on Nov 26, 2014
For the uneducated philistines in the audience, this episode title is actually a highbrow literary reference.
So this might be the most positive season of Spoiler Warning so far. Really we just have a couple of gripes that get brought up again and again. Like the raiders. Speaking of which:
Let’s look at this encounter from the raider’s perspective: How stupid are these guys? They’re searching a building with a conspicuous flashlight when you clearly don’t need oneAnd now that I mention that, where DID Mr. Light-Gun go after that first shot?. Then they take a potshot at someone in a dark room, on another floor, through a dirty window. Unless they’ve been following youIn which case setting up an ambush would have made more sense. they have no idea how many people are in your group or if you have any supplies worth dying for. A group of people this stupid should not have survived this long.
And that’s not even getting into the hilarity of guys running out in front of allies with guns so they can fight your flamethrower with their axe. Dumb stuff like this really sticks out when the rest of the world is so smart and grounded.
Just once I’d like to see these guys act like human beings. Maybe they shout at you to drop your food and bullets and they promise to let you go. (“Like hell,” Joel mumbles under his breath.) Maybe they shout some stuff to each other to make it sound like they have a plan or goal. (“How many are there?” says one. “Looks like just two,” says another.) Just… something. These guys aren’t any better than the idiotic raiders of Fallout 3: Mindless murderbots who only exist for the sake of having some man-shoots.
I think it would actually make more sense logically and thematically to replace these raiders with zombies. They already have an in-world excuse for why there would be zombies hereBecause the fireflies are stupid and dumb..
But still, this game is quite an achievement. The story is solid. The gameplay is solidOr so people keep telling me.. The only problem is the ugly patchwork seam between the two.
 And now that I mention that, where DID Mr. Light-Gun go after that first shot?
 In which case setting up an ambush would have made more sense.
 Because the fireflies are stupid and dumb.
 Or so people keep telling me.