What is up people! BlackStar here! Welcome to this week's Game Theory! Yes, because I'm using color coded text, you know that I have some people here to help me! Not just people, but two of my very best friends and pretty much my brothers here to help me. Introduce yourselves guys.
Hello everyone. My name is Gatsby Haslyn and I have come to help my brother further break down each Game Theory to the scientific degree. Each theory has an explanation, so I am here to find it.
And of course, you had to let the braininess talk first.
Axum, they already know you.
But I've been out for a while! Come on, you know it! I used to help with the more nightmarish but cultural sh*t for each of your things that you worked on. (And for all of you fans out there, we only work on each Game Theory for about a week TOPS. Yeah, quality work for you.)
Anyway, this week will be doing the newly developed Game Theory that surrounds the new game known as Animal Crossing: New Leaf.
This game has been taking the world by storm since the first game in the series, known as Animal Forest, came out in 2001, selling billions of copies as of today.
The game is all about a human villager (being you.) Being held captive my walking and talking animals after they have successfully exterminated the human race, keeping you as there slave and forcing you to do work for them.
Axum, that's not at all what the game is about.
It is from my point of view.
That's because you hate animals.
I'll just take it from here. The game is a happy and cheerful, semi sandbox game that seems all fun and games until you come across something in the game that is life scarring.
In the game, there is a "project" called the Dream Suite. You can obtain it after playing the game for 7 days. While using the Dream Suite, you will have access to other towns within the game.
One of the villages in the game that you can visit via the Dream Suite is known as Aika Village, also known as "The Horror Town."
"The Horror Town" within itself is an understatement to itself! The trees are dead, the grass is all brown, and there are graves everywhere. Literally everywhere. It's pretty f**ked up.
And it's where you would love to live.
Since we're on that subject, let's talk about the name "Aika" itself. The name can be translated to mean "Elegy", "Lament", or even "Sad Song", all which are very fitting for this theory ahead.
Let's just get started, can we?
Now then, before we start, I ask everyone to please bare with us until the end of the theory to understand the full story.
This is some pretty f**ked up sh*t here, so you are gonna wanna stay with us.
Indeed. This is more disturbing then seeing your teacher at the grocery store. This village has caused much controversy since the game's release because of the morbid story and the images within the village.
As soon as you arrive in the town, you notice the dead trees and the dried up land. The sky is a faded blue with weird clouds that just seem...strange.
As you progress further into the town, you will notice that it's getting more and more, and because of lack of a better word, dead. There are flowers, but only in one area surrounding one of the four houses in the area.
These are our first reactions to the town when we arrived, so if you want to experience it for yourself, stop reading and go to it yourself. The dream suite code is below.
2600 - 0218 - 7298
The first house you walk into is to the north with a red roof and is surrounded by flowers. When you walk inside, you will notice three mannequins around a dinner table, the one in the center in wearing a red hat and dress. They seem to be celebrating a birthday.
There's a cabinet to the right. When you open it, you are met with the message "Pretend like nothing was seen." This makes we wonder about what was in that cabinet that was so scarring that would want to make the villager forget about it.
(Maybe it's a dead body.)
(Don't be ridiculous Axum. Why would there be a dead body in a kids game?)
Also, if you notice, there is a way to the back of the house, but it's blocked by a dresser. There must be something back there that we can't see YET.
Proceed to the second floor and you'll find three (artistically horrible) paintings, first one showing a little girl, the second one showing a little girl with her parents, and the third one with a dog. You'll notice a doll at the end of the row.
You might want to pay attention to the doll. It's important.
When you leave the house, you'll be met with a nameless girl in red. Let's call her Olivia.
(Isn't that the name of your ex girlfriend from the 8th grade? The one who made you work for her?)
(Axum, please leave out any information to our personal lives.)
(Thank you.) Anyway, when you try to talk to her, she talks in text that is unable to be understood because it's just a bunch of characters randomly put together. Notice how Olivia is wearing the same outfit as the middle figure in the house.
The second house in the village is marked with a green roof. When you walk inside, you'll be confronted with a maze of chairs. You'll have to sit on each of the chairs to get to the back room.
When you arrive in the back room, you'll see that the room is full of toys, all having their back to you. They're all staring at the back wall for some reason. After that, leave and head to the second floor.
The second floor is pretty straight forward. There's a statue of a woman, a man, an apple and a snake. Clearly, it's the story of Adam and Eve.
When you head to the basement, you'll find about 12 dolls of various colors around a table, seeming to be celebrating a birthday. If you look behind the back row of dolls, you'll find AN AX. Even stranger is that's it behind A RED DOLL.
Now then, on your way to the third house, you'll find a slope leading down to the beach. If you walk along the shoreline, you'll find a pair of shoes. Granted, there are lots of items scattered among the village, but the shoes are important. Why? I'll let Gatsby explain.
It's a Japanese tradition that before committing suicide, the person must take off their shoes. This is so that the shoes can serve as a memory of the last place the person stood before they killed themselves. We'll go more into that later. It's pretty important to the story.
The third house is marked with a dull red roof. When you walk inside, you'll meet Olivia again. He's blocking a space between the bookshelves with the doll behind her. You'll see that there is something else there, but Olivia's head is blocking the way.
Head up to the second floor of the house and you'll see that everything in the room is patterned with the painting of the girl from the first house. The creepy thing about this room is the doll facing away from you watching a static TV.
Had enough to see? Head back downstairs.
The final house is strangely enough laid out like the first one. The first floor is a mess with items scattered everywhere and it's just total chaos. But, the back room in now open. Why don't you head back there.
Above is a picture that I took when I entered the room. I found the doll, the ax, the figure in red fenced off from the statues around. There was no way to get to them. Trust me, I tried!
Now then, with all this in mind, what is the real reason behind all of this! Well, to do this, we have to connect the village to a well known story, AKA The Yellow Wallpaper.
In the story, the narrator is captivated by the pattern of the wallpaper in the room that she is staying in, slowly turning into the figure. This explains the red doll in Aika Village perfectly.
The doll. The bed. The paintings. Olivia, the girl in red. It all makes sense! It was murder!
(Finally! I can talk about something I actually care about!) Here's what happened! Olivia received the doll, probably for her birthday and grew attached to it. But there must have been a day when her mother and father wanted to take the doll away.
This explains the second house. Olivia must have felt as if the world was turning it's back to her.
Then there's the third house, when Olivia either murdered her mother or father. The shoes by the sea must have been the other spouse, who later killed his or herself after the lost.
Then that brings us to the forth house, which is just the later version of the first house. The girl had the doll and no one could take it from her. She had the doll at last.
Wait, did anyone else notice that Olivia was the only girl in the village?
Now that you think about it...Yeah. She was. She was pretty much the only one there.
Yeah. What if Aika Village is named after Aika? What if Aika is the girl's name?
Well, that's all for this week! Leave a comment telling us your opinion (if you want) and we'll see you next week! This is BlackStar, logging off!