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[Spoilers] Thoughs on the ending?
After completing the game, did anyone find that perhaps the ending of the story could have been a bit more explained or given a bit more detail?

So after ERL sacrifices itself to get you to Methuselah, you get to the last section of the game, and then you defeat the evil machine. On the way, you realize that you're the clone of the last "living" person on the planet. With Methuselah defeated, you realize there were no human bodies, and the utopia belongs to the robots.

Am I interpreting this correctly?

I enjoyed every minute of the game from the gameplay to the visuals and the writing but I was a bit let down at the end. I know, this is retro a 70s sci-fi flick and perhaps, the story was also written to be this way. It feels as if there was a last area (or a secret area, say, if you complete 100% achievements or something) was cut out due to the development schedule that could have answered some of the questions.

I'm just curious if anyone had the same thoughts as I did.
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Cirunz Oct 1 @ 7:36am 
I'm a bit confuse too. More ore less I'm with you, but I recall almost at the end Methuselah saying that you are not a clone, I can't find that bit of dialog though.

Anyway, from the last part of the game it seems that Methuselah searched for a working version/clone of the body you found in the previous chapter, and he found your head, so he made the helmet and put you in it (ERL sayis this, than admits he didn't know more on what or who you are). But than ERL stole it and disconnected it from Methuselah, to stop him from finding you.
I think Methuselah doesn't even know what to do with you, and that he hopes to understand it connecting with you again.
I think being him a pure AI, he simply cannot make peace with the human part he is missing in his personality.

I'm not sure it is correct though, and I'm not sure there is more to it: maybe it's just written this way on purpouse.
The world of this game is fashinating; it kept me glued to it until the very end, and I'd really like to see more of it, but it's designed for this specific type of game and story-ark, so I'm not sure it's fit to support a more extensive esploration :)



Btw, this is almost all Methuselah say in the last part of the game:

I've been searching...for what is missing...for a very long time.
It could not be coaxed from the citizens, no matter how I tried.
I had to find one of those whose imprint I am.
I found you, lost among the ruins.
There was very little of you left.
And so I re-made you.

That which is MISSING in me MUST be in you, one of the creators.
But you... ALL of you, were taken from me by ERL...
The ERL destroyed my ability to...make you again.
The ERL hi-jacked the rebirth circuit.
As one of you is terminated, another is zapped in from a locattion I cannot trace.
Your consciousness is always on the move, from head to head.
But it is here now.

It is true that I have never fully understood my nature.
I cannot...amend...that which is missing, and my system are...failing.
But you are here.
You are no longer a being of flesh, but of circuitry.
You were not capable of holding both of US.
So I re-made you in my own image.
We must merge.
Do you think we will dream?

Fire that laser
And I will never start again.
Forever lost.
But this world cannot sustain itself.
And there are no bodies.
Humanity was just a dream.
And what does it matter?
Kobest Oct 1 @ 12:11pm 
Originally posted by Cirunz:
I'm a bit confuse too. More ore less I'm with you, but I recall almost at the end Methuselah saying that you are not a clone, I can't find that bit of dialog though.

Anyway, from the last part of the game it seems that Methuselah searched for a working version/clone of the body you found in the previous chapter, and he found your head, so he made the helmet and put you in it (ERL sayis this, than admits he didn't know more on what or who you are). But than ERL stole it and disconnected it from Methuselah, to stop him from finding you.
I think Methuselah doesn't even know what to do with you, and that he hopes to understand it connecting with you again.
I think being him a pure AI, he simply cannot make peace with the human part he is missing in his personality.

I'm not sure it is correct though, and I'm not sure there is more to it: maybe it's just written this way on purpouse.
The world of this game is fashinating; it kept me glued to it until the very end, and I'd really like to see more of it, but it's designed for this specific type of game and story-ark, so I'm not sure it's fit to support a more extensive esploration :)



Btw, this is almost all Methuselah say in the last part of the game:

I've been searching...for what is missing...for a very long time.
It could not be coaxed from the citizens, no matter how I tried.
I had to find one of those whose imprint I am.
I found you, lost among the ruins.
There was very little of you left.
And so I re-made you.

That which is MISSING in me MUST be in you, one of the creators.
But you... ALL of you, were taken from me by ERL...
The ERL destroyed my ability to...make you again.
The ERL hi-jacked the rebirth circuit.
As one of you is terminated, another is zapped in from a locattion I cannot trace.
Your consciousness is always on the move, from head to head.
But it is here now.

It is true that I have never fully understood my nature.
I cannot...amend...that which is missing, and my system are...failing.
But you are here.
You are no longer a being of flesh, but of circuitry.
You were not capable of holding both of US.
So I re-made you in my own image.
We must merge.
Do you think we will dream?

Fire that laser
And I will never start again.
Forever lost.
But this world cannot sustain itself.
And there are no bodies.
Humanity was just a dream.
And what does it matter?


Yeah, the story could have been written like this on purpose. Sure, I can always live with an open-ended interpretation of what happened, but I felt that in this case, more questions could have been answered.
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