Why in the name they introduced Saga to the story is beyond me.
Well that's a strong statement ;-)
Why bother at all to present her as a spiritual continuation of April if she is a different character altogether?
I think the reason is to present to the typical western player a philisophical or religious concept that is foreign to him or her.
The transmigration of the soul is something people like me struggle with, so I see it as a good thing that this videogame takes a bit of time to insert this concept and attempt to explain it in a poetical fashion.
The point is that when one is reborn he/she should not have self-awareness of the process or his/her previous identity. That's why April and Saga are different... But TLJ gives Saga self-awareness: so she remains different in some aspects but retains others...like for example April's artistic skills.
It doesn't add anything to the existing story, it just creates more questions, in a Lost-esque fashion.
I personally think that more screentime and exploration of Saga's inner turmoil while growing up and realizing who she "is/was/will be" would have been awesome...but...really...minor complaint here.
And don't give me that "mystery is important" crap, because mystery is important in life in general, creating new mysteries with no intention on resolving them is plainly frustrating and completely unnecessary.
It depends. the point is a Book, Movie or Videogame must give a sense of accomplishment at its end. And that sense of accomplishment is achieved by resolving all main issues. Surely some minor details can remain unsolved. Surely some side quests can be suspended for the "next chapter".
But you have a point here. A major part of the story is left blurry. There is closure (it's evident!) but not a real accomplishment feeling because many aspects of the ending are left unspoken or unexplained (wouldn't call the plot holes).
But that's not my question.
Yet you wrote it down and it had question marks ;-D
My question is, what was Cortez' motivation in sending Brian through the Divide? In TLJ it is presented like it was just for the sake of adventuring, but in Dreamfall the plot thickens. However it was never explained and it was supposed to be a big part of the story. Whether the developers changed their minds about what the involvement of dragons would be in DFC or not, it changes nothing. Dreamfall suggests that the Dragons were tied to the story. The Dreamfall cycle was supposed to be self-contained, thus any future TLJ sequels shouldn't address major blanks in the story.
Yeah this is another of those "minor" aspects that were left unexplained. Of course people on forums have come up with many great theories but there is no explanation and ...yeah: it isn't minor at all. Not to me, since Cortez is one of my favorite characters in TLJ.
I shall give you my own answer but it's never going to be a good one because the games should have answered it in the first place
I think Cortez acted in the same way Saga acted. He knew he had to be in a certain place at a certain time and "help" his friend Brian by sending him to the Monks. He knew the monks were the only ones capable of enacting the transmigration of the soul to Storytime and get Brian there. But that is as far as he knew. As Saga, he was not in control, but only obeying to fate: following the songline.
Other than that...."mystery is importand, Señorita"
What's up with April's and Crow's rebirths? April says early on in the story that she was reborn. It is April's voice, not Saga's or whatever, so what's up with that? She could not mean that she was reborn as Saga.
Yeah that's a bit messed up. I guess in the end she meant she was reborn as Saga, but she was speaking from Storytime (or memory lane...or whatever that place Zoe saw her in was really).
It's sorta like in Christian religion...like the trinity. there is the Spirit (April in Story time) the Son (Saga) and the Father (in this case the "mother", the white Dragon)...mind you: sort of! hehehe
What about Crow? Crow's dead, that's certain. Then his dead form leaves with April. But then, Saga picks his dead body up and... what? Resurrects him? Isn't it the same Crow in the final scene with Lady Alvane? What gives? This whole thing makes no sense. If it's not a massive plothole created due to developers making changes to the story, then it's not presented correctly. In the way the events unfold, it simply makes no sense.
Yeah Crow's death and rebirth did not make any sense to me...it felt as if it was there for drama only.
Edited by the red of the kin, 14 January 2017 - 08:32.