YMMV / DreadOut

  • Alternative Character Interpretation
    • At the end of the game, is Miss Siska a victim like Linda and Ira, and now possessed by some malicious entity? Or is she behind all this (or at least The Dragon of someone else), and brought the students in the abandoned town intentionally?
      • To elaborate on the latter, when confronted about Doni's death, the Third Sister claims they don't kill the living, and doubts even her crazy sister would have done so. If we assume that Miss Siska was Evil All Along, it fills in the gaps. We don't see Siska until she runs into Linda and Shelly, so it's more than possible she was the one who actually killed Doni, and this makes it likely that Doni is the one who wounded her. Siska was last seen with Shelly and is almost certainly her killer (even if you assume she was possessed). Yayan talking about the proper path they should have taken at the beginning can now be seen as foreshadowing that Siska took the wrong turn on purpose, and Siska easily could have locked Yayan in the bathroom while they were exploring the school.
    • The Lady in Red. Was she a malicious entity and left Linda a power that may make her equally evil and dangerous over time? Or was she a Stealth Mentor who prepared Linda to be the one who will face an even greater evil in the future?
  • Crowning Moment of Funny:
    • Linda chases a classmate into an abandoned building and finds her sitting there with a creepy doll. When she tries to sit across from her, the chair is pulled out from her and she lands on her ass. Then, when she gets up and pulls it back she sits down and you get to look at the girl in first person. The girl then begins nonchalantly talking as if everythings normal in a perky and upbeat manner.
    • Even though it came up as a Mood Whiplash, the scene where Yayan was stuck in the bathroom in the alternate ending is actually pretty funny.
  • Fridge Brilliance: While the comics imply it doesn't apply to all of the enemies in the game, the Third Sister claims that they don't kill the living. This makes your inability to die in the game (only being sent to limbo from which you emerge where you were defeated) come across as Gameplay and Story Integration in an unexpected way.
  • Tear Jerker:
    • The death of Donny. Linda faints for the shock and fatigue soon after, not before you have to briefly control her while she limps along, devastated.
    • After Linda has a talk with Ira, she heads back only to find Shelly hung to the ceiling by rope and Ms. Siska is gone. Linda is visibly shaken and leaves the area, her head hung depressingly.
  • That One Boss: The Scissor Ghost is widely considered to be this, mainly due to his lightning fast attacks and having a weak spot that can be hard to hit due to his aforementioned lightning speed.