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but the ending was pretty confusing. I mean I guess that was probably the intention but it still felt a little unsatisfying because of how cryptic it was.

Was that boy Kathy's son? Did she have an abortion? Is the Crimson One like some kind of servant to a cthulhu like god? Didn't Joseph (or Lily) say there was more than one those Crimson guys? How come the Crimson One didn't try to stop Kathy burning the flowers, it seemed a little anti-climactic after he appeared on the tv screens. Wasn't there a grey version of him? (when Kathy was dreaming one night she had a dream and the bald guy was grey) I think in one of the dreams there was a red and a grey guy talking to each other.

What did burning the flowers have to do with anything? Were the souls of the dead stuck in the flowers or something?

Don't take this the wrong way, I really enjoyed the game and it felt like I was really solving a mystery. It just seems like there's more questions now than when I started playing the game.

I'm guessing that ending means we won't be seeing the last of Kathy Rain or the Crimson One?
Post edited May 06, 2016 by Dizzard.495
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Dizzard.495: Was that boy Kathy's son? Did she have an abortion?
Looks like YES to both of these.
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Dizzard.495: Is the Crimson One like some kind of servant to a cthulhu like god? Didn't Joseph (or Lily) say there was more than one those Crimson guys? How come the Crimson One didn't try to stop Kathy burning the flowers, it seemed a little anti-climactic after he appeared on the tv screens. Wasn't there a grey version of him? (when Kathy was dreaming one night she had a dream and the bald guy was grey) I think in one of the dreams there was a red and a grey guy talking to each other.
Yes, there are two bald guys, I think the one on the screens at the end was the white one, since the red guy urged her to go down there.
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Dizzard.495: What did burning the flowers have to do with anything? Were the souls of the dead stuck in the flowers or something?
They might (or might not) be anchoring that nightmare dimension to ours. And by smoking them when pregnant, Sue gave her daughter the psychic powers (not on purpose).
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Dizzard.495: Don't take this the wrong way, I really enjoyed the game and it felt like I was really solving a mystery. It just seems like there's more questions now than when I started playing the game.
All mystery stories seem to come up with questions, and most answers are not that satisfying.
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Dizzard.495: I'm guessing that ending means we won't be seeing the last of Kathy Rain or the Crimson One?
Clifftop want to continue in that universe, but I guess it depends on the success of this installment.
I enjoyed the journey more than the conclusion too, but all in all I thought it was a great game.

Her final descent into that mysterious hole was a test where she had to face and overcome her guilt and fears or lose her mind like her grandfather, the drowned girl and the others. There were a lot of loose ends in the end and quite a lot to take in for such a short amount of time, and yeah, wrapping up a mystery like this seems really hard. I guess it's better to let some things remain a mystery.

If you enjoyed the story, I can strongly recommend watching Twin Peaks if you haven't seen it. It's one of my favourite TV-series and the two have much in common.
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gaspop: If you enjoyed the story, I can strongly recommend watching Twin Peaks if you haven't seen it. It's one of my favourite TV-series and the two have much in common.
Oh this is definitely srongly influenced by Twin Peaks. I thought about Twin Peaks when Kathy had her first vision/dream. And as in Twin Peaks the end does not answer all questions which is A GREAT THING because otherwise you would not think any longer about this after you have finished it. Great game, great soundtrack, great voice acting and overall grat puzzles. The only one I needed a little help for was the hospital/acting one. I loved those combination puzzles which were creative but still logical. Kudos to the devs! You did a perfect job. If you should made a sequel it will be instabought :)
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MarkoH01: Great game, great soundtrack, great voice acting and overall grat puzzles. ... Kudos to the devs! You did a perfect job. If you should made a sequel it will be instabought :)
Hear, Hear!
Thanks for playing, everyone! Really appreciate the kind words. :)
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HamzaAziz: Thanks for playing, everyone! Really appreciate the kind words. :)
Thank *you* for making one of the best adventure games I got to play, this year!
I immediately got Kathy Rain when it came out, it took me some time to finally play and finish it, though.

Well, I'm glad to say I really love this game, mostly for its characters (Kathy, Eileen and Goober were really fun, really brought to life by the amazing voice actors and expressive portraits), its atmosphere (moody backgrounds and music) and mid-90s setting. The story kept me interested too, although the ending feeled a bit rushed and unsatisfactory. While there was some intruiging development for the character of Kathy Rain, not much of the actual mystery is uncovered, which is a bit of a letdown after the captivating premise. The puzzles were a bit on the easy side, but that's not a bad thing necessarily. I really liked the notepad system for the dialogues and there were some very ingenious puzzle ideas (e.g. computer puzzles on day 2).

The game reminds me of Twin Peaks (the early 90s TV series by David Lynch) in many respects. This is probably the most Lynchian adventure game to date, with some neat little nods to Gabriel Knight and Full Throttle as well.

Hope we will be see of Kathy Rain in the future. I'd buy a sequel any day.
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Dizzard.495: 1- but the ending was pretty confusing. I mean I guess that was probably the intention but it still felt a little unsatisfying because of how cryptic it was.

2- Was that boy Kathy's son? Did she have an abortion?
1- Wasn't really confusing, I'd say, but a bit rushed up. It happens in most games, though. One does expect a bit more closing.

2- In one of her dreams or reveries, Kathy recalls having an abortion when she was a teenager. You may remember she asks the doctor not to tell her mother, but the doctor says she must.