For anyone who thinks this is a dumb / pointless idea, then it's obvious that you're not part of the LGBT and you're not their target audience anyway. CHANCES ARE, they don't give a shit that you think's it's dumb, and they'll do it anyway. Maybe being a lesbian or gay or bisexual or transsexual person in a community dominated by straight people is actually a hard thing, and you've never had any empathy for them. You ever think about that?
Take it down a notch, yeah?
I don't know what the point of Gaymercon is exactly, but if the point of it is to have these people play games together, then why not? I couldn't care less. I don't even know why there's a damn discussion about it. Let them do whatever they want. If the point is to highlight the problems with LGBT movements, then this is just the wrong way of doing it. It's just a further separation from an already big problem that doesn't just include gaming.
The realisation that your choices don't really make much of a difference to the story really diminishes the appeal of this game for me. People have been lauding this game (myself included) for being less of an adventure game, and more a game about player choice and communicating with different characters. Unfortunately it seems that ultimately the story is going in one direction and you don't have all that much say in the matter at all. Not saying it's necessarily a bad game because of it, but it's not the game I thought I was playing for the first two episodes. Feels a bit hollow to me now.
I got the same feeling. Definitely can feel the game-y-ness of it; how no matter which choices you make everything is going to turn out relatively the same with a few small differences. I thought the first couple episodes had the game-y-ness hidden a lot better.
I always got the impression that the choices were more about the effect it has on how other people react to you, and not actually choosing the path of the story itself.
Choices don't always go the way you want them, right? Shit happens, like it does in the real world. Having all your choices come true makes it more game-y.
Get some light armor + crown of dusk, and a Washing Pole +15/Black Bow of Pharis as your weapons! For rings use Lingering Dragoncrest Ring and Dark Wood Grain Ring. Power Within with a flame which isn't upgraded, and crystalised weapon. Everything will die before you. You won't be completely finished until NG+.