week that it aired. Continue reading