Huh... So it's been a very long time since I did a full proper playthrough, haha. Like... probably over a year if I'm being honest. A lot of this is pretty much new content for me, but I have to say:
Jack absolutely fascinates me. (Consider this a spoiler warning.)
There's something about Jack's character that really intrigues me. Of all the characters right now, he seems to be the most... multifaceted? Truth be told, I'm not entirely sure which sin Jack currently is. For a while, I thought he was none of them until McCready revealed the only one they were missing was Sloth. So... I have a hunch that Jack might currently be Greed or Envy. It's hard to tell which one might be him and which one might be Sean. The thing that intrigues me is that, whichever of those two might be his role, it doesn't seem to fit him as well as the mantle of Wrath did. It's actually very similar to how I feel that the family is trying to force the mantle of Sloth on us. I mean... if it were to be based off of our stats, Sloth would be the last one my Mike would take after. I'm honestly wondering what exactly happens when someone replaces another.
I mostly wonder this because something I noticed as I played the game (I kept checking my stats with like... every choice) is that Jack--the former 'avatar' of Wrath--seems to respond positively to acts of kindness and compassion. Don't get me wrong, I noticed he also seemed to like impulsive and occasionally greedy actions, but it's the fact that he seems to value kindness and honesty that threw me for a whirl. It definitely made him stand out among all the other characters, but... not gonna lie, that might be due to some bias clouding my vision. Jack is probably my favorite character for a number of reasons, but I'm really hoping he might be a romance option for Mike. His li'l note on the stats page gives me hope. Please, @Shawn_Patrick_Reed, don't make me cry by revealing it to not be so. Jack actually seemed surprisingly sympathetic and supportive when McCready was being a raging homophobe.
Anyways, I really enjoyed playing as Mike. I usually prefer to make my own character, but I felt that there was enough flexibility in molding one of the existing characters for a fun role-playing experience. I can't wait to see what's next, haha. I actually snapped some screenshots of my stats page for... documentation, I suppose. I'm honestly surprised I managed to keep Mike's sanity so low considering I had him kill Gary. Also, I just realized that killing Gary flipped the Sanity stat into Monster. Whoa. Anyways... truth be told, I'm very surprised that everyone seems to be so willing to welcome Mike into the family after that. My Mike wasn't lying when he told April that he'd be the one to betray them, but everyone seems to have forgotten (or willingly chosen to overlook) that. April seems to be the only one sensibly keeping tabs on him. Well... I suppose McCready is too considering he took the hammer away.
I just have one doubt... Early in chapter 2(?), when Mike was bound to the chair, Sean said that Mike was "fighting too strongly". Nothing really... came out of that in my playthrough? It kind of felt as though it jumped to Mike being 'ready' without my being aware of it. I don't know if it's just due to the fact they didn't expect Mike to be willing to kill Gary that led them to believe he was ready or what. Now I'm wondering if it might be related to the Sanity stat turning into Monster... I suppose that might be indicative to Mike being ready. Huh.