I thought I’d post some spoilers for The White Chamber. There are a lot of endings for the game, and you don’t really get a feel for the whole story until you see a couple of them. (And I really didn’t consider the game complete until I got the “good” ending.)
You should reach the end of the game at least once before reading more. (Actually, a lot of this won’t even make sense until you’ve taken a trip through the game.) Spoilers ahead. Duh.
First, there are a few “death” endings. I don’t know if these really count as real “endings” and not just a shortcut to the Game Over screen, but if you want to see all the ways you can die:
- Venomous: When you get to the part of the game where a fridge is suspended in the middle of the room, don’t solve the puzzle right away. Re-enter the room several times and you will eventually be overcome by the fumes.
- Space: There is a door which leads to a dreamlike beach scene the first time you open it. On subsequent visits, it just leads to outer space. Keep trying to open the door and eventually she’ll do it, and get sucked into space.
- Decaying: When stuck in the quarantine chamber, when it asks you “Do you want to leave?”, simply answer “no” to get this ending.
- Electrocution: If you take too long to solve the puzzle when strapped to the electrocution table, you get this ending.
Now onto the “real” endings. If you survive all the way to the end of the game, you’ll get one of these based on your actions during the game. Keep in mind that the guy controlling this nightmare world (the guy you murdered) is trying to see what sort of person you really are. He wants to know if you are a good person at heart who was driven mad by the artefact, or if you were just the cold-hearted bitch you seemed to be. There are six possible “good” points in the game. What ending you get is based on how many points you’ve earned or lost.
0 Points: Tormented Ending – The worst ending.
1 – 2 Points: Damned Ending – Not much better.
3 – 5 Points: Redemption Ending – The Happy Ending.
6 Points: Comedy Ending – Not very funny. Sort of odd.
At any given time you can see how many points you have by looking at the chalkboard. There will be one line for every point you have.
How to get / lose points:
- You begin the game with 1 point.
- +1 if you answer “yes” when asked “Do you Regret?”
- There is a guy stuck in a tube at one point. You’re obliged to flush him out, but if you attempt to free him with the axe first it’s worth +1 point.
- If you cut the override wire, you lose a point.
- +1 if you attempt to put the blanket on the guy in the freezer.
- +1 if you cover the body with the blanket once you’ve assembled it.
- When it asks, “And risk spreading the disease?”, you get +1 if you answer “no”.
A horrible, railroading, stupid, contrived, and painfully ill-conceived roleplaying campaign. All in good fun.
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