This is my second playthrough, and I'm just as confused lore-wise as I was my first playthrough here. I haven't been shrugging off story information- I take in as much as I can, but for some reason, when I get to this fight.. I'm totally confused by the reactions to the conversation paths I take.
In the argument between Gareth and Alexander, how do you know "Alexander is not the same person anymore" to even justify choosing that option?
Why would you seriously persuade Gareth to stand down (not for exp reasons)? ... And why the ever living hell does Gareth storm off, mad at you, if you let him fight?
I'm probably missing info / confused, but I thought I'd understand this interaction by now. Both times I'm faced with the very first question in the confrontation dialogue, I have to come to the wiki to figure out wtf is even going on with Alexander to understand what I'm saying.. And then choosing the option I think is most siding with Gareth leaves him mad at me. So, like a good little boy, I reload my save, choose the option to have Gareth stand down, which doesn't make sense to me, just so I can have him go back to the ship and then carry on with killing Alexander, irked by the need to choose what I did.
What gives? Am I the only one? Do others naturally understand this confrontation when they get here?