Unfortunately, I hate most of the Kids
I always hated the maturity of kids in TFS, which was only re-inforced with the 'Brick vs. Log' arguement. You could see Violet getting pissed as she's a lot more mature than the others, and Aasim? I thought you were better than that. 'Hurr durr durr you're childish sticks tongue' Willy punches Aasim 'Take that!' sticks tongue
And my problem with Mitch. The writers make it painfully obvious at the start that Mitch doesn't like you. With Louis it's different because you know he cares about AJ, but with Mitch, it's like the writers are going 'fuck all, we wanna do ANOTHER redemption arc and character development, so the player feels they have bonded with Mitch so they can sympathise when he dies fighting for you.' It's just so unecessary to me, but although some people loved that, let's look at the start. The moment I had 30 seconds of him talking, I knew he was going to have a character arc, it's too obvious! It's like you're a foreigner who only knows little english. When that person plays the game, the game, through Mitch's dialogue, is telling the player ''This is Mitch. You need to hate him. He's horrible, right? He's constantly spamming foul language (this game just forces foul language, ANF was about Puberty and TFS is about swear words, lol) and pointing fingers at you. Look! He hates AJ, the guy you're caring for!''
I'm fine with one or the other, you don't do two. TWO of the same kind of character redemption! Why don't you make Mitch a more resigned, collected person? Who clenches his fist in anger and tells a story of how Marlon saved him in the early days and that was when he accepted him as leader? Why doesn't he say 'he surrendered! You're a terrible carer for not teaching AJ that concept!' (something to take not of, perhaps? Or is it just that the writers saw it as an obvious thing so they didn't make any of the kids say it in their respective arguements for why AJ is a murderer. Their arguements are pretty bad) Instead it's just 'fuck you, you killed my friend, so fuck off!' It's not offensive, it's laughable and comical, especially for an adult like myself, I was cringing at his corny dialogue the whole time, thinking 'why did they have to make this all about kids?'
Why do the writers make every boy in the school some angry yet bold (gasps GABE!!!) kid who argues about petty things? Fucking 'Log Vs Brick' convos that are so immature and just , and when Gabe Willy punched Aasim I was nearly crying out of laughter. Y'all were probably just caught up in the moment, but into it, nonetheless it was still an amzing episode and even better than Done Running in my opinion, despite it's harder-to-find flaws, such as AJ surviving the shotgun shot (how the heck? If that was Clem she would've died. I know AJ is slightly stronger than Clementine, but let's be honest we could all beat him up, and he is only 5-6, as opposed to Clem's 8. His body shouldn't be ready for shotgun shots, especially since it appears the shrapnel went through his body to the back. The pain when the buckshot wasn't even agonizing for AJ, at least it wasn't as bad as Sam's scene in Michonne)
I had a lot more stuff to say, but I can't remember, but it doesn't matter because I'm waffling and you probably don't care. Still - what are your thoughts regarding this? Don't sugarcoat it with 'they're just kids' well that's the point they're wierd and Mitch Act 1 is the same as Louis Act 1.