I've been going about trying not to kill the 'civilians', e.g. the troopers and such. I like using the riot prod as one shock will knock 'em unconscious. I figured great, I'm not killing anyone, and they're out of the way.
However, on a lot of occasions when I knock people unconscious the game seems to react like they're dead. e.g.:
When I knocked JoJo unconscious as he was about to kill the Rentons, they talked as if they'd never have to deal with him again, and JC confirmed JoJo was dead.
When I told someone I wanted to use 'necessary force', he said oh whatever, but when I bought tranquilizer darts from him he said "so much for 'necessary force' eh?" implying I would be killing people.
Also the Unconscious people never get up! And if I shoot unconscious bodies in the face they don't become 'dead'.
So is there a difference or might I just as well be shooting people?