I’ve seen various comments poking around other threads about liking one or the other and I just started wondering who’s more popular. So which one do you prefer, de Mendosa or de Vega?
I fall on the side of de Mendosa, myself, but I actually really like both of them and have played plenty of de Vega-centric games, too. Even though they’re polar opposites in some respects, they’re both (in my opinion) intelligent and interesting people. It makes me a little sad that there isn’t any real way to even just stay friends with both of them, even staying neutral on the whole wand debate. (Though I think I did have a neutral game where I turned down de Vega as a lover and then ran to de Mendosa’s room for protection during the assassin attack just because I could. But that’s the only interaction I had with de Mendosa after the wand mess. Apparently he still liked me enough to jump in and save me from assassins?)
Also, is anyone here bothered that de Vega is always male? It doesn’t really bother me since that suits the character and I don’t particularly mind if my character ends up with a man after initially pursuing women (at least in the context of this world, where nobody seems to find that odd at all), but it seems odd when every other potential love interest changes gender based on what you said you like. My guess is that the writers hadn’t gotten as far as considering that possibility when they wrote the first part, so by the time they got to the third part there wasn’t any way to make it match whatever you’d said your preference was.