How much of what Joseph had to say about his relationship with Robert was true? In your opinion, that is.
No idea. Joseph does say something that is true, which is that Robert has a problem with casual sex, so I wouldn't be so quick to assume that he was completely lying. However, that photo that you find on his yatch seemed to be there solely to imply that there's more to them than just that, so I don't know. There's also that damn hand tattoo, but that's one of the game's biggest mysteries.
There's no definite answer. What I believe is either:
1. Joseph approached Robert when Robert was desperate and looking for something after his wife died. Joseph essentially did the same thing to Robert that he did with Dadsona, which is saying he and Mary were done and he was committed to him.
2. Robert approached Joseph since Robert's definitely kind of a slut. Joseph accepted and then either fed Robert the lies about breaking up with Mary or Robert didn't even know about Mary. Robert is pissed at himself for all of this which is why he's so angry about it.
We don't even know if Mary and Robert were friends beforehand or what. We don't know the extent of Joseph's cheating either. So really it's completely up to speculation but these two ideas are the most likely.
You can either choose to believe Joseph or not. But I'm inclined not to believe the part about it being "done on the same day it started" because Dadsona sees a pic of Robert wearing Joseph's sweater on the yacht "from some years ago".
I feel like Robert played Joseph's route like we did and got the bad ending, betraying his expectations and hating him because of that.
Judging from Joseph's dialogue in his third date after Robert appears, and the photo where it shows Robert happy and close to Joseph:
>I made a hasty decision. One which Robert does not exactly... ah... he has a weird thing about casual... um...
Everything went like our route. Robert fell for Joseph, dates happened, Robert proposed to him, SEX YACHT, and then aftermath: Joseph proposed him to be his side dick. And Robert didn't like that.
Joseph probably liked Robert. But not as much as Robert did. After all, they have nothing in common, Robert is hard person to deal with, and about that time things with Mary weren't THAT bad. He wasn't going to leave Mary, that was never on the table, and much less for Robert. He possibly assumed that Robert only wanted sex because how Robert is in general. Robert probably expected otherwise, he crumbled, and in one desesperate attempt to calm him:
>Hey, we can still fuck is that what you want, amirite?
And then, we can imagine how the rest went...
To punish himself, maybe. Tricked or not, I don't think he's particularly proud of boning somebody else's husband. But then again, we're not sure if that's how things really went.
Was I the only one who though the cherry blossom tree was bad? I mean, yeah, it's good scenery and whatnot and makes the mood much better but it was so cliché. At the very least they should shown that Dad and Amanda has one there shen they first moved in instead of it conveniently being there for the final scene
I giggled a little for how cheesy it was and I guess you could say it was a bit anticlimatic, but I didn't hate it or anything
If you choose to give him a particular compliment he'll mention Victorian binders once. Had I not been aware of the dev confirmation, I would've chalked it up to a fashion thing instead of a trans one.
Binders were very commonly used by Victorian men. Honestly, I don't think they ever intended to make him trans, but they saw that people interpreted it that way and just decided to roll with it.
Honestly wouldn't be surprised if it was a fashion thing at first (even if I doubt they did that much research) and they just decided on a whim to make him trans.
Just imagine what would have happened if they had decline it, the fanbase is already crazy enough and would have probably lost its shit + jumped on the "don't care, trans is our headcanon" train anyway.
Better just agree to it and get some brownie points in turn too.