For some reason I totally missed this notification.My essay I wrote on another thread that @ItsChon refused to reply to out of sheer cowardice.
As others have stated previously, you technically only need to kill the final boss to do any of the main story line quests. Regardless, taking your point at face value, how retarded is it to think that you can solve every problem by just talking. The game isn't centered around a scientist working in the Engineering and Computing divisions at SGS, or an agriculturalist working in Hydroponics. You're expected to fight, and the station takes you because of your proficiency in it.Well you can't play Underrail as a pacifist whereas fallout gives you the option. So... Yeah I guess in terms of ways to kill scorpions Underrail has fallout beat.
I will admit that being able to interact with Tchort and deciding to join him could have been an interesting ending to the game, but even though the game doesn't have this feature, that's not a strike against it. There could also be a variety of lore reasons as to why this isn't allowed.You also can't interact with Tchort in any way. Which broke my heart playing it because I believe Tchort was clearly innocent and wronged by the faceless.
Kek. I always thought that this was so fucking stupid. The Master has this big, grand plan, but he never thought to check whether or not these Mutants he's creating are fertile or not? Let's just ignore the fact that massive amounts of radiation/viral exposure leads to infertility, and genocide everyone wihtout doing some research. He's had how many years to plan this? And he's supposed to have huge intellectual capabilities as well, right? As for his "depth", his motivations and reasons are retarded and utterly basic/uninspired.In fallout you can convince the master to end his plan and destroy himself. He is given depth, you see his motivation and reasons. You are given multiple solutions to deal with him. You can do the underrail thing and kill him. You can convince him or you can set off a non strategic nuclear warhead.
Literally none of this has anything to do with the critiques that were made in this thread regarding Underrail's systems, and it's all conjecture about the lore. The fact that the game actually allows for this kind of discussion and depth just goes to show how great the setting is. As for what you said.What vindication did Tchort ever get? He was scientists clearly working for the betterment of mankind before a bunch of violent brutes forced him to mutate. These violent brutes later murder dozens, maybe hundreds of people near CORE city and the railyard and then are painted as hero's. 'They're only mean because tchort aka society made them that way'.
BULLSHIT. The faceless are thugs, and thieves because they choose to be and want to be. Did anyone ever stop and think tchort may need the cube to survive? Did anyone ever notice all the good the institute of tchort did for the underrail? How good their soundtrack was? They gave me fair warning before going to the west wing. They gave me good experience and rewards. They sold me great items at fair prices.
Yet we are told 'these guys who murdered all these people at the rail yard and who attack you in a cave in core city' are good guys, and 'these guys who are nice to you and help you whenever you interact with them are bad'.
Not even going into all the propaganda against the protectorate, who are clearly a justifiable organization with mostly well meaning people. Although anarchists and criminals clearly wont see it that way. I gassed the free drones, deal with it.
The scientists working for the betterment of mankind were experimenting on the pre-Faceless, subjecting them to mutagens, viruses, and alien artifacts. I don't blame them for wanting to rebel and free themselves from their bonds of slavery and servitude. While the ensuing struggle did lead to the creation of Tchort, and that is on the Faceless, they have gone out of their way to try and contain the monster, with countless lives being lost in their eternal struggle against the Tchortists. As for them killing hundreds of people, while fucked, can be argued as necessary due to the sheer threat that the Cube falling into Tchort's hands would pose to the rest of Underrail. And don't try to argue this point with me, we've seen what happens to the victims of Tchort's experiments, as shown by Detritus, the countless Tchortlings which are from human experimentation, and the rejects in the basement.
As for the protectorate, I'd argue that it's not easy to make any judgement on them until we see what Dis looks like under Protectorate rule.