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Going through the game for the third time and am enjoying it more that I get into it. (quite a psychological work).

At the start of the game the patient appears to be Jean Thornten, however as the game progresses and the game finishes it is Thomas Fletcher as an old man that is cured and leaves with his son.

My question is is there a character swap at the beginning of the game or the Restorer "becomes" the patient he is trying to help? Or is there something in the story line that I have missed.

Either way it is a cracking game that makes you look around and question both the mind of the of the Doctor running the restoration procedure the patient at the centre of it all.
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HenryCrun: Going through the game for the third time and am enjoying it more that I get into it. (quite a psychological work).

At the start of the game the patient appears to be Jean Thornten, however as the game progresses and the game finishes it is Thomas Fletcher as an old man that is cured and leaves with his son.

My question is is there a character swap at the beginning of the game or the Restorer "becomes" the patient he is trying to help? Or is there something in the story line that I have missed.

Either way it is a cracking game that makes you look around and question both the mind of the of the Doctor running the restoration procedure the patient at the centre of it all.
The patient IS and always WAS Thomas Fletcher. There never were things like "Restorer" and such technics unfortunately never existed. This is all in the mind of Thomas who once was a painter and he paints his own reality in which he tries to help his true love and wife Jean. What you play and see is not the reality it is a reality which Thomas' mind made to cope with his Therapy he's really going through (Validation Therapy).
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HenryCrun: Going through the game for the third time and am enjoying it more that I get into it. (quite a psychological work).

At the start of the game the patient appears to be Jean Thornten, however as the game progresses and the game finishes it is Thomas Fletcher as an old man that is cured and leaves with his son.

My question is is there a character swap at the beginning of the game or the Restorer "becomes" the patient he is trying to help? Or is there something in the story line that I have missed.

Either way it is a cracking game that makes you look around and question both the mind of the of the Doctor running the restoration procedure the patient at the centre of it all.
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MarkoH01: The patient IS and always WAS Thomas Fletcher. There never were things like "Restorer" and such technics unfortunately never existed. This is all in the mind of Thomas who once was a painter and he paints his own reality in which he tries to help his true love and wife Jean. What you play and see is not the reality it is a reality which Thomas' mind made to cope with his Therapy he's really going through (Validation Therapy).
Thanks for the explanation. I guess that also explains the intro scene where you, the player, are walking in and signing yourself in. Like HenryCrun, I too thought that there was a swap somewhere in the beginning or middle of the game :)
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MarkoH01: The patient IS and always WAS Thomas Fletcher. There never were things like "Restorer" and such technics unfortunately never existed. This is all in the mind of Thomas who once was a painter and he paints his own reality in which he tries to help his true love and wife Jean. What you play and see is not the reality it is a reality which Thomas' mind made to cope with his Therapy he's really going through (Validation Therapy).
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JudasIscariot: Thanks for the explanation. I guess that also explains the intro scene where you, the player, are walking in and signing yourself in. Like HenryCrun, I too thought that there was a swap somewhere in the beginning or middle of the game :)
Yes, this is correct. This also explains the answering machines found throughout the games containing conversations between Thomas and his son Jim. Thomas' mind just mixed all information and all memories and made something new. If you look closely you will also notice that "The Case" the room in which the restorers mind is save (and the player can access valuable data) does look like his own room in the care home and the armchair which means so much for Thomas is mentioned again and again (even as a ''restorer' the armchair is mentioned again and again). It is such a great story and told in such a creative way - absolutely amazing.