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Decisions really change the game? (1-3)

posted by TomDing on - last edited - Viewed by 202 users

I really like the atmosphere of the game. It really drags me into a story, which I do want to go further and know what's going on next.

Still I am a bit disappointed about a game, offering you different choices, but not having any different gameplay as result.
The story is the story. It's going on ahead. Whatever decision I take - It does not affect the plot, but more importantly - it does not affect the cast (on a long term run).
I do know, that this would be more expensive to acheive. Still I do not see ANY affect of the decisions I take, which takes away a lot of the fun/the reason why I'm playing.

What do you think?

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  • I think this has been discussed to death over multiple threads. You're better off looking there than bringing all of this up to be cycled over again.

  • I am no 15 pages - read through all the threads - guy. Just a question and my 5 cents.

  • @TomDing said: ... What do you think?


    I think you should judge on 100% of the game, not the 60% you've seen up to now.

  • I still think it's too soon to tell. At least now, we have three episodes of making choices. e4 has plenty of player made choices in its database now that should come into play besides only whether Clem is wearing a red hoodie or not.

  • fair enough, 6510. Still sometimes decision/plot combination do not make sense (at least up to now for me).
    Let's see - maybe all is comming back. ;-)

  • @TomDing said: fair enough, 6510. ...


    You are trying to be mean...

    Syntax error in 10. Will not compute... :D

  • The choices affect your relationship with characters, mainly LIlly or Kenny. Scenes play out in different ways depending on if the present character likes you or not and you get different dialouge depending on who likes you as well. The main spots, like going to the dairy or getting on the train for the coast all happen regardless because TTG is telling us a story that needs to go in a certain direction and have a certain end. The way you get there though, varies a little bit depending on player input.

  • All of the accumulated decisions will come together in episode 4. Or so I've heard.

  • From what I've gathered is that episode 1-3 choices, will have a big impact on episodes 4-5 in the way people expected. Makes sense cause near the end of the story there is less to account for in the future, so bigger branch-changing choices are easier to do. This is of course if both Lee and Clem are not both the center of the story in season two, if they are then the they can't have to many varying endings withing making Season 2 much harder to make.

  • Like I have been saying all along, episodes 4 and 5 will put a much heavier influence on choices because there is a lot less worrying about future development and two completely different storylines. I think it will be awesome if there are multiple endings (in epi 5) but you get there in different ways if you know what I mean. But as for the choices carrying over from epi 1-3, I can guarantee there will be no significance. Why? Because half the group you met in the last half of episode 3. Kenny and Lees relationship has always been on the rocks regardless. Lee has always looked out for clem, and ben is ben. The only thing I might see carry over is Ben telling us he was the thief, then again that wasnt a choice.

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