It was my understanding that this was only an application for a patent, not something yet granted? I worry what legal repercussions this could have if the patent was granted. Would players be able to make their own playthroughs without fear of being sued?
Also, this looks to me clearly like an idea and not an invention, so a patent wouldn't apply. Regardless of how many times Nintendo used the word invention in their application.
On topic: A walkthrough and a did you try is plenty for me with Telltale's games.
The end is always nigh.