*MAJOR SPOILERS BELOW*
So i finished the game last night and absolutely loved it. It`s better than RE4 imo. The first 4 chapters i wasn`t too impressed with, but the game got better and better with each chapter after that. Im definately gonna finish it on Nightmare and i`ll atleast try to to finish it on Akumo or whatever it`s called too. After i finish New Game+ ofcourse.
Im really loving this game, but the one thing that kind of leaves a bad taste in the mouth is the plot.
I honestly don`t know what the hell the story is supposed to be about to be honest so hopefully you guys can clear some stuff up for me.
From what i could gather the story is basically about Ruvik trying to get into the real world right? Kidman who works for the scientists tries to stop him by killing off Leslie who somehow is Ruviks portal to the real world. I don`t understand what all the other characters are doing in the game, Seb included. They are all hooked up to this machine that connects to Ruviks brain, but for what reason? I can understand Kidman willingly going into Ruviks world because she needs to stop him from entering ours, but why Seb, Joseph and the Doctor? Hell why even Leslie? Since he is Ruviks key to enter the real world why hook him up in the first place? Why not just destroy the brain that was in the middle of the room? Bad writing or am i missing something important?
There are tons of questions that go unanswered. I don`t usually care about story`s in Mikami`s games like RE4 for instance, but atleast that story made sense. This one i don`t know what i just went through. Here are a couple of questions about the story that have been bothering me.
-What exactly are the Haunted? Are they real humans or just Ruvik`s creation? In some cutscenes they look to be real humans like when the Lighthouse light transforms them, But they aren`t hooked up to the machine so what is going on?
-Why do we see glimpses of people in the real world? (Joseph when he talks about suicide and after killing Doctor Valerio)
-Why don`t we get to see Joseph hooked up to the machine in the end? Was he dead all along? Even Ruvik says something along the lines of "Poor little Joseph wasn`t strong enough"or something like that and since Joseph is suicidal maybe he killed himself in the real world and he is just Seb`s imagintion.
-Who hooked up Seb and the others to the machine? Im guessing the scientists, but it`s Ruvik that knocks sebastian out. So isn`t he already in the real world? I thought the whole point of the story was to stop him from coming to the real world. Why is Leslie hooked up tp the machine to begin with. I know that he has been in Ruvik`s mind before, but why hook him up again. So Ruvik can use him to escape into the real world? I thought they were trying to stop that from happening.
-The nurse at the mental hospital turns out to be one of the scientists? Didn`t reall get this part.
-At the Barn fight why does the red memory thing tell sebastian "you did this to us" I was hoping the story would become really interesting at this point, like maybe sebastian was the one who set fire to the barn after his daughter got killed in a fire, but it turns out he had nothing to do with it. Don`t know what that was all about. Also: What is it with all the fire? Most of the newspapers were about fires.
-Kidman tries to kill Leslie at the end, but she is seen walking around with leslie around the city and also at the church. Why not kill him there?
There are allot more questions that aren`t answered and i just want to understand the story as much as i can because im enjoying the game so much.