-And whilst i loved the game and have not actively searched for such a chink found it i have.
ready for this?
great game, great graphics, controls, solid voice acting and a.i
-BUT!, it occurs to me they left something loose which has been snagging at the back of my critical breakdown of the gameplay experience every-time i play.
to be blunt what the hell is the deal with Isaac's girlfriend?
let me explain.
So Isaac discovers at the end that the woman he came to save, the love of his life, is dead, has been since before the mission started, he saw her commit suicide at the end of that vid log and blocked it out.
okay, keep that in mind.
So the biggest problems are as follows:
1: Isaac cant open a sealed door, across a large ,deep pit there is a switch to open it (great design), and his girlfriend appears and opens it for you, with you protecting her from necromorphs.
-SHE ISNT REAL!?!, what is pulling the switch, what are the necromorphs attacking?, the official explanation is that she was a hallucination used by the red marker to get back to the planet, so then how is this possible?
2: if she is a mental figment of Isaac's mind being used as a puppet by the red marker to return it, why?
- The red marker created the necromorphs, so why is it trying to work against them?, why are the necromorphs trying to stop this imaginary woman from doing there creators bidding?
now that IS slightly explainable, the necromorphs are controlled by the hive mind on the planets surface, which was created by and sealed on the planet by the red marker, it was released and used its minions to stop it being resealed again.
but then what is the marker doing?, if it can also effect peoples minds and wants to keep the creations it makes sealed, why give people visions which lead to the opposite effect?
3: at the end, when all seems safe, Isaac is accosted by a nercomorph version of his girlfriend.
-the hive mind no longer exists, the necromorphs are all dead, or brainless vegetables.
-how did she get there?
-if the hive mind did not want the marker returned why not just send her after Issac to break his spirit?
i could go on about this for a while but the more you think about it the less the plot makes sense.
Humans reverse engineered this red marker from a black alien one. So how did they do that?, unitology came AFTER, so why?, if it looks like a carved rock with no energy readings why bother? -and again, how , what gave them a starting point? if it was just to copy the code for the necrotic polymorphing life-form why not just copy it off the original?, surely they must have done already to know what they were copying to create the hivemind to begin with.
-i can digress more but to end, thank you E.A for reinforcing my secure belief there will always be an impossible to ignore, glaring fault, in everyone of your games.
-ah, the theory is still sound.
-still a great game though.