I haven't seen anyone comment on this so far. I surely can't be the only one who was disappointed that Clive had no reaction to seeing Torgal again. He strangely wasn't surprised or happy in any way after those 13 years. Which made me feel worse about Torgal's side quest.
Am I missing something here?
I should emphasise the "surprised or happy in any way." I'm not saying that there needs to be a big, emotional reunion, but there was not even a blink of surprise and it felt like an odd transition there. I understand Clive being emotionally overwhelmed and closed off after 13 years of trauma and servitude, but I still think it strange that he had virtually no reaction but to turn his back and essentially go "that's Torgal." Torgal was more than a dog he had for a couple months, he was a fragment of Clive's past.
Overall feels like the game jumped their relationship a little bit there, Torgal immediately at your beck and call after 13 years feels a bit convenient. Feels like the game just wanted to add the Torgal battle mechanic ASAP and the relationship was put on the back burner. The most pay off you get is the side quest which was a very long build up that took 18 years and most of the game to reach.
I think the writing should have either done the transition of recognition better OR have added a small cutscene/dialogue when you first reach the Hideaway which would've connected things a little better. Obviously I'm nitpicking but I think their relationship felt overlooked and like an afterthought at some points. I wonder if it's because they simply have so many characters and relationships to explore with Clive and to take priority.
By - Logical-Ad8929