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This page contains the choices in Rising Tides and their outcomes.

This game revolves heavily around choices you make. They can improve or decrease relationships with the characters. This walkthrough is made to assist others in helping them make their right choice for the game. Good luck and happy playing!

Choices that have no outcome on the side have not been explored yet, please help this page by contributing those answers!

Setup Choices

Choice 1

  • Face 1
  • Face 2
  • Face 3
  • Face 4

Choice 2

  • Purple Mane (💎 15)
  • Cherried Away (💎 15)
  • Cropped Out
  • Curl Next Door
  • Love is Blonde
  • Long Shot

Choice 3

  • Gray Lady
  • Black Swan
  • Cold Shoulder

Choice 4

  • Yes! I feel great!
  • Let's try something else. (Go Back to Choice 1)

Choice 5

This is a fill-in-the-blank choice.

  • What is your first name?

Default is "Harriet".

Choice 6

This is a fill-in-the-blank choice.

  • What is your last name?

Default is "Thompson".

Chapter One: High and Dry Choices

Choice 1

  • But you're taking half the load. (No effect)
  • Walking is more eco-friendly... (No effect)

Choice 2

  • It's not the end of the world. (No effect)
  • There probably isn't much we can do anyway. (No effect)
  • The town will take steps to address this. (No effect)

Choice 3

  • You don't have to fix this yourself. (No effect)
  • The earth is pretty resilient. (No effect)
  • You're gonna have a bright future no matter what. (No effect)

Choice 4

  • Floral Support (💎 12) (No effect)
  • No thanks (No effect)

Choice 5

  • It's amazing how far you can get with an actual education. (No effect)
  • How nice that you're so invested in your students' success. (No effect)

Choice 6

  • Look 1
  • Look 2
  • Look 3
  • Look 4

Choice 7

  • Your former student. (No effect)
  • From Fish and Wildlife Services. (No effect)
  • ❤ My boyfriend/girlfriend. (??? ❤ +Romance)

??? is later revealed to be Robin.

Choice 8

  • ❤ We grab coffee sometime? (Robin ❤ +Romance)
  • I tell off your high school bullies? (No effect)

Choice 9

  • We need to celebrate! (No effect)
  • How did you even get this gig? (No effect)

Choice 10

  • Let's hear what else he has to say. (No effect)
  • People still need reassurance. (No effect)

Choice 11

  • You look like you're in loooove. (No effect)
  • Did you know about this? (No effect)

Choice 12

  • It might be better to drop it, Charlie. (No effect)
  • Don't just brush her off! (No effect)

Choice 13

  • Then maybe you should stop talking. (No effect)
  • Last time I checked, you're not in charge here. (No effect)

Choice 14

  • That's a little unfair to Eddie, Charlie. (No effect)
  • Charlie's right. What does Monteverde have to lose? (No effect)
  • That's enough arguing for one night. (No effect)

Choice 15

  • I've got lots to tell. (💎 16)
  • I should probably head home. (No effect)

Diamond Choice 1

  • What drew you to this story? (No effect)
  • How did you get into journalism? (No effect)
  • What's the wildest story you've covered? (No effect)

Diamond Choice 2

  • Charlie? (No effect)
  • Warner? (No effect)
  • ❤ Me? (Robin ❤ +Romance)

Diamond Choice 3

  • Fast and fun? (No effect)
  • Slow and steady? (No effect)

"A Night On The Town"

Chapter Two: Fish Out Of Water Choices

Note: Your guidance will influence how Charlie approaches her goals, and the type of person she'll become by the end of the story. Based on what type of advice you offer the most often, she'll become an inspiring Optimist, a determined Firebrand, or a tactful Diplomat.

Choice 1

  • Positive. (+Optimist)
  • Solution-focused. (+Firebrand)
  • Sympathetic. (+Diplomat)

Choice 2

  • Overall Appeal (💎 25) (No effect)
  • No thanks (No effect)

Choice 3

  • I guess that's a pretty good start. (No effect)
  • But there's no actual game plan? (No effect)

Choice 4

  • Deal with the seagulls. (No effect)
  • Cheer up Diego. (No effect)
  • Make the dumpsters more accessible. (No effect)

You get to choose all of them. This just determines the order.

"Bright Idea"

"Beachy Clean"

"Dress for Success" if you're wearing "Overall Appeal".
"Unfit Outfit" if you aren't.

