Players play the roles of various characters in As Dusk Falls through its six chapters. Some of these characters are okay, while others are not as good. The game requires players to make judgments based on the character's actions and their responses to their environment.
Tyler and Sharon are both characters that appeared initially as the villains in the Desert Dream motel. However, as the game progresses and the player learns more about their motivations, they become more sympathetic to them. In the end, however, the player decides whether or not they are punished for their actions.
How to Save Tyler
Tyler Holt is the eldest of the three Holt brothers and thus the leader of the group. He tries to remain the voice of reason within the group, but is clearly under extreme stress and is unsure what to do. It becomes clear that the Holt brothers are completely incompetent and incapable of handling the situation they've been in.
Tyler's interactions with his mother, Sharon, will make him a much more relatable character and provide a background for his actions. One of these situations can result in his death:
- If the player decides to tell Dante about the cabin as Ash in his flashback, it opens up the possibility of Tyler's death. If Dante knows about the cabin, he will confront both Tyler and Sharon there, which may potentially lead to Tyler's death. Make sure to keep the cabin a secret as Ash to prevent this from occurring.
- If the player decides to stomp on Tyler's feet as Jay in the woods, he will injure himself while falling. This will result in him being captured by the police and sentenced to life in prison. Here, the player should help Tyler up as Jay, as they'll wish each other well before heading their separate ways.
Tyler will be permitted to escape and work on an oil rig hiddenly if he survives the dramatic ordeal. He becomes distant from his family and loses all contact with them.
How to Save Sharon
Sharon Holt, the mother of the Holt brothers, is introduced a bit later in As Dusk Falls. Through Sharon's background, the player learns more about the family and the debt their father (Bear) owes them.
The player's choice to save Sharon is a far more obvious one, as it implies that the player will save Sharon. If the player chooses Dante, Sharon will be sent to prison instead.
As Dusk Falls is now available on PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.