I decided to turn the rest of the character trials game-focused. There’s plenty of game characters I’d like to talk about but first I wanna talk about The Shadows That Run Alongside Our Car and their characters. The game is all about these characters, so I’m just gonna talk about the game in general. Overall, it’s a really… emotional game. You choose to take the perspective of 1 of these characters and you make some decisions here and there in the conversation. They are both in a apocalyptic world, where only they seem to have survived; to their knowledge. All they have is a car with limited gas. I’ll go over both perspectives briefly while using their default names.
Shelby: Shelby gave her keys to a stranger she found because her stomach was not feeling well. As time passes and silence breaks, they introduce each other and have a good time. At the same time, they have to discuss the fact that life in the world has pretty much ended and what they’ve done in their past life is all gone. Although, Shelby’s injury in her stomach happens to be a bite from a zombie and she wonders if it even matters to tell her newly acquainted friend named “Dustin”. Either way, Shelby has seemingly lost all hope. Despite her uncaring attitude, Dustin tries his best to make her smile, gives her hope and remind her that they’re still alive. Shelby asks Dustin how fast he can run, maybe get an answer that would satisfy her to allow him to get away but no matter the answer she gets, she feels it’s hopeless and decides to not tell Dustin that she, and in turn he, has no more time left.
Dustin: It is noted that Dustin is considerably older than Shelby as she tells him he is 22 and he wonders to himself how old he is and how young Shelby is. Dustin feels bad that someone as young as Shelby has to go through the apocalypse, so Dustin tries his best to give Shelby a good time. Dustin listens to Shelby’s story from before the apocalypse started and sees her gestures about such things as her holding her hand over her stomach and may ask how she is feeling. She’ll typically answer that she’s feeling a little better and she’s feeling exhausted. Dustin tries to have a positive outlook about the whole thing. In the end, he feels he should have known that Shelby was hiding the truth from him.
Both Endings End In Death.