stevger Aug 15, 2013 @ 4:14pm
Spoilers ending -- dont read unless you finished game
So I was sure that Sam had killed herself, and I'd find her in the attic (when I found the final secret room with the pentagram I was nearly sure), but it looks like she's off with her lover Lonnie somewhere.

I'm not sure which ending I would have preferred, but I think the "happy" ending is kind of a cop out.

What were you expecting the final resolution to be?

EDIT: Ok... it's not a cop out, I just couldn't come up with the correct word for it... maybe more of an unexpected ending for me.


Last edited by stevger; Aug 15, 2013 @ 5:11pm
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AcmeOfSkill Aug 15, 2013 @ 4:21pm 
So I (thinking this was gonna be a murder or dark mystery) thought that the old childhood friend feeling spurned might have killed one of the girls or both. Or the father finds out about the infedelity of the wife and Rick. I think I missed something because the great uncles story I felt wasn't completely fleshed out. So I kept thinkin he had been murdered (the girl kept thinking she saw his ghost) so you would have to solve his murder. I REALLY wanted a murder. :D I still loved the game but feel I need to replay to make sure I didn't miss anything important.
Psych (Banned) Aug 15, 2013 @ 4:28pm 
I believe you just wanted a dark ending because you wanted a different type of climax. Personally, I enjoyed the bittersweet ending. Not everything has to be bloody and gory to be fulfilling.
unknownrelic Aug 15, 2013 @ 4:32pm 
I didn't know what to expect when I got the game, so the story itself was a nice surprise.

I had thought she had killed herself as well, but by the end of it I was also a blubbering ♥♥♥♥ing mess, seeing as how this game really struck a chord with me (being gay and all). I don't know if I would have been able to handle her being dead, especially when that's the tragic end a lot of LGBT youth tend to meet with due to bullying, striving for acceptance with their families, being disowned, being kicked out, dealing with abuse, etc. I was dreading the finale for that very reason, but I found that in the end I was super relieved. She made it out ok.

And I found that outcome more rewarding than what could have been, especially since the story overall really spoke to me on a very personal level.
stevger Aug 15, 2013 @ 4:34pm 
don't get me wrong, I was glad that it turned out ok for them, and that I didn't find her body.
I just think it seemed that all the clues didn't lead up to that ending at all, and it seemed like a last minute switch at the end.

Also, Sred, yeah, at least in my playthrough there were some unanswered plot issues, I probably did miss a couple things.

Orangey Aug 15, 2013 @ 4:38pm 
I dont think you are good at picking up hints man... She killing herself wouldnt even make any sense because she is head over heels about Lonnie. 80% of the time is her talking about how she loves her and wants to be with her, only a small portion about what her parents think or that Lonnie is leaving her. In a lot of notes its even heavily implied that she had run away, in the verry first letter on the door even. I mean how would she expect her parents not to notice if she was dead in the attic???!!! Would she expect to just rot there forever and nobody ever finding out?. The whole ghost thing was just some ♥♥♥♥ every teenage girl likes to do and believe, you know, those teenagers watching supposed scary movies like the grudge or the ring and some ♥♥♥♥... I thought the ending was cute and heartwarming and a little scary too, 2 girls of 17/18 on their own can be dangerous you know :'(. And i can only imagine that when the money runs out and living conditions get really sucky she comes back crying to mommie :')
stevger Aug 15, 2013 @ 4:39pm 
It turned out reasonably well for everyone given the path it seemed to be going towards in the middle of the game. The parents seem to be trying to go to couples counseling to work things out (I assume thedad found out about Rick, didn't see any evidence of that though), the dad may have a revival of his writing carrer, the wife seems to be doing well in her job, and even got a better job location. Daniel seemed to get a reconciliation with Samantha, and was not so creepy anymore. And of course Sam and Lonnie.

I guess the only one I feel sorry for now is Katie :)

Efesell Aug 15, 2013 @ 4:41pm 
Originally posted by stevger:
It turned out reasonably well for everyone given the path it seemed to be going towards in the middle of the game. The parents seem to be trying to go to couples counseling to work things out (I assume thedad found out about Rick, didn't see any evidence of that though), the dad may have a revival of his writing carrer, the wife seems to be doing well in her job, and even got a better job location. Daniel seemed to get a reconciliation with Samantha, and was not so creepy anymore. And of course Sam and Lonnie.

