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The Squirrel RPG (Spoilers, kind of)
« on: April 29, 2012, 09:49:09 PM »
Hello, all! This is my first post, though I've been lurking around the forums for quite some time. Anyway, I made this account especially for the purpose of this, because I'd really like to see what all of you think of this. And I don't think there's a topic on this already. If there is… well, whoops.  :platquack:

So, you all know the scene with the squirrel, when the kids are taking you to the lighthouse and you prepare for an epic battle with the ferocious squirrel-gon. The life bars come up from the bottom, and I'm not sure if anyone noticed - I had to double check it myself - that while Eva's life bar is completely full, Neil's is about a quarter of the way down.

In combination with Neil's especially strong painkillers, and his red shock of pain at the end, my theory is that he's sick, and probably with something serious. What do all of you think? I'd love to hear (er, read) all of your theories  :3

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Re: The Squirrel RPG (Spoilers, kind of)
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2012, 10:02:49 PM »
Hello, welcome to the forums!!  :seraismile:

You make an interesting point. In fact, it popped up very recently in another thread. But don't worry, it's handy for the topic to have a thread of its own.  :vikonsmile: The common theory is that you're correct: Neil's missing some health because he's in pain, which explains the painkillers.

If you believe what Neil said about his pain being caused from walking into a wall, then there's nothing to worry about.  XD Of course, that's stupid, so it's probably something far more serious.

Anyway, I hope to see you around. :) And congrats for spotting this! Most people (including yours truly) didn't notice it.

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Re: The Squirrel RPG (Spoilers, kind of)
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2012, 10:50:39 PM »
It could easily be an aesthetic choice. Or, it could show the strength of Rosalene, who is rather stoic and holds a higher position at Sigmund, compared to Neil, who doesn't have as much power either in character or Sigmund status. It could easily be that Reaives didn't want them to be shown as exact equals, even in this minor instance of squirrel battling.

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Re: The Squirrel RPG (Spoilers, kind of)
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2012, 10:53:37 AM »
I thought if you had more hp your bar just went down slower when attacked. Eva had a different colour for the other bar I think, but that is probably just aesthetics.

Remember he did just crash a car into a tree, which whilst quite possibly not the actual reason for it, could be why.

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Re: The Squirrel RPG (Spoilers, kind of)
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2012, 01:25:17 PM »
Very good insights, all of them. :)

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Re: The Squirrel RPG (Spoilers, kind of)
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2012, 12:49:05 PM »
I think that the game is hinting at something that might happen to Neil. He could be dying or that the episodes are actually part of his memories. Anyway, I'm sure that it'll be interesting to see what will happen next.  :plat:

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Re: The Squirrel RPG (Spoilers, kind of)
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2012, 07:26:28 AM »
Or Neil simply didn't fastened his seatbelts.
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Re: The Squirrel RPG (Spoilers, kind of)
« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2012, 10:52:40 AM »
I think that the game is hinting at something that might happen to Neil. He could be dying or that the episodes are actually part of his memories. Anyway, I'm sure that it'll be interesting to see what will happen next.  :plat:

I don't know, he would only see the flash if he was in someone elses memories so it's more likely that's is Eva dying, that or he just walked into a wall.
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Re: The Squirrel RPG (Spoilers, kind of)
« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2012, 01:04:02 PM »
He just hit his head on the steering wheel. The painkillers are actually extra strong mints which he put in a painkiller bottle so he wouldn't have to share them with Eva.

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Re: The Squirrel RPG (Spoilers, kind of)
« Reply #9 on: September 09, 2012, 07:05:46 AM »
Or Neil simply didn't fastened his seatbelts.

Oh my...

What if he or she is actually dying because of that crash and all this is ...

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Re: The Squirrel RPG (Spoilers, kind of)
« Reply #10 on: September 09, 2012, 07:17:53 AM »
Or Neil simply didn't fastened his seatbelts.

Oh my...

What if he or she is actually dying because of that crash and all this is ...
DON'T say it... D':

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Re: The Squirrel RPG (Spoilers, kind of)
« Reply #11 on: September 09, 2012, 07:28:34 AM »
Holy crap. My mind. :o You blew it.

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Re: The Squirrel RPG (Spoilers, kind of)
« Reply #12 on: September 09, 2012, 03:16:12 PM »
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