@Soren said:It's not like this game is actually getting a sequel anyway."You have chosen to follow your will and tread the path of thorns... like myself. In time, your true adversary will appear before you. Until that day, stay strong..."
I don't think I want a sequel for Nocturne anyway. I don't see how they could meaningfully work off what they accomplished in Nocturne.
Nocturne was about being forced into a situation where the world was fucked beyond repair and being given the power to rebuild it from scratch. At the end, you do that. Done.(or in the case of the freedom ending-- you don't)
It's not that Earth was fucked up beyond all repair, it's that cultists, interpreting an obscure scripture, fucked it up beyond all repair. The scriptures of Miroku that Hikawa finds refer to the Buddhist concept of the Maitreya, a future Buddha who will set a cracked world right again. In Hikawa's eyes, the world was in such a dire position and he probably fashioned himself to be the Maitreya, as many people have done throughout history. Though really, the Maitreya is what the Demi-Fiend becomes and it's pretty easy to see how this whole eschatological concept applies to the Conception at large. By setting the world back to normal in the true Neutral ending you're just stopping the religious crazies.
Oh, and @Juno500: you should know better than to talk P3 vs. P4. :D