Cutscenes galore. Again.
Well, after Book 5 i don't find the whole plot of "Zoe was in a coma all this time" any less confusing or any more legit, but whatever, i was expecting that. No big deal.
In the previous books, i enjoyed all the parts related to the previous games just for the nostalgia factor. Now that the story is finished and it's clear that April: is dead and buried ( or rather, burned ), she's not even reborn as Saga and had nothing to do with the Dreamer plot, her presence in Book 5 almost pissed me off.
Really April? Zoe "freed" you"? Because last time i played DF, there was a raid and an Azadi asshole killed you, and Zoe had nothing to do with that.
The talisman of the Balance "mysteriously" appeared in THOAW?
Saga got her hands on April's diary? Really??
What about the teensy prophecy: April will save the Balance, only to destroy it later? What happened to the second part? Did i miss something very obvious here?
The bottom line is: Zoe and Kian got their Disney ending, and April Ryan, the wonderful character that started the saga, after being used as a plot device, got a shitty ungraceful death and a few references/appearances here and there just for cheap feels. RIP April. You deserved better.
Talking about cheap feels, wtf was the "death" scene of Crow? Anybody who played the first game, knows Crow is alive and kicking in THOAW. Is Crow some type of Highlander or does Saga have resurrection powers? ( and what was that place that Crow and Zoe met and watched the memories? )
Yep, called it:
What if the Undreaming is like the Chaos vortex from TLJ? What if originally it was a part of Lux ( Dream-Undream, Balance and all that ) ? When it got separated from him/her, it became an evil entity that acts on it's own and Lux got sick. It somehow got stuck ( or someone trapped it there ) in Storytime and then it was unleashed into the world through Brian.
Now someone ( Zoe? ) has to fuse it with Lux again, so that Lux gets healthy and whole again and the world goes back to normal. It would also justify Cortez having a hand in the unleashing. Win win situation.
I would like that scenario if, besides being so outlandish, it wasn't a repeat of the Chaos vortex-Gordon-April story.
Also guessed, although i was totally joking when i first mentioned it, that the third character is L.Alvane. After we met Saga i was pretty convinced that she's the reborn April and thought: what do you know? we're actully playing as L.Alvane in a way ( because i always thought that April is L.Alvane ). To actually play as L.Alvane herself in her granny form, well...i didn't see that one coming. ( i tried the L-Shift out of curiosity and it didn't work. Being old sucks. )
Why do people say that Saga is Queenie? Queenie is Rose ( when you examine the teacup, Saga says: what happened to her dragonflies? ). They must be friends and either Queenie has also "mysterious" powers ( she knows all that stuff about Zoe, Hanna being special etc ) or Saga told her about Zoe etc.
- So, who was Faith's White Lady?
- Was Helena in cahoots with Brian? How? Confused about that.
- I agree with someone who said that Hami becoming buddies with the resistance people was rather rushed, and Anna ( though i never cared for her ) stabbing Vamon was rather satisfying. She got her revenge.
- After repeatedly getting the "Kian is gay" info throughout the game, we get an option to "kiss the girl"? Seriously?
- Kian drinking the bird bath water was pretty funny.
- 5 years later, Saga poses as princess Alvane but still wears the same Stark clothes.