The Walking Dead video game messed with me. Badly.

If you haven’t played The Walking Dead video game yet, you’re missing out on one of the best video game stories in recent memory. The game follows the story of Lee Everett, a convicted murderer freed because of the onset of the Zombie Apocalypse. Over the course of the game, broken down into five chapters, Lee forms a group of survivors, beginning with a young girl named Clementine.

Despite Lee being the playable character of the game, I was more interested in the developing story about Clementine. Yes, her relationship with Lee is in a huge driving force of the story. However, the concept of gain and loss in Clementine’s character just floors me.

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