I still say that those are supposed to represent cancer.
On that line of thought, I would love to know exactly how much of the Mondo games actually are a bizarre twist on reality, and stand for something, and how much is just random bizarreness. Not that random bizarreness is bad
Post by voodoomaster on Oct 9, 2008 23:04:17 GMT -5
<Setting: A little cancer patient, sitting on a hospital bed.> The Priest: I WILL CURE YOU, CANCER! <Blam!> Probable player reaction: He just killed the littlest cancer patient! Oh my God!
<Setting: Terminal Illness> The Sick Guy: GET IT OUT MY HEAD! The Priest: I WILL CURE YOU, CANCER! <Blam! Blam! Blam! Blam! Blam! Blam!> Probable player reaction: KILL THEM WITH GUNS
If the "terminal illness" is Mondo's cancer, the Priest suddenly becomes a lot less insane.* Speaking of which, what if Agent-65386 is the Priest in the past, and the Sick Guy is his father? Would explain his frantic obsession with preventing the spread of cancer, and after the Agent was fired he could concievably been rehired in the Medicals branch. The name "cancer" could be a (in-universe) mistranslation, the approximate the unknown translators could find on Earth (given the circumstances, this seems the most probable - referring to the parasites/illness as "cancer" because there isn't a word in English seems applicable), or, in fact, just the Mondo version of cancer.
Well, perhaps. Cactus said "are you sure Terminal Illness is about a disease?" Maybe cancer is a concept rather than an actual disease in Mondoverse (Mondomonde?) Perhaps we should try to avoid thinking about it too much. Isn't the key to Mondo the fear of the incomprehensible?
Post by voodoomaster on Oct 11, 2008 23:10:27 GMT -5
Although this may be a little off topic, when I first got through Mondo Agency, I didn't notice the President was there. When his TVs lit up, I didn't see the body and thought it was just a huge viewscreen hanging out in the darkness. After I watched Madamluna's Let's Play, I realized when I got there "...there was a huge body hanging there. How could I not notice that?"
hm. Overthinking though it may be, I totally love the idea of 65386 being a young priest, and Agency being a direct prequel to Medicals. Maybe the next entry will see a totally different (and therefore exactly the same) character trying to track down an escaped patient (or perhaps merely a victim...) before he spreads the Terminal (?) Illness....
I think you're looking way to deep into this. The Mondoverse would lose a lot of appeal if it actually had a solid, linked storyline, especially one that makes sense, as opposed to the bits-and-pieces approach. It would just make all the magic vanish
Still foolishly waiting for the third Mondo game <3
Maybe if it's like the Zelda series.. The first game is the last one in the timeline and further the series advance, the further the timeline goes to the past. I'd really love it if Mondo told the complete story of The Priest.
Road is an another word for path. I've traveled much roads and many paths. They led me to a dead end. So when I find a road, I look at it... And then imagine my own path. This path took me here today.