Choice 5

  • This is our town, and our story. (No effect)
  • I don't see you all picking up fish. (No effect)

Choice 6

  • It's one of the bottles Monteverde brought! (No effect)

Choice 7

This is a timed choice.

  • Up! (No effect)
  • Down! (No effect)
  • To the side! (No effect) ⬅ Correct

If the timer ends, an incorrect option is selected.

Choice 8

  • Look 1
  • Look 2
  • Look 3
  • Look 4

Choice 9

  • We need all the help we can get. (No effect)
  • ❤ I like a guy/girl with an altruistic side. (Cassidy ❤ +Romance)

Choice 10

  • What are we waiting for? (💎 18)
  • I should get back to the cleanup. (No effect)

Diamond Choice 1

  • How'd you get into conservation? (No effect)
  • What do you do for fun? (No effect)
  • ❤ Do you have anyone special in your life? (Cassidy ❤ +Romance)

Diamond Choice 2

  • Somewhere, a turtle is clapping. (No effect)
  • I'm gonna upcycle you so hard. (No effect)
  • This is for the whales! (No effect)

You get to choose all of them. This just determines the order.

Diamond Choice 3

  • ❤ Help me reach. (Cassidy ❤ +Romance)
  • Find something to fish it out with. (No effect)

Diamond Choice 4

  • ❤ Why wouldn't I be? (Cassidy ❤ +Romance)
  • Just making sure you don't get caught in a rip tide. (No effect)

Diamond Choice 5

  • Startle him! (No effect)
  • Coax him down. (No effect)

"Pool Your Efforts"

Choice 11

  • You could be famous! (No effect)
  • His/Her story could help Cedarport. (No effect)
  • Robin is an independent journalist, not a gossip writer. (No effect)

Choice 12

  • I'm not sure where to start. (No effect)
  • I don't want to seem pushy. (No effect)
  • I don't feel qualified to talk about it. (No effect)

Chapter Three: Rock The Boat Choices

Choice 1

  • Charlie keeps a cool head. (No effect)
  • The school isn't too harsh. (No effect)

Choice 2

  • I don't want you to get in more trouble. (No effect)
  • Is this the best way to make your point? (No effect)

Choice 3

  • No wonder no one respects you. (No effect)
  • This is a violation of their rights. (No effect)
  • What does keeping them here even accomplish? (No effect)

Choice 4

  • ❤ I like a guy/girl who thinks outside the box. (Robin ❤ +Romance)
  • Isn't that... illegal? (No effect)

Choice 5

  • And there's no way you're doing it without me! (💎 20)
  • But you'd better keep moving. (No effect)

Diamond Choice 1

  • These beads? (No effect)
  • This book? (No effect)
  • This ukulele? (No effect)

Diamond Choice 2

  • How is this an issue? (No effect)

Diamond Choice 3

  • Super insecure. (No effect)
  • Making up for his high school experience. (No effect)
  • Jealous. (No effect)

Diamond Choice 4

  • Talk about poetic justice. (No effect)
  • I almost feel bad for him. (No effect)

"Glue You!"

Choice 6

  • Other people will have questions too. (No effect)
  • You can achieve more if you're focused. (No effect)
  • Otherwise Strickler will say he was right. (No effect)

Choice 7

  • More concrete action regarding climate change. (No effect)
  • Better dialogue and communication as a community. (No effect)
  • Aid for affected families. (No effect)

You get to choose all of them. This just determines the order.

Choice 8

  • Disruption is the point of a protest. (No effect)
  • They're being perfectly peaceful. (No effect)
  • This is about all of us! (No effect)

Choice 9

  • Aren't you even listening to them? (No effect)
  • They haven't done anything wrong. (No effect)

Choice 10

  • Count me in. (💎 17)
  • I can't take any more excitement today. (No effect)

Diamond Choice 5

  • What inspires you? (No effect)
  • What's some work you're proud of? (No effect)
  • ❤ Will you draw me? (Robin ❤ +Romance)

Diamond Choice 6

  • Nature. (No effect)
  • Adventure. (No effect)
  • Love. (No effect)

Diamond Choice 7

  • Add to it? (No effect)
  • ❤ Get a hands-on tutorial? (Robin ❤ +Romance)

Diamond Choice 8

This is a fill-in-the-blank choice.

  • I'll caption it...

Default is "A New Future".

