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** Dr. Aurora Emery is either liked for her intriguing desire to step out of her aunt's shadow and strictly professional behavior towards both patients and co-workers or disliked for her cold, aloof behavior towards her co-workers, particularly Casey, and favoring "interesting" cases.

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** Dr. Aurora Emery is either liked for her intriguing desire to step out of her aunt's shadow and shadow, strictly professional behavior towards both patients and co-workers co-workers, and gradual respect for Casey or disliked for her cold, aloof behavior towards her co-workers, particularly Casey, and favoring "interesting" cases.



** Similar to the above case, people are split on whether or not Aurora Emery should be a love interest in Book 2. One group thinks she should be because she stood up for Casey receiving an unfair treatment from Declan Nash as well as the potential of her becoming the gang's new roommate after Landry moves out. Another group is against the idea because they simply dislike her antagonistic attitude towards Casey throughout the first half of Book 1. At the very least, people can agree that her rooming with the gang should be a choice and nobody should be forced to live with her.

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** Similar to the above case, people are split on whether or not Aurora Emery should be a love interest in Book 2. One group thinks she should be because she stood up for Casey receiving an unfair treatment from Declan Nash as well as the potential of her becoming the gang's new roommate after Landry moves out. Another group is against the idea because they simply dislike her antagonistic attitude towards Casey throughout the first half of Book 1. At the very least, people can agree that her rooming with the gang should be a choice and nobody should be forced to live with her.



** Dr. Sienna Trinh already has several fans for rescuing Casey from Dr. Ramsey's scolding, standing up to a rude frat boy at a bar, and suggesting that her, Casey, Jackie, Landry, and Elijah all rent an apartment together after they bemoan their current living conditions. A number of players were openly disappointed by the revelation that she has a boyfriend, seemingly indicating that she will not be a love interest. Even more so with the ShipTease between her and a nurse named Danny.

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** Dr. Sienna Trinh already has several fans for rescuing Casey from Dr. Ramsey's scolding, standing up to a rude frat boy at a bar, and suggesting that her, Casey, Jackie, Landry, and Elijah all rent an apartment together after they bemoan their current living conditions. A number of players were openly disappointed by the revelation that she has a boyfriend, seemingly indicating that she will not be a love interest. Even more so with the ShipTease between her and a nurse named Danny.



** "Dr. Ramsey has no diamonds." - The joke is mostly about how the romantic moment between Casey and Dr. Ramsey seems to be separated from the rest of your friends, as well as the fact that his romance proceeds much more slowly than the other Love Interests even when you pick the Premium scenes, which led many to the conclusion that he has no Diamonds to spend time with Casey.

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** "Dr. Ramsey has no diamonds." - The joke is mostly about how the romantic moment between Casey and Dr. Ramsey seems to be separated from the rest of your friends, as well as the fact that his romance proceeds much more slowly than the other Love Interests love interests even when you pick the Premium premium scenes, which led many to the conclusion joke that he has no Diamonds diamonds to spend time with Casey.


** Introducing Dr. Elijah Greene, the first Choices character to be wheelchair-bound, and giving him a job at a prestigious hospital.

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** Introducing Dr. Elijah Greene, the first wheelchair-using Choices character to be wheelchair-bound, character, and giving him a job at a prestigious hospital.


** Rafael Aveiro is seen as either a selfless hero who easily gets along with others and is willing to risk his life to save lives or a reckless idiot who needlessly wastes hospital resources, such as using a paramedic plane for a joyride if the premium option to fly with him is chosen and disregarding safety protocols during the train derailment accident.

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** Rafael Aveiro is seen Aveiro. One side sees him as either a selfless hero who easily gets along with others and is willing to risk his life to save lives or even when he's not in the position to do so. Another side sees him as a reckless idiot who needlessly wastes hospital resources, such as using a paramedic plane for a joyride if the premium option to fly with him is chosen and disregarding safety protocols during the train derailment accident.



