美好莫过始终 | Accountability

2019-03-30 作者:

辉煌无非转瞬,美好莫过始终。

最近不少人谈论热门家庭剧集,剧情如何纠结而拖沓,到临了却秒变团圆;殊不知如若结局破碎,发人深省,又如何带起最后一波街巷辣评,让一众大妈摩拳擦掌声称要改写终章呢?

纵观荧幕,大多非小众故事,结尾常见三种:

  • happy ending合家欢,常见于家庭剧。如离婚律师、乡村爱情、唐顿庄园等。
  • 悲剧,常见于所谓史诗剧以及各种大制作,虽悲但一定要孕育希望。如角斗士、勇敢的心等。
  • 悬念留存。常见于科幻、魔幻大作。如各种alien以及witch/vampire类故事。

略跑题,话说The Walking Dead Game系列终于宣告完结。众多评论说,本以为Clem铁定走了Lee的老路而说服自己准备接受type II ending,奈何终结篇主角光环加成,一句“what you doing there, goofball?” 让吃瓜群众瞬间泪崩。

无喜无悲,心如止水,我看的多少有点跳戏;甚至完结后反而有种如释重负的感觉——毕竟4个season花了7年,一辈子有几个7年呢?其实年前在听到Telltale破产而震惊之余,我依稀觉得或许就那样结束(停在S4E2)并不算糟。

而如今的happy ending,窃以为happy不在剧情。2012年Telltale黄袍加身无非过眼烟云,“眼见他起高楼,眼见他宴宾客,眼见他楼塌了”,正所谓故事总是惊人的相似。在7年之后,Skybound接手后还能给老玩家一个体面的完结,仅此一点,称得上美好。至于剧情中Clem为啥截个肢就继续微笑,Lee就得吃花生米,作为一个工作中靠逻辑吃饭的人,欣赏个剧情并不想纠结。

转一个评论 “I thought this day would never come. Goodbye telltale games. Maybe someday, you’ll return. ” –by Logan Malough

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6年光阴道珍重 | Farewell, Telltale

2018-09-28 作者:

Waiting for the final season soooooo long time, and it exactly show the original story telling skills of Telltale.

After the video walkthrough, the author commented that Telltale had went bankrupt and this season might not be accomplished this year, or worse… maybe something like… never.

A total disaster… ehh… not easy to accept that, been following this storyline from 2012 to 2018, especially with the recent E3 videos.

If there could be some way to donate a little (I suppose it was too late to buy the game), I guess I could put like fifty or maybe hundred bucks to prove that I really got a lot from this story series.
To me, personally, the best was season #1, then #2 and #4, the #3… nothing left in mind but that was ok anyway, good, still.

My favorite “no-comment” video author, Hassan, chose to let Clem kiss Louis – that’s not typical him, I mean not his style on choice.

But after I saw his comment – I realize this episode might be the last one.

At the end of this ep, Louis was caught and took away with intruders, which means we probably never know any of the possibilities between Clem and him – that would be the reason why Hassan, the video author, choose the kiss, instead of hiding the feeling to each other during this apocalypse.

Wrecking the gorgeous right in the face, that’s called TRAGEDY.

悲剧就是把美撕碎了给人看。

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slight expectation | 小小期待

2018-01-02 作者:

The Last of Us Part II

what u doing, kiddo?

 


相较而言,Walking Dead Game已经过了仨seasons,故事素质难说有没有下降,但总感觉有些乏味了 – 或多或少跟角色太多容易脸盲有关吧。但无论如何,作为主线,Clem的成长还是会牵着我继续看下去吧。

Lee和Kenny的去世成就了这部作品(比Last of Us更动人),尤其在season #1结束时lost of Lee,让人太难接受,觉得想放弃这个故事,确实Kenny作为一个棱角十足的性格慢慢在season #2扛起了大梁,或许让人觉得这样的角色更真实,更容易在路边遇到吧。

总之season #3没有哪个角色能如此深入人心,直观感受就是退回到一个zombie apocalypse video game玩剧情,而缺少了前两季探讨人性的高度。


Last of Us,更接近传统意义的“美国大片”,大爱大恨,突突突打打打,happy ending。人性谈不上,但故事蜿蜒曲折,养父女之爱一步步加深,看的直呼过瘾。

对于Part II,wikipedia –

首各预告片公布游戏设定于前作5年后,艾莉和乔尔会继续登场,玩家将控制艾莉。德鲁克曼称本作的主题不再是前作的爱,而是围绕着恨展开

很想看看这个恨,是如何同前作一样打动人心。

小期待……话说新作何时发售呢?

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保持念想 | Always Desire

2017-01-15 作者:

Well, finally the “Walking Dead Game Season #3” arrives. Never play this series before, but I know it all, every scenes, every dialogues, every roles, by walkthrough videos. I’d like to recommend this game to everyone around since it’s the best story teller ever as I know.

It’s not exactly an action game, the most attractive parts is that it says the game adapts by player’s choices. Well, you may not expect the story could change completely after choosing an opposite answer, but the screenplay is fantastic to show you the real human nature underneath the zombie apocalypse – challenging my heart more than those Hollywood blockbusters. And this is easily to purchase, PC, Mac, iOS, Android, PS4, Xbox – available on most electronics in your hand.

Er… talking about the season #3, it’s kinda two… or half more years waiting after the season #2? I mean, it’s always good to desire, to expect even some tiny things in life. Time flies, some of them happen, and others might not, however this is how life usually goes – pretty much like the little girl Clementine in this series.

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