The choice between Del and JD ■■■■■■ sucks because there isn’t a good outcome writing wise for Gears 6.
If they chose either Del or JD for you which means your choice is completely meaningless which is just bad writing imo and means the choice serves no real purpose.
If they make your choice carry on to Gears 6 they create two different timelines. To be resource efficient they’d either kill off the other character or make it so the survivor has little to no dialogue or is completely off screen.
They do some secret option ■■■■ where you don’t know who survived until they reveal that either both or neither survived which again makes your choice meaningless.
Can anyone figure out why they did this? It feels kind of obvious that if they do choose 1 survivor that it should be JD. Del doesn’t really have much of a character arc and seems to stay the same at the start and end of 5 and he’s also kind of a bland character. I also doubt they’d kill Marcus’s only son unless they reveal he actually has multiple kids.
Side note: It’s still dumb that I can’t swear in the title despite people swearing left and right in the Gears games.