Originally Posted by EddieTheYeti
I am surprised at how many people are not so happy with how the choices affect the game. I have been a long time gamer and this is the one game that I feel your decisions actually matter. Mass Effect and other games dont really give me the full impact of your choice. I rated it a ten, out of all the games I have ever played, this game is one of my all time favorites.
They dont effect the plot at all and in that case they dont matter. The same things always happen regardless of your choices. Shawn will always die, Larry will always die, If you save Ben he dies about half an hour of game play later, If you take Lilly with you she leaves about 5 minutes later. Carley or Doug was fairly different in their defense, but in the end again, you only buy one them time and by episode 4 there's no impact. I think people wanted to have more effect on how things eventually turned out. Who lived/died etc.
In the end all the choices do is change some dialogue about how some of other characters feel/felt about you.
Dont get me wrong though this game is still one of the greats as a narrative experience, but you dont have as much control as you're led to believe.
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Although the forever in BFF should be taken loosely