I wonder if there are some NPCs, who just not turn into a monster to fight.....or mayb only later?
I just think of Silent Hill...you came to a strange place and there are other beings you can talk to, each with their own personality and a mystery.
No word was said about this so far, I think.
I think they established that almost everyone is hostile to you, and the rest just barely tolerate your existance.
See, that is the one thing that might be a nice addition. In SS2, there are no friendly NPC's. Throwing in one or two might help the game, but I didn't write the story so I don't know if it would benefit or not.
i think there will be only hostile and neutral beings... maybe this will make the "i'm alone and scared" feeling stronger...
Hints at helpers?
I think the podcasts mentioned that there might be someone you could save or damn. Probably the Little Sisters as they're the only obvious innocent so far in this crazy Rapture chaos.
Though an ally that asks for help getting Adam only to become deformed to the point of being crippled and pleading for you to end their mishappen life would be the best moral mushroom powerup ever.