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Old 02-14-2012, 02:55 PM   #1
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End of Dear Esther *Spoilers*

Hi all, as there is no subforum for Dear Esther I don't know where else to post but here.

At the end of Dear Esther when you jump off the top of the Aerial and become a bird, you fly off towards the paper boats and the screen fades black. Then nothing happens... You hear "come back" and then nothing. I waited for a few minutes and thought my game had bugged or something.

I did a quick save and reload, this caused a fade-in into a new scene, but I couldn't move or look around. Again I waited to see if anything more happened but nope, nothing..

This definitely doesn't seem like the correct ending to a game like this. I've seen a couple other people experiencing the same thing, is this happening to everybody?
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Old 02-14-2012, 03:14 PM   #2
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Yeah, that happened to me too, except that I thought that was the actual ending and quit after the screen faded to black. I expected some sort of epilogue or credits, but we'll have to see if it "gets fixed".
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Old 02-14-2012, 03:16 PM   #3
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Same here.
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Old 02-14-2012, 03:16 PM   #4
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If I remember correctly, the original mod ended the same way. I've always kind of figured that the end symbolized death, and thus there is nothing but darkness.
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Old 02-14-2012, 03:17 PM   #5
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I posted this earlier over at Help and Tips forum.
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If I remember correctly, the original mod ended the same way. I've always kind of figured that the end symbolized death, and thus there is nothing but darkness.
Could be. It would fit with the whole experience

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Old 02-14-2012, 03:17 PM   #6
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It's supposed to be like that, it gives you chance to think before quitting manually yourself.

I confirmed this with Dan Pinchbeck as the mod ended the same, he's also posted on Twitter tonight that it's the correct ending.
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Old 02-14-2012, 03:21 PM   #7
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The original mod ended that way? Shucks, I quit after the black/shadowy person thing thinking that was the end.
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Old 02-14-2012, 03:23 PM   #8
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It wasn't quite the same but you did get a flying camera bit and then a fade to black that you had to manually quite from.
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Old 02-14-2012, 04:15 PM   #9
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Thanks for the replies.

Kinda sucks though, if that is the case and that's the proper ending I have to say I'm a little disappointed.

I never quite latched on to the story that was being told and I felt the ending would help give it all context.

Oh well, maybe just not my type of game.
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Old 02-14-2012, 04:22 PM   #10
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it makes sense though, Esther is dead so.... yeah, it would make sense that the guy would die.
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Old 02-14-2012, 11:00 PM   #11
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BTW, I feel like I should point out that when the camera flew over the paper boats, I could swear I saw my shadow as a seagull. I'd just like to know if anyone else saw this, or was I just seeing things?
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Old 02-14-2012, 11:07 PM   #12
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BTW, I feel like I should point out that when the camera flew over the paper boats, I could swear I saw my shadow as a seagull. I'd just like to know if anyone else saw this, or was I just seeing things?
I thought I saw that as well, was a nice touch if so.
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Old 02-14-2012, 11:26 PM   #13
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If I remember correctly, the original mod ended the same way. I've always kind of figured that the end symbolized death, and thus there is nothing but darkness.
Oh, well put.
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Old 02-14-2012, 11:43 PM   #14
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What i got from the ending was that the guy didn't know he was dead, until the end. Then he jumped and flew away, sort of like he had the realisation, and "went into the light" so to speak.

I think the island as a sort of limbo. And the darkness symbolises the cold emptiness of death. That's just what i think.
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Old 02-14-2012, 11:53 PM   #15
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BTW, I feel like I should point out that when the camera flew over the paper boats, I could swear I saw my shadow as a seagull. I'd just like to know if anyone else saw this, or was I just seeing things?
Now that you mentioned it, i remember that too :O
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