I saw both possible options for Lee at the end...not gonna lie I CRIED BOTH TIMES. Poor Clem...she had to see her parents as walkers AND have her guardian/father figure DIE RIGHT IN FRONT OF HER(OR SHOOT HIM). I was really rooting for Lee though.... My reaction--> This game HAS to win Game of the Year!!!
I could let quite a bit slide with Kenny... It's not that he's a bad guy, he's just volatile after losing Katjaa and duck. I figure he needed Katjaa around to keep him level-headed and sensible. Duck gave him a reason to not make so many stupid decisions or be so quick to act. In episodes four and five, he's just trying to cope... Finding out about Ben gave him someone to target his anger on though. Ben himself was just naive, I thought. Granted, I HATED him for quite a while for all the times he fucked up but in the end I realized that in the end... He's just a scared kid. When the choice finally came to let him die or not, I thought about letting him go but I just couldn't. He's a naive idiot but he doesn't deserve to die, y'know? His death in episode five though felt unfair to me though... He should've gotten better. Clementine was a strange character, for me. Normally I can't stand kids in most shows/games/movies because they always seem to be there for forced sympathy. With Clementine though I actually felt like I WANTED to protect her from the world around her. I suppose it's because of how mature and non-invasive she was as a character. Not to mention genuinely likeable. Lee was a brilliant character, I thought. He was a good middle-ground between being a character with their own full personality and one without. I found myself caring about what happened to him just as much as Clementine as time went by. Watching him train Clementine with the pistol and cutting her hair only helped to find him more endearing. Although it only hurt more when the end came around and she had to do what she did... Jesus, I properly cried at that ending and I don't normally cry at videogames. Eugh, it was like watching someone I'd grown close to dying... Horrible.
Kenny and I hated eachother, but in the end we patched things up. I saved Carley and Ben, both. Favorite moments... Finding the drunken homelessman in the sewer (because he was around for a whole 10 minutes before croaking)...and The ending. The couple survived, too.