Originally Posted by Master of Aeons
So, to use a real world analog, you have a dog. You feed it at the right time and play with it. Its name, you decided, is Frisky. After owning him for five weeks, Frisky is hit by a car and killed. Does that immediately make you question the worth of loving him?
No, or I at least hope not. The decisions in the game are arbitrary because there is never supposed to be a right answer or "optimal" playthrough. If you kick everyone who gets near you, you'll have the same story as if you loved everyone and cursed the gods when they were taken too soon. I'd like a game with more deviating plotlines too, but I'd never try to take back a choice because it didn't change the universe. Pet the dog or kick it - he always dies eventually.
but what if the person driving the car was your best friend? they know you like to let Frisky play in the road by your house, surely their behaviour would be influenced by your relationship with them.You've always been good to them so Frisky shouldn't have to die