Choices presented in The Tempest (Shakespear play choices).
Introduction, Spoilers Warning
Don’t read any further if you want to avoid spoilers.
I made this because I enjoy going through the story and nailing all of the thespian lines to create that sense of magic when you get thrown in to something unexpected and yet still manage to nail it. And let’s be honest, my memory isn’t perfect, so that’s what crib notes are for.
I figured, as long as I’m putting this together, I should throw some pics in to be thorough. Without further ado.
Choices Before the Play
I’ll be honest and say that at this point (in writing the guide) I haven’t yet gone through all the permutations to determine how the play can be affected, but I’ve been through it twice– so some of what I’m going to be stating in this section is speculation and some of it is well reasoned speculation– but nothing should be considered unimpeachable.
- Whether or not you defended Nathan in Episode 1 is going to affect Nathan’s performance, I suspect. I can’t be 100% sure which choices cause the change, but this is one that I think has an effect. In my first play through I didn’t defend him and he was catcalled and ran off the stage in shame. In my second play through, I did defend him and he nailed all of his lines. Wiki attributes Nathan’s performance change in the play to a different decision.
- Whether or not you encourage Samantha Meyer (Nathan’s fan club) to be supportive of him after his dad rags on him (as a pep talk). According to the wiki, if you discourage Samantha from supporting him (which I did in my first playthrough) then Nathan will get catcalled and he’ll run off the stage in shame. If you encourage Samantha to support him (which I did in my second playthrough) then the Wiki says (and I witnessed) him nailing all of his lines.
- Whether or not you let Amber Price take the fall for the Episode 1 events determines whether or not Victoria Price is wearing Prospera’s costume prior to the start of the play. Regardless of whether or not Amber Price has been removed from the play or not, Amber will be able to take the lead role. Choose whichever path feels best for your story. I have done both. I like things about each path.
- On the one hand, Victoria can rufee herself with muscle relaxants in her failed attempt to sabotage Amber. On the other hand, you get a backtalk challenge to undermine Victoria’s self confidence.
- Your romance choices towards Amber Price have no effect on the outcome of the Tempest play language choices
The Play, And The Choices
Note: Wiki indicates that your nailing the lines does not change the outcome of the play. I have not specifically tested this.
Correct choice for the script: I boarded the King’s ship…
Correct choice for the script: “Hell is empty!”
Correct choice for the script: More toil?
Bonus (Not a choice)
I’ve tried both of the above choices, it does not have an effect on the next dialog.
So far I’ve only tested the “So come with me” choice.
The rest of the Tempest will be on autopilot. Enjoy the fruits of your labors.
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