I wanted your thoughts on Dettlaff as a character? I believe he wouldn't have harmed anyone if not for Syanna's manipulation; it's just that, like, I don't understand him? I don't think B&W does a good job showing who he was prior to these events. We just have to take Regis' word for it, but I couldn't bc he's blindsided by his care for him? I got the impression Dettlaff can be nice but is also unstable? (Though I think it's mostly the stress from the situation) (gonna continue next ask)
Ultimately, I don’t think he deserved to die. And while I dislike Syanna, and believe not all female villains need redemption tbh, I didn’t like the endings. Like, he’s either dead or not. I think there were tons of ways to handle the situation differently. To bring up a point by ProperBirds recent video (And I’m paraphrasing) “If Regis could get the 50 years of thinking time, after being killed by the villagers for his mistake, why couldn’t Dettlaff?” “He didn’t need to die then and there!”
Continued-While I think him being hurt and betrayed explains his actions, it doesn’t excuse them.“Dettlaff isn’t adjusted to human society and doesn’t understand them.” “Vampires have different culture and different values unique to them as individuals, as parents really don’t play much part in care taking and etc.” I understand that, which is why the Unseen Elder ending makes me mad. Dettlaff can’t be reasoned with at all during that ending. to be continued again-last one I swear!
last 1-For the Unseen Elder ending, after making your case to him, it’d have made more sense to have him resolve the matter. Sure, it wouldn’t end in a boss fight, but like, not every game has to end with one big fight? given how the Elder is like I understand them not doing that. I don’t like or dislike him, I just dislike when ppl sweep the fact he almost razed the city under the rug. There should have been more scenes of him prior to B&W and it’s a shame there weren’t, he deserved better!
Oh my, this gotta be the longest ask I’ve ever gotten. Thank you for sharing your thoughts, Anon! My reply is also pretty long, so head over under the cut if you want to read it.