Yeah, I think I'll start with Malik's solo routes, and then use the save to alternate more with all of the other characters, and then start again to try routes with the dad and the Lady.
Also, now I'm hyped about that patch!
And yeah, I think it's really important to make bad endings (whatever they are - not all bad endings are death and guts and blood XD) interesting. Some of my favorite endings in games are actually bad endings, for the sheer great writing or feel of them.
On a side note, I have to say I like Malik a way more than I thought I would! I've started with Burdoc's side for the amends and single-minded endings because he's more my style of character and I really liked him a lot since the moment I saw him, but doing Malik's events made me like him just as much!