7 Most Brutal Choices in Telltale’s The Walking Dead
Steal Supplies From the Mysterious Car?
Food is scarce in a zombie apocalypse (unless you’re a zombie), so it’s a really big deal when Clementine and her fellow survivors stumble upon an (apparently) abandoned station wagon loaded with sustenance and other supplies in season 1. The vehicle is unlocked and there are keys in the ignition, but no owner is in sight.
Does your starving, cold, and sick group decide to steal the food, clothing, and medicine just to pass their suffering along to the poor soul who left their items unattended? Or do you decide to teach Clem a life lesson and attempt to preserve what little humanity is still left in the world by not stealing the supplies?
At this moment in the story, Clem, Lee and their group have just escaped becoming dinner for a group of farm-dwelling cannibals and now have no shelter or food of their own– times are pretty tough! But, I stand by my decision to not steal the supplies from the car, and it’s not because you eventually meet the owner of that fateful station wagon later in the season.
Lee and Clem standing off to the side as the rest of their group raids the vehicle is one of my favorite images from the entire game. It’s one of the more powerful moments illustrating a common theme throughout The Walking Dead– that it’s possible to survive with the help of those around you, and not at their expense.