** Some players believe Casey should've been exclusively female because women have a tougher time in the medical field compared to men, such as underappreciation and being taken advantage of by men. It would also make certain moments in the plot involving white men more emotional, such as Casey's relationship with Ethan that can cause people to question Casey's credibility even more [[spoiler:and Landry sabotaging Casey]]. Other players point out that men also suffer from discrimination inside the medical environment, like male nurses or LGBT doctors, and genderlocking the book would have been pointless and sexist towards players who want to play as a male protagonist.
** Players are split on Casey's ShipTease with Kyra Santana until Chapter 11, when a premium scene where the gang goes skydiving pretty much revealed that she is ''[[ShipSinking not]]'' a love interest[[note]]The player is given a chance to share a brief romantic moment with someone during the fall: Bryce, Jackie, and Rafael are included as options but Kyra is not. Once everyone touches down, Kyra is seen making out with the group's instructor[[/note]]. One group approves of this and express their disappointment that she's not an official love interest because they find it refreshing to encounter a cancer patient with a cheerful and optimistic outlook on life. Another group disapproves of this because it's unethical for a doctor to pursue a relationship with a patient.

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** As a profession-based story, the ability to choose Casey's gender has sparked some debate. Some players believe Casey should've been exclusively female because women have a tougher time in the medical field field, like with most professions, compared to men, such as underappreciation and being taken advantage of by men. It would also make certain moments in the plot involving white men more emotional, such as Casey's relationship with Ethan that can cause people to question Casey's credibility even more [[spoiler:and Landry sabotaging Casey]]. Other players think the story is already fine with gender options because they point out that men also suffer from discrimination inside the medical environment, like male nurses or LGBT doctors, and genderlocking the book would have been pointless and sexist towards players who want to play as a male protagonist.
** Players are split on Casey's ShipTease with Kyra Santana until Chapter 11, when a premium scene where the gang goes skydiving pretty much revealed that she is ''[[ShipSinking not]]'' a love interest[[note]]The player is given a chance to share a brief romantic moment with someone during the fall: Bryce, Jackie, and Rafael are included as options but Kyra is not. Once everyone touches down, Kyra is seen making out with the group's instructor[[/note]]. One group approves of this and express their disappointment that she's not an official love interest because they find it refreshing to encounter a cancer patient with a cheerful and optimistic outlook on life. Another group disapproves of this because they think it's unethical for a doctor to pursue a relationship with a patient.


** Players are split on Casey's ShipTease with Kyra Santana until Chapter 11, when a premium scene where the gang goes skydiving pretty much revealed that she is ''[[ShipSinking not]]'' a love interest. One group approves of this and express their disappointment that she's not an official love interest because they find it refreshing to encounter a cancer patient with a cheerful and optimistic outlook on life. Another group disapproves of this because it's unethical for a doctor to pursue a relationship with a patient. The debate became moot in Chapter 11 when a premium scene where the gang goes skydiving pretty much confirmed that Kyra is ''[[ShipSinking not]]'' a love interest. (The player is given a chance to share a brief romantic moment with someone during the fall: Bryce, Jackie, and Rafael are included as options but Kyra is not. Once everyone touches down, Kyra is seen making out with the group's instructor.)

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** Players are split on Casey's ShipTease with Kyra Santana until Chapter 11, when a premium scene where the gang goes skydiving pretty much revealed that she is ''[[ShipSinking not]]'' a love interest.interest[[note]]The player is given a chance to share a brief romantic moment with someone during the fall: Bryce, Jackie, and Rafael are included as options but Kyra is not. Once everyone touches down, Kyra is seen making out with the group's instructor[[/note]]. One group approves of this and express their disappointment that she's not an official love interest because they find it refreshing to encounter a cancer patient with a cheerful and optimistic outlook on life. Another group disapproves of this because it's unethical for a doctor to pursue a relationship with a patient. The debate became moot in Chapter 11 when a premium scene where the gang goes skydiving pretty much confirmed that Kyra is ''[[ShipSinking not]]'' a love interest. (The player is given a chance to share a brief romantic moment with someone during the fall: Bryce, Jackie, and Rafael are included as options but Kyra is not. Once everyone touches down, Kyra is seen making out with the group's instructor.)


** Even Casey is subject to this during the situation with Mrs. Martinez. Their supporters praise them for being a dedicated intern who cares for their patients, courage and perseverance in the midst of despair-inducing moments, and standing up to a CorruptCorporateExecutive. Their detractors think their license should have been revoked for reckless and entitled behavior, deluding themselves into thinking they're serving their patients' best interests, stealing a medication with a mortality rate, administering it without documenting it, and not informing their senior residents or attending.

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** Even Casey is subject to this during the situation with Mrs. Martinez. Their supporters praise them for being a dedicated intern who cares for their patients, courage and perseverance in the midst of despair-inducing moments, and standing up to a CorruptCorporateExecutive. Their detractors condemn them as a DesignatedHero and think their license should have been revoked for reckless and entitled behavior, deluding themselves into thinking they're serving their patients' best interests, stealing a medication with a mortality rate, administering it without documenting it, and not informing their senior residents or attending.



