Okay, so let me set up a game and choice in it.
You’re playing a game. In it, there are two main characters…let’s call them Person A and Person B.
They are both opposites. Person A is a good guy and Person B is a bad guy. You play as Person A, the hero. Your enemy throughout the entire game is Person B, the villain. This is very clear cut. There is no doubt or debate or hidden thing here. Person A is good and Person B is not and you MOSTLY play as** Person A**.
There ARE some parts, very small–however–where you play as Person B. This is normally just for a minute and each time it’s to make a choice that will effect the rest of the game and how the story plays out.
With me so far?
Okay, so Person B has this lackey that helps him do evil deeds. Let’s call him…Mr X.
While playing as Person A, you discover that Mr X is really a traitor. He’s secretly plotting against Person B and is planning to betray and kill him at a later date. Person B has NO idea and trusts [COLOR=“DarkOrange”]Mr X[/COLOR] IMPLICITLY.
So soon, another time comes up when you’re playing as Person B for a moment…and you have another choice. You can choose to put your full trust into Mr X or Miss Y (another lackey of Person B)
The question is: What do you choose and why?
Do you choose Miss Y, knowing what YOU–THE PLAYER–personally knows? Or do you trust Mr X, knowing that there is NO way that Player B would know of the upcoming betrayal? Would you even stop to think that maybe the game is doing this on purpose and would that affect your choice in any way?
Because technically, Player B–for all intents and purposes–should not have any reason to distrust Mr X and, in fact, would easily choose him in a heart beat if he was not being controlled by the player–who does happen to know the secret info.
OR…maybe you do want to trust Mr X after all, just for that reason–knowing that it might help you when you play as Player A and want Player B’s potential downfall.
Based on all of this and wagering it in to whatever logic you use…what choice do you make? Do you trust Mr X or Miss Y with your character?
For those of you who are curious about the game, by the way, reveal the spoiler, but the above story/choice might serve a spoiler if you haven’t yet played the game.
Quantum Break is the game this takes place in…pretty good game