Jake Rodkin, former undertaking lead on The Walking Dead and director of Firewatch, has shared an extremely unusual ending for The Walking Dead‘s first season that he refers to as the sport’s “alternate ending.”- Advertisement -
“Alternate” is definitely one technique to describe it. So far as most individuals can inform, this was an ending constructed by the Walking Dead group largely for the needs of their very own amusement. There’s virtually no likelihood that anybody concerned with the event of this sport ever thought that it will ever see the sunshine of day outdoors of some blooper reel included with a particular version launch of the sport.
However, we’re definitely glad that it did see the sunshine of day. The sequence in query does not appear to function the precise ending of The Walking Dead‘s first season, nevertheless it as an alternative replaces the sequence in direction of the top of the primary season which sees Lee work his manner by way of a horde of zombies in an effort to attain Clementine. The unique model of that sequence was a gut-wrenching emotional push that was amplified by the data of Lee’s impending destiny.
This model of that sequence is only a wonderful piece of absurdity. It sees Lee interact in an exaggerated takedown of a zombie horde earlier than donning the severed head of a zombie and dancing his manner by way of the zombies that stay. He then jumps on the hood of a automotive and watches it flip excessive into the sky. None of it makes any sense by any means, nevertheless it does an oddly good job of capturing the creativity of the group that labored on The Walking Dead‘s first season.
In that sense, it is also a considerably tragic reminder of the expertise that Telltale let stroll, the studio’s refusal to creatively develop over time, the mistreatment of the workers they did handle to deliver on-board, and the corporate’s executives refusal to acknowledge that their partitions had been constructed by artistic minds. All of that contributed to the studio’s eventual closure.
Oh effectively…it is a humorous ending.
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