Originally Posted by Madscientist
Regarding the beginning of D:OS2:
There are 100 people in a prison and 4 of them escape.
One of them is created by the player.
This means you can have 0 to 3 companions.

Does it mean that if you play single player, you can choose who escapes together with you and you have a selection of several companions to choose from? something like this:

you say: "Ok, I have arranged that we can hide in a box and somebody will smuggle the box out at night. There is only room for 4 people in the box. I take the human mage, the dwarf warrior and the elf archer with me. Sorry lizard priest and undead rogue, have a nice purging."

This does not really feel right. But if the game gives us a random selection of up to 3 chars ( of several pre made companions) this does not feel good either.

I do not have a god solution for this but I am not a writer for games.

Nah, I don't think it will be like that. You will meet other companions outside of prison, they might or might not be Source-users (speculating). You won't choose your companions at the character creation screen :p You'll probably meet 1 optional companion that you can take with you in the prison or just leave alone. Still speculating, but that's how I'd do it.