Sorry to bring up an old thread but I just had to ask about a few things.
The entire kick the can set of scenes had things I couldn't answer after finishing the game fully.
1. in 2017, during the kick the can game, Takeshi sees real "kid" running towards him to tag him out, but Takeshi still hears Kid's voice counting to about 69 or something. Kid doesn't notice it. Who's the person still counting with Kid's voice? there's no way its a 30 sec delay from the echo.
2. in 2034, during the kick the can game, Hokuto is running away from fake Takeshi (aka real kid, forgot name), goes into the main plaza where the pond and statues are and sees Takeshi, so he turns around to run back out of the plaza only to end up being caught by Takeshi. Sara then asks something like "why did we turn back around this way? we could have gotten away" as if to say she didn't see this phantom Takeshi in the main plaza. She has just as good of night vision so sight shouldn't be the reason she said that.
3. who kicked the cans in both 2017 and 2034? I know this question has been asked on this thread and was answered with "a wizard did it" but is it really just that? I'm pretty sure at some point that Hokuto in 2034 saw water ripples and traced them to Co Co
, as if she can physicaly interact with her surroundings so long as BW is present, but that obviously doesn't resolve the 2017 case where phantom Coco isn't there to play that trick. It very well could just be something thrown in to the story to make you think that coco and sara are some how connected as ghosts. That's the conclusion I first made when I saw the scenes for the first time at least. That deduction was obviously dis-proven soon after.
4. Sora/Tsugumi Epilogue confuses the HELL out of me. I know the translation something like it continues in 2034, but what does that mean? why does it show the 2034 scene of Co Co
going through Himmel door? I thought that the reason she ran and showed Hokuto that was an attempt to hint that there was something special at IBF past Himmel, but I don't see the connection with the sora/tsugumi paths, and why it would show it after you completed the game. and the baby crying as well, I have nooo idea what that represents.
I initially thought that the "Infinity Loop" was everyone repeating the 7 days trapped over and over again, and as the player, your mission was to get them out of this Infinite Loop. I believe that I was partly right in that you repeat the 7 days in 2017 and 2034 in separate time lines over and over again while BW and Coco are conscious throughout them all. I think the "800 year old nun" story represents Coco who waits several years for her boyfriend (BW) to come back. In other words, you (BW) repeat the 7 days in 2017 and 2034 a nearly an infinite amount of times until all the stars aline and you save Coco, so she basically was conscious of those nearly infinite amount of attempts to save her, hince why the "I waited" line was used so much in the story. Oh I just thought of this while typing.. the Epilogue of Sora/Tsugumi represents that another BW comes in to existence to continue the infinite loop of those set timelines in 2017 and 2034. This makes sense because of the fact that the epilogue is only watchable AFTER you see the True ending, the baby crying representing the birth of another BW, and Coco going through Himmel to emphasise that another Coco in another timeline is still trapped in IBF and needs saving. Also, the infinite loop wouldn't really be infinite if it stopped at any point.
Now I'm frustrated that the whole kick the can deal cant be solved at all. It would be different if only BW heard it but if everyone heard it then it defiantly actually happened.
edited 27th Jun '12 10:44:56 AM by PiriPiri