This thread is going to be very spoilery, but I'm still going to mark them in my post. Any post after this is fair game.
So it turns out the barrels you were feeding to Trico the entire game were children being processed into blue goop??? What the actual fuck? The other Trico's were putting the kids into that bird statue with it's mouth open agape, which is kind of hilarious because my mouth was doing the same thing during that reveal. A lot of people will probably hate this moment because it doesn't really serve a purpose, but I love it. It's like the game turned into some sort of Lynchian nightmare for a minute to really screw with your emotions, and it succeeded (at least for me)
One question I have about the ending.
So the boy when he's all grown up finds the mirror and shines it at the sky, the beam travels through miles and miles of clouds until finally reaching the beginning of the game where we see 2 pairs of Trico eyes light up in the darkened room. People will see this as either Trico definitely being alive, or setting it up for people to interpret it as they wish. But that can't be the case right? The Trico we traveled with the entire game ended his(her?) journey with 1 eye severely fucked up. It almost looks like it was torn/gouged out. The 2 pairs we see at the end looked fine. I wish I could interpret it as Trico making it out alive, but it was so totally fucked up at the end, and the boy even said he doubt it lived long after that
So yeah, what a game. Probably GOTY for me. Really surprised by this because I had no hope for it pre-release, but it really proved me wrong. I'll give any developer who worked on this game the benefit of the doubt from this point forward, because they perceived through, what seems like, a very tumultuous development and ended up making something truly special.