Hey all, long time PA fan here, just got around to playing all four of the Rainslick episodes for the first time. Rainslick 3 was the best IMO, just saying.
But...I literally beat Rainslick 4 like just now and felt it was kinda....I mean, I liked the music, I would have preferred to keep the battle system from 3 rather than the shoehorned Pokemon-esque system, but whatevs. I have story questions
1. The Necrowombicon was the Omnibbus sword all along, but how did that come about? How did Tycho get possessed from the book? Especially since....alright, let me put it this way, Yog Bamoun was the narrator, right? He knew everything that was going on. If he had control of the Necrowombicon, which he presumably did, then why allow Tycho to use it as a weapon to begin with? Tycho was present for what, two out of three pillars, and Yog Bamoun did nothing to stop him. Even at the second to last fight, he didn't do anything to avert Tycho using the sword against him. Actually, come to think of it....the Necrowombicon had nothing to say to Tycho, right? Could it be that since Bamoun was already talking to Tycho through the narration, is that why the book had nothing to say to him?
2. What did Tycho mean when he called Gabriel the Lightbringer? I understand that Gabe was not entirely human, but he wasn't exactly a Lightbringer either. I mean, I felt the ending was extremely rushed to begin with, but this just leaves a lot of questions, because he also says that Gabriel was created by the older Brahes...and if I am understanding correctly, the older Brahes with the exception of our Tycho want to end the world period, not wash away the slate to make a new universe. So why would he be a Lightbringer? Why the name Lucifer?
3. For that matter, why is everyone basically shitting on Tycho? I mean...I guess you could argue that it's his fault that the Yog-gods were killed and the universe ended, but at the time...if he didn't kill the gods then they would have gone on to take over. And for that matter, he wasn't the one reassembling the pieces of Yog Modaigh in the third episode, he was trying to prevent it. We never really understand why Tycho actually WANTS to end the universe as well. I mean, he wants to escape the curse of the Brahe clan, I thought. Wouldn't that mean ending the cycle of trying to destroy the universe, rather than continuing? I can understand that once Episode 4 begins and Underhell is basically 'it' for the universe, he had no choice but to destroy it to make way for something better, but before that....I mean, I don't consider him the villain. I didn't want to kill Tycho at the end. Perhaps I'm just being biased.
4. Come to think of it, I thought Gabriel and Dr. Blood were special in Underhell. How did Dr. Blood die so easily? I mean, now that I think about it didn't he explain that since he and Gabriel didn't actually die, they essentially had two lives to work with in Underhell? This might just be me misunderstanding or having a poor memory.
5. Finally, WTF is up with "You." Tycho preserves him in The Beginning of The End. He is a Gardenar, essentially, from a long dead race (As hinted in Episode 1 when you upgrade his weapon to max). I know Tycho saw something special in "You" and preserved him along with Anne Claire, but then near the end Yog Bamoun mentions off-hand, "Oh yea, that was my servant." and then makes nothing of it. WHAT. Again, this is the same as the Omnibbus. Yog Bamoun is essentially helping Tycho end the universe....why, exactly? And for that matter, what happens to "You"? I mean, Tycho embedded Kismetite in the crystal for good luck and everything, yet at the end the only reference to the character is that one line saying "Yea, he was in league with me all along." Was it something like....Yog Bamoun knew the universe was going to end and that this Tycho was going to be the one to do it, so he made "You" to get close to Tycho so that Tycho would preserve "You" and essentially give Yog Bamoun a vessel to hide out in for the end of the universe? But then that doesn't make sense because then the universe wouldn't have ended since Bamoun would have still been in "You".
6. And finally....Bamoun also wrote the quatrain? Really? This old evil god created the prophecy for the end of the universe (And himself, mind you) and then not only did little to prevent it, but aided the people he knew were going to destroy the universe?
I mean, don't get me wrong, I loved the games. Had that PA humor and both styles had their merits (Hothead episodes looked great and had that Penny Arcade feel, but the Zeboyd games felt more like RPGs, had better battle systems, and I loved those retro graphics) I'm just highly confused by the ending, and just a little disappointed...I mean it was bad enough that it turned out that the aim the whole time was
destroying the universe
but I at least expected more answers than what I got.
I'll understand if you close this topic like the other guys, BTW. I figured my thing merited a topic since I had a TON of questions but I'll understand and apologize if this is coming across as too bloggish.