Yep the lutece's dialogue makes an amusing amount of sense the 2nd time through. And agreed on the consequences, I'm about halfway through on 1999 and the choices you're presented with make very little difference so far. The only thing I've noticed so far; Spoiler Aside from the bridge/groom at the beginning, if you spare slate as opposed to killing him in the hall of heroes, he ends up braindead in the shantytown police station. Which is what I did? I'm not the best at fps but I usually play them through on normal, unless they're easy in which case I switch to hard. Elizabeth gives you way too much of an advantage, on top of bringing things in through tears, she scrounges and throws things at you when you need them. I only used the Bucking Bull vigor to get me out of sticky situations with whatever weapons were around on hard. Now in 1999 I'm finding I'm using nearly all of them. I'm also paying attention to what gears I'm using to boot.