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*SPOILER ALERT* What the FUCK is going on?
« on: 07 March, 2012, 01:07:33 PM »
If you are confused about the plot of this game, and have yourself wondering "What the FUCK is going on?" Look no further. Here is the official plot of the game, as well as the various endings.

***SPOILER ALERT***
If you don't want to know the plot of the game, and the endings, don't read below.

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Simon is a nineteen year old male and the protagonist of Cry of Fear. He is an individual plagued with anxiety and depression, little being known about his school or home life - something his doctor notes are topics Simon refuses to discuss. It is known that Simon lives with his mother, no mention made of a father or other relatives. His only friend outside his home appears to be his friend Sophie, whom he harbors a secret interest in.

Before the events of Cry of Fear as witnessed in a cutscene, Simon was the victim of a hit and run when he was pinned to a building by a car whilst trying to help an injured man late at night. While he surprisingly survived the incident, he was crippled from the waist down and confined to a wheelchair for the rest of his life, subjecting him to further mental trauma that drove him into becoming reclusive and spiteful of his own life.

Doctor Purnell was assigned as Simon's psychiatrist following the accident, and he made the decision to recommend Simon try a new form of cognitive therapy. Simon was instructed to write a book on his feelings and emotions to get all the trauma out of his head. Simon set to work as instructed and the events of Cry of Fear begin - the events unfolding being a metaphorical depiction of Simon's mind and his battle to purge his inner demons whilst writing, the actions taken during the game showing how well the therapy works.

The Simon played as over the course of Cry of Fear is in fact a mental projection of Simon and what combats the trauma inside the real one's mind. The fate of both the Simon's depends on what ending is unlocked due to the players actions.

In the first three endings of the game, Simon commits suicide with slight variation on the fates of the other characters around him. The real Simon ending his own life is shown metaphorically in his mind as the projection Simon is subjected to another nightmare, forced to work his way to the real Simon still stuck in his wheelchair. A fight ensues that ends with the fake Simon mercilessly beating the real Simon unconscious before strangling him to death, killing himself in the process and ending the game with one of the first three endings.

Ending 1: This ending is unlocked if Simon spared the life of Carcass and refused to show trust in Doctor Purnell in the asylum. The therapy fails outright and Simon develops a deep hatred for the world around him, the book having a negative affect and setting him on the road to self-destruction. In spite for those around him, Simon murders the real Doctor Purnell in his apartment and butchers Sophie, putting her body in his bathtub. He then commits suicide following finishing his book, his body discovered by the police soon after.

Ending 2: This ending is unlocked if Simon spared the life of Carcass, but trusted Doctor Purnell and gave him the gun he requested. In this ending, Simon shows respect for Purnell and his efforts to help Simon - but ultimately believes it was futile, coming to the resolution that his life means nothing now. Due to the guilt caused by his issues with Sophie still existing due to Carcass being left alive, Simon is unable to leave her for someone else to have once he is gone and murders her in his home before committing suicide as the police arrive.

Ending 3: This ending is unlocked if Simon killed Carcass, but refused to give Doctor Purnell his gun. This is the opposite of the second ending, Simon having murdered Doctor Purnell like in the first ending but sparing Sophie due to the elimination of his guilt and attachment. Simon comes to regard Sophie as the only person who ever truly tried to help him and in his last statements before shooting himself, Simon requests that whoever reads his book spares her the horror of what happened to him.

Ending 4: Arguably the 'good ending' unlocked by killing Carcass and trusting Doctor Purnell with the gun. In this ending, Simon did not murder anyone and does not commit suicide, instead being prevented from doing so by a psychosis induced hallucination where the fake Simon arrives. The real Simon works his way through another nightmare whilst in his wheelchair and engages his mental counterpart in a running gunfight, before eventually triumphing and shooting his own nightmarish visage to death - showing that he no longer needs it.

The psychosis ends and it is revealed that Simon did not really shoot his twisted self - but rather two police officers who were entering his room. Doctors testify in court that Simon was having a psychosis and although he feels great guilt for killing the officers, he is instead committed to a mental hospital for what is foreseeable to be the rest of his life. Doctor Purnell continues to act as Simon's counselor and mentor, a service he is grateful for. Sophie regularly visits Simon in the hospital when she is allowed, and although Simon makes note of the fact that she has found a new male friend, he wishes her nothing but the best.

Co-Op: Although the canon nature of the co-op ending is put into question in the Cry of Fear storyline, the campaign concludes with a scene of the police managing to reach the location where Simon was hit by the car prior to the events of the game just moments before Simon was hit. They arrest the driver and thus prevent Simon ever being crippled, preventing the events of the game entirely. A short a scene is then shown of Simon having apparently begun a relationship with Sophie walking down the sidewalk with her, holding hands.

Simon is voiced by Stig "DragonNOR" Sydtangen from Moddb.

« Last Edit: 09 March, 2012, 09:29:14 AM by mlx93 »

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Re: What the FUCK is going on?
« Reply #1 on: 07 March, 2012, 05:27:21 PM »
You could have just ask the story writer instead of making this thread, :joebiden:



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Re: What the FUCK is going on?
« Reply #2 on: 08 March, 2012, 03:34:11 AM »
Can someone explain the plot to me then in a few sentences?

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Re: What the FUCK is going on?
« Reply #3 on: 08 March, 2012, 04:17:32 AM »
Too much morphine, perhaps?
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Re: What the FUCK is going on?
« Reply #4 on: 08 March, 2012, 11:42:58 AM »
Hi i'm simon and im so cool and emo!

i'm gonna walk in the middle of the street during the night!

Oh no! i just got ran over by a car! Now I'm crippled!

Lets go to high school cause im about 16 now! I hope no one makes fun of my crippleness!

nooooo people laugh at me, i now feel the suicidals

That's cry of fear

Has anyone really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like?

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Re: What the FUCK is going on?
« Reply #5 on: 08 March, 2012, 03:26:12 PM »
Hi i'm simon and im so cool and emo!

i'm gonna walk in the middle of the street during the night!

Oh no! i just got ran over by a car! Now I'm crippled!

Lets go to high school cause im about 16 now! I hope no one makes fun of my crippleness!

nooooo people laugh at me, i now feel the suicidals

That's cry of fear
But why are there Monsters and that Stuff?
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Re: What the FUCK is going on?
« Reply #6 on: 09 March, 2012, 12:37:49 AM »
But why are there Monsters and that Stuff?

That would be the "I feel the suicidals" part  :yow: 

Like he said, Simon is emo, so he is fighting feelings.

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Re: What the FUCK is going on?
« Reply #7 on: 09 March, 2012, 09:26:03 AM »
I don't have time to sit on my ass and play a video game for hours on end, I have a job, a family, and a life right now. I will eventually play this game, but the free time I have isn't going to be spent playing this game, it's going to be with my family until things settle down. I work a lot, as I said in my original post, so I don't have much time at all to even go on the computer.

The plot intrigued me, I thought it was awesome. Fortunately Brixx was awesome enough to give me this link that explains the entire plot of the story.

http://afraidofmonsters.wikia.com/wiki/Characters%28Cry_of_fear%29#The_protagonist_SimonAdded_by_HaaasteSimon
« Last Edit: 09 March, 2012, 09:31:32 AM by mlx93 »

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Re: What the FUCK is going on?
« Reply #8 on: 09 March, 2012, 09:41:57 AM »
But why are there Monsters and that Stuff?

Play the game and notice some monsters just kill themselves after you kill them.
"i feel suicidals"
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