"Chalk It To Me"

Choice 11

  • I don't see anyone else taking a stand. (No effect)
  • What good is education if no one listens? (No effect)
  • Small starts can lead to big impacts. (No effect)

Choice 12

  • Robin is helping! (No effect)
  • Isn't getting the story out the point? (No effect)
  • It's not like Robin forced Charlie to do the walkout. (No effect)

Chapter Four: Head Above Water Choices

Choice 1

  • Rot in hell. (No effect)
  • We won't let you get away with this. (No effect)

Choice 2

  • This isn't Charlie's fault! (No effect)
  • There's too much at stake! (No effect)

Choice 3

  • Getting in trouble doesn't make you wrong. (+Firebrand)
  • What you did took bravery. (+Optimist)
  • The fight isn't over yet. (+Diplomat)

Choice 4

  • Reducing waste. (No effect)
  • Conserving resources. (No effect)
  • Reevaluating your diet. (No effect)
  • Volunteering. (No effect)

You get to choose all of them. This just determines the order.

Choice 5

  • Short Work (💎 25) (No effect)
  • No thanks (No effect)

Choice 6

  • It'd keep your business afloat. (No effect)
  • You'd be a community mentor! (No effect)
  • This town needs a fashion makeover. (No effect)

"Costume Change" if you're wearing "Short Work".

"Words of Wisdom"

Choice 7

  • This will help you preserve it. (No effect)
  • You'd be continuing your family's legacy. (No effect)
  • You could highlight the history in other ways. (No effect)

Choice 8

  • Let's see what we can do! (💎 15)
  • But maybe we should start small. (No effect)

Diamond Choice 1

  • Consider your health. (No effect)
  • Is it worse than being late all the time? (No effect)

Diamond Choice 2

  • She's a Thompson. (No effect)
  • Because she's right. (No effect)

Diamond Choice 3

  • It could earn you major points as a leader? (No effect)
  • It's the right thing to do? (No effect)
  • It'd help the school district? (No effect)

"Pollution Solution"

Choice 9

  • It's not like that! (No effect)
  • Can't a girl have a little fun? (No effect)

Choice 10

  • ❤ Meeting you wasn't a dream. (Cassidy ❤ +Romance)
  • You're not working yourself to death. (No effect)

Choice 11

  • Like a fun afternoon. (💎 19)
  • Pretty boring, honestly. (No effect)

Diamond Choice 4

  • You're full of it. (No effect)
  • ❤ Tell me more. (Cassidy ❤ +Romance)

Diamond Choice 5

  • Help myself to the champagne. (No effect)
  • Laugh about stocks. (No effect)
  • ❤ Stick close to you. (Cassidy ❤ +Romance)

"Fancy Pants" if you're wearing "Short Work".

Diamond Choice 6

  • Gaudy. (No effect)
  • Huge. (No effect)
  • Extravagant. (No effect)

Diamond Choice 7

  • We had the funding. (No effect)
  • The city council supported us. (No effect)
  • Someone would think of the children! (No effect)

Diamond Choice 8

  • ❤ You're pretty sexy. (Cassidy ❤ +Romance)
  • You care as much as Charlie does. (No effect)

"Ace of Clubs"

Chapter Five: Making Waves Choices

Choice 1

  • You've got this. (No effect)
  • It'll be just like talking to people around town. (No effect)
  • Breathe with me. Big inhale... (No effect)

Choice 2

  • Grassroots. (No effect)
  • Well-researched. (No effect)
  • Beneficial to the town. (No effect)

Choice 3

  • We did come to hear your honest opinions. (No effect)
  • Isn't there some sort of compromise? (No effect)

Choice 4

  • He's a businessman, not a conservationist. (No effect)
  • At least you gave it your best shot. (No effect)

Choice 5

  • Can we do anything to help? (💎 20)
  • Good luck. (No effect)

Diamond Choice 1

This is a fill-in-the-blank choice.

  • Let's call her...

Default is "Bloop".

