All About wolfbm
I know i'm late to the party on this but I recently got the time to play the game I Am Alive the whole way through. All in all I thought the game was really good and from my point of view have no complaints about the game play at all. My problem was, and as I see others agree, that the story really didn't have an ending. After spending 9 hours scouring the city for every thing I could find I was greeted with an abrupt jolt of an ending that harkened back to a bad experience in my past. I got Marvel's Ultimate Alliance the day it was released and played it for days on end. When I finally got to the Dr Doom boss fight I laid that final blow on his metal dome only to have the game revert back to the main menu screen. Apparently my disk (or version of the disk) came with a permanent glitch that when you beat the final boss it didn't show the cut scene ending it just kicked you back to the title screen.
When I finished I Am Alive my thoughts rushed back to that day and I kinda was left there stunned (and not for a good reason IE Red Deads ending). I immediately thought did I do something wrong?, is my version of the game broken?, did my ending depend on how many survivors I helped? (I helped 15 out of what was it 25?) So immediatly I jumped on google and found none of my questions were founded. Everyone had the same crappy no-ending that I had just experienced. I got into the rumor mills of people saying what the ending meant. Ranging from It's his wife watching the video and he's dead (my knee jerk reaction), it's his daughter watching his video reliving the past after he lived his life, it's a stranger who found his stuff, and the most absurd he is shacking up with the chick and he is out and about (mind you without his life saving gear). I only see 3 plausible answers to the ending and im racking up the others as peoples wild imaginations (especially the him hooking up with that woman idea).
First the obvious answer would be in fact that he is dead and a survivor found him and his stuff. Some claim they saw his stuff and a corpse in that cut scene but I did not see the corpse; why would she drag a corpse back to her house/tent? This theory may fit just for the fact that the developers would want to prove that just how hard it is to survive in this survival game in that Adam wasn't superman and even he can fall to the woes of the current world. I just don't see his wife being the one watching the camera at the end especially since some sluthes have pointed out his wife had brown/black hair in the photo but the woman at the end has blonde hair. His daughter is no where to be seen so either it isn't his wife or we are to infer that his child didn't make it.
The next theory is it's his daughter watching the film. This could be the case but I highly doubt that in a world where everything sucks that after your dad risks life an limb to successfully find you and your mother that you would want to watch a video that is more depressing. I guess some people do that kind of thing but I just don't see it fitting in with the story or adding anything to it. This game isn't Limbo and I don't think the developers would beg their audience to just pick apart the different caveats of the game to get to this realization. While the ending did definately open itself up to the possiblity of a sequal I don't foresee it going down the road of us following Adams daughter and her journeys.
The final theory is my own mixed with one that is seemingly widespread, it is his stuff but he isn't dead. Many have the idea that he is in a refugee/survivor camp and he is abscent but not dead (notice I keep shying away from saying anything but "not dead" since this is important. If my point isn't clear it will be shortly). While many games have no problem with killing off the hero at the end this game just felt different. I assume that Henry (wheel chair guy) is dead (none of the gangs that found me had any intent of just keeping me hanging around, and in this world its not to easy to deliver randsom notes to people) but they don't tell you that. I think there is (or was supposed to be) more to the ending it just never got developed since the title was on shaky ground of ever getting developed in the first place.
My epiphany came to me when all I did was think about what game I was playing. You get the mother and daughter on the boat, you record your message to your wife that you are going to find her and then the game cuts to a woman crying watching your camera and has all your stuff there making you beleive that Adam is dead but in fact (here it come the important fact I mentioned earlier) you are playing the game.......I AM ALIVE! Never is there a question in the game if your are alive or dead (your wife beleives your alive) so why call the game I Am Alive when it isn't really needed. Who the woman is that is watching your video, I am not sure. Where is the ending location or Adams whereabouts, I am not sure. What I am 99% confindentially sure about is the fact that Adam is alive. The game answers the ending scene with giving you the title.
What are your thoughts? Is there something I missed or am I way off? I played the game on survivor mode (hardest) so I don't think I missed anything (other than the secret shot gun ). Maybe since you get the achievement/trophy saying you played the game through once maybe you get more on a second play through, but i'm sure this has been tried with no results.Thanks for those who read this and let me know what you think (I appologise for the length of this but I couldn't really cut it down in size).
For those of you who read my blogs I appologise for being silent for so long. My wife and I used to complain how we never had anything to do and our lives were pretty boring. Well now our lives have become so busy we wish we could go back to the boring days. We seriously haven't had even 2 days back to back that we could just relax for at least the past 4 months. Just so it's said everyone is fine we just have been super busy.
A sad reality hit me the other day that I have seriously become backed up on games I own and want to play. I bought Keflings halloween DLC (if you haven't tried Keflings I highly recommend you do so), I have the Walking Dead Episode 1 &2, Darksiders 2 (hasn't even been out of the case yet), Assassins Creed 3, three hidden object games I downloaded from Big Fish Games, Assassins Creed Brotherhood: Divinci's Dissapperance DLC, and minecraft (I played it but iv'e been ignoring it). All of the games I listed I own and sadly have yet to really have the time to play any of them. I did get to play AC3 for about 3 hours on launch and the Walking Dead ep 1 for about 2 hrs but other than that nothing. Oh and I forgot to mention we have Halo 4 preordered and paid off and that comes out in 4 days!! I have never in my life been so backed up on games as I currently am. True I remember buying Splinter Cell Pandora Tommorow (I think that was the name) and it set on my shelf for a while just cause I had other things (that and SC is one of those games if you don't play it religiously you soon forget all the controls) but that instance is nothing compared to what i'm facing now. You know its bad when I walk into Gamestop and after relaying all the games I have asks me why im in the store since I don't need anything there.
Just wanted to update you guys with whats going on with me and sorry if it was rambling or a bit pointless.
Hello everyone. First off as most of you know I am not a huge fan of military shooters but being as how my brother wanted us to play a game so we could "reconnect" as brothers ( since we live far from each other and are both married) I got CoD since that was his type of game.I've been trying to get him to buy any of the Gears series ( I have all 3) but yet no luck on that.
Moving on with the purpose of my blog today. We frequently get into private free for all matches so we can still talk as well as using it as a way to show each other hiding spots we found. We set it up so no other players can randomly join our games. So last night we were on the WMD map and my brother was showing me hiding spots he found around the pipes I think it was at the corner of D2. While I was climbing a latter to get up to where my brother was he suddenly said, "Uh, we're not alone." I quickly pulled up my list of people in the lobby and it was just us but when I looked at the doorway he was looking at there was another player (no name above his head) just standing there. Just as soon as we saw him he dissappeared. I went into the doorway and searched an no one was there.
Just so it's said ,especially when it comes to CoD games, my brother and I do not use mods, hacks, or any other unsrupulous means while playing the game. We both fully beleive that using those cheats just ruin the game (in fact MW4 is unplayable due to it and sadly MW2 is quickly becoming that way as well). I've searched on-line about ghosts in mp maps and can't really find anything. It almost made me think of the minecraft Herobrine myth (of which I don't beleive but truely wish it was real). This is a serious post and not done as a joke, I just wanted to share what happened last night and was curious if any one else has seen anything strange. My wife suggested maybe it was a GM (game moderator) but as far as I know they have names and show up in the lobby. Maybe it is a known ghost in the map? Thats why I come to you guys. Can you help me solve this mystery? I'm open to all suggestions.
My Recent Reviews
wolfbm does not have any recent activity. What a slacker! Maybe you should send wolfbm a private message and ask, "Where are you hiding?"