bug3ater Nov 19, 2012 @ 2:26pm
multiple 'endings' (SPOILER)
Sooo... I got to the end of the game and I'm suspecting multiple endings. I'm playing through again, this time keeping the hug coupon. It also dawned on me that there may be something else that may occur if you keep everything that your neighbor gives you. It certainly looks possible but you'll have limited space in your inventory. I don't wanna waste too much time on this if it's fruitless. Anyone try this out?
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TenDot11 Nov 19, 2012 @ 4:28pm 
I myself am holding on to everything given to me. That makes the last 2 catalogs available 1 item at a time. It will get tedious but worth it.

Although I suspect the hug coupon will get burnt with the house.
rotothirteen Nov 19, 2012 @ 4:43pm 
Last night I tried to finish it with the hug coupon and I got up to the 5th catalog and accidentally threw it in the fireplace. I nearly cried. Stupid autosave.
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Ulcerus Nov 19, 2012 @ 7:02pm 
Originally posted by bug3ater:
... I don't wanna waste too much time on this if it's fruitless. Anyone try this out?
This I would also like to know!
Communism Nov 19, 2012 @ 8:09pm 
I went ahead and did this and there is something.
bug3ater Nov 20, 2012 @ 12:12am 
Originally posted by Communism:
I went ahead and did this and there is something.

Did you save all the items that your neighbor gave you? Or are you just referring to the hug coupon? I'm beginning to think it's impossible to save all the items your neighbor gave you. I'm at the point where I have absolutely no space in my inventory anymore after she gives me the delete key. I could buy one more spot for 450 coins, but I have no money left and would have to rely on burning spiders.
Ulcerus Nov 20, 2012 @ 12:51am 
Originally posted by Communism:
I went ahead and did this and there is something.
Sweet!
IamAwake Nov 20, 2012 @ 7:53am 
Originally posted by bug3ater:
Originally posted by Communism:
I went ahead and did this and there is something.

Did you save all the items that your neighbor gave you? Or are you just referring to the hug coupon? I'm beginning to think it's impossible to save all the items your neighbor gave you. I'm at the point where I have absolutely no space in my inventory anymore after she gives me the delete key. I could buy one more spot for 450 coins, but I have no money left and would have to rely on burning spiders.
This is exactly my question. I may have to do another play through just in case...
Frostyrobar Nov 20, 2012 @ 12:46pm 
I'm trying this as well at the moment. But i burnt the egg you get from her since it seemed to be the most unrelated item to the end. I did this because you need two free spaces in the inventory to give her the sunglasses in the end. If you only leave one free her letter will fill that place. I hope this works out...
Bashie Nov 20, 2012 @ 6:12pm 
I did a playthrough keeping only the hug ticket, the change to the ending was inconsequential.
Bashie Nov 21, 2012 @ 4:52am 
I'm really frustrated, I burned all neighbor items at the end and nothing happened. I've played through this game 3 times trying to get another ending and I'm starting to think there isn't one.
Bashie Nov 21, 2012 @ 4:54am 
Or maybe I'm supposed to keep all those items after I burn the normal items, welp, time to play it for a 4th time.
C4PT41N F4LC0N Nov 21, 2012 @ 10:48am 
Keep the hug coupon
Bashie Nov 22, 2012 @ 1:05pm 
Okay, here's the long and short of it.

Short and Spoiler free: Don't bother keeping any items given to you through the mail except perhaps the hug ticket. They'll just clutter up your inventory and make things slow and un-fun, they have no use besides burning.

Long with Spoilers:

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The second time I played through the game I tried it keeping only the hug ticket. That makes a minor change to the ending, but not much. The third playthrough I kept all 5 items given to me by my neighbor, but not the hug ticket. The only way you could possibly keep all 6 items to the end is if you max your inventory space before you get the 4th catalogue.

At the end of the 3rd playthrough, I tried burning the neighbor's items in place of the catalogue items in hopes it would trigger a seperate ending, nothing happened. So, 4th playthrough, again without the hug ticket, I kept all 5 neighbor items and triggered the ending while keeping them un-burnt in my inventory. Again, no change, there is only the 1 ending.

I feel a little silly going through all this trouble, but can you blame me? The ending leaves a lot of questions unanswered and gives the impression that keeping the items are of importance.

However, here's some evidence I've collected.

-The 4 catalogue items are 'special' because each one causes the "face" in the fireplace to react to them, no other items do that, not even the neighbor items. That's why using them all at once is important, and why the neighbor items are not important. (in a game sense.)

-What is the terrible secret? What is more dangerous than fire? I'm not really certain about the answer to either of these questions. The receptionist hints that the terrible secret is just the title of one of her previous books. And maybe the danger was using those items to blow up your house, which could have been avoided had you read the instructions. But there's a lot of ways to interpret this. Maybe I'm wrong.

Anyway, hope I was of help and I hope I can prevent others from doing a needlessly slow playthrough with a cluttered inventory.
Bashie Nov 23, 2012 @ 7:45pm 
Interesting, apparently if you compare her when she first starts talking to you, and the time you see her in the ending. Your neighbor has aged.

There's so much to this story and I hope someone will post a story analysis at some point.
Dark Jaguar Nov 23, 2012 @ 11:15pm 
I think the thing more dangerous than fire is complacency. The whole game seems to be one large lesson about not wasting your time on one task to the point where you miss out on the rest of the wide world. However even that thing more dangerous than fire was ignored in favor of continuing to burn things.
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