Originally Posted by greywolf00
I wouldn't call it a lack of imagination so much as a tool for immersion. Part of being in the world is seeing how other characters react to actions and others and party banter can do that. They have their own motivations and desires and sometimes trying to bring opposites together has combustible results (much like real life).
Originally Posted by MinorityReport
Indeed, but those 'characters' are going to be the exact same characters every single play-through, and you have no personal choice over those characters.
You're just playing what someone else thinks would make for entertaining interaction.
If you personally can't stand the key characters your going to be travelling with it can put a huge downer on every other aspect of the game, even if the game is, otherwise, gorgeous.