Spoilers for the ending of "The crystal dragon"
I already played the first mission of chapter 6 where it turns out haha everything's good again (only played the beginning out of curiosity before work so if X dies again then lol) but still, this final battle bothered me.
This awful, last minute plan with "oh sonic amplifiers from dredge! that will work for sure... right?" actually works, of course it does. Kralk is losing energy, yeah yeah pour it on go go go hit them hard while the dragon is stunned and everyone else stopped attacking with the spears for some reason and the whole building doesn't collapse either!
WE'RE DOING IT! AHHHHHHH battle cry WOOOOO
Until we aren't.
Without a single hint, without a single explanation, the dragon decided to lift its head and blast us away. Is it really that simple? This can hardly be considered a plot twist.
This bothered me greatly for some reason. It just seemed lazy, more so than every other forgivable aspect previously mentioned. Do everything right and still lose. I realize hinting something might go wrong also foreshadows a potential failure (something that the writers really avoided and it's understandable) but was this really the right way to do it? I'm sure there were subtle ways to do it like a dialogue indicating the commander not being fully in sync with aurene, or maybe a blue butterfly (lol), or a report while you're fighting that all the zephyrites are dying one by one for no reason, or some mist portal with a voice, idk.
Anyone else agree?
Never said I'm the best, but I believe I'm better than you.