Don't get me wrong, I thought Origins did a number of things well. The atmosphere was intact, the gameplay was a neat change-up, I loved the Artaud theatre and the Caliban designs. Plus, as shallow as Lisa's part in the game was, I think they handled the imagery surrounding her well. Her appearance in different locations is mysterious, and it was also nice that they explained Lisa and Kaufmann fighting in the first game's intro; I enjoy the implication that their relationship was sexual. It makes Lisa's character more tragic and 3 dimensional.
But there were a lot of sore points: The new mythology surrounding the Flauros is convoluted, Alessa is out of character, Dahlia doesn't tell us anything new about herself, and there are contradiction…Read more >