I wanted to add my 2 cent in an earlier discussion about Tracy and/or Lisa acting out of character in this game (which is something I don't agree with but it gave me an interesting(?) idea). Maybe someone has already written something similar so I apologise beforehand if I have missed it. So, maybe at some point in the game Justin finds out (through the surveiilance video or maybe Antoinette reveals to him the reason of the fight in the bedroom after they get closer) that Richard has instructed the maid to slip a small dose of drugs in the girls breakfast or drinks that makes them more promiscuous (than usual ofcourse
) at which point he can either reveal it to everyone (like with the cameras) or just confront Richard about it. Maybe the latter option ends up turning Justin to the dark side, initiating a game between the two men as to who can seduce the other one's wife first, or maybe they decide together to have a 4some or switch wives for one night, if the opportunity arises (like the night Tracy and Antoinette get drunk at the pool). I think the point system iksanabot mentioned where Justin and Richard have an independent score for each girl would facilitate a path like that. It's probably a stretch but as I said, just my two cents.
This is an interesting idea but I think Gabrielle would be the one to spike everyone's drink. She seems to be more an agent of chaos. Richard is a classic narcissist. He'll use psychological methods to get what he wants. He'll identify weaknesses and insecurities in his "prey" and play off of that. He should be given more scenes where he converses with either Lisa or Tracy where he's subtly planting ideas in their heads or bringing up sexually suggestive ideas that exclude Justin. An example of this would be for Richard to start a conversation with Tracy about someone she dated before Justin. In my head I have an image of Tracy, Justin, Antoinette and Richard all sitting in the hot tub or sauna together drinking wine and getting in a conversation about sex. We could have a flashback scene while Tracy describes a past sexual encounter or a fantasy. This could either be a man she knew before Justin, her first girl on girl experience, or even Richard could ask her could ask a question about who she would be with if she wasn't with Richard and she may describe a fantasy she has about a coworker of hers at work. Another possibility is she could talk about a scene that could embarrass Justin. What comes to mind is a scene from when her and Justin had just started dating but weren't in a serious relationship yet, and right before a date with Justin her previous ex showed up and Lisa could have ended up having sex with him (even more embarrassing is if she blew her ex before the date started and at the end of the date with Justin they had their first kiss, or even more embarrassing is during her and Justin's first date Tracy went to the bathroom and bumped into her ex and they had rough, angry post breakup sex in the bathroom). Now if Justin gets mad and expresses his displeasure, Tracy could respond to Justin that he's getting angry over nothing and he's really being a wet blanked, bringing everything down. She could also say that she though their relationship was strong enough that she could share these things but now she doesn't think so. Richard should always be getting under Justin's skin and at the same time putting if Justin in a situation that if he acts on this then he will end up looking bad. He should also trying to drive a wedge between the girls and Justin.
Gabrielle on the other end seems to just want to cause mischief. If we do end up adding a second week in the expansion, Justin and Gabrielle could end up conspiring together if she lets him know she speaks English in the pool. This could be Justin's "dark side" play through, where the both of you figure out ways to disrupt the order of things (to Justin's advantage). Of course Gabrielle isn't one to be trusted and could end up putting Justin in a bad situation just for the fun of it. That should probably depend on your score with her.
Also I wanted to comment on the one thing I didn't love about the game and that was the fact that no matter what path you take you can have a threesome at the end if your score is higher than Richard's. I think a couple of prerequisite scenes would help the plot and clearly plant the seed in the mind of all three characters about what is going to happen. You already have one actually where all three of them cook in the kitchen -which I found really cool and nice reference to the first game
- so maybe just a second short one where you catch the girls fooling around in the hot tub or maybe Lisa catches Justin and Tracy being naughty in the sauna or even the cathedral would build up the threesome at the end even better.
The ease of the threesome is defiantly a weak point of the game and I completely agree that more scenes to build up to it are needed. There could be a clothes shopping scene when everyone goes into town where Tracy and Lisa try on some clothes. It could also be a competitive scene, where the girls start by asking Justin what he thinks is sexy and Justin has an option of picking what the girls wear. The girls could make some comments on each other's bodies to make things steamy. Then halfway through Richard shows up to find them to tell them that they are going to lunch, sees the scene and if his score is high enough the girls may start listening to him instead of Justin when he offers suggestions. Then there could be a scene when everyone is drunk between Lisa and Tracy. Perhaps Justin has to help a drunk Tracy back to her room and a drunk Lisa either follows them or offers to help too. When they get to the room, Lisa may help Justin undress Tracy and get her ready for bed. During the ordeal a very drunk Tracy may say some of her thoughts about Lisa, or an also very drunk Lisa may end up deciding she can't make it to her room and get in Justin and Tracy's bed, potentially snuggling up with Lisa who mistakes her for Justin.