Originally Posted by Plan_R
Yes, the choices you make do not make an impactful changes in the world or the story.
Yes, the choices you make a meaningful change in the story and the individual character arc's.
Both of these statements are true. The former is a valid complaint that points out that the choices the player makes do not alter the path or the destination of the game. The latter is valid defense of the players choices having a meaningful impact on the experience of the game and the journey the player goes through. I come down as agreeing more with the latter. But I do think Telltale was misleading us with some of the comments they made about choice changing the game. Nothing about the game changes due to the players decisions, but the experience of the game is drastically changed by the players choices.
^^ 100% agree with this point of view.
The total and unbiased truth is that both sides have good and solid points and that the game was advertised with such wording that people might have thought the impact of choices would be bigger than how relationships with other characters would evolve over the course of the series.
I personally feel the impact is more personal and emotional because it doesn't effect other things besides the character relationships much. But I admit that is personal taste coming from being a bit tired of games that always had a 'best' way of doing things because your (sometimes minor) choices caused characters to live or die or had other major impacts which basicly made one choice/solution "better" than the others.
TWD turned out to not be about finding out if you'd survive the Zombie Apocalypse.. it's about finding out what kind of person you'll be throughout one.