Okay, so I finished this game recently, and I really enjoyed it. Despite its bugs and some instances of oldgame-itis, I enjoyed my time with it and am currently playing through it again. However, something has been bothering me.
How in the hell does Jensen survive that shuttle crash? You get it in the LEO shuttle to travel to Panchaea, and on the way down out of orbit the cinematic clearly shows the shuttle's parachute system failing, and Jensen's "oh shit" look as he sees it. The shuttle slams into the ocean surface, the cutscene ends, and all of a sudden Jensen is on Panchaea all hunky dory and in perfect health. I know he's a transhuman and capable of great feats of strength and survivability, but he should have been flattened like a pancake.
I don't really care, but I am curious to know what happened there. I think I heard the cinematics were made by another studio (like the boss fights), but I don't know if that is true or not. Did Eidos just not have time to fix that continuity error? I can accept that the shuttle had some kind of safety system for just such a crash, but the lack of explanation in the game had me laughing at the absurdity.
Here's the cinematic: