This is my reason for Zombies NOT being a dream, nor is it over.
lets start from origins. At the end, I'm sure you're all aware of how it ends, correct? Well let me break it down and explain why it is NOT a dream.
Agartha isnt within time, nor is it a place. Its a state of mind. Agartha works by keeping whoever is in it, stays within the same point in time, like a loop, the only way to break this is by making changes, altering and breaking the state of mind. You see this with Weasel's Agartha but Ill explain that later.
When you first to into Agartha, you see Samantha and Edward playing with what looks like the zombies and the 'heroes'. But Samantha controls the zombies and Edward is stuck with the 'heroes' still waiting for his turn. Agartha then preserves Sam's emotions and physical form but it can't control her mental state, since it is still part of the real world controlling the zombies, which is why she feels empathy but still acts like a child and doesn't understand, basically having a mental breakdown from not being able to control or understand her emotions.
Since Samantha's mind is being preserved through Agartha, she still has a connection with her mental state, this is due to the 115 and as a result allows her to control and communicate with anything that is under the control of 115, basically the zombies. Agartha also causes the person to remain in the last phase before they entered Agartha, meaning Samantha and Edward playing but remember, Agartha alters depending on the real world and how you act within Agartha. If someone or something affects Agartha, it will alter the state of mind, while looking like it was meant to be.
One of the iconic things in the video that everyone overlooks is Maxis shouting on Sam to come to the basement for protection from the war sirens. But like I mentioned before, Agartha gets altered but stays with the theme, this iconic moment is Maxis trying to communicate with Sam, getting her to the basement is getting her out of the state of mind but she can't leave until the 'cycle is broken' as she will continue to play.
now that we know this, we can talk about Weasel. Weasel went into Agartha after he tried to escape Alcatraz but was struck by lightening near the golden gate bridge. since he feels regret and is now depressed, he feels he is at fault for killing his friends, meaning he literally kills his friends in Agartha, causing the cycle to continue, until he is able to brake it by letting go and allowing himself to realise he didn't kill his friends, they are causing him to get killed, hence them killing him and the cycle breaking. The warden appears only to get Weasel to snitch on the other 3, then plan for his execution via the electrocution chair.
but since Samantha is also in Agartha, due to her link with 115, her Agartha slips into Weasel's, causing the perks to glitch between the two, the mystery box to actually look similar to a demented version of the guard gun box and the zombies as the other inmates. After the cycle is broken, Weasel escapes Agartha but is left to die. Also Fluffy is the one in Agartha and went through a similar thing her puppies did but I'll also explain this later.
Heres the next key thing. In order to be in someone's Agartha, or state of mind, you can only see it from your own perspective. This causes Dempsey to see it from his perspective, but is basically a doll. Another is noticing the tallys for who's played and when Sam says to Edward he can play tomorrow, but tomorrow won't come until Agartha is altered via breaking or altering the cycle. part of the cycle is broken when it becomes Edwards turn to play as the 'zombies' and Sam to play as the 'heroes'. This happens due to the cycle being changed because of certain parts being collected altering the 115, altering the link between Sam's mind and Edwards causing them to switch.
due to her mental state not being in Agartha, this causes it to remain the same, causing Edward, a fully grown, idiot and insane man to take on the childish game. If youre wondering how Sam ended up in the Agarthan state of mind, she teleported away after trying to escape, causing her sister to either die or also escape and Maxis to get infected, causing him to fall ill, slowly go insane before Richtofen manages to preserve his mind in Origins.
when Sam teleported, due to a malfunction in the mainframe which is noted in the radio, she ends up in the QED, causing her to fall in a state of Agartha. From this we can say, if you go into a person's Agartha, you go into that person's minds, seeing it how they see it. We can also say, however they act or react in Agartha, affects those outside of Agartha, provided they influence the person's state of mind. We can also say that the heroes do not get played with unless there is a certain person playing or a certain part of the cycle happening. This is why we only see Misty and her group played when Richtofen controls them.
Id also like to point out that the earth was blown up in 2025, not earlier because we know the teleporter moves you not only to another place but also another time. This is shown in Kino der Toten, those rooms you went into were ALL memories and/or versions of them when in Agartha from Sam. I just wanted to point that out because people were a little confused before.
lets now talk about Fluffy. If you didn't know, Fluffy is a stray dog, pregnant and doesn't belong to Sam, but her older sister, Sophia, whos whereabouts remain unknown but is thought to have been killed when Maxis and Samantha escaped when Maxis became infected after Ric abandoned him with the zombies that had broken out.
Fluffy is the first living thing to be tested for the teleporter. When they test it, they find it fails, Fluffy is dead and her pup pies are just gone. This is believe to be the result of the teleporters link, the magnetic field and 115. Since we know from the magnetic's field and its influence on the unstable 115, this may have led to cloning of particles, as in, particles altering and colliding with mass energy causing 115, only to be used to basically clone and split other things. This may have lead to the endless horde of hellhounds. The hellhounds teleport down through lightening strikes, also thought to be the cause of the magnetic field and static electricity during the cloning process causing the clone to basically get fired to to ground/earth.
the reason why they attack is believed to be because Fluffy knocks he zombies and the heroes over. Leading to the pups only coming when there are no zombies and fluffy eating the zombies in weasel's Agartha. The reason for the pups to teleport in der riese is for two reasons, the drops are a certain item, Sam finds lying around in her room, causing them to come down when you collect them and because that is where they were transported, causing them to come when you teleport, also the reason why the drop comes when you teleport.
so what I'm saying is Agartha is NOT a dream. Agartha is a state of mind, due to the 115 the causing her mind to remain linked with the real world but not her emotions or physical form. When you see Agartha, you see it through your own perspective, i.e. through dempsey. Everything that happens is either someone or something altering or trying to get her out of Agartha and anything that the person does who is in Agartha and not in someone else's affects those around, because of the 115. This is why Weasel's Agartha doesn't affect the real world as he has no link with the 115 at all except for the lightening strike which may have been the result of a hellhound.
the Easter eggs are basically you trying to alter and change and ultimately end the cycle. Like you do with Weasel's Agartha but since Sam's mind isn't in Agartha but in the real world, means the cycle must be broken in the real world, where the person's mind is.
if you have a question, want me to explain something or just does(n't) like it, then let me know.