Once again we have the topic where people cry they don't have godly powers...
You tried to save Shawn but he died anyway?!..... Oh, the horror.
In other RPGs you can save whoever you want? True, sadly you can't name any of the supporting characters in those games.
There is no point to build standing with Larry or Lilly, because they die/leave? Oh... maybe we should suggest TTG to give rewards for choices. Maybe choices should give... hm let's say a +50 dexterity vest or a + 20 movement speed boots so that you can make decisions. Apparently story doesn't motivate you enough, so they should put something that can actually force you to think what is right and what is wrong.
Those of you who keep complaining, I'm not sure you get why this game is so much better than all those RPGs filled with choices and one dimensional boring characters, most of which are nothing more than reward givers and vendors.