Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter’s end credits (DS), which features a twist even M. Night Shamalamadingdong couldn’t predict. I would feel guilty spoiling the story if it wasn’t for Wikipedia offering its own synopsis.
The whole series was dreamed up by
Mario Mike, one of Drawn to Life’s minor characters, a human trapped in the Raposa’s world! Apparently, in the real world, Mike, his sister Heather, and their parents were in a car accident that left him in a coma. This explains why the Raposa-version of Heather has her face covered in shadow junk.
Unsurprisingly, the kids playing this Drawn to Life sequel were upset to learn that the main characters were actually dolls, and have voiced their rage via Youtube comments:
Dex1nonly: “So basically the entire series was a dream. Fail ending with rubbish credit theme.”
IosonoOtakuman: “The ending of the first game made me cry…BUT THIS ENDING RUINED THE WHOLE GAME!!!!! I’M FURIOUS!!!!!”
kevinyoshi1: “I feel really bad for THQ and Nintendo for coming up with this shitty ending. Pardon my language but..WHAT THE FUCK BITCHES!!! Anyways the game rules!”
JC mentioned here before that Braid artist David Hellman helped with the game; it looks like the ending’s images are his main contribution. For those of you that prefer the game’s spritework, here’s 15 cute GIFs recently posted by 5th Cell’s lead animator Paul Robertson:
See also: Paul Robertson’s Syke Energy
[Via Paul Robertson]