I fell behind quite a bit when trying to play the comp games and only had a chance to play Taco Fiction on a plane flight home for Thanksgiving. While playing it (1st version - couldn’t update it while on the plane), I managed to beat the game and guess at the “good” ending. However, I couldn’t quite figure out what conversation options were necessary to trigger it. The hints didn’t help, as they implied the same thing I was already trying to do.
[spoiler]I had all the ending items (I think - notably the maps and the menus), but I couldn’t generate the option to give/show the documents I found to the ice cream cashier (I’ve forgotten her name by now). GIVE/ SHOW documents don’t seem to work, since they just kick me to the “Interact with characters by using TALK TO” message.
I might have confused the game, since my adventurer instincts kicked in at the beginning… and I went to La Pizza before going to Paco’s Tacos. I also did several other things out of order compared to the walkthrough.[/spoiler]
I haven’t actually tried this in-game yet, but from the horse’s mouth:
To get the best ending, you not only need the documents, you need to have put yourself in a situation where you want/know that you have to use them.
Talk to the cashier a lot. You should find out her name. Get to know her in a couple other ways.
Find out her story about why her business isn’t doing so well. Get her to show you her tattoo. Play a game with her.
Then when you come back at the end with the documents, the option to show them to her should have opened up.
Or so I’m told. As I said, I haven’t tried it yet.
On my first playthrough, I did a few of the above-mentioned things, but I didn’t manage to get the menus and maps or anything else from the table. Then on my second playthrough, I the player was motivated to help her out, but the PC wasn’t, so the conversation option hadn’t unlocked.