: Despite these concepts, the two paths we can take are both rather linear, and
: it is more like "walk the path" than eat it. When we reach the
: area with the dream compilers, visible for the first time, we also meet
: that other ambient life creature, so I'm assuming you've got your pics
: ready :).
As to this, I tend to think of it as a difference of perspective between the player and the character we play. As a level in a game, all the geometry and scripting is predetermined and confining. But as a fictional space, you could interpret the rising of the platforms and various moving parts of the level as being the Security Officer in the act of creating his own path; willing these changes to occur instead of just navigating the existing geometry.
As to the map of Europe, I hadn't put much thought into this before, but could this be related to the history and legends that pervade the whole series, ie Roland, Charlemagne, Durandal?
: It seems to be describing a corrective discipline school of some sort.
: Whatever these men in sunglasses are, I don't think they're human. That
: mimicking scene in the theatre was very simulacrum-like. They've been
: chasing our hero from the beginning, with killings happening offscreen
: before the hangar ninety six terminals, and by chapter 5 they finally
: caught him and assimilated him into this school, but didn't take his
: knife. Is this the life the security officer (gheritt white) had when he
: was alive? Getting suspended in the air sounds like getting put into
: stasis and he had a lot of battles. Are these the subconscious memories he
: has left after getting his bones replaced by titanium and his brain got a
: reboot? So much to speculate on. If we go with these terminals coming from
: Durandal after putting his personality inside our head when we destroyed
: his core there's a whole lot to talk about there.
This is more or less the way I've seen it for a while now. Makes me wonder about the details of the Mjolnir program. Were candidates simply abducted off the street? And why was Gherrit singled out? I had always assumed that he was unique, possibly grafted to Jjaro tech, based on the Final Screen. Then again, I just realized that I don't know where that assumption comes from. Perhaps the other cyborgs were similiarly augmented?