I just wanted to give my 2 cents on the whole Wyatt/Fergus choice. I ended up choosing Wyatt for a couple reasons. As much as the whole “he’s young so he deserves to live” thing is a cliche, what sold me on that was (if I recall correctly) Fergus himself telling B.J. to save the kid. In my head, Fergus would be ready to die after all he’s been through and, even more, would take it really hard if Wyatt died “because” of him.
I haven’t played through with Fergus but I think Wyatt ended up being a very compelling character. He voices the same concerns about how young he was, how much responsibility you put on him and the toll that has taken. It makes for some great interactions with B.J. and explores survivor’s guilt in a way that didn’t feel all that rote to me.
The other important thing is that you get ‘J’ as a character in the resistance and he has what were, to me, some of the strongest scenes in the game. His monologue about racism and how before the war white people in America were the nazis is really powerful stuff. And all that only makes his death scene, in which he plays Star Spangled Banner on guitar while getting shot down, that much more impactful.
Overall I think this game had great writing and pacing. The direction on the cutscenes really caught my attention as I feel like most games overlook how important that can be for the storytelling. Anyways, just wanted to say I love the Waypoint 101 format, keep up the good work, folks!