Diamond Choice 2

  • Can I do it? (No effect)
  • Charlie, go for it! (No effect)

Diamond Choice 3

  • This is perfect for you. (No effect)
  • Don't you have enough on your plate? (No effect)

Choice 6

  • Business isn't always about the greater good. (No effect)
  • Does Warner understand our experience? (No effect)
  • What do you think? (No effect)

Choice 7

  • I understand. (No effect)
  • Just don't lose sight of us. (No effect)

Choice 8

  • Maybe I can help! (💎 15)
  • I'm sure you'll figure it out! (No effect)

Diamond Choice 4

  • Help draw more business. (No effect)
  • Benefit the whole town! (No effect)
  • Impress Mel. (No effect)

Diamond Choice 5

  • You'd have a garden closer to work. (No effect)
  • This is a chance to share your wisdom! (No effect)
  • It's a good excuse to spend time with Javier. (No effect)

Diamond Choice 6

  • Get a room! (No effect)
  • I feel like Eco-Cupid. (No effect)

"A Whole Lot Of Love"

Choice 9

  • Let's not jump to conclusions. (No effect)
  • Corporations can be ruthless... (No effect)

Choice 10

  • ❤ I can come up with more excuses. (Robin ❤ +Romance)
  • Thanks for your article on the walkout, by the way. (No effect)

Choice 11

  • A little social pressure. (No effect)
  • To understand how much good they can do. (No effect)

Choice 12

  • Can't turn down an offer like that. (💎 18)
  • Should probably head home. (No effect)

Diamond Choice 7

  • Is your family still in Northbridge? (No effect)
  • Tell me more about your rebellious streak. (No effect)
  • What are some lessons you learned from activism? (No effect)

Diamond Choice 8

  • ❤ Get closer. (Robin ❤ +Romance)
  • Steal the show! (No effect)

Diamond Choice 9

  • Talent scouts. (No effect)
  • Writing an article about the bar. (No effect)
  • ❤ On our honeymoon! (Robin ❤ +Romance)

Diamond Choice 10

  • ❤ Kiss me. (Robin ❤ +Romance)
  • Thanks for sharing this with me. (No effect)

Chapter Six: Drop In The Ocean Choices

Choice 1

  • On what grounds? (No effect)
  • That's not fair to Robin! (No effect)

Choice 2

  • He/She's just doing what he/she's told. (No effect)
  • I can't help but feel weird about this whole thing. (No effect)
  • You are in this for more than just the story, right? (No effect)

Choice 3

  • This is awfully sudden, isn't it? (No effect)
  • Depends. Will you do my chores for waking me up so early? (No effect)

Choice 4

  • Sister Act (💎 35) (No effect)
  • No thanks (No effect)

Choice 5

  • Feistiness. (+Firebrand)
  • Love of nature. (+Optimist)
  • As a businesswoman. (+Diplomat)

Support+

"The Clothes Make the Woman", Support+ if you're wearing "Sister Act".

Choice 6

  • Angelica and Diego. (No effect)
  • Noor, the public works director. (No effect)
  • Beth and her brother. (No effect)

You get to choose all of them. This just determines the order.

Choice 7 (Angelica and Diego)

  • We have plans to make sure small businesses don't get left behind. (Support+)
  • Isn't a healthy planet more important? (No effect)

Choice 8 (Noor)

  • Can't we just raise taxes? (No effect)
  • That's a great question to tackle with public officials like yourself. (Support+)

Choice 9 (Beth and her brother)

  • Clean energy can give laborers better, sustainable options. (Support+)
  • The fishing community is suffering here and now. (No effect)

Choice 10

  • Your job is forcing you to be unethical. (No effect)
  • I can't help but feel betrayed. (No effect)

Choice 11

  • I get where you're coming from. (No effect)
  • You're making excuses, not apologizing. (No effect)
  • You might make more of a difference somewhere else. (No effect)

Choice 12

  • Sounds like the best way to unwind. (💎 19)
  • Will have to wait. (No effect)

Diamond Choice 1

  • ❤ Why don't I give you a hand? (Cassidy ❤ +Romance)
  • I can more than handle myself. (No effect)

Diamond Choice 2

  • Make a toast. (No effect)

Diamond Choice 3

  • Aren't you like... 28? (No effect)
  • We'll just have to get unstuck together. (No effect)
  • If you could start over, what would you do? (No effect)

Diamond Choice 4

  • ❤ Kiss me. (Cassidy ❤ +Romance)
  • Start heading back to shore. (No effect)

"Drifting Away"

Choice 13

  • Pictures of the die-off? (No effect)
  • A cute animal quiz? (No effect)

Choice 14

  • Would love to check out some sea critters with you. (💎 16)
  • Actually could use some rest. Later? (No effect)

Diamond Choice 5

  • Jellyfish! (No effect)
  • Pufferfish! (No effect)

Diamond Choice 6

  • Otter? (No effect)
  • Lobster? (No effect)
  • Dolphin? (No effect)

Support+

Choice 15

  • Since when is Charlie a dangerous radical? (No effect)

Chapter Seven: Choices

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