Originally Posted by The13thRonin
No, no, no, no, no. It doesn't "change the experience" because the experience is exactly the same no-matter what choices you make... Whether Kenny hates you or not does not stop him dying... Whether you steal from the car or not does not stop Clementine being kidnapped... What will it take for you people to actually get it?
If I paint a pineapple red or blue or green or yellow does it stop being a pineapple? Does it "change the experience"? No. Because it's still a freaking pineapple. It's still spiky and filled with delicious fruit... Stop trying to pretend that it's something different.
Why does it have to? Again it changes the way characters react to you. The way characters does change the experience, whether or not you like that kind of change is a different matter. If you paint a pineapple in different colors, then the way I view that pineapple is different from how I would view the other colors of pineapple. Not everything need to have physical and drastic changes in the story for it to be change.