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Phoenix Online Studios => Cognition => General => Topic started by: Göran on March 08, 2013, 04:41:45 AM

Title: Decision Branch List *SPOILERS ABOUND*
Post by: Göran on March 08, 2013, 04:41:45 AM
Hi, havent seen it anywhere so I thought we could list all possible "decision branches" for Cognition here. Please post if you know about a decision branch or alternative puzzle solutions not mentioned here. Thanks!

Episode 1:
* You can succeed or fail the wiring puzzle in the prologue, with different outcomes.
* Choose whether Sully or John helps out with interrogation of Robert, they help out with different things.
* You can choose to be a jerk to Terence or not.
* You can decide whether to be a jerk or not to Robert about how you bring him into the office.

Episode 2:
* Choose whether or not to accept the coffee.
* Ending slightly different depending on quiz answers.
Title: Re: Decision Branch List *SPOILERS ABOUND*
Post by: stika on March 08, 2013, 06:38:09 AM
Love the sig Goran ;D

I haven't played ep 2 yet

As for Episode 1, mmm.... I suppose you're only listing decisions and not different ways to solve the same puzzle, right?
Title: Re: Decision Branch List *SPOILERS ABOUND*
Post by: KatieHal on March 08, 2013, 08:22:26 AM
Is your avatar fanart of Sully...? :D
Title: Re: Decision Branch List *SPOILERS ABOUND*
Post by: GrahamRocks! on March 08, 2013, 08:24:34 AM
... *looks at it*

No, it couldn't be. Sully has darker hair than that.
Title: Re: Decision Branch List *SPOILERS ABOUND*
Post by: CriticalDamage on March 08, 2013, 01:41:41 PM
i'm pretty sure is Robert Cath from The Last Express. Amazing game!
Title: Re: Decision Branch List *SPOILERS ABOUND*
Post by: Cez on March 08, 2013, 02:01:16 PM
There's at least 5 or 6 more branches in Ep1 :)
Title: Re: Decision Branch List *SPOILERS ABOUND*
Post by: Göran on March 08, 2013, 02:20:07 PM
CriticalDamage nailed it. My avatar is Robert Cath, the american protagonist from The Last Express. I look a little similar to him IRL (ok not really but I'd like to!). Together with Gabriel Knight 2, The Last Express is my favourite adventure game of all time! It's even been ported to iOS recently :)

Stika: Different ways of solving the same puzzle is also interesting. That's kinda what I did when I chose John over Sully I guess! I remember that John could tell the location of the thai restaurant, Sully probably helps with something else right?

There's at least 5 or 6 more branches in Ep1 :)

Nice to know! I've only played through the first episode once. So have any of you found the other alternative branches and solutions?
Title: Re: Decision Branch List *SPOILERS ABOUND*
Post by: Cez on March 08, 2013, 03:14:32 PM
I should replay that game. I remember at the beginning I wasn't too fond of it, but then, it just gets SO good.
Title: Re: Decision Branch List *SPOILERS ABOUND*
Post by: Balinaeri on March 08, 2013, 04:18:44 PM

Stika: Different ways of solving the same puzzle is also interesting. That's kinda what I did when I chose John over Sully I guess! I remember that John could tell the location of the thai restaurant, Sully probably helps with something else right?


Sully helps calm down Robert in the interrogation room.
Title: Re: Decision Branch List *SPOILERS ABOUND*
Post by: snabbott on March 08, 2013, 04:24:10 PM
Pretty much any time you're given a choice of how to respond. Though in most cases, it's pretty obvious what the "right" choice is. Also, whether or not you solve the "wires" puzzle in the intro makes a difference.
Title: Re: Decision Branch List *SPOILERS ABOUND*
Post by: Rosella on March 08, 2013, 04:33:53 PM
There's whether you choose to be a jerk to Terence or not. XD
Title: Re: Decision Branch List *SPOILERS ABOUND*
Post by: Göran on March 09, 2013, 04:26:06 AM
There's whether you choose to be a jerk to Terence or not. XD

Ah yes, of course! I was nice to him and he helped me out :)
Title: Re: Decision Branch List *SPOILERS ABOUND*
Post by: Cez on March 10, 2013, 06:06:45 PM
Here's a freebie: You can decide whether to be a jerk or not to Robert about how you bring him into the office. This changes things a bit.
Title: Re: Decision Branch List *SPOILERS ABOUND*
Post by: Göran on March 11, 2013, 02:28:40 PM
Thank you! I've updated the original post with the ones suggested so far..
Title: Re: Decision Branch List *SPOILERS ABOUND*
Post by: KatieHal on March 11, 2013, 07:49:44 PM
There's another one in Episode 2, technically, although the effects of it ended up being cut. So unfortunately, you wouldn't really be able to tell, but, the game does track if you played nice with McAdams in the first conversation you had with him, or if you had an attitude and pissed him off.
Title: Re: Decision Branch List *SPOILERS ABOUND*
Post by: Cez on March 11, 2013, 08:48:04 PM
There's one with Rose... and one with Sully... and one with Davies... :)