And I did indeed wrap up the game last night, really happy with the way that went. I liked this episode more than the second one, about as much as the first, and overall big success! Definitely worth everyone’s time and money. It seemed odd at first, going back to the same people and location but without rewinding, but it worked so great! I really enjoyed spending more time with Rachel and Chloe, it was almost like that old show My So-Called Life, in that it reminded me of the high drama that teenage-ness carries. Everything is huge and has meaning. There’s no town-threatening storm this time, but the stakes are high to these girls, in their own way.
I won’t spoil anything, but I did like how at the end it faked me out with that happy ending montage before that final phone stinger. I played the game happy that these two found each other but always knowing that their ending isn’t happy. I like that the game honored their relationship but didn’t forget where the first game would end up.
Also curious about that last choice, how people went. I tried to roleplay as Chloe at all times, make the choices that felt right to her, so in a way the ending I went with felt kind of like a no-brainer. But I think a good case could be made either way, and I did have to really stop and ponder.
Anyway my hat’s off to you and your team, @Nightgaunt, you pulled off something that didn’t seem possible, equaling the material that came before in quality but in an interesting new way. I hope you all have big success and recognition, and I’m curious to see what you’ll do next.