I have just finished the game again and I liked it, but I have a problem with the main story.
Here is the short version of the game story:
- God of life posesses gian statue and almost kills me.
- God of death brings me back to life and orders me to follow the statue and find out what he is doing.
- I follow him and see how he destroys the wheel.
Why do the gods need me to follow Eothas?
Its a giant statue walking around and bringing chaos and destruction whereever he goes. Nothing could be easier to find.
So why do the gods need me?
Why do the gods think that Eothas will listen to me?
Because he destroyed my castle? (No, he destroyed the home of many other people too.)
Because Ikind of survived when he stepped on me? ( No, he does not walk around to kill people.)
The best comment about the gods came from Eder in Ukaizo: "Gods are not parents who care for their kids. They are a bunch of kids playing around while the parents are gone."
If the gods want to find out what Eothas is doing they could just talk to him. It should be very easy for them to find a giant statue. The other gods talk to each other, even when they do not like each other. So why don´t they talk to Eothas. Because they blew him up? Well, Ondra killed Abydon once, but today they talk with each other.
Why should a god listen to a kith more than he listens to another god?
So if the gods had some commen sense, they would talk to Eothas, he tells them that he wants to destroy the wheel and there are 4 possible outcomes:
- The other gods convince Eothas and he stops his plan.
- Eothas convinces the others and they let him continue or they help him.
- They cannot agree on something and the other gods try to stop Eothas. The other gods have a bigger chance if they work together to stop him. Their attempt to stop him can succeed or fail.
So maybe the game is not about about the watcher being the hero of an epic journey.
Its a story about gods who are dumb, incompetent and who cannot agree on anything. In a moment where they become half aware of their incompetence they force a kith to do their job. The watchers mission is doomed to fail because (s)he is unable to stop Eothas from destroying the wheel.