** People were split on Kyra Santana being a potential love interest. One group of players fully supported the idea due to her character design and believed it was refreshing to come across a cancer patient with a cheerful and optimistic outlook on life. Another group was against the idea because they believed it's unethical for a doctor to pursue a relationship with a patient. The debate became moot in Chapter 11 when a premium scene where the gang goes skydiving pretty much confirmed that Kyra is ''[[ShipSinking not]]'' a love interest. (The player is given a chance to share a brief romantic moment with someone during the fall: Bryce, Jackie, and Rafael are included as options but Kyra is not. Once everyone touches down, Kyra is seen making out with the group's instructor.)



** People are split on whether or not Aurora Emery should be a love interest in Book 2. One group thinks she should be given that she stood up for Casey receiving an unfair treatment from Declan Nash as well as the potential of her becoming the gang's new roommate after Landry moves out. Another group is against the idea because they believe her showing a little bit of kindness doesn't make up for her initially antagonistic attitude throughout much of Book 1. At the very least, people can agree that her rooming with the gang should be a choice and nobody should be forced to live with her.

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** People Players are split on Casey's ShipTease with Kyra Santana until Chapter 11, when a premium scene where the gang goes skydiving pretty much revealed that she is ''[[ShipSinking not]]'' a love interest. One group approves of this and express their disappointment that she's not an official love interest because they find it refreshing to encounter a cancer patient with a cheerful and optimistic outlook on life. Another group disapproves of this because it's unethical for a doctor to pursue a relationship with a patient. The debate became moot in Chapter 11 when a premium scene where the gang goes skydiving pretty much confirmed that Kyra is ''[[ShipSinking not]]'' a love interest. (The player is given a chance to share a brief romantic moment with someone during the fall: Bryce, Jackie, and Rafael are included as options but Kyra is not. Once everyone touches down, Kyra is seen making out with the group's instructor.)
** Similar to the above case, people
are split on whether or not Aurora Emery should be a love interest in Book 2. One group thinks she should be given that because she stood up for Casey receiving an unfair treatment from Declan Nash as well as the potential of her becoming the gang's new roommate after Landry moves out. Another group is against the idea because they believe simply dislike her showing a little bit of kindness doesn't make up for her initially antagonistic attitude towards Casey throughout much the first half of Book 1. At the very least, people can agree that her rooming with the gang should be a choice and nobody should be forced to live with her.



* MoralEventHorizon: Landry crosses this by [[spoiler:sabotaging Casey's pager and messing with their charts out of petty jealousy, hindering their ability to treat patients.]]

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* MoralEventHorizon: Landry crosses this by [[spoiler:sabotaging Casey's pager and messing with their charts out of petty jealousy, hindering disrupting their ability to treat patients.patients in the process.]]



* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: In Chapter 15, Aurora expresses her frustration at everyone trying to use her because of her connection to Harper Emery, as a means to give her character more depth. However, Casey can call her out on her attitude, because the treatment she gets is not a justification for her antisocial and overly guarded behavior to people who might even want to be genuinely friendly with her.

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* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: In Chapter 15, Aurora expresses her frustration at everyone trying to use her because of her connection to Harper Emery, as a means to give her character more depth. However, Casey can call her out on her attitude, because the treatment she gets is not a justification for to push other people away through her antisocial and overly guarded behavior to behavior, including towards people who might even want to be genuinely friendly with her.


* RewatchBonus: Landry's scenes are seen in new light [[spoiler:before he's revealed to have sabotaged Casey]].



* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: In Chapter 15, Aurora expresses her frustration at everyone trying to use her because of her connection to Harper Emery, as a means to give her character more depth. However, Casey can call her out on her attitude, because the treatment she gets is not a justification for her antisocial and rude behavior to people who might even want to be genuinely friendly with her.

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* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: In Chapter 15, Aurora expresses her frustration at everyone trying to use her because of her connection to Harper Emery, as a means to give her character more depth. However, Casey can call her out on her attitude, because the treatment she gets is not a justification for her antisocial and rude overly guarded behavior to people who might even want to be genuinely friendly with her.


** Bryce Lahela and Jackie Varma are written as flawed but believable interns implied to have more nuance than meets the eye, but there are no opportunities to explore them and develop them properly.

