awesome game, TERRIBLE ending. (spoilers)

#1khmaster15Posted 6/21/2013 12:41:32 PM
ok yes if I was really Joel I'd think of Ellie as my little girl after getting to know and take care of her for so long...But who in there right minds chooses to save the life of one girl over a cure for the entire world?!

I probably sound like a d-bag, but I mean C'MON, REALLY?!
#2DethSnakePosted 6/21/2013 12:44:20 PM
A really bitter selfish a****** whose only reason left for living is the existence of one particular person?
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#3Asuka KazamaPosted 6/21/2013 12:45:27 PM
The Fireflys failed to create a vaccine before with others like Ellie. Why risk the chance to kill her for something you aren't so sure of?
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#4Kai200XPosted 6/21/2013 12:47:10 PM
It's funny to me that people think that anyone should put the fate of the world/mankind/human race ahead of their own best interest.
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#5_Shikoba_Posted 6/21/2013 12:47:17 PM
Think about it.

First of all, they said they MIGHT get a vaccine, there was no guarantee.

If they even got a vaccine, how would they go about distributing it? And there would still be millions of already infected killing people and roaming around. Small townships of people that don't trust many people anyways, probably won't believe a random group of Fireflys that come strolling up with fancy equipment they might want for themselves.

From Joel's perspective after all he has been through, and all we see in the game, maybe he doesn't think humanity is worth saving at this point if it is willing to risk the life of a little girl on a maybe. Humanity at this point seems pretty far lost anyways, he probably figures he might as well go live a happy life with Ellie.
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#6Mystery_MissionPosted 6/21/2013 12:47:38 PM
There was never a 100% chance of a cure, it was a vaccine. Even then, there was no guarantee that they could create a vaccine. No reason to waste Ellie's life on a maybe.
#7DetroitDJ(Moderator)Posted 6/21/2013 12:48:13 PM
Asuka Kazama posted...
The Fireflys failed to create a vaccine before with others like Ellie. Why risk the chance to kill her for something you aren't so sure of?


Is there evidence that's actually true? My perception was that was just a lie he told Ellie.
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#8XdieXPosted 6/21/2013 12:51:10 PM
khmaster15 posted...
ok yes if I was really Joel I'd think of Ellie as my little girl after getting to know and take care of her for so long...But who in there right minds chooses to save the life of one girl over a cure for the entire world?!

I probably sound like a d-bag, but I mean C'MON, REALLY?!


The success rate of the cure wasnt even 100%... its to much of a gamble. Plus the world wouldnt just magically get fixed and it would take years upon years upon years (if ever) to clean the world up... Joel did the right thing and the ending was awesome.
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#9khmaster15(Topic Creator)Posted 6/21/2013 12:53:53 PM
Mystery_Mission posted...
There was never a 100% chance of a cure, it was a vaccine. Even then, there was no guarantee that they could create a vaccine. No reason to waste Ellie's life on a maybe.


go tell that to every doctor on the planet.
#10shawnmckPosted 6/21/2013 12:54:01 PM
What makes you think they could have come up with a cure. All they had was some doctor (we don't even know his specialty) and a biologist.
Keep in mind that they don't have access to laboratories or any medicine & chemicals needed. They are basically using whatever they can scavenge.
If you think they could successfully reverse-engineer a cure then you are delusional.
In perfect conditions with all the equipment needed on hand, it would have taken years...and they had none of that. No specialists...No special equipment or chemicals or medicine...No experience....and no idea what they are even looking for. All they know is that they are gonna chop her up into tiny pieces....ant that's it.

I'm convinced there is no way they would have come up with a cure.
And besides, Ellie living is in itself a cure...
Ellie grows up and has children that will likely be immune...her children grow up to have children that will be immune...and so on.
Basically nature is providing the cure.
It is the vanity of men that think they can solve everything so easily.

But lets say there were to come up with a cure...
It would take them years (maybe even decades) to do it, and then who gets the cure ?
There aren't enough supplies to vaccinate everyone....and how do you vaccinate everyone across the Country?
The idea that they could have come up with a cure is a joke and a pipe-dream.