The Occultist/Esper game series speculation thread

Started by heltenjon, 18 Feb 2022, 13:54

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heltenjon

Seeing as there are a few games in this series already, I thought perhaps it would be fun to share some thoughts and ideas among us who have played one or more of the games.

The Wandering Wizard lists the series as The Occultist - Old Growth, Heart of Abraxas, The Town on the Edge of Darkness, The thirty-first, Julia and the lost game The Secret of Drom Bennacht.


He does not include Alpha X Tech Demo or Alpha X - Project: Smash
However: [spoiler]These games take place in the future, after a catastrophic event which have destroyed all records of what happened. It's probably not intended to be a part of the Esper series, but one could easily make a theory that this may be the future of the Esper timeline, or perhaps a possible future.[/spoiler]

Here are some of my thoughts after playing The Occultist - Old Growth: [spoiler]There is a huge evil entity that the occultist doesn't defeat in this game. While the player may defeat the large demon, it's hinted that there is a huge, cognizing fungus growing underneath the entire wood, making it an evil place somehow. But can this entity possibly communicate with other evils in the series? Perhaps by commandeering demons or wraiths? It's unclear to me what this entity wants to do, what its project is.

There is also some unanswered questions. There seems to have been a demonic cult in the tower and the surrounding area. Are they all dead? Are the shadow wraiths hanging from trees showing us that the evil made them all kill themselves? If so, who maintains the tower? And the shed? Of course, these may merely be plot holes, but where's the fun in discussing that?  ;)[/spoiler] Feel free to chime in.

WanderingWizard

It's all together possible...

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...the end may yet be coming for our heroes. And for us all.

..but is the cult all dead?
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heltenjon

Quote from: WanderingWizard on 02 Mar 2022, 04:01
..but is the cult all dead?
Well, [spoiler]I think not. The tower and especially the shed hints at maintenance, while the ruins do not. If the evil entity makes people insane and destructive when it enters their mind, there must be some true believer(s) who are still calm and organized, and whom the entity has no interest in killing.[/spoiler]

WanderingWizard

The entity there in Oregon is only a symptom of things to come.
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