My first play threw was the play threw I paid close attention to the story. So far every other time, I was just gunning to level up a character. That said, I did notice a couple things, both about Troy the character and the game play itself.
Despite the fact that Troy is clearly a villain supporting his even worse of a villain sister, there where these… shall we say, reserved moments for Troy, where he even stopped his sister from killing Lilith, right after Tyreen took Liliths powers and another moment during Eden-6 where is Dialog to you the player turns into a family nostalgia dialog of self reflection. These moments from Troy left me wondering, 'Is Troy convertible? Can he actually be swayed away from what his sister is doing? If so, when? ’
Every other games I played usually came with a very blatant ingame mechanic and strait forward que that you select, that could cause a games storyline to change, when the game is designed to allow for alternative storyline paths and alternative endings. (assuming they don’t pull a Mass Effect 3 at the very end)…
This game however, you will be given moments where the mission objective tells you to do something to complete the mission, but the right answer is actually to fail it on purpose. One of these happens on one of the side quest on Eden-6 when it comes to the beast rivalry. One of the leaders tells you to jump into a pit of fire. The game doesn’t actually show any other mission objectives, only the “jump into blah blah blah” basicly asking you to jump to your death on purpose. Most people might actually do it since they know they will respawn at the Hyperion New-U station. Me personally, I hate dying with a passion and was like “F* this” and just jumped up and down on the plank in front of the pit. After a little while, the monkey king finally said something about actually being wise and how he would have gotten a laugh had I actually done it. So I technically “Passed” his test of wisdom without jumping to my death.
After completing the storyline, never seeing a blatantly clear alternate choice that could convert Troy, and unlocking the Guardian and Mayham Mode stuff, for a while I thought, “well ok, I guess there is no way to do anything that could possibly cause the storyline to change and convert Troy to abandon his sisters psychotic murder path.”
But something just keeps bothering me about that… It feels too railroaded into that… If you treat the game as everyone has gotten used too playing games… Almost as if there is suppose to be another option, but in order to actually get the alternative choice, you would have to intentionally go against mission objectives, like I did with that monkey beast leaders test of Wisdom.
So now, I am not sure if how the game has ended with having to kill both Troy and Tyreen is the only possible ending…
BUT then again I am probably over thinking it and someone will likely data mine the game and find out that no such alternative option exist, not even has a deeply hidden option threw intentional deviations from mission objectives or what not.
After all, it isn’t like there is enough, non-mission objective content to even give enough head room to try and convert Troy away from his sister.
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