I guess the only one I feel sorry for now is Katie :)

Especially considering all of the strange things I made her rummage through in this house.
"There is nothing I don't hate right now"
AcmeOfSkill Aug 15, 2013 @ 4:43pm 
I had a preconceived notion when I started that the game was gonna be a murder mystery. As I played the clues started to change my mind, but as I had bought this thinking I was solving a crime I saw things I wanted to. Stevger prolly was like me looking for a crime that didn't happen. Also teen girls do crazy ♥♥♥♥ when there in love. Exspecially when they feel persecuted. Did you not see the crap she was dealing with at school? And she was losing her only love and friend. Sounded resonable.
stevger Aug 15, 2013 @ 4:44pm 
Orangey, I saw the notes at the beginning, and assumed that was what happened as well, but once you got into the meat of the story, it seemed that Sam did kill herself. She said quite plainly in her journal entries that she couldn't live without Lonnie, and Lonnie was going to be away for quite some time, to a place that "Sam couldn't follow" (i.e. Army).

The revelation that Lonnie while on the way to the Army base changed her mind didn't come until the attic.



Orangey Aug 15, 2013 @ 4:44pm 
Originally posted by 鬼婆:
I didn't know what to expect when I got the game, so the story itself was a nice surprise.

I had thought she had killed herself as well, but by the end of it I was also a blubbering ♥♥♥♥ing mess, seeing as how this game really struck a chord with me (being gay and all). I don't know if I would have been able to handle her being dead, especially when that's the tragic end a lot of LGBT youth tend to meet with due to bullying, striving for acceptance with their families, being disowned, being kicked out, dealing with abuse, etc. I was dreading the finale for that very reason, but I found that in the end I was super relieved. She made it out ok.

And I found that outcome more rewarding than what could have been, especially since the story overall really spoke to me on a very personal level.
Hmm, the fun thing is i got really happy after reading her notes, she was so in love with Lonnie and you could just hear the happiness in her voice. Yeah she had some tough times but when she described how she met Lonnie, how they became closer and closer.... it just warmed my heart and i even get the shivers writing this :'). I diddnt get the feeling she was feeling THAT misserable at all, she had Lonnie and thats all she needed. More then the people at school or her parents. Those drawings of them you kept finding around.... naaa, her killing herself wouldnt make ANY sense, she was happy with some rough edges.
Orangey Aug 15, 2013 @ 4:47pm 
Originally posted by stevger:
Orangey, I saw the notes at the beginning, and assumed that was what happened as well, but once you got into the meat of the story, it seemed that Sam did kill herself. She said quite plainly in her journal entries that she couldn't live without Lonnie, and Lonnie was going to be away for quite some time, to a place that "Sam couldn't follow" (i.e. Army).

The revelation that Lonnie while on the way to the Army base changed her mind didn't come until the attic.
We may have different values and mind sets and may have read different things between the lines. Maybe you should get a more positive view on things ;). I rest my case, she loved Lonnie too mutch to kill herself, yeah she might have been super miserable had she left, but have you not had a broken heart??? youre still alive right???
stevger Aug 15, 2013 @ 4:49pm 
I didn't come with too many preconceptions. I saw the "quick look" on GiantBomb, and bought it based on that. I knew it was going to be mainly a story driven game in a house that doesn't have any people in it for some reason, and that the point of the game was to find out the reason.
INF | Panimu Aug 15, 2013 @ 4:49pm 
I think its the direct opposite of a cop out. A surreal and spooky video game without any horror or deaths? Adding those things would be the cop out.
Efesell Aug 15, 2013 @ 4:49pm 
I think the available clues do a proper job of painting a few distinct possibilities for the end. Which is absolutely vital to making this story worth seeing through.

So yeah, I had also thought about decidely darker outcomes to the story. But it wasn't set up in such a manner that when that did not occur it felt like a severe left turn.
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stevger Aug 15, 2013 @ 4:51pm 
Orangey, yeah I guess I was just expecting the worst.
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