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** Bryce Lahela and Jackie Varma are written as flawed but believable interns implied to have more nuance than meets the eye, but there are no opportunities to explore them and because of Pixelberry's refusal to develop them properly.properly in favor of devoting their efforts on [[CreatorsPet Ethan Ramsey]].


** There are players who believe Casey should've been exclusively female because women have a tougher time in the medical field compared to men, such as underappreciation and being taken advantage of by men. It would also make certain moments in the plot involving white men more emotional, such as Casey's relationship with Ethan that can cause people to question Casey's credibility even more [[spoiler:and Landry sabotaging Casey]]. On the other hand, another group of players point out that men also suffer from discrimination inside the medical environment, like male nurses or LGBT doctors, and genderlocking the book would have been pointless and sexist towards players who want to play as a male protagonist.
** People are split on whether or not Aurora Emery should be a love interest in Book 2. One group thinks she should be given that she stood up for Casey receiving an unfair treatment from Declan Nash as well as the potential of her becoming the gang's new roommate after Landry moves out. Another group is against the idea because they believe her showing a little bit of kindness doesn't make up for her acting selfish, rude, narcissistic, and egotistical throughout most of Book 1. At the very least, people can agree that her rooming with the gang should be a choice and nobody should be forced to live with her.

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** There are Some players who believe Casey should've been exclusively female because women have a tougher time in the medical field compared to men, such as underappreciation and being taken advantage of by men. It would also make certain moments in the plot involving white men more emotional, such as Casey's relationship with Ethan that can cause people to question Casey's credibility even more [[spoiler:and Landry sabotaging Casey]]. On the other hand, another group of Other players point out that men also suffer from discrimination inside the medical environment, like male nurses or LGBT doctors, and genderlocking the book would have been pointless and sexist towards players who want to play as a male protagonist.
** People are split on whether or not Aurora Emery should be a love interest in Book 2. One group thinks she should be given that she stood up for Casey receiving an unfair treatment from Declan Nash as well as the potential of her becoming the gang's new roommate after Landry moves out. Another group is against the idea because they believe her showing a little bit of kindness doesn't make up for her acting selfish, rude, narcissistic, and egotistical initially antagonistic attitude throughout most much of Book 1. At the very least, people can agree that her rooming with the gang should be a choice and nobody should be forced to live with her.


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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter:
** Bryce Lahela and Jackie Varma are written as flawed but believable interns implied to have more nuance than meets the eye, but there are no opportunities to explore them and develop them properly.
** A number of players hate Declan Nash's characterization as an over-the-top CorruptCorporateExecutive when his motive for [[StrawmanHasAPoint not releasing the cure for Rhodes could also be because of its mortality rate as well as wanting to make a profit]].

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** People are split on whether or not Aurora Emery should be a love interest in Book 2. One group thinks she should be given that she stood up for Casey receiving an unfair treatment from Declan Nash as well as the potential of her becoming the gang's new roommate after Landry moves out. Another group is against the idea because they believe her showing a little bit of kindness doesn't make up for her acting selfish, rude, narcissistic, and egotistical throughout most of Book 1. At the very least, people can agree that her rooming with the gang should be a choice and nobody should be forced to live with her.


** After numerous complains about numerous Choices books where the player can be either gender but there is no acknowledgement in the dialogue, even in Premium sex scenes, the Premium sex scene with Ethan Ramsey in Chapter 15 and the Premium sex scenes in the final chapter has notably different writing for Casey depending on whether they are male or female.

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** After numerous complains about numerous Choices books where the player can be either gender but there is no acknowledgement in the dialogue, even in Premium sex scenes, the Premium sex scene with Ethan Ramsey in Chapter 15 and the Premium sex scenes in the final chapter has have notably different writing for Casey depending on whether they are male or female.


** After numerous complains about numerous Choices books where the player can be either gender but there is no acknowledgement in the dialogue, even in Premium sex scenes, the Premium sex scene with Ethan Ramsey in Chapter 15 has notably different writing for Casey depending on whether they are male or female.

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** After numerous complains about numerous Choices books where the player can be either gender but there is no acknowledgement in the dialogue, even in Premium sex scenes, the Premium sex scene with Ethan Ramsey in Chapter 15 and the Premium sex scenes in the final chapter has notably different writing for Casey depending on whether they are male or female.


* BrokenBase: People were split on Kyra Santana being a potential love interest. One group of players fully supported the idea due to her character design and believed it was refreshing to come across a cancer patient with a cheerful and optimistic outlook on life. Another group was against the idea because they believed it's unethical for a doctor to pursue a relationship with a patient. The debate became moot in Chapter 11 when a premium scene where the gang goes skydiving pretty much confirmed that Kyra is ''[[ShipSinking not]]'' a love interest. (The player is given a chance to share a brief romantic moment with someone during the fall: Bryce, Jackie, and Rafael are included as options but Kyra is not. Once everyone touches down, Kyra is seen making out with the group's instructor.)

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People were split on Kyra Santana being a potential love interest. One group of players fully supported the idea due to her character design and believed it was refreshing to come across a cancer patient with a cheerful and optimistic outlook on life. Another group was against the idea because they believed it's unethical for a doctor to pursue a relationship with a patient. The debate became moot in Chapter 11 when a premium scene where the gang goes skydiving pretty much confirmed that Kyra is ''[[ShipSinking not]]'' a love interest. (The player is given a chance to share a brief romantic moment with someone during the fall: Bryce, Jackie, and Rafael are included as options but Kyra is not. Once everyone touches down, Kyra is seen making out with the group's instructor.))
** There are players who believe Casey should've been exclusively female because women have a tougher time in the medical field compared to men, such as underappreciation and being taken advantage of by men. It would also make certain moments in the plot involving white men more emotional, such as Casey's relationship with Ethan that can cause people to question Casey's credibility even more [[spoiler:and Landry sabotaging Casey]]. On the other hand, another group of players point out that men also suffer from discrimination inside the medical environment, like male nurses or LGBT doctors, and genderlocking the book would have been pointless and sexist towards players who want to play as a male protagonist.


* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: According to this [[https://maxwellxbeaumont.tumblr.com/post/186105664465/why-open-heart-should-have-been-a-genderlocked post]], there are players who believe Casey should've been exclusively female because women have a tougher time in the medical field compared to men, such as underappreciation and being taken advantage of by men. It would also make certain moments in the plot involving white men more emotional, such as Casey's relationship with Ethan that can cause people to question Casey's credibility even more [[spoiler:and Landry sabotaging Casey]]. On the other hand, another group of players point out that men also suffer from discrimination inside the medical environment, like male nurses or LGBT doctors, and genderlocking the book would have been pointless and sexist towards players who want to play as a male protagonist.


* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: According to this [[https://maxwellxbeaumont.tumblr.com/post/186105664465/why-open-heart-should-have-been-a-genderlocked post]], there are players who believe Casey should've been exclusively female because women have a tougher time in the medical field compared to men, such as underappreciation and being taken advantage of by men. It would also make certain moments in the plot involving white men more emotional, such as Casey's relationship with Ethan that can cause people to question Casey's credibility even more [[spoiler:and Landry sabotaging Casey]].

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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: According to this [[https://maxwellxbeaumont.tumblr.com/post/186105664465/why-open-heart-should-have-been-a-genderlocked post]], there are players who believe Casey should've been exclusively female because women have a tougher time in the medical field compared to men, such as underappreciation and being taken advantage of by men. It would also make certain moments in the plot involving white men more emotional, such as Casey's relationship with Ethan that can cause people to question Casey's credibility even more [[spoiler:and Landry sabotaging Casey]]. On the other hand, another group of players point out that men also suffer from discrimination inside the medical environment, like male nurses or LGBT doctors, and genderlocking the book would have been pointless and sexist towards players who want to play as a male protagonist.


* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: According to this [[https://maxwellxbeaumont.tumblr.com/post/186105664465/why-open-heart-should-have-been-a-genderlocked post]], there are players who believe Casey should've been exclusively female because women have a tougher time in the medical field compared to their men, such as underappreciation and being taken advantage of by men. It would also make certain moments in the plot involving white men more emotional, such as Casey's relationship with Ethan that can cause people to question Casey's credibility even more [[spoiler:and Landry sabotaging Casey]].

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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: According to this [[https://maxwellxbeaumont.tumblr.com/post/186105664465/why-open-heart-should-have-been-a-genderlocked post]], there are players who believe Casey should've been exclusively female because women have a tougher time in the medical field compared to their men, such as underappreciation and being taken advantage of by men. It would also make certain moments in the plot involving white men more emotional, such as Casey's relationship with Ethan that can cause people to question Casey's credibility even more [[spoiler:and Landry sabotaging Casey]].

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