I finally finished the computer game Sanitarium a few months ago (hey, I took a break in the middle of it that lasted a few years). While it’s an excellent, incredibly creepy game, if a bit too easy to complete, I don’t get what was going on in it.
As far as I can figure out, Max was lying in his hospital bed the whole time and what we’re doing is navigating him through his nightmares and hallucinations. Even the sequences in the various areas of the asylum are dreams, in other words. Then, close to the end, Max figures out that what’s happening to him isn’t real and has to pass “Morgan’s Last Game” to wake up before a horrid green something-or-other is pumped into his veins.
When Max finally tumbles to the fact that he isn’t really becoming a little girl, four-armed cyclops or Aztec god, he says something along the lines of “all of this… Dr Morgan trying to kill me… it’s not real!”. Apparently, Dr Morgan isn’t trying to kill him. So what’s with “Morgan’s Last Game”? What was that green sludge about? What was wrong with Max to start with?
I know there are probably no answers to all this, but that doesn’t mean we can’t throw some opinions about, right?