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ralphdibny

@LtSarge haha yeah, it was mainly because I didn't know if he would die or something and I wanted him to stick around cos I love the actor. I wanted that girl to live at the beginning and I did wonder if future choices could mean that characters die so I mainly chose based on who I wanted to see more of!

ralphdibny

LtSarge

@ralphdibny Ah okay, that makes sense. I've actually yet to see anyone here choose to kill the girl in the beginning so I don't know if she will actually not be present for the rest of the game. I hope so because it would be kind of dumb to have these choices only to find out that she somehow survived lol. Because she does show up a lot throughout the game if you let her live.

LtSarge

KilloWertz

I'm in the middle of Act 3 now. As far as the Junction choices, I went with PR and Personal so far.

I got a chuckle out of the one Alan Wake easter egg when the subtitles listed the one woman in the office as (Woman Playing Alan Wake) or something like that.

As for stutters and bugs, I think it's clear that either last gen hardware wasn't powerful enough for their games or they just weren't quite proficient enough to get their games optimized well enough. Even Control didn't run that great on last gen hardware. Control plays wonderfully on the PS5, and would on the Series X as well if it wasn't for random stutters when text appears on screen for no reason.

PSN ID/Xbox Live Gamertag: KilloWertz

dmcc0

@LtSarge She died in my playthrough - I figured they'd want to tie up all the loose ends so went with "kill 'em all" πŸ˜‚

My choices:
1 - Kill
2 -Focus on the Company
3 - Trust the doc
4 - Control

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dmcc0

ralphdibny

@dmcc0 haha nice, you did exactly the opposite of me except 4 which was the same.

It's funny the different reasons that people could choose different outcomes

I did mine based on characters I wanted to stick around.
You could do it based on how you think the story should go
You could do it if you thought guiding Paul in one direction might make it easier for Jack to beat him

It's certainly interesting and I wonder what reasons other people made their decision based on

@KilloWertz I see a large TV in act 1 part 1 in a tent as you approach the uni. Has a trailer for a horror film narrated by Alan wake. Can't remember if he was in it or if it was based on one of his books but I'm pretty sure it's his voice at least

Spoiler tagging this part because I believe it's after where you've played to, not sure I've seen a normal old small TV with a Night Springs reference and also I've seen an Alex Casey book on a counter somewhere

ralphdibny

dmcc0

@ralphdibny I figured Paul would have a single mindedness and focus on getting the job done which is why I went the way I did on the first 2 choices - nothing would get in his way. For the third, I thought it was pretty obvious that Hatch wasn't to be trusted given some of the things he said - especially in the TV show sections, so didn't feel right going against the doc on this one. I also felt that staying in control for the final choice suited Paul's character more than going full-on Hulk and going on a rampage

dmcc0

LtSarge

@dmcc0 Oh interesting, so she won't be present in the entire game at all? That's so weird, she's such a huge part of the story if you let her live so to not see her present at all from that point onward is very interesting.

@ralphdibny I made my choices based on what would be the most fitting or interesting for the story as if it were a TV show. For example, I let the girl live because she would contribute more to the story as a helpful side character instead of not being in it at all. I focused on Jack because I thought it'd be more interesting to see him and Littlefinger interact with each other instead of Jack and Hatch. Kinda like how the main villain and the hero typically have to interact with each other in stories. I trusted the scientist because it made sense but also because I think in an actual show that a guy like Hatch would typically be the traitor if it's implied that there is one. What I mean by that is when the main villain has one way of doing things and their right-hand person has another perspective of doing things and because their methods are not aligned, there will be a power struggle between them, if that makes sense. And I went with Control because it was the more interesting option. Giving up doesn't sound like something the main villain would do in an actual show.

LtSarge

ralphdibny

@dmcc0 oh yeah, I definitely didn't trust Hatch πŸ˜…. It was probably the only one where I thought my choice was the opposite of what Paul should do but I didn't really think about that specifically for the others. I was on the fence about control and surrender. I thought the Surrender ending might be a bit tacky from the premonition but possibly easier than the control ending. I didn't like the idea of that other guy being made a villain for control though. I just chose control because the word sounded better and I was thinking of playing the actual game Control after this πŸ˜…. Crap reasons really!

ralphdibny

ralphdibny

@LtSarge I chose the same second decision for the same reason really. I wanted to see more of littlefinger and the premonition for the focusing on the company option offered up little about whether we'd see more of Aiden Gillen or Lance Reddick so I went with the other option that at least guaranteed some time with one of them

ralphdibny

dmcc0

@LtSarge I guess another character takes her place in the story if she's dead - obviously no idea how much she's in the 'other' story branch given she's dead in mine. There's a guy that helps guide you fairly early in the game (I think his name is Nick?) - could be him maybe.

@ralphdibny I guess what you want to play next is as good as any reason to make those choices πŸ˜‚

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dmcc0

LtSarge

@dmcc0 Wait what, you get to have a completely different character with you if you choose to kill Amy? I just looked him up, is he the taxi driver from the very start of the game? Wow, I wonder what's he like compared to Amy.

LtSarge

dmcc0

@LtSarge Yeah, that's him. He's in the game a fair bit, so seems like there may be a reasonable amount of differences depending on the decisions you make.

I was toying with the idea of playing this again to see what the differences were depending on the choices, but initially decided not to as I figured they'd be pretty minor - I'd read stuff that suggested there was only a single ending, and I didn't think there would be any difference to the TV episodes given they look to have decent production and would be too expensive to produce alternatives that might not even be seen by the player. But I'm now thinking I might actually give it another play through at some point in the future if there are apparently whole characters being replaced.

dmcc0

ralphdibny

@LtSarge @dmcc0 I literally don't remember the cab driver from the beginning of the game at all. In the last level, you drive to the swimming pool in a cab and if you press X on the cab, Jack says something like "Thanks" which I thought was a bit random but it makes a lot more sense if it belonged to an actual main-ish character!

ralphdibny

ralphdibny

I know we've got a week or so left of QB but I think we need an extra vote for our next game. Currently Doom 3, Mirrors Edge, Dante's Inferno and Doom Eternal are tied with 2 votes each.

If nobody else votes then I will do a tie breaker closer to the end of the month.

Dead Space
Doom 3 - 2 (mtyant, sarge
Mirrors Edge - 2 (balta, sarge
Perfect Dark -1 (balta
Ori and the Will of the Wisps
Kameo: Elements of Power - 1 (balta,
Dante's Inferno - 2 (balta, sarge
Crysis - 1 (sarge
Marvel Avengers -
Doom Eternal - 2 (blocean, klwtz,

ralphdibny

KilloWertz

Wrapped up Quantum Break today. My junction choices were PR, Personal, Amaral, and Control. I have by far the most deaths of anybody on my friends list (somewhere in the 70's). Two sequences in the game really padded that, with the end battle being frustrating enough that I had to take a break from the game after the 15th or so death.

I'd probably give it around a 7/10. It was solid for the most part, but it did tail off for me after Beth got killed. Then it really tailed off for me after they had Will make up an excuse as to why he could be saved but she couldn't. Maybe it's because I'm such a big fan of Control, but still, that was a bummer. Before that and the final battle, I was considering an 8/10.

So much of the game was very similar to Control, right down to the text in the top left corner, but I am obviously glad that they improved upon a lot in their follow-up. No, Control isn't perfect either, but that was one of my favorite games of the last generation, while I would consider Quantum Break to merely be solid. I would have definitely watched a full length movie version of the episodes though.

How was Hatch alive in the end when they made a point to say that everybody that died would still be dead? Hard to survive getting stabbed in the eye.

PSN ID/Xbox Live Gamertag: KilloWertz

BlueOcean

@KilloWertz I don't think that I understood everything that happened in Quantum Break when I played it but because I played it years ago I don't know what you guys are talking about πŸ˜‚.

BlueOcean

ralphdibny

Ok, so there's no extra votes coming in for our original list. So it's tie breaker time!

Doom 3
Mirrors Edge
Dante's Inferno
Doom Eternal

had the most votes.

If everyone (including those who have already voted) could just pick the one game out of those 4 that they'd most want to play and then whichever gets the most votes will be our game for December. Voting closes at some point in the next couple of days.

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ralphdibny

LtSarge

I think I'll vote for Dante's Inferno. Kinda in a mood to experience some classic God of War gameplay.

LtSarge

themightyant

@ralphdibny Doom 3 still for me. But all are good choices.

In other news I’m on the final chapter of Quantum Break and will post my thoughts here soon.

themightyant

Balta666

My final vote goes to Dante